American with gun in luggage arrested at Cancun airport

CANCUN — Federal police have reported that a man from Texas was arrested at the Cancun International Airport over the weekend after a scan of his luggage found he was carrying a .40-millimeter Smith & Wesson gun as well as cartridges. According to police information, the American man did not have the legal documentation that is required More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Cancun visitor growth strongest in the Americas: survey

CANCUN — Cancun is expected to be the strongest growing city in 2017 in the Americas, Euromonitor International research revealed this week at World Travel Market London, a leading global event for the travel More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Texas, Calif. and Fla. top origin points of American visitors to Riviera Maya

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Tourists from the states of Texas, California and Florida top the list of visitors from the United States to the Riviera Maya, according to the “Tourist Profile Study in Quintana More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Pittsburgh to get seasonal weekly flight to Cancun on Southwest

CANCUN — According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Southwest Airlines will be adding seasonal, nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Cancun, Mexico, the airport announced last week. Each More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Saga of confiscated Tulum hotels continues with new eviction order

TULUM. Q. Roo — By order of a judicial warrant, three Tulum hotels that were recently returned to their supposed rightful owners are yet again, being confiscated. Three Punta Piedra hotels, which were returned More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Riviera Maya sexual-assault victims’ posts removed by TripAdvisor: Report

Leading travel review website TripAdvisor removed posts warning about rapes at Mexican resorts from its online forums, according to tourists who submitted them, and refused to publish other reviews that described More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Severed head and dismembered body placed on Cancun doorstep

The victim’s head was placed on a doorstep, and the perpetrators left a message written on cardboard in front of a house in Region 231…. CANCUN — The dismembered body of a man was left at the More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Cancun real estate the most expensive in Mexico

CANCUN — Real estate in the city of Cancun is the most expensive of any area in the country, says the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals. Jorge Francisco Alemán Yúdico, president of the Asociación More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Mexico’s safety-deposit box system at risk: expert

In the wake of Cancun seizures, he notes that there is no legal regulation of security-box enterprises…. MERIDA — The companies that rent security boxes in the country are not under the regulation of More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Authorities say they found contraband in seized Cancun security boxes

They ask for “patience” from innocent box owners affected by the massive seizure, assuring belongings will be returned…. CANCUN — The head of the Deputy Attorney General for Organized Crime Investigation More...