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Police accused of targeting street vendors and beggars in Yucatán

Allegations filed by street vendors in Progreso complain that police officers are demanding a cut of their income.

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. 

Hennessy’s raising money for family of young Yucatán police officer killed...

The international community in Mérida is organizing to support the family of a Yucatán police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Intending...

80-year-old Canadian man found dead inside Centro home

A Canadian man was found dead this morning inside a rental property on Calle 47 near La Plancha.

Woman demands justice after being violently attacked by a police officer

A woman in Mérida is fighting for justice after she says she was violently attacked by a police officer.  The victim, who is pregnant and...

Police authority in Tulum handed over to state security agency

Quintana Roo's state security force has taken control of municipal Police in Tulum, after a series of high profile incidents. Tulum's police have made headlines...

Obstruction of justice probed after boy drowns at Xcaret Park

Quintana Roo's state prosecutor has opened an investigation into whether state authorities intervened on behalf of Grupo Xcaret to cover up details surrounding the...

Man arrested in Yucatán’s 1st revenge porn case

A man in Mérida was the first person in Yucatán to be arrested after being accused of non-consensual photo sharing, also known as revenge...

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...

Missing Texas woman found in Monterrey after 27 years

A woman from Texas who had been missing for 27 years was found in Monterrey, Mexico.  Jane McDonald-Crone, a Houston native, had not been seen...

Armed men claim Oasis AIDS shelter is on their property

A group of men armed with machetes showed up at an HIV/AIDS shelter in Conkal insisting that the facility sits on property that belongs...

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...

LGBTQ activists: no room for hate in Quintana Roo

Tulum's police deparment is under fire after two officers detained a gay couple for kissing on the beach.  The American couple and their tour guide...

Tulum police to gay couple: You can’t kiss here

A gay couple was detained by armed police in Tulum, presumably over a kiss.  Police allegedly told the couple that they could not be kissing...

One body cam for every 8 police operatives in Mérida

In a small ceremony, Mayor Renán Barrera Concha presented Mérida police with 50 wearable body cameras. The number of cameras is tiny, however, compared to...

Yucatán marijuana smugglers turn out to be National Guard

Mexico's National Guard has confirmed that four of its agents have been apprehended for traveling in a vehicle transporting marijuana.  The agents were allegedly found...

Dead body turns out to be inflatable sex doll

Police in Mérida were placed on high alert after being notified that a dead body had been found wrapped in plastic bags. However, what authorities found...