Police arrest five men armed with AR-15 rifles in Cancun

CANCUN — Five heavily armed men, who are allegedly members of a local organized crime group, were arrested by police connected with Quintana Roo’s Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalía General del Estado: FGE). The agency reported that agents of the Ministerial Police captured five men who were found in possession of three AR-15 long-arms, More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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Two new ferry companies plan to launch Cancun-Isla Mujeres service

CANCUN — In a few days two new companies will begin to provide the crossing service between Cancún and Isla Mujeres, so that the monopoly that Ultramar has maintained for years on that route will finally More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
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Cancun authorities crack down on nightclubs admitting minors

CANCUN — Surveillance operations have been carried out to prevent the entry of underage individuals to Cancun’s nightclubs and discotheques, said the director of inspection, Eduardo Mariscal de la Selva. Mariscal More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 24th, 2017
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Dust-up in Akumal Bay turtle area results in tourist’s arrest

AKUMAL BAY, Q.Roo — A tourist has been detained after assaulting a federal guard of the National Commission of Protected Areas. The incident occurred Tuesday when an on-duty guard from the National Commission More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Uber fights proposed limits on cash fares in Cancun

CANCUN — Uber Technologies Inc, which has been facing a wave of regulations in Latin America, is fighting proposed rules in Cancun that the ride-hailing service says could drive it out of the top Mexican beach More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Merida Lions Club recognizes two members at Playa del Carmen event

Wyndham Garden Hotel at mega tourism complex Playa Car was the site of the General Meeting of Merida’s International Lions Club, where Orencio Rojas and his wife Elsy Noemy received an award for their outstanding More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Cancun timeshares company draws complaints

CANCÚN — Complaints and claims against Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) have affected the good image of Cancun, Novedades Quintana Roo newspaper reports. Even though visitors allegedly have been scammed More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Mahahual businesses denounce reef damage by dive operators

MAHAHUAL, Q. Roo — Business owners from the port of Mahahual, Quintana Roo condemned the apparent destruction of the Mesoamerican Reef System and demanded that the environmental crime committed by tourist More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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95 German tourists rescued from sinking Cozumel ferry

COZUMEL – About 9:30 am Wednesday Nov. 15, a catamaran that transported 95 German tourists to the Passion Island began to sink near the northern part of Cozumel Island. Immediately after noticing this trouble More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Quintana Roo real estate market third-hottest in Mexico: survey

PLAYA DEL CARMEN — Real estate sales in Quintana Roo are consistent, with the state coming in third place nationally, reported Lamundi at AMPI Playa del Carmen. During the recent La Asociación Mexicana de More...