SAN JUAN — Early Sunday morning, intruders plundered a jewelry store of its entire inventory after they tied up and gagged the night watchman (shown above) who was found the next morning alive but shaken.
PROGRESO — The appointment of a new commissioner in Chelem led to violence in the police station where residents threw stones at the police.
TISIMÍN — A man was tortured before being shot in the head and killed. Officials have linked this death to organized crime activity.
And that was just in today’s papers.
It’s easy to limit yourself to information sources who have a vested interest in getting you here to visit or even purchase property. But you should do your due diligence and plow through the newspapers. To the uninitiated, it’s often hard to follow. Google Translate is really helpful, except for when it isn’t. But to get to know the cast of players the newspapers cover is some work.
Happily, The Yucatán Times is an English-language resource. It’s new, but growing. It’s still good practice to peruse the dailies — Por Esto!, Sipse and most of all Diario de Yucatán — every day, if you’re planning to live here one day.
All the blogs I list on this site are in Google Reader, and I get lots of good anecdotes and commentary on those. I have a Google map that I study all the time. I know Centro better than I know the city I’m living in right now. (I have certainly seen inside more houses.)
Update: Check out this wonderful slide show from Sipse. It documents the powerful storm that hit Mérida yesterday afternoon.