Researchers investigate alleged use of torture by Yucatan police agencies (Part 2)

Here is Part Two of the research carried out by the Human Rights Department of the UADY on the alleged torture cases in recent years in the State Police Department (SSP), from the newspaper La Jornada Maya… To read the Part One click here. The complaints were filed by other agencies of the state Attorney General’s Office (FGE) on 12 occasions, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Researchers investigate alleged use of torture by Yucatan police agencies (Part 1)

The Human Rights department of the UADY carried out a n investigation that was recently reported in the newspaper La Jornada Maya. TYT brings you the results of this research in a two part series appearing today More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Mexico’s tourism secretary rejects U.S. report citing safety issues for U.S. travelers

Recently, the U.S. State Department released a report of U.S. tourist deaths in 2016. Of the 843 American fatalities that occurred across the globe last year, Mexico leads the list with 264—and 75 of them were More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Two Americans arrested for firearms possession at Cancun Airport

CANCUN — Two Americans were arrested Monday Dec. 11 at the Cancun International Airport for entering the country with firearms. In two separate incidents, two Americans were arrested Monday when they were More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Two-thirds of Mexicans reject amnesty for gang members: poll

MEXICO CITY — Two-thirds of Mexicans reject offering an amnesty to members of criminal gangs as a way of reducing violence in the country, a poll showed on Monday Dec. 11, days after a top leftist presidential More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Beware what you read on social media, it could be fake news

On Wednesday Dec. 6, the FALSE information of 50 corpses found on a Cancun beach terrified people in social networks… CANCUN –  According to Novedades Quintana Roo newspaper, the image of several dead bodies More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Quintana Roo ranks highest in marijuana use in Mexico: survey

A survey reveals the five states in Mexico with the highest drug use and the drug of choice of the overall population… According to the National Survey on Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco Consumption (ENCODAT) More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Journalists face ‘profound crisis of safety’ in Mexico: UN

MEXICO CITY — The United Nations said on Monday Dec. 4 that the Mexican government is struggling to keep journalists safe and prosecute their oppressors, after officials toured regions of the country that More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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A year later, trial of Canadian photographer’s alleged killer begins in Merida

As TYT published in October 2016, the alleged murderer of Barbara McClatchie Andrews was arrested and submitted to custody while the investigations were carried out… MERIDA – On Monday December 4, the oral More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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Tourists report armed robbery outside Cozumel ATM

COZUMEL, Q. Roo — On Wednesday Nov. 29, Municipal Police officers responded to an armed robbery outside a Santander ATM, located on 10th avenue on the corner with 3 South Street in Cozumel. The victims of More...