Cancun’s new ‘top cop’ brings tough reputation

Cancún's new top cop, Julián Leyzaola, left, with city officials, meeting the press. (PHOTO: noticaribe.com)

Municipal officials in Cancún have turned to a cop with a tough reputation to take on an unprecedented wave of violence. The municipality of Benito Juárez, Quintana Roo, where Cancún is located, has hired veteran law enforcement officer Julián Leyzaola Pérez, called “supercop” by some and “abusive” by others, as its chief public security More...

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Abandoned sailboat on Cozumel. PHOTO: La Verdad
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Abandoned sailboat grounded on Cozumel beach

COZUMEL — Suspiciously, a sailboat ran aground on the eastern shore of Isla Cozumel, where it was abandoned; elements of the Mexican Navy responded to review the boat, because of the possibility that it More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Mob attacks Russian in Cancun over online insults

CANCUN — A mob of angry Mexicans attacked a Russian man in Cancun with sticks and rocks over his repeated insults against locals, and the 42-year-old man was accused of fatally stabbing a youth in the melee, More...

Officials review street damage by vandals. PHOTO: El Debate
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Vandalism of Merida’s newly paved streets said politically motivated

The destruction of streets with industrial acid is a “stupid” political maneuver, say researchers. “It is shameful that in this city there are people capable of taking actions of this More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Despite resistance, reform in the juvenile justice system advances

In spite of the first resistances from a paternalist vision and the form of criminal thought that for many years treated children and adolescents as incapacitated, these aspects have been overcome, and it is hoped that More...

Agents investigate home robbery in Residencial Pinos. PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx
By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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‘Tsunami’ of home robberies hits Merida

The wave of robberies to homes and residences in Merida is spreading like a tsunami. This week new complaints were heard and denunciations of neighbors of various fraccionamientos and colonies of the city that More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Reward offered in search for fugitive who may be in Mexico

This press release issued by the FBI Field Office in Seattle was distributed May 17 by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City . If the public has any information they may also contact the U.S Embassy switchboard 555-080-2000. Rewards More...

Attorney General's Office of Quintana Roo (Photo: Google)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Alleged kidnapping gang busted in Cancun

The relatives did not deliver the ransom of eight million pesos ($424,000 USD) that the kidnappers demanded. CANCUN — The rescue of the 54-year-old businessman kidnapped on Monday morning, May 15 in Region More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Victim fatally stabbed in attempted robbery in Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Two violent attacks were registered on Tuesday May 16, in which one victim was stabbed to death and in the second thieves got away with more than $100,000 pesos. The first assault occurred More...

Man identified by authorities as "M.K." and victim Gabriela Jaramillo. (PHOTO: cbc.com)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Canadian accused in Cancun murder to be jailed two years pending trial

CANCUN — A Quintana Roo judge has ordered a Canadian man suspected in a grisly Cancun murder held in custody for two years until he can stand trial, according to the Toronto Sun. The 33-year-old man — More...