Son of American legend, Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officials at Fla. airport


The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after returning from speaking More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Missing teen found dead near Mérida-Progreso highway

Jose Eduardo Javier de la Cruz, who was reported missing on Saturday February 18, was found dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday February 22, about 500 meters from the Mérida – Progreso highway. The More...

The body of a stabbing victim in Eulogia Rosado Park was covered with a blanket. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Merida’s markets are focus of concerns about crime in Centro

A perception of insecurity is growing in the center of Merida, so citizens propose the existence of a single law enforcement command and the disappearance of the municipal police, after considering that it has More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Smugglers apparently used a catapult to fling drugs across the border into the U.S.

Border Patrol agents in Arizona thwarted some clever drug smugglers and dismantled a drug catapult used to launch marijuana into the United States from Mexico. The catapult was attached to the top of a border More...

Missouri lawyer John Loveless, left, was arrested last March in Cancun in connection with the alleged  murder of Tamra Turpin of Missouri, in photo at right. (Source:
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Tamra Turpin murder trial expected to begin next month

Nearly one year after a Union, Missouri, woman died on vacation in Mexico, her family is now preparing to travel back to the country, St. Louis television station KSDK reports. Mexican authorities found 36-year More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Alleged Sinaloa cartel boss re-arrested in Merida

On Tuesday Feb. 14, between 11:30 p.m. and 12 midnight, agents of the Public Security Secretariat (SSP) reportedly re-arrested Roberto Nájera Gutierrez, alleged operative of the Sinaloa Cartel in southeastern More...

Emergency vehicles outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, after a shooting recorded January 16, 2017. Photo: Afp
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Shops closing in Playa del Carmen and Cancun due to violence

In the last three months, 10 locations have closed in commercial plazas in Playa del Carmen “hot zones”, and a further 10 in Cancun are at risk of suspending activities due to high rates of violence. Eduardo More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Cuban baseball players testify about Cancun-based smuggling operation

MIAMI — Two Cuban baseball players told a U.S. federal court jury in Miami on Tuesday Feb. 14 that they paid tens of thousands of dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling More...

About 80 military and law enforcement officers participated in the arrests. (PHOTO: EFE)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Six alleged drug cartel operatives arrested in Cancun and Playa

Six alleged operatives of two rival drug cartels were arrested over the weekend by federal security forces in Cancún and Playa del Carmen. In Cancun, Federal Police arrested two presumed local leaders of the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, February 12th, 2017

El Chapo’s sons wounded in cartel attack

A prominent Mexican journalist reported Wednesday that the sons of Sinaloa cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán say they were wounded in an attack they blamed on a rival drug gang figure and onetime More...