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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...

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,...

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

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

An economic reactivation pact is signed in Yucatan, loosening rules on restaurants, alcohol sales and other activity during the coronavirus pandemic....

Rules eased for booze and restaurants, fair canceled, under imminent pact

An Economic Reactivation Pact, reportedly close to being signed, would alter the course Yucatan has taken to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

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...

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

Shoppers can buy liquor without a deliveryperson intervening now that Yucatan let its dry laws expire. Photo: Punto Medio

Source: Restrictions on alcohol sales in stores end Monday

A beer truck makes a delivery at a Merida shop prior to the 2020 ley seca. Photo: Diario de Yucatan

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

Photo: La Jornada Maya Contradicting a rumor about the return of a total ban on alcohol sales, local...

Yucatan extends delivery-only alcohol sales another 7 days

Yucatan's delivery-only edict on alcohol sales is extended another week. The state government...

Dry law ends, but many drinkers are still left thirsty

Ley seca ended, but getting beer and wine was still a challenge in Yucatan. Photo: La Jornada Maya

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...

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...