Ex-Gov. Borge agrees to extradition to Mexico on corruption charges

A legal meeting in Panama on Thursday November 23 ended in the agreement for the return of ex-Quintana Roo governor Roberto Borge to Mexico, according to Riviera Maya News. The Mexican and Panamanian defense team of Roberto Borge met Thursday in Panama to prepare the withdrawal of legal appeals that so far have been filed against the extradition More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Yucatan’s new anti-corruption prosecutor vows to root out graft

The new official asknowledges that he will have to start from scratch his anti-corruption team… MERIDA – The first deputy prosecutor of what will be the State Anti-corruption System of Yucatan, José Enrique More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Merida ATM gang suspects hire 15 defense lawyers

The stolen ATM reportedly contained more than $867,000 pesos, but the police recovered only $132,000 pesos… MERIDA – The second judge of control Luis Mugarte Guerrero charged the five individuals who allegedly More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Mexico is losing the war on drugs: Newsweek

More murders occurred in October than any other month in Mexico for almost 20 years, proving once again that the war on drugs in that country is far from successful. According to official data by Mexico’s Interior More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Dust-up in Akumal Bay turtle area results in tourist’s arrest

AKUMAL BAY, Q.Roo — A tourist has been detained after assaulting a federal guard of the National Commission of Protected Areas. The incident occurred Tuesday when an on-duty guard from the National Commission More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Participants say Mexico’s journalist-protection program ineffective

This analysis by the Associated Press explores failures of the program to prevent murders of threatened journalists who enroll in it…  MEXICO CITY  — After years of threats and attacks that Candido Rios More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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Crime crisis: 2017 to be Mexico’s deadliest year on record

MEXICO CITY — There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Mexico is major source of U.S. heroin supply: DEA

According to Business Insider, heroin availability in the US — and overdose deaths related to the drug — has skyrocketed over the past several years. Eleven of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 21 More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Citizen police try to help keep Merida one of Mexico’s safest cities

MERIDA — Mérida is one of the safest cities in Mexico, according to official crime figures, and residents of the Yucatán capital are determined to keep it that way.  The number of neighborhood police committees More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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ATM gang suspects busted in Merida

Inside the suspected thieves’ cars, police found pieces of the ATMs they allegedly had carted off, as well the stolen cash… MERIDA — Five individuals from different parts of the country were detained More...