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Entertainment Guide – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

Irish dancing

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional Irish masterpiece. The show stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the “Lords of the Dance” and is choreographed and direc...

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Local ballet star sets up new cultural foundation

-1 DAYS AGO
Local ballet star sets up new cultural foundation

A new organization to develop talent in Mexico has been launched under the stewardship of famed Guadalajara-born ballet dancer Isaac Hernández,  a principal with the English National Ballet. Called the Federación de Industrias Creativas México (FICM), one of its major aims,...

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Leading man meets leading lady

-1 DAYS AGO
Leading man meets leading lady

Mac Morison returns to Club Exotica Friday, March 6, as host and headliner of his seventh benefit concert entitled “Let Me Try Again.”

For those of you who may be new to the Ajijic arts scene, Mac sings songs from the era of jazz standards that many of us fell in and out of love to. And...

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‘Big draw’ operatic group returns to Open Circle

7 DAYS AGO
‘Big draw’ operatic group returns to Open Circle

A favorite in recent years at Ajijic’s Sunday morning event, the Compañía de Ópera de Jalisco, founded in 2013, returns February 16, 10:30 a.m., for a performance of art songs of Mexico and Latin America, which is expected to once again leave the audience “in a haze ...

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Ribera Arts Review – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review – February 15, 2020

Judged art show

Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) invites one and all to its 37th Annual Judged Show, Saturday, February 15, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Ajijic. Participate in the people’s choice award while getting to know the artists. The show runs through February 28, with ASA hosts ...

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Ribera Arts Review - February 08, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 08, 2020

Jewish Film Fest

Ajijic’s 11th annual Jewish Film Fest continues at Cinemagic in Plaza Bugambilias Sunday, February 9, 1:30 p.m. with a screening of “The Farewell Party” (2014, Israel).

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At the Movies – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

Parasite

Oscar Best Picture winner. A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure. Director: Bong Joon Ho. Cast: Kang-ho, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo. Rated: R. Time...

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At the Movies - January 08, 2020

7 DAYS AGO

Bombshell

A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

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Columns

Teuchitlán celebrates World Wetlands Day with spectacular 3D murals

7 DAYS AGO
Teuchitlán celebrates World Wetlands Day with spectacular 3D murals

World Wetlands Day has come again, this time with a special significance for the people of Teuchitlán, because February 2 marked the tenth anniversary of the acceptance of Presa la Vega as a Ramsar site, “a wetland of international importance.”

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The Angostura Interpretive Trail: Charming, historical and a 45-minute drive from the lake

14 DAYS AGO
The Angostura Interpretive Trail: Charming, historical and a 45-minute drive from the lake

When it comes to great hiking trails, residents of the towns along Lake Chapala’s north shore have only to stroll out their doors and head up into the hills.

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Making our shrinking brains grow, recovering memory and the crucial difference between hope & expectation

1 MONTHS AGO

Forget New Years resolutions.  Most folks trash them by February’s end. Contemplate these facts a moment: Our brains shrink approximately one half a percent a year. 

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Temporada de lluvias: Diverting a flash flood and getting ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

5 MONTHS AGO
Temporada de lluvias: Diverting  a flash flood and getting  ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

This article was originally published in the August 14-20, 2004 edition. Allyn Hunt is a former editor of this newspaper.

Nacho Hernandez sat on his muddy horse staring across his milpa at the salto of dark red runoff slashing through a carefully planted field of corn. He snorted and swore.

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How the internet may change in the next decade

1 MONTHS AGO

As we enter the decade of the 2020s it seems a good time to reflect on how over the last two decades the internet changed the face of society as this computer network transformed from a novelty for techies to an absolute necessity for everybody.

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Email sending protocols: deciphering ‘CC’, ‘BCC’, ‘TO’

2 MONTHS AGO

It is always a pleasure for me to answer questions received from readers because sometimes the question necessitates me having to stop and think about things I have done for so long that they have become automatic.

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VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

5 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

To aging tech naysayers Twitter might seem nothing more than a stream-of-nonsense outlet to bolster the egos of self-centered celebrities and non-entities alike.

