Thieves hijack 13 semi-trailers with Yucatan octopus worth more than $2M USD

The trailers were transporting fresh octopus from Yucatan to multiple cities in the central zone of the country…. PROGRESO — ​​Organized crime has hit the Yucatán fishing industry and put the sector in Red Alert. In the last 30 days theives have stolen 13 trailers with octopus cargo that freezer enterprises from Progreso and Yucalpetén More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Survey ranks the most insecure cities in Mexico based on residents’ perceptions

Merida is perceived as the securest major city in Mexico, while nine out of 10 people in Mexico City reported feeling insecure living in the north and east zones….  The National Survey of Public Urban Security More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Neighbors complain about clandestine parties in Merida

Every weekend there are troubles in several parts of Merida stemming from clandestine parties where drugs and alcohol are sold to minors…. MERIDA — Clandestine parties have taken on new strength in various More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Vandals damage tourist photo sign in Isla Mujeres

“Vandals destroyed the photo backdrop located at the tourist corridor of Isla Mujeres in the east end of the malecón,” informed the municipal government. In this regard, the director of the municipal More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Another Playa bar shooting leads mayor to demand security cameras in all establishments

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Q. Roo — Playa del Carmen’s top politician is warning businesses of a zero tolerance policy for those who have yet to install security cameras. Solidaridad’s municipal president Cristina More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Smugglers of drugs and people operate on Campeche’s southern border

Despite heavy investments made by the State and Federal Governments, organized crime continues to operate in the south of Campeche…. CAMPECHE — Despite millions of pesos invested in patrols, armaments More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Beware of vehicle license-plate theft in Yucatan

Thieves seem to target front plates in cases registered in Merida and Peto… MERIDA — Several people have reported in social networks that they have been victims of the removal of license plates from More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Cancun mayor attributes crime problem to city’s growth

CANCUN — Acoording to Riviera Maya News, as the current mayor of Cancun completes his first year, he says insecurity remains a top concern for his administration. Benito Juárez municipality mayor Remberto Estrada More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Two femicides committed in less than one hour in Cancún

CANCUN — A woman was executed on Wednesday October 4, in Fraccionamiento Prado Norte, Region 260 of Cancun. There are no detainees as yet. According to preliminary information, subjects aboard a black motorcycle More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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Merida’s main markets are unsafe: city councilman

Criminals have control of the markets, and the police do nothing, he says…. MERIDA — The city’s main markets, the Lucas de Gálvez and San Benito markets, continue to suffer a significant number More...