Death toll in Playa del Carmen shooting rises to six

Blood spatters a wall outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO: ap.org)

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 general hospital “Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” in Cancun for the past week. In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office (FGE) More...

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Consumers get the shaft for gasoline, propane, even tortillas

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Police investigate Merida ‘massacre’ threats on social networks

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Nuevo León Attorney General finds remains of 56 people

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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

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New cartel is operating in Cancún and Riviera Maya: army chief

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So, what is going to happen to “EL CHAPO” now?

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Authorities lift ‘Code Red’ warning in Cancun

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Canada updates Mexico travel advisory in light of Q.R. shootings

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