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Does Mexico’s new cell phone registration law go too far?

Privacy advocates say the new government ent database is likely to be misused. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Ancient artifacts recovered by police from illegal online vendors

Yucatán state police officers handed over the recovered artifacts to INAH authorities. Photo: Courtesy Mexico's National Institute of...

Sex workers: Mérida curfew is dangerous and unfair

Mérida streets that a little over a year ago would have been abuzz with traffic are empty well before 11:30 p.m.....

Cancún task force targets businesses that block the beach

Despite clear laws which prohibit the practice, many beaches in Quintana roo operate as defacto private beaches. Photo: Carlos Rosado van...

Man arrested in Yucatán’s 1st revenge porn case

Women’s rights groups in Mexico applauded the passing of Olimpia's Law in 2018, but say that the new laws are not...

Activists: Yucatán continues to lag behind on transgender rights

Flags representing the community wave at the International Transgender Day of Visibility rally in Mexico City. Photo: Courtesy

The Yucatán state government publishes new traffic rules for cyclists

Cyclists will now be subject to many of the same rules which govern the operation of motor vehicles. Photo: Courtesy

Alleged assault and death threats stun expat community, forcing new restaurant...

Five weeks after it opened, a restaurant on Paseo de Montejo was shut down by authorities following a violent confrontation that...

Small businesses in Mérida report they are being shaken down by...

According to merchant leader Carlos Ojeda Estrada, vendors at Mérida’s Parque de las Américas pay city officials 800 pesos under the...

Court sides with 25 tour guides banned from Chichén Itzá

Tourists have begun to return to Chichén Itzá in larger numbers over the past few months. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der...

Clocks ‘spring ahead’ elsewhere, but not in Mexico until April 4

Mexico "springs ahead" on April 4. Don't touch that dial. Daylight Saving Time began in...

Lawmakers not happy with marijuana market next to the Mexican Senate

Critics argue that new amendments to marijuana laws are too restrictive and only favor big business. Photo: File

Hotel in Playa del Carmen blocks free access to beach

Under Mexican law there is no such thing as a private beach. Photo: File Yesterday, beachgoers in...

Pro-consumer law makes bag and cart security checks illegal

Bag and cart checks by store security are common across north america, but are illegal in Mexico. Photo: File

New state law declares COVID-19 an official work hazzard

All businesses in Yucatán are required to offer free hand sanitizers to combat the spread of COVID-19. Photo: File

Yucatán’s marriage-equality fight makes way to the Supreme Court

Pro marriage-equality demonstrators make their voices heard in Yucatáns Congress. Photo: File Mexico's Supreme Court will decide the...

Warning labels work in Yucatán: Snack sales down 20%

The Mexican's black octogons warning against excess fat, salt and sugar have worked. Sales are down for snack companies. Photo: Contributed

Mexico delays ban on outsourcing as businesses negotiate details

Luisa Maria Alcalde. Photo: Courtesy A bill aimed at sharply limiting Mexican businesses from subcontracting labor has been...

Marijuana in Mexico will be legal, but under tight restrictions

A modest crowd advocating legal marijuana took to the streets of Mérida in 2018. File photo Lawmakers under...

New law: Mexico beaches aren’t private property

A new law allows full public access to every beach in Mexico, affecting how private beach clubs operate.

3-year prison sentence for man who encouraged lockdown looting

Police charged a man with inciting riots against supermarkets. Photo: Courtesy A man who encouraged looting and burned...

No new ley seca, says Yucatan, putting rumors to rest

Yucatan state officials quashed rumors of a mini "ley seca" to coincide with Independence Day celebrations. Through a statement,...

Pedestrian streets to displace buses, cars in Merida’s historic center

Merida’s Centro Historico is turning busy streets into more pedestrian-friendly spaces to help stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy

Looser rules for restaurants, alcohol sales to begin Sept. 1

An economic reactivation pact is signed in Yucatan, loosening rules on restaurants, alcohol sales and other activity during the coronavirus pandemic....