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Mexico moves away from an under-the-table economy

Mexican authorities are on the cusp of rolling out an automatic tax payment system that helps the crack down on evasion.

UberASSIST comes to Mérida to serve seniors, disabled passengers

Seniors and disabled passengers can now summon a car and driver that takes their particular needs in mind.

#donutwars! Krispy Kreme promo has eyes for Uber Eats

The popular Uber Eats food delivery app launched a promotion Wednesday signals the growing competition between two donut shops that weren't even in Mérida a few years ago.

Who’s your Uber driver? Selfie technology will verify their IDs

Random checks will instruct drivers to take a selfie before meeting their next customer.

Uber Eats expands to Mérida; Mexican rival hot on its heels

Uber's spinoff, Uber Eats, delivers restaurant food to people's homes and offices. The service is about to arrive in Mérida.

Uber softens rhetoric as stalemate in Yucatán continues

Officials who brought the Uber ride-sharing platform to Mérida nearly two years ago are today more conciliatory in their drawn-out confrontation with the state legislature.

FUTV’s taxi app grows, but still has limits

So far, 600 taxi drivers have traded their taxi meters for a tablet running the Mi Taxi Yucatán app, and the union leader says more high-tech cars are on the way.

Uber suspends service in Cancun after 15 rough months

After 15 months of operating in defiance of state law, Uber announced that it will suspend activities at 9 a.m. today as a "gesture of collaboration."

Uber to operate freely as federal judge curbs state’s restrictions

An unexpected ruling from a federal judge questions the constitutionality of Yucatán's attempt to regulate Uber.

In Europe, Uber dealt a setback in court

Ubers are taxis, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Uber could leave Cancun if cash payments are banned

Uber is threatening to leave Cancun's growing resort market if proposed rules governing the ride-hailing service go through.

Next taxi app promises to beat Uber’s prices

Apps have been developed to rival Uber, but none until now have claimed to undercut them on price.

Uber rival to enter Mérida, sending real taxis

Add another name to the list of companies that let you summon a ride with your smartphone.

Uber drivers face intimidation, but many carry on

The week started badly for the 15 Uber drivers whose cars were towed away by police on Monday.

Uber drivers take precautions to avoid confrontations

Since the Supreme Court sided with the state in regulating Uber, drivers are being particularly cautious as police, transport officials and taxi drivers join forces against them.

After court setback, Uber remains defiant

Uber is staying in Yucatán despite a setback at the High Court this week.

Supreme Court sides with state lawmakers regulating Uber

Eight members of Mexico’s Supreme Court said that states, including Yucatán, are within their rights to regulate the ride-sharing platform.

Stop towing away Uber cars, citizens group pleads

The state government is violating Uber drivers' right to work, charges Silvia América López Escoffié of the Citizens' Movement in Yucatán.

Taxis ditch meters, double down on Mi Taxi app

Old analog taximeters are a thing of the past, the FUTV taxi union has declared. But their app hasn't been updated in 10 months.

Facing crackdown, Uber drivers’ turn to protest

The arrest of an outlawed ride-sharing driver yesterday sparked a spontaneous protest on the Plaza Grande.

This time, Uber faces backlash after taxi strike

Uber takes advantage of a taxi strike and got new riders. That worked in Mérida, but backfired in New York City.

2nd Uber driver arrested, car towed, for serving airport

For the second time in less than a week, an Uber driver has been caught violating the law by providing transportation at the Mérida airport.

Uber rates rise, reflecting higher gas prices

Reflecting higher gas prices, Uber Mexico has upped its rates by 7.5 to 18.2 percent depending on the city. Local rate hikes are on the lower side of the spectrum.