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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....

Rules eased for booze and restaurants, fair canceled, under imminent pact

An Economic Reactivation Pact, reportedly close to being signed, would alter the course Yucatan has taken to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Yucatan’s ban on alcohol sales extended through Independence Day

There will be no alcohol served at the Grito de Independencia in Yucatán. The statewide ley seca will last until...

Normal alcohol sales resume in Yucatan as government lets dry law...

Shoppers can buy liquor without a deliveryperson intervening now that Yucatan let its dry laws expire. Photo: Punto Medio

Source: Restrictions on alcohol sales in stores end Monday

A beer truck makes a delivery at a Merida shop prior to the 2020 ley seca. Photo: Diario de Yucatan

Home deliveries of liquor sales extended, quashing rumors of a new...

Photo: La Jornada Maya Contradicting a rumor about the return of a total ban on alcohol sales, local...

Yucatan extends delivery-only alcohol sales another 7 days

Yucatan's delivery-only edict on alcohol sales is extended another week. The state government...

Dry law ends, but many drinkers are still left thirsty

Ley seca ended, but getting beer and wine was still a challenge in Yucatan. Photo: La Jornada Maya

Dry law lifted in Yucatan, but for home-delivery sales only

Yucatan's "dry law" is lifted today, but you can't visit your favorite liquor store or supermarket to...