Most dangerous cities in the U.S.

Police cordon off an area where a possible murder suspect has fired shots at officers surrounding a South Side home where he is barricaded Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers returned fire but it was unclear if the man was hit. No officers were hurt. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Given that 2016 was the worst year for homicides in nearly two decades in Chicago, it comes as little surprise that the city has a reputation as one of the most violent places in the United States. Last year, there were 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims with an average of 12 people shot every single day. In fact, the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Contradiction as of who really blew Mosul emblematic mosque

“As a result of the advances by the Iraqi Counter-Terror Forces (ICTS) on the al-Faruq area [in the Old Mosul district, Irak] and as our forces closed in on the Hadba Minaret and the al-Nuri mosque as close More...

(PHOTO: file) Investigators at murder scene.
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Mexican official contends homicides at record level because suspects freed

Under new system, weapons charges no longer require preventative custody. May’s record homicide numbers were the result of a measure that came with the new accusatory justice system, said the National Security More...

Stray cats and dogs look for a place to stay if a hurricane reaches Cozumel
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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Cozumel seeks support to shelter stray animals if a hurricane strikes

COZUMEL, Q. Roo — Cozumel’s Humane Society (La Sociedad Humanitaria) is asking citizens for support to house dogs and cats in their homes if a hurricane hits the island, since their facilities are not More...

Police cordon off an area where a possible murder suspect has fired shots at officers surrounding a South Side home where he is barricaded Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers returned fire but it was unclear if the man was hit. No officers were hurt. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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America’s most dangerous cities

Given that 2016 was the worst year for homicides in nearly two decades in Chicago, it comes as little surprise that the city has a reputation as one of the most violent places in the United States. Last year, More...

A Nevada company has already submitted a formal proposal to build a U.S.-Mexican border wall covered with solar panels to generate electricity to pay for the project
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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Trump floats idea of a ‘solar’ border wall

Amid the fallout of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump this week appeared to embrace an environmentally-friendly solution to what he calls the country’s More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Mexican Catholicism is being transformed

According to “El Universal“, Mexico is considered the most Catholic country in the world, but for the last decades, it has gone through accelerated changes and transformations regarding religious diversity. “Currently More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Celestún offers an economical destination for tourists

CELESTÚN, Yucatan — The Transport and Social Management directors of Celestún’s City Council, Luis Chay Chay and Armando Yan Estrada, touted the port’s touristic strengths, with Chay Chay reporting More...

Temporal Shelter in Oxkutzcab
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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Shelters can handle 20,000 people if a hurricane hits Yucatán

MERIDA — State Civil Protection official Aarón Palomo Euán explained that in case a hurricane hits Yucatan, about 20,000 people will be able to take refuge in the 1,217 strategic points located in the 106 More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Quintana Roo signs twinning partnership agreement with China

According to 20 minutos online newspaper, the government of Quintana Roo signed a letter of intent for a twinning partnership with the Province of Jiangxi, China; it aims to work in areas such as business, investment, More...