Mexican official contends homicides at record level because suspects freed

(PHOTO: file) Investigators at murder scene.

Under new system, weapons charges no longer require preventative custody. May’s record homicide numbers were the result of a measure that came with the new accusatory justice system, said the National Security Commissioner last week, mexiconewsdaily.com reported. Renato Sales Heredia said the charge of carrying an unauthorized weapon no longer More...

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A Nevada company has already submitted a formal proposal to build a U.S.-Mexican border wall covered with solar panels to generate electricity to pay for the project
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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Trump floats idea of a ‘solar’ border wall

Amid the fallout of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump this week appeared to embrace an environmentally-friendly solution to what he calls the country’s More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Mexican Catholicism is being transformed

According to “El Universal“, Mexico is considered the most Catholic country in the world, but for the last decades, it has gone through accelerated changes and transformations regarding religious diversity. “Currently More...

A banner is seen with a small group of Venezuelan protesters outside the site where the Organization of American States (OAS) 47th General Assembly is taking place in Cancun, Mexico June 21, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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OAS summit in Cancun ends without Venezuela condemnation

The Organization of American States failed on Wednesday June 21 to issue a formal declaration condemning Venezuela’s government for its handling of the political and economic crisis in the South American country, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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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
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OPINION: México, a racist and status-based country

Sergio Negrete Cardenas writes in Alto Nivel that Mexico’s paradox is that we show-off our “mestizaje” (miscegenation) as a type of a superior fusion, but we are ashamed of it if it is inclined More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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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...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Peña Nieto bans oil extraction in Yucatán waters

On June 19th, El Diario de Yucatán newspaper reported that President Enrique Peña Nieto promulgated two decrees which prohibit oil extraction and exploration within a coastal margin area of 180 kilometers of Yucatan, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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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 Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Cancún hosts the OAS 47th General Assembly

The 47th General Assembly of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) is being held in Cancún from June 19th to June 21st. More than 1,000 people from the 34 member countries (except Cuba) More...