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Another false rumor triggers panic buying in the liquor aisle

A phony announcement warning of a new alcohol sales ban in Yucatán sent nervous crowds filling their shopping carts with beer, wine and liquor. Health...

Merida spared the worst of Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta only sideswiped Merida, bringing 12 hours — and about 12 inches — of rain, but not nearly the kind of devastation forecasters...

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, the state government reported that it...

Yucatan stays in ‘orange’ as restaurants ordered to pull back

Yucatan remains under the "orange" warning light and restaurants were ordered to close their dining rooms under updated coronavirus contingencies. Health Secretary Mauricio Sauri...

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

Updated to add that the state government has confirmed the agreement. After five months of economic lockdown, an agreement to allow restaurants to open later...

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 Sept. 17, Yucatan's state authorities announced...

Dry law returns to Yucatan, and roads will be closed nightly

Yucatan reinstated its ban on alcohol for at least a month as the state attempt to crack down on counterproductive social behavior that helps...

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

Supermarkets, warehouse clubs and convenience stores can go back to selling booze directly to customers. The restrictions on alcohol sales in Yucatan, meant to prevent...

Source: Restrictions on alcohol sales in stores end Monday

Shops in Yucatan will be able to sell beer, wine and liquor directly to customers starting Monday, ending a series of dry laws that...

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

Contradicting a rumor about the return of a total ban on alcohol sales, local media report that Yucatan will extend home-deliveries of beer, wine...

Yucatan extends delivery-only alcohol sales another 7 days

Yucatan's delivery-only edict on alcohol sales is extended another week. The state government announced that beer, wine and liquor can be purchased only by...

Dry law ends, but many drinkers are still left thirsty

Most anyone hoping for a Monday happy hour was disappointed when food-delivery apps refused to deliver beer, wine or liquor on Monday. Corner stores...

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 buy that long-awaited adult beverage. To avoid...

Yucatan governor wavers on ending dry law

Monday's end of the ban on alcohol sales isn't etched in stone, Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila said in an interview with José Luis Preciado. Mauricio...

No letup: 11 deaths, 59 new coronavirus cases reported

COVID-19 deaths in Yucatan grew Thursday to 181 when 11 more fatalities were reported, tying the May 21 record for deaths in one day. Another...

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 that he intends to resume alcohol...

Hand gel and cola a fatal cocktail for Progreso man

A Progreso resident died Thursday after drinking a lethal cocktail of antibacterial hand gel mixed with cola. Ángel Morales, a 50-year-old parking lot attendant, had...

Opinion: Yucatan’s ley seca has outlived its usefulness

To the editor: The governor of Yucatan may want to make sure he is not liable for the deaths caused by implementing ley seca...

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

While Yucatan continues with a dry law that began April 10, two other Mexicans state have lifted their "ley seca." Sinaloa Gov. Quirino Ordaz Coppel...

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

That stash of booze will have to stretch another couple of weeks. Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal said today he's extending the "dry law" until...

Dry law likely to be extended again: report

Officials are analyzing the "dry law" that has been enforced in Yucatan for more than a month and is likely to extend it for...

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 weekend. The ban...

Fake news spreads like a virus, bringing more anxiety during pandemic

Coronavirus isn't the only illness that's spreading around. More deliberately false news items, often disguised as official government advisories, continue to grow. Most recently...

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

A day before Yucatan's ban on alcohol sales was about to end, legislators Thursday night extended the "ley seca" through May 15. The move surprises...