###

Prominent judge in Yucatan dies after contracting COVID-19

Don't miss

Leones slam Campeche 6-1 in Copa Maya series opener

Signaling the end of the preseason, Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Campeche compete in the Copa Maya.

Near Valladolid, more hotels, shops and tourist attractions

Officials tour Hotel Country Valladolid, a tourist accommodation center with 50 suites. Photo: Courtesy

Merida’s newest taxi company is for animals and the people who love them

Pet Móvil, is offering rides around the city in modified vehicles that allow both pets and their owners to travel in comfort.
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.

First-District Judge Luis Edwin Mugarte Guerrero died after battling a COVID-19 infection, the Yucatan state judiciary announced.

The prominent judge died Saturday three weeks after entering Centro de Especialidades Médicas del Sureste, a private clinic in Merida’s hotel zone. Just days ago, as his condition worsened, relatives were publicly asking for blood donations.

Mugarte, known for promoting mediation to resolve conflicts, had presided over high-profile cases such as femicides and homicides. In May, he sentenced a convicted rapist, who had sexually abused a minor, to over six years in prison.

The legal scholar received his law degree from the Autonomous University of Yucatán in 1994 and completed a master’s degree in law there in 2004.

In May 2005, he was appointed Mixed Civil and Family Judge of the Third State Judicial Department; in 2006 he held the position of Social Defense Judge of the Third State Judicial Department and later that of Criminal Judge in Merida in the Sixth and Eighth Criminal Courts of the First State Judicial Department.

In October 2011, Mugarte was appointed Judge of Control of the Accusatory and Oral Criminal System in Valladolid, and was later transferred to the First Judicial District, based in Mérida.

“Judge Mugarte Guerrero enjoyed great recognition not only for his work as a judge, but also for his academic contributions inside and outside the institution, as well as for his human sense and dedication with which he conducted himself in his professional career,” the judiciary declared in a statement.

Popular

Its port quiet for over a year, Progreso will welcome Carnival Breeze in July

Progreso will be a rare port of call for Carnival in July.

Comalcalco, the oddball of the Maya world

Archaeology Monday provides historical background, photos and practical information about these ancient marvels and how to get out and enjoy them for yourself. This week we travel far afield to western Tabasco to explore the unique ancient city of Comalcalco.

New Xcaret theme park to open in Yucatán by December

Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.

Stranded 3 years in Yucatán, Alejandra Juarez will be home for Mother’s Day

Alejandra Juarez and her husband of 20 years Temo Juarez, an Iraq combat veteran, enjoy a barbecue with friends in April....
- Advertisement -