Yucatan authorities confiscate vehicle suspected in hit-and-run that killed Canadian

BMW impounded by authorities in connection with hit-and-run death of Canadian Lynn McClure. Photo: Por Esto

MERIDA — The State Police Investigation unit (PEI) has seized the BMW car that allegedly hit and killed Canadian expat James Lynn McClure, 70. The luxury vehicle was impounded by investigators of the Attorney General’s Office in an auto body shop in Merida last week. The driver of the car that allegedly killed McClure June 14 is still More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Three murders every hour: May was Mexico’s deadliest month in 20 years

Homicide numbers are in for the month of May and they are not good. The National Public Security System reports 2,186 cases of intentional homicide during the month, which makes it the worst in 20 years, according More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Mexico legalizes medical marijuana

The legislation to legalize medical marijuana received a 347-7 vote in favor of approval. The ruling eliminates the prohibition and criminalization of acts related to the medicinal use of marijuana and its scientific More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Child sex-tourism networks operate in Quintana Roo: NGO

Child sex-tourism networks are operating in Quintana Roo and three other states and have links with the travel and tourism industry, the Mexico chapter of the Save the Children Fund has alleged. The networks exist More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Deadly shooting in Tulum, fifth incident in the last month

TULUM, Q. Roo — On Monday evening June 19, just one block from the city hall building in the tourist paradise of Tulum, six shots were heard. On the corner of Osiris and Polar Street, while crossing the street, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, June 19th, 2017

Three bodies found in Cancun Hotel Zone

CANCUN – On Friday, June 9 past midnight, at kilometer 23 in the Hotel Zone in front the Cancun Peninsula Tower, there were found the remains of 3 human bodies. The bodies were found just 6 hours after a shooting More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Shootout spreads panic in downtown Cancun

Four detainees, but number of dead and wounded possibly still uncertain. Excélsior newspaper reported the government of Quintana Roo said that the shooting that took place on Thursday night June 15 in downtown More...

Miami and Yucatan police commanders met with U.S. Consul David Mico, far right. (PHOTO: Yucatan State Government)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Miami police chief visits Yucatán as part of training mission

He will make a diagnosis focused on training Yucatan’s police agents. MERIDA — The chief of the Miami Police Department (MPD), Rodolfo Llanes, visited the different areas of Yucatan’s Secretariat of More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Cancun breaks its murder-rate record

WITH 62 HOMICIDES SO FAR THIS YEAR, CANCUN EXCEEDS THE TOTAL FOR ALL OF 2016. CANCÚN — After the Attorney General’s Office confirmed the death of a man in the IMSS of Region 510 in Cancún, the number More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Mexican academics condemn widespread killings of journalists

The Ibero-American University in Mexico City has condemned the current “climate of violence against the practice of journalism and freedom of expression” in the country, in a scathing statement in which it More...