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Merida, Yucatan

Meet the New Merida: A provincial town morphs into an urban metropolis​

Written by Stephanie Carmon Merida, the cultural capital of Southern Mexico, the white city, the place that comes alive in the historic centro with traditional dances, musical sounds such as la trova yucateca, people of all ages strolling with their family or lovers, savoring helados or marquesitas. Those who live here or have been here before, inhale a familiar …

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Yucatecan idiosycracies

Yucatecan idiosycracies: Sí, Sí, Sí means probably not

Written by Stephanie Carmon I love Yucatan and the Yucatecans (the yucatecos). Actually, #amomeridayucatan is my hashtag for all Instagram posts. I have “drunk the well water” so they say here. I have no desire to leave; I don’t even want to do much traveling. I am perfectly content to weather the skin melting bochorno …

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SoldAI

Merida Hackers Create Cutting Edge Artificial Intelligence

Written by Stephanie Carmon July 2017 In the following interview, with Israel Cauich Viñas of SoldAI, a local IT company specializing in artificial intelligence. Israel and his team of self-proclaimed hackers are at the cutting edge of technology and are moving so quickly even they find themselves struggling to keep up with the demand. The …

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Peter Greenberg

MID City Beat Editor Interviewed by Emmy Award Winning Journalist Peter Greenberg

Written by Stephanie Carmon In early of May of this year, I woke up on a Wednesday morning and decided to check my email, which I had not checked in a few days because every time I do I find myself weeding through innumerous amounts of junk mail, and then forgetting what I was doing …

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