Death toll in Playa del Carmen shooting rises to six

Blood spatters a wall outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO: ap.org)

On Monday Jan. 23, officials reported the death of the sixth victim of the shooting incident at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen a week ago. Giovanni Arturo Amparan had been receiving treatment in the general hospital “Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” in Cancun for the past week. In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office (FGE) More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Cozumel’s lively Carnival 2017 set for Feb. 22-28

Cozumel’s city government has officially announced the dates for this year’s Cozumel Carnival, which will see the main week of events running from February 22 to 28, 2017. There will be pre-Carnival More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Managing a “High – Risk” pregnancy in Mérida without panic

Having a baby seems like something easy and natural. A woman gets pregnant, waits to the due date and gives birth. If it is a natural birth (without a surgery), the woman usually goes home after a couple days and More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Police investigate Merida ‘massacre’ threats on social networks

On Sunday Jan. 22, two threats of an alleged massacre in Mérida began to circulate in social networks: one warned of a shooting at Serapio Rendón High School, located in the south of Mérida, “like the one More...

Police guard the entrance to the Blue Parrot nightclub after shooting Monday Jan. 16. (PHOTO: ap.org)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Merchants move to ban music festivals in Playa del Carmen

PLAYA DEL CARMEN – In light of recent events, local businesses in Playa del Carmen are lobbying to ban festivals such as BPM and ARENA, while general security for the Cancun-Riviera Maya region has been generously More...

Soldiers and police take cover after Cancun attack at Attorney General's office. (PHOTO: AFP-Getty)
By Yucatan Times On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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New cartel is operating in Cancún and Riviera Maya: army chief

A new year, a new cartel. Yet unnamed, the new criminal organization operates in the Cancún and Riviera Maya areas of Quintana Roo, according to a high-ranking Army official. “There is effectively an independent More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Tulum and Cancun Top “Flight Network” Winter Sun Destinations for 2017

Flight Network is a web based travel platform, specialized in providing global travellers with convenient low-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. They recently published their Top 27 Winter More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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9 interesting facts about Playa’s BPM Fest

1. The BPM Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and attracts people from around the world. 2. BPM is a ten day and night music festival that gathers Djs and producers from around the world. 3. A three-day More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted he would seek “respectful” dialogue with Trump

Mexico’s president on Friday congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as U.S. president, saying he would see to strengthen ties, but cautioning that the sovereignty, national interest and protection More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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“La Mamá”, 24-year-old female giraffe, dies at Merida’s Animaya Zoo

On Friday January 13, Merida’s Municipal Public Services Director, Luis Jorge Montalvo Duarte, officially announced the death of “La Mamá” a female 24 year-old giraffe and resident of the Animaya More...