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...

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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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 Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Authorities lift ‘Code Red’ warning in Cancun

The U.S. Consulate General in Merida issued the following advisory on Wednesday Jan. 18. The U.S. Consulate General in Merida informs U.S. citizens that local authorities have lifted the January 17, 2017 “Code More...

Mexican soldiers stand guard in Cancun in this file photo. PHOTO: EPA/ELIZABETH RUIZ
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Canada updates Mexico travel advisory in light of Q.R. shootings

The Canadian government has updated its travel advisory for Mexico to include recent deadly shootings in the popular tourist destinations of Playa del Carmen and Cancun. While the update does not advise Canadians More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Yucatan seals state line with Quintana Roo to avoid “cockroach effect”

“We must avoid the ‘cockroach’ effect’ (efecto cucaracha), said Commissioner Julio César Martínez Arrededondo, state coordinator of the Federal Police in Yucatan, regarding the criminal More...

Mexican soldiers enter the Plaza las Americas shopping mall in Cancun following reports of gunfired. (PHOTO: ap.org)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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U.S. Embassy urges caution in Cancun

A shootout in Cancun that left at least four people dead on Tuesday Jan. 17 prompted the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City to warn U.S. citizens to use caution in the area. The U.S. Embassy website homepage displayed More...

A fire prompted temporary evacuation of the Grand Bahia Principe Hotel in Tulum last weekend. (PHOTO: forbes.com)
By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Fire breaks out at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum

TULUM, Q. Roo — Guests at Grand Bahia Principe Tulum in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera were definitely feeling the heat over the weekend, not from the sun but from a large fire that broke out late Friday night Jan. More...