Several Cancun restaurants close in wake of extortion attempts

Cancun restaurant Pizza del Perro Negro has closed after an alleged extortion attempt. (PHOTO: noticaribe.com)

CANCUN — With a series of attacks against restaurants in Cancun, organized crime is sowing terror stemming from the indifference and inefficiency of law enforcement authorities that have failed to stop the insecurity that is taking over this tourist destination. Just this week, at least four restaurant torchings have been reported in an alleged More...

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17 de marzo de 2017. El alcalde Mauricio Vila con el gobernador de Querétaro. Foto oficial
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Mérida and Querétaro unite to promote tourism

Mérida and Querétaro are joining forces to boost the tourism sector in both cities, through offering new and traditional regional products and the most exclusive hotels of the southern region of México,. The More...

Children play amid illuminated globes in Merida's Plaza Grande. (PHOTO: yucatan.com.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Merida will glow at night with International Festival of Lights

Tonight, Merida will be illuminated with lights of different sizes and shapes when the International Festival of Lights (Filux) is officially inaugurated at 7:00 pm. From Thursday March 23 until Sunday March 26, More...

Merida Mayor Mauricio Vila explained the city's master plan to a visitor. (PHOTO: reporteroshoy.mx)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Merida is a leader in Latin America’s fight against climate change

Mérida was ranked as one of the leading cities in Latin America in the fight against climate change by having a platform that will allow it to report advances in its commitment to reduce the footprint of carbon More...

Izamal at night
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres make this list of most colorful Mexican towns

Travel Pulse collaborator and a veteran travel writer, Art Kramer recently published an interesting list of the most coloful towns of México, which includes Izamal, Campeche and Isla Mujeres in the Yucatan Peninsula, More...

A Boeing 737 (737-800) jetliner belonging to Sunwing Airlines takes off from Calgary, Alberta.    (PHOTO: Larry MacDougal/TCPI/The Canadian Press
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Drunk pilot removed from Canada-Cancun flight pleads guilty to being impaired

CALGARY, Canada — A pilot who drank a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight to Cancun and was so impaired he appeared to pass out in the cockpit says he is filled with remorse and shame. Miroslav More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Anger rises after tourist poses with police weapon

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Mexicans have vented their anger on social media over a photo which shows a tourist posing with the rifle of a federal police officer, the BBC reported. The smiling, shirtless tourist is More...

Medical students participated in the Yucatan outreach. (PHOTO: UADY)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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University of Florida and UADY bring medical services to rural Yucatan communities

Promoting university social responsibility and contributing to improving the living conditions of the rural population are part of the objectives of “Proyecto Yucatán”, a joint effort between the University More...

Chicza chewing gum is produced in Campeche and Quintana Roo. (PHOTO: chicza.com.uk)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Mayan chewing gum penetrates global organic-foods market

Mayan farmers in the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo have become players in the global chewing gum market with their unique and organic product. Sold under the brand Chicza Organic Rainforest Gum, the biodegradable More...

Alleged Italian drug dealer was arrested in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO: dailymail.co.uk)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Italian fugitive arrested in PDC — after showing off his lifestyle on social media

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — A bungling drug trafficker was arrested after he showed off his luxury lifestyle on social media using his real name — even though he was wanted by Interpol, according to British newspaper More...