OPINION: What lies ahead for Mexico and U.S.?

Mexican Presidnet Enrique Peña Nieto (left), U.S. President  Donald Trump.(PHOTO: telegraph.co.uk.)

Well, it’s finally come to pass.  Donald Trump is President of the United States, having been installed in the traditional inauguration ceremony on January 20th, 2017, in Washington, D.C. My 17-year old son was able to attend as part of a youth organization, and he had a great time. Meanwhile, I was at work at school and showed it in my classroom. Of More...

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Blood spatters a wall outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO: ap.org)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Death toll in Playa del Carmen shooting rises to six

On Monday Jan. 23, officials reported the death of the sixth victim of the shooting incident at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen a week ago. Giovanni Arturo Amparan had been receiving treatment in the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Cozumel’s lively Carnival 2017 set for Feb. 22-28

Cozumel’s city government has officially announced the dates for this year’s Cozumel Carnival, which will see the main week of events running from February 22 to 28, 2017. There will be pre-Carnival More...

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Pemex gas pump.
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Consumers get the shaft for gasoline, propane, even tortillas

Gas stations, propane distributors and tortilla vendors have been in the sights of the federal consumer protection agency, which has levied fines of 21 million pesos for short liters, incomplete kilos and pricy More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Peña Nieto outlines goals for talks with Trump Jan. 31

The BBC provides this advance look at Mexico’s goals in next week’s meetings between Presidents Trump and Peña Nieto… President Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed to fight for Mexico’s interests More...

Hotels in Playa del Carmen beach area. (PHOTO: reuters.com)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Mexico still safe for Canadians to visit, but stay in comfort zones: expert

It’s still safe for Canadians to visit Mexico as long as they don’t get too adventurous, says a former British Columbia police officer and Mexico security expert. Walter McKay, a former Vancouver cop More...

Surprising strange phenomenon in Michoacán sky (Photo: Excelsior)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Strange phenomenon observed in the skies of Michoacán

A strange meteorological phenomenon was recorded in the skies of Michoacán, in Central Mexico, on Friday January 20, 2017. The formation looked like an inverted swirl and had a beam of light passing through its More...

The Cyber ​​Police of the Yucatan Attorney General, as well as the Police Monitoring and Intelligence Unit of the SSP, have begun their work to trace the origin of the messages. (PHOTO: SIPSE)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Police investigate Merida ‘massacre’ threats on social networks

On Sunday Jan. 22, two threats of an alleged massacre in Mérida began to circulate in social networks: one warned of a shooting at Serapio Rendón High School, located in the south of Mérida, “like the one More...

The Attorney General of Justice of Nuevo León identified the remains of 56 people (Photo: Cuartoscuro/archivo
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Nuevo León Attorney General finds remains of 56 people

According to Newsweek en Español, the Attorney General of Justice of Nuevo León found the remains of 56 people, most of them reported as missing since 2010 and located in a clandestine grave in February 2016. The More...

Police guard the entrance to the Blue Parrot nightclub after shooting Monday Jan. 16. (PHOTO: ap.org)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Merchants move to ban music festivals in Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – In light of recent events, local businesses in Playa del Carmen are lobbying to ban festivals such as BPM and ARENA, while general security for the Cancun-Riviera Maya region has been generously More...