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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

Army and federal police were called to the scene of a clandestine fuel tap in Yucatan. Photo: La Jornada Maya

Beer truck overturns to avoid hitting accident victim

A beer truck lost its cargo after flipping to avoid hitting an injured pedestrian. Photo: Sipse video Merida,...

Politics blamed as fewer U.S. tourists visit Yucatan Peninsula

Tourism in Yucatan and Quintana Roo grew 3 percent last year, when counting travelers from everywhere but the United States.

Periferico speed limits are too high, says safety analyst

Merida's Periferico has posted unsafe speed limits, says a road analyst. Photo: Sipse Merida, Yucatan — Speed limits...

Minnesota veteran who died at Cancun resort may have fallen from...

An Iraq war veteran died at a Cancun resort while on vacation. Photo: GoFundMe Cancun, Quintana Roo —...

Rock band’s equipment truck hijacked and emptied on way to Cancun

Saturday's concert in Cancun will go as planned despite a highway robbery.

Santiago residents help police nab man apparently trying to enter parked...

Neighbors in the Santiago neighborhood helped police nab a suspect who was a caught on camera checking cars for unlocked doors.

Suspect arrested in Progreso fatal stabbing of Canadian man

The killing of a foreign resident in Progreso has friends upset. Photo: SSP Progreso, Yucatan — A suspect...

Canadian man dies of stab wounds in Progreso home

A Canadian man was stabbed to death Friday morning in an apartment he rented on Calle 25, police said.

10 fires flare up daily in hot, arid Yucatan

Amid "fire season" on the Peninsula, citizens are asked to avoid burning garbage.

Traffic accidents: 57 deaths so far this year in Yucatan

For years, the statistic has pretty much held at one traffic death every day and-a-half.

Cancun tourism drops for the 1st time in 7 years

Alarming headlines increase as travel promotion declines.

Report: Progreso bar, site of fatal accident, operated illegally

The collapsed wall lacked joists to support the weight of the concrete, according to reports.

Cantina manager held following deadly structural collapse in Progreso

State launches investigation as dead and injured are identified

Progreso cantina’s walls collapse, killing 3

A corner cantina's upstairs wall and overhang collapsed Sunday afternoon, reportedly killing three, including 6-year-old girl and possibly her mother.

Feds send millions to maintain Merida’s reputation for safety

The federal government gave with both hands when doling out security subsidies to the White City on Friday.

Social media challenge mimics gas-pipe tragedy in Hidalgo

A dangerous social media challenge is a cruel allusion to the gas-pipe tragedy in Hidalgo. Photo: Courtesy The...

Mototaxi accidents prompt review of safety laws

A series of road accidents involving mototaxis has led to a review of safety measures.

Next Uber rival in Yucatan for women only

Worried about their safety when traveling, women will have a new choice when hailing a ride.

Armed robbers hit Progreso jewelry shop; captured in Merida 2 hours...

A massive police mobilization stretching from Progreso to Merida snared all four suspects two hours after a violent jewelry store heist, police said.

Merida recognized by Sinaloa group as the most peaceful city in...

A civic organization from the north has awarded a "peace prize" to Merida, Yucatan.

Yucatan security forces ‘aware of the border’

A helicopter to "seal the border with Quintana Roo" will improve security in the state, said Yucatan SSP Commander Luis Felipe Saidén Ojeda.