Along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Tourists, Drugs and Violence

On the stretch of beaches from Cancún to Tulum, there have been a number of gang-related incidents in which international visitors have been killed or injured. But that hasn’t stopped the vacationers from coming.

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Plane Passengers Partying Without Masks Draw Outrage

A group of Canadian social medial influencers and others flouted Covid-19 rules on a flight to Cancún, Mexico, resulting in airlines shunning and stranding many of them.

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Ted Cruz Fled One Storm, but Flew Into Another

Readers criticize the Texas senator for abandoning his constituents at a critical time on the pretext of “being a good dad.”

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How Ted Cruz Became the Least Sympathetic Politician in America

His getaway to Cancún during the Texas power emergency was only the latest episode in a political career that has left Mr. Cruz reviled by Democrats and more than a few Republicans.

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Ted Cruz’s Trip to Cancún Draws Fire Amid Texas’ Deep Freeze

The Texas senator faced fierce blowback for fleeing his state as a disaster unfolded. Text messages sent by his wife revealed a hastily planned trip away from their “FREEZING” family home.

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Hurricane Delta Barrels Toward Mexico

The category 3 storm is expected to hit the Yucatán Peninsula on Wednesday before heading to the northern Gulf Coast at the end of the week.

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