Riviera Maya most popular destination, say travel agents.

MX overtakes Turkey in tourism numbers

Mexico has edged out Turkey to become the world’s eighth most popular tourist destination, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Mexico moved up from ninth place in the organization’s World Tourism FULL STORY

Javier Duarte's house in picturesque Tlacotalpan.

Veracruz officials seize Duarte real estate

Authorities have seized Javier Duarte’s riverfront house in the picturesque town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tlacotalpan. Governor Miguel Ángel Yunes yesterday signed a decree expropriating the property of his predecessor, FULL STORY

Albores: gubernatorial aspirations?

Senator accused of ‘herding’ voters

Voters were herded Saturday to a political meeting as if they were cattle, according to one of those allegedly coerced to attend a meeting billed as a Chiapas lawmaker’s report on his legislative activity. FULL STORY

Avocado, tomato prices were up.

Inflation rate highest since June 2009

Higher prices for avocados, tomatoes, eggs and milk resulted in higher than expected inflation during the first two weeks of this month, according to Inegi, the national statistics institute. Inflation FULL STORY

Visitor numbers are way down at Santuario de Plateros.

Faith and miracles usurped at pilgrim site

For over two centuries pilgrims have flocked to a Catholic church near Fresnillo, Zacatecas, but growing violence in the area has drastically reduced visitor numbers, impacting businesses that rely on the faithful FULL STORY