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Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

6 MONTHS AGO
Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from  key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

Mexican Environment Minister Víctor Toledo appears to agree with many experts that the stalled Zapotillo Dam in north-eastern Jalisco is an unviable project that should be scrapped.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

3 YEARS AGO

I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I’ve had the pleasure of living in for the past two years.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Packing Up

3 YEARS AGO

The wool coat looks worse for the non-wear. It is wrinkled from being unworn and crammed in the back of a closet for two years; dotted with dust and dog hair from a dog that departed the family a year ago; in need of a lint brush that can’t be found in the pile of things to be thrown away, don...

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Time for Amistad Vial

-1 DAYS AGO
Time for  Amistad Vial

Anybody who’s been driving the Chapala-Ajijic-Jocotepec corridor lately can verify it’s a jungle out there. The poor state of streets and roadways, aggravated by the on-going “improvements” of the ciclovía, make for perilous travel for cyclists, pedestrians and motoris...

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Cookoff memories through changing times and focus

7 DAYS AGO
Cookoff memories through changing times and focus

As one of the few survivors of Lakeside’s very first chili cookoff, this weekend’s 42nd edition conjures up lots of bittersweet memories.

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Lawfulness takes 20-20 acuity

7 DAYS AGO

Despite misperceptions abroad, Mexican people are even-tempered and gentle. They bring a calm, genial formality to their public appearances. There is rarely a public display of temper, frustration or emotion.

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What would happen if a down-to-earth gardener won AMLO’s Dreamliner raffle?

14 DAYS AGO
What would happen if a down-to-earth gardener won AMLO’s Dreamliner raffle?

In an attempt to show his dedication to frugality, President Andres Manuel López Obrador has decided to raffle off the luxuriously-outfitted but unwanted presidential Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Expat Living

Six amazing performers to battle it out in Talent Show Grand Finale

7 DAYS AGO

Celebrity judges from Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta have been recruited for the Talent Show Grand Finale Sunday, February 16 at the Auditorio de la Ribera, 7 p.m.

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Bilingual service offered in north of city

7 DAYS AGO

Mexican Pastora Mary Loera and her Colorado-born husband Owen Walcher host a bilingual service each Sunday, 6 p.m., at the Iglesia Centro Cristiano Agape, Nudo de Cempoaltepetl 842, Colonia San Marcos, about three kilometers northeast of Guadalajara Centro.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

21 DAYS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

11 MONTHS AGO

American School race

Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot ...

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Cooperation is key to spay and neuter program

-1 DAYS AGO
Cooperation is key to spay and neuter program

How is it possible to provide free sterilizations for dozens of domestic pets in a single day?

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Create a mask for Mardi Gras, help feed hungry families

-1 DAYS AGO
Create a mask for Mardi Gras, help feed hungry families

Unleash your inner-artist to create a colorful mask just in time for local Mardi Gras festivities at a fun workshop-party to benefit to Operation Feed of San Juan Cosalá.

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Laguna Chapalac – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – February 15, 2020

Open Circle

The Compañía de Ópera de Jalisco has delighted Open Circle audiences for the last five years. At the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, February 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS), their program will focus on art songs of Latin ...

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Laguna Chapalac - February 08, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 08, 2020

Open Circle

Loretta Downs presents “How to Die When You’re Ready” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, February 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

1 MONTHS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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Self-healing in Manzanillo

1 MONTHS AGO
Self-healing in Manzanillo

A self healing master class will be presented by Dr. Kathleen Mojas, a well-known Beverly Hills licensed clinical psychologist and nationally recognized relationship expert, at a private home in Club Santiago, Manzanillo on Thursday, January 2, 1 p.m.

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North Banderas Beat – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat – February 15, 2020

Paws and Claws

The Paws and Claws committee of Amigos de Bucerias has scheduled its second spay and neuter clinic of 2020.

The clinic is set from Wednesday, February 26 to Saturday, February 29, at the Abuelos de Bucerias Tercera Edad center on Calle Del Canal in Bucerias.

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North Banderas Beat - February 01, 2020

13 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 01, 2020

Smile

The recent annual dental clinic co-sponsored by the Amigos de La Cruz and the Academy of LDS Dentists treated 270 children during 350 appointments.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities.  Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...

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La Manzanilla Memo - February 01, 2020

13 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - February 01, 2020

Oh, What A Night!

Last Tuesday’s Bocce Ball Dinner & Dance was once again stunningly beautiful and a whole lot of fun!

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 08, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 08, 2020

Aquatics School

Just beyond the swimming pools full of vacationers enjoying the tropical sun and the retired expats cooling off from the heat of the day at cocktail hour, you’ll find a modest, off-the-beaten-path pool with something to brag about – local swimming school Acuática ...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 25, 2020

21 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 25, 2020

A Rising Star

Melaque’s Elio Rivera Stras has big dreams – in sports, music, the culinary arts and the environment.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 08, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 08, 2020

Consulate get-together

Personnel from the U.S. Consul General in Guadalajara will hold an expat information event at Salon Paradise (next to San Javier Hospital Nuevo, across the street from Hard Rock Hotel) on  Friday, February 14, from noon to 3 p.m. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 25, 2020

21 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 25, 2020

Charros

The Noveno Campeonato Internacional Charro (Ninth International Charro Championship) “Hacienda Serena 2020” takes place at Arena Vallarta from January 28 to February 2.

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

2 YEARS AGO
When to tip – and not to tip

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.

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Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

2 YEARS AGO
Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

1 MONTHS AGO
San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

The Pacific Coast town and port of San Blas has been itching for a tourist boom ever since the opening of a speedy toll road from Tepic almost three years ago.

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Chetumal & Bacalar: Dreamy Caribbean getaways face serious environmental issues

4 MONTHS AGO
Chetumal & Bacalar: Dreamy Caribbean getaways face serious environmental issues

Cancun, Merida, Tulum, Playa del Carmen. These cities tend to grab the most attention when it comes to tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula. Often overlooked is Chetumal in the southeastern corner of Quintana Roo.

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Take your taste buds to Istanbul

28 DAYS AGO
Take your taste buds to Istanbul

A new Turkish kebab restaurant, Estambul, has opened in a prominent location in Plaza del Sol, Guadalajara’s first shopping mall, which marked its 50th anniversary last year.

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Starbucks swapped for ‘Mexican market’ eatery in popular city restaurant zone

2 MONTHS AGO
Starbucks swapped for ‘Mexican market’ eatery in popular city restaurant zone

It’s not often that a Starbucks closes its doors to make way for a more traditionally-focused cafe. But that’s exactly what has happened on Avenida Guadalupe in Colonia Chapalita.

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

8 MONTHS AGO
The Trojan horse that keeps people locked  into adversity under the guise of security

“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.

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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

11 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).

Reviewed by Michael Hogan

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

11 MONTHS AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

As Guadalajara and Jalisco enter into their warm season, typically between April and June of each year, residents and seasonal visitors should take precautions to avoid heat stress.  What’s more, the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology reports that eve...

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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

1 YEAR AGO
Winter warning: Catching a cold,  getting the sniffles is all too easy here

Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this region. Big swings in temperature can play havoc with a person’s health and bring on cold symptoms in a flash.

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News

Goings on About Town

-1 DAYS AGO

Indigenous Festival

Friday, February 21 is International Mother Language Day, a worldwide annual observance to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.

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Traffic cops receive electronic ticketing devices

-1 DAYS AGO

In a pilot program, electronic ticketing machines have been distributed to Jalisco traffic cops to test out ways of streamlining the process of issuing infractions. The devices allow officers to enter details of the infraction, including photographs, and print out folios (tickets) that can be paid a...

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Medical hemp conference at Hotel Danza del Sol

7 DAYS AGO
Medical hemp conference at Hotel Danza del Sol

Although Mexico’s Congress has yet to regulate hemp products for medicinal use, physicians are writing prescriptions, and patients of all ages are feeling the healing effects of cannabinoids (CBD) from a variety of producers, imported products from the United States, and homemade remedies.

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Chapala enacts environmental protection rules, including noise

7 DAYS AGO

Chapala’s regulatory code on ecology and sustainable development took effect Wednesday, February 5, following approval by the City Council at its January 31 session.

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News Briefs – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

Cancer drug shortage

Reports of a shortage of cancer medicines for children at Guadalajara’s public Hospital Civil are gaining ground. The director of the Nariz Roja charity told reporters Thursday