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New report denounces violence against environmentalists in Yucatán

The not-for-profit environmental organization CEMDA has outlined eight recent attacks against environmentalists on the Yucatán Peninsula. 

Violent crimes drop in Yucatán, ranking as Mexico’s safest state once...

Yucatán has ranked as the safest state in all of Mexico according to a report published Wednesday by federal authorities.

2 shot, killed in attack at Tulum beachfront restaurant

Two men were shot to death and another was injured at an upscale beachfront restaurant in Tulum. The attack took place at 9 p.m. Saturday...

Student activists say they are being targeted for their role in...

Members of the collective Sororidad Anahuac say that they have been threatened and verbally assaulted both online and in-person for their role in bringing attention to the case. 

Journalists under siege in Mexico, demand action from authorities

Journalists across the country joined coordinated demonstrations to protest the murder of their colleagues.

Students at Mérida’s private Catholic Universities caught trading thousands of explicit...

Numerous students at Mérida’s Anáuac Mayab University are reportedly active in a “secret” chat group to trade intimate photos of classmates, as well as engage in cyberbullying. 

Mérida’s new surveillance center now has eyes on over 6,700 cameras

Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 

The victim of last week’s Centro shooting has died

The victim, Pablo G.L., was a 42-year-old chef and father of two young children who had just opened a new restaurant in Mérida's Santiago neighborhood. 

Suspect arrested after Mérida cyclist shot in Centro altercation

The gunman suspected of opening fire against a bicyclist in Mérida's Centro is reported to be under police custody.

Cyclist wounded by gunfire in downtown Mérida, suspect tied to drug...

A cyclist was shot and wounded Monday night in downtown Mérida by the driver of a black vehicle. Police are looking for a suspect known to be involved in the illicit drug trade.

Over 70% in Yucatán agree that corruption is a serious problem

In a recent poll conducted by the INEGI, 71% of adults in Yucatán reported that corruption is a serious problem in the state. 

Animal trafficking at Mérida’s airport shows no signs of slowing down

It would seem that despite the consequences, smugglers have not been dissuaded from trafficking live animals through Mérida’s airport. 

Mexico bank warns: Fake money in circulation

Mexico's central bank has warned consumers that fake currency is in circulation. 

Outrage after refugee dies from fractured spine under police custody in...

A woman from El Salvador lost her life last weekend in a violent altercation with the police in Tulum.  Video of the incident shows the...

Police arrest a suspect connected to Wednesday night’s shooting

Police have arested a man suspected of having fired 4 shots at a vehicle in Mérida on the night of March 24. The suspect identified...

Motorcyclist fires 4 shots at a vehicle in Mérida

A motorcyclist opened fire against an automobile Wednesday night in Mérida’s Manuel Ávila Camacho neighborhood. Police said the motorcyclist allegedly fired at least four shots...

Florida officials nab ‘most wanted’ suspect in Mérida

The trail of one of Florida's most-wanted suspects led to Mérida where a suspect was detained after a joint investigation by city, county and...

Angry locals want to know: Who is responsible for killing a...

A woman in Tizimín has denounced the senseless killing of a Keel-billed toucan. Mauris Febles posted allegations on Facebook that unidentified men purposefully attacked and...

Relief in Mérida as 2 murder suspects are arrested

Police in Yucatán detained two suspects for their alleged involvement in a fatal shooting in northern Mérida. The shooting took place Feb. 23 at approximately...

Entrepreneur magazine ranks Mérida No. 1 for working expats

A California-based magazine places Mérida at the top of a list of Mexican cities that foreigners should consider calling home. Entrepreneur magazine, in an...

Confused, jealous wife stabs husband after seeing her younger self in...

A woman stabbed her husband several times after thinking she found photos of him with a younger woman. It turns out that she herself...