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Parents say 16-year-old’s drowning in cenote could have been prevented

Cenote Azul in Sacalaca Quintana Roo. Photo: Courtesy The parents of a 16-year-old boy who drowned last Saturday...

Women in Mexico turn to social media for protection against violence

Social media platforms such as WhatsApp are increasingly being used by women to help them stay safe. Photo: Courtesy

Police arrest a suspect connected to Wednesday night’s shooting

Police sources say the weapon used in Wednesday’s attack was homemade. Photo: Courtesy Police have arested a man...

Motorcyclist fires 4 shots at a vehicle in Mérida

The vehicle was shot four times, but fortunately, there were no reports of physical injuries or deaths. Photo: Courtesy

Cancun flight vanishes before emergency landing in New Orleans

Google A United Airlines flight from Cancun made an emergency landing this morning after briefly disappearing from radar...

Love them or hate them, pedestrian islands are coming soon

The pedestrian islands along Paseo de Montejo are still under construction. Photo: Lee Steele Traffic features known as...

The dangerous pattern emerging on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway

Serious accidents on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway have become a common occurrence. Photo: File In the early hours...

Yucatán ranks again as Mexico’s safest state, and investors follow

Yucatán’s capital Mérida is one of Latin America’s safest cities. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Yucatán has...

US couple’s car flips on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway

Since November, long sections of the Mérida-Cancún toll highway have been closed for repairs and construction of the Tren Maya.

Excessive force by police linked to 11 deaths in 2020

Deaths in police custody on the rise in Yucatán. Photo: File Police forces across Yucatán are facing public...

Mérida house party ends with 2 beaten and killed

Photo: Diario de Yucatan Yucatán State Police are investigating a double homicide in the San Damián neighborhood, just...

Tampa Bay Rays player arrested in Merida after custody-battle fight

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena was arrested in Yucatan, a month after celebrating a home run, above, during Game 6 of...

Periférico is 5th deadliest highway in Mexico, new study claims

Merida’s Periférico is one of the most dangerous roads in Mexico. Photo: La Jornada Maya The ring road...

Tetiz highway project to make Caucel junction safer

The Avenida 70 overpass on the Mérida-Tetiz highway, near Ciudad Caucel, will ease traffic generated by the industrial park. Photo: Courtesy

Motorcyclist dies hitting memorial for an earlier fatal crash

A man on Dzilam González-Buctzotz road died when he crashed his motorcycle into a memorial niche built on the roadside for...

Cuban kidnappers charged with torturing victims in Merida hideout

Two men promised to smuggle at least three Cuban migrants into the United States, but instead locked them in a Merida house...

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...

Counterfeit IDs seized at Merida airport

Mexico’s National Guard confiscated several counterfeit voter IDs and drivers licenses headed to Merida. Photo: Courtesy The National...

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

Sex workers defended by activists after police make arrests downtown

A woman is hauled away by police on Calle 58, south of the Plaza Grande. Photo: Desde el Balcon

Suspect arrested after drive-by shooting in Col. Juan Pablo II

One man was arrested and his gun seized after an apparent argument over money resulted in gunfire in Col. Juan Pablo...

Merida tests out 3D crosswalk to slow down traffic

Merida is testing out 3-D pedestrian crossings to get the attention of drivers. Photo: WhatsApp That crosswalk on...

Toxic hand sanitizers from this Mexican company should be tossed, FDA...

This brand of hand sanitizer implies Canadian origins on the front label, but lists a red-flagged Mexican manufacturer on the back...

Officer slain in gang attack was fired from SSP for role...

A Google Streetview screengrab shows the police booth where a Progresso officer was stabbed, and the convenience store across the intersection...