Take a bus tour of Mexico’s corruption landmarks

MEXICO CITY — “Corruptour” is a bus tour with a difference, as it takes visitors to Mexico on a ten-stop trip of the capital’s alleged corrupt hot-spots. It has been set up by the Mexican anti-graft organisation Via Ciudadana to expose what it calls the abuse of power and misuse of public funds that many say is rife in Mexico and goes More...

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By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Irish man shot dead in car-jacking in Michoacán

A 29-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland has been killed during an apparent car-jacking in Michoacán, reports BBC News…. The victim has been identified as Noel Maguire from County Louth. Local media More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Playa del Carmen to get security cameras and more police officers

Playa del Carmen will receive 1,000 of the 3,000 new cameras being installed…. PLAYA DEL CARMEN — The Quintana Roo government will install 1,000 surveillance cameras in the city of Playa del Carmen More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: Stolen-documents case update

On Aug. 14, TYT published an article on the unfortunate case of Nick Lei Guo, a U.S. green card holder whose documents and credit cards were stolen in Playa del Carmen. Here is his followup letter on his case, More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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17 former Borge administration officials implicated in alleged corruption

Among them, several former Quintana Roo Secretaries of State and a former Secretary of Finance…. In August 2016, “EL UNIVERSAL” published that then Governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, allegedly More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Barcelona terror attack: At least 13 confirmed dead after van drives into crowd

Official with regional government of Catalonia confirms deaths after vehicle plows into people in La Rambla; more than 50 people reported injured…. In an incident now being treated by police as a terrorist More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Auditor alleges $80 million pesos deviated by 16 former Yucatan mayors

MERIDA — Yucatan’s Superior Auditor filed a new package of 16 criminal complaints against former municipal presidents from the 2012-2015 administration before the Attorney General’s Office, alleging More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Mexico’s deadly narco-violence creeps into its most popular tourist areas

Christopher Woody from Business Insider reports on the increase in the number of violent crimes in the most importants tourist destinations in México….  Mexico’s deadly drug-related violence surged More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Self-defense groups form in Playa del Carmen as tension rises after arrest of ‘Doña Lety’

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — A group of merchants, hoteliers and residents of the municipality of Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), in Quintana Roo, have joined forces to create self-defense groups against organized crime. “The More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Mexican authorities sweep Riviera Maya bars for tainted alcohol

A report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cited by USA Today reveals that Mexican authorities swept through 31 resorts, restaurants and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa del Carmen in recent days, suspending operations More...