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Yucatan governor wavers on ending dry law

Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal addresses the public after a grim update from the health ministry. Photo: Screengrab / Facebook

Abusers can’t be ‘forgiven’ by victims under revised penal code

Lawmakers in Yucatan voted unanimously to remove pressure from domestic-abuse victims to "forgive" their aggressors. Photo: Punto Medio

Alcohol sale ban ends June 1, but Vila Dosal looks for...

(Updated to clarify a start date for alcohol sales.) Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal told a national television journalist...

Opinion: Yucatan’s ley seca has outlived its usefulness

Photo: File To the editor: The governor of Yucatan may want to make sure...

Two states in Mexico lift dry laws after finding alcohol consumption...

Dozens of men line up to buy beer in Nayarit, which has lifted a ban on alcohol sales. Photo: Televisa

Ban triggers over 100 deaths in Mexico from tainted alcohol

Liquor sales are banned in Yucatan until at least the end of May. Photo: Sipse The nine deaths...

Yucatan ‘dry law’ to last through May, governor says

Yucatan under the dry law. Photo: Punto Medio That stash of booze will have to stretch another couple...

Dry law likely to be extended again: report

Police with K-9 help inspect a car parked near the main bus terminal in Merida. Photo: Diario de Yucatan

As 2nd ‘dry law’ end approaches, survey finds little public support

A month after it was first initiated, a clear majority is against Yucatan's dry law, according to a poll conducted over the...

Police confiscate beer, liquor headed to Oxkutzcab

Source: Courtesy Two truck drivers were arrested at the Oxkutzcab-Mani checkpoint and charged with pallets of beer and...

Reactions swift as Yucatan extends ‘dry law’ another 15 days

The dry law in Yucatan has been extended, to the surprise of nobody. Photo: Courtesy A day before...

Yucatan’s dry law has backfired, say critics

Municipal and state police in Oxkutzcab seize a fridge with alcoholic beverages. Photo: Diario de Yucatan Nine days...

‘What if I overstay my tourist visa in Mexico?’

“What happens if I overstay my tourist visa?” is the question lawyers and immigration consultants are being...

Half of all workers in Yucatan get stiffed when Christmas bonus...

In Yucatan, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), almost five out of 10 workers do not receive the Christmas bonus due them.

Merida beefs up law punishing street harassment

Harassing women in the street or on a bus can lead to 36 hours in the clink, under new laws starting today.

Yucatan prevails in border dispute as high court prevents land grab

Valladolid, Peto and other municipalities are still in Yucatan state.

Yucatan gas stations’ pumps shut down when liters come up short

Inspectors immobilized a pump that delivered 19 liters of gas when charging for 20, said Profeco.

Exotic birds seized from market stall at Lucas de Galvez

Federal authorities seized several cages housing exotic birds for sale at the Lucas de Galvez market.

Yucatan legislature again rejects law allowing same-sex marriage

Secret vote defies Mexico's Supreme Court ruling calling gay-marriage ban unconstitutional.

Proposal to punish parents who put kids on motorcycles is set...

Municipalities object to ban, so lawmaker goes back to the drawing board

Neighbor narcs on marijuana crop; field seized peacefully

Photo: Getty Merida, Yucatan — Military and police officers seized a marijuana garden Thursday after a neighbor complained...

Wedding shoot in Yucatan goes viral, gets cop fired

Accused of misusing public resources, a Tekax police commander has lost his job.

Law grants labor rights to housekeepers in Mexico

Domestic workers will get minimum wages, broad protections under upcoming law, but enforcement may be difficult.

Nextel loses class-action lawsuit for overcharging, poor service

Profeco, which accused the local unit of U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T of undue charges and poor service. The court agreed.