Prosecutor confirms death of photographer Luis González Contreras

The Attorney General’s Office (FGE) announced that the body located last December 28 in the Chelem dump, municipality of Progreso, has been officially identified as Luis Abraham González Contreras, 31 year-old Yucatecan photographer, who was reported missing since Tuesday December 19.   The identification of the body was carried out by the victim’s relatives, who showed up at the police headquarters after the completion of the necropsy protocol by experts of the Forensic

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Mexican journalist shot to death at school Christmas party, tenth this year

As reported by the LA Times, attackers burst into an elementary school where a Christmas party was taking place and shot reporter Gumaro Perez to death Tuesday, making him at least the 10th journalist slain in Mexico this year in what observers have called a crisis of freedom of expression. The Veracruz state security coordinator said in a statement that dozens of parents and children were present when the unidentified attackers shot Perez, whose own child attends the school in the city of

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Researchers investigate alleged use of torture by Yucatan police agencies (Part 1)

CrimeHuman RightsMeridaSecurityYucatan The Human Rights department of the UADY carried out a n investigation that was recently reported in the newspaper La Jornada Maya. TYT brings you the results of this research in a two part series appearing today and tomorrow… MERIDA – The Ministry of Public Security (SSP) of Yucatan committed at least 31 cases of torture in Merida during the years 2014 and 2015 — sexual abuse, suffocation and death threats — that, when

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Mexico’s tourism secretary rejects U.S. report citing safety issues for U.S. travelers

Cancuncrime in mexicotourists’ safety Recently, the U.S. State Department released a report of U.S. tourist deaths in 2016. Of the 843 American fatalities that occurred across the globe last year, Mexico leads the list with 264—and 75 of them were caused by homicide. But Mexican Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero told Newsweek he is not aware of American or other foreign demises due to insecurity. “In Mexico’s main tourist areas for foreigners—Cancun-Riviera Maya

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Two Americans arrested for firearms possession at Cancun Airport

american touristsCancunillegal firearms possession CANCUN — Two Americans were arrested Monday Dec. 11 at the Cancun International Airport for entering the country with firearms. In two separate incidents, two Americans were arrested Monday when they were found carrying guns and ammunition into Mexico without permits, according to riviera-maya-news.com. The first arrested was an American woman from Detroit, Michigan who was found carrying a Ruger .38 with a magazine of 6 cartridges.

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Two-thirds of Mexicans reject amnesty for gang members: poll

amnesty for criminalsel universal newspaperpolls MEXICO CITY — Two-thirds of Mexicans reject offering an amnesty to members of criminal gangs as a way of reducing violence in the country, a poll showed on Monday Dec. 11, days after a top leftist presidential candidate floated the idea of exploring the step. Reuters reported that at the start of December, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told supporters in the violence-wracked state of Guerrero he was prepared to analyze all the options,

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