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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.

Merida police department has difficulty hiring qualified officers

Although there are vacancies in the municipal police department, hiring police officers is "quite difficult," said Chief Mario Arturo Romero Escalante.

U.S. mother sues Cancun resort in tainted-alcohol case

Nearly two years after the tragedy, the family of a Wisconsin woman who died at a Cancun resort has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Murdered photographer’s housemate found guilty, sentenced to 40 years in prison

Family satisfied with verdict nearly a year after gruesome discovery in Chelem dump.

No injuries in rollover involving U.S. passenger and guide

A car was overturned at a busy Centro intersection when a U.S. passenger and his guide blew through a stop sign, Sipse reported.

Smoke in kitchen forces evacuation at La Isla

Smoke from a kitchen fryer sent customers and workers to the La Isla parking lot on Thursday.

Mérida has the best quality of life in Mexico, according to...

The U.N. Habitat Index of Prosperous Cities agrees with other surveys that Mérida is tops in Mexico.

Shoplifting tops extortion as a threat to businesses in Yucatán

Small stores and large stores are affected at the same rate, according to the federal statistics report.

Coastal expats in Yucatán get a tour of police facilities, technology

Canadian and American citizens residing in coastal Yucatán got an inside look at the state Police Intelligence and Monitoring Unit.

Yucatán police get ready for Independence Day revelry across Mérida

While the public is celebrating Independence Day, the state Ministry of Public Security (SSP) will be watching closely.

Another crane accident at Paseo 60 injures combi passengers

A second crane accident at the Paseo 60 hotel complex has sent two passengers in a combi to the hospital.

Mérida police release a tally of summer-vacation arrests

With the summer holiday period officially over, the municipal police report they arrested 922 people for various misdeeds.