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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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...

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...

Spring breakers have complained of mistreatment by tourist police. (PHOTO: borderlandbeat.com)
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Cancun hoteliers: Clean up police corruption to preserve tourism

CANCÚN — “The insecurity and violence in Cancun has reached alarming levels, so it is time to apply zero tolerance security schemes such as those implemented in New York and managed to reduce high rates More...

Cuban slugger Jose Abreu was one of the baseball players who testified in alleged smuggling ring trial in Miami. (PHOTO: CSN Chicago)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Miami jury convicts two men in Cuban ballplayer-smuggling via Cancun

MIAMI — A Miami jury on Wednesday March 15 convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban baseball players to the U.S. via Cancun, in search of big profits from professional More...

Police canine unit completes vehicle inspection near Merida. (PHOTO: Por Esto)
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Police step up vehicle inspections at highway checkpoints around Merida

After the violent events in Cancun this week, the Yucatan Public Security Ministry (SSP) has increased surveillance at the points of entry to the city of Merida. Since Tuesday night, the inspections of vehicles More...

snowstorm
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Snowstorm cancels 45 flights between U.S. and Cancun

CANCUN — On Tuesday March 14, 24 flights between Cancun and the U.S. were canceled due to “Stella,” the snowstorm that swept the American territory. Totalling Monday and Tuesday, the number of cancelled More...