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Suspects in hotel robbery quickly nabbed

Three suspects were arrested early today in connection with Santiago-area hotel theft that included cash and a parrot.

Canadian homicide suspect held for psychiatric evaluation

Merida, Yucatan — Court proceedings against the suspect in a domestic homicide were suspended until the Canadian citizen's mental health status can be determined. The...

Man reportedly held in stabbing death of wife in Centro

A man was reportedly in police custody following the stabbing death of his wife in the Centro.

Police officers suspended after firing tear gas at protestors

Merida, Yucatan — Three protestors were arrested and three policemen were suspended for using tear gas against the crowd on Sunday. An anti-taxation march aimed...

San Miguel mayor denies city has fallen prey to cartels

The mayor of San Miguel de Allende is denying that drug cartels have hit his city. In response to a Bloomberg News story about organized...

Untimely deaths in Yucatan have already passed 2018 total

The number of homicides and accidental deaths is rising in Yucatan. According to the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, 100 untimely ends...

False bomb threat delays plane, tourists in Cancun

Soldiers boarded a plane at Cancun International Airport after apparently false reports Sunday of a bomb on board. The flight 2168 was going from Cancun...

Burglaries rise in Yucatan as state seeks more security cameras, drones

From January to September, burglaries in Yucatan increased 38% over the same period last year, according to a citizen study. “Semáforo Delictivo” — "Criminal Traffic Light"...

25 years and no parole for man who admits murdering Canadian...

Robbery said to be motive of fatal stabbing last April.

Fake Christmas expo advertised on cloned Siglo XXI Facebook page

The fake Facebook page advertised a phony three-day Christmas expo and attempted to sell booths for 2,500 pesos.

Mexico threatens lawsuit, extradition after mass shooting in El Paso

Six Mexican nationals were among the 20 killed and seven others were injured in what the Mexican government is calling a terrorist act.

Thieves target fishermen in Gulf at least twice monthly

At least two armed robberies every month have been reported by fishermen off the coast of Yucatan this year.

2 injured when train strikes bus on Calle 60 Norte

Merida, Yucatan —  A bus crossing the railroad tracks on Calle 60 Norte was struck by a train today. Two were injured in the mishap, blamed...

1 arrested after Itzimna home invasion is foiled

Merida, Yucatan — A 63-year-old Itzimna resident was injured in an attempted home invasion Monday. One suspect has been arrested and two others are...

Emergency alerts in English and French will reach growing community of...

Merida, Yucatan — Recognizing a growing population of foreigners in Merida and along the coast, Yucatan's civil protection department for the first time will...

‘Safe Yucatan’ program adds 4 new coastal patrol boats

Four new coastal patrols will provide surveillance, reconnaissance work and rescues along 387 kilometers of Yucatan coast.

To avoid robberies, cargo trucks may be ferried to Yucatan

Merida, Yucatan — State officials are analyzing whether it makes sense to haul whole cargo trucks on a Progreso-Veracruz ferry to avoid highway robberies. The Yucatan...

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

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

Increased summertime police patrols begin today in the Centro

Merida, Yucatan — The city today began increased police surveillance of the Historic Center for the summer holiday period. More than 400 Municipal Police...

Carriage horse falls in busy hotel zone intersection

Merida, Yucatan — A carriage horse is OK after being apparently hit by a dump truck outside the Hyatt Regency hotel, said UADY veterinarians. Images...

Couple’s death while house hunting in Mexico highlights risk to renters

In memory of a U.S. couple who died while house hunting in Mexico, survivors asked the public to pack something extra when traveling abroad...

Car and motorcycle thefts on the decline in Yucatan

Motor-vehicle thefts are down 29 percent in Yucatan for the first four months of 2019.

British government warns travelers about Mexico violence

Over 513,800 British nationals visited Mexico in 2016. Most visits are trouble-free. Still, the government issued a new warning on Thursday.

Fuel theft discovered on pipeline at Merida-Progreso highway

A clandestine fuel tap was shut down by the Mexican Army and the federal police this morning at Kilometer 20 of the Merida-Progreso highway. Pemex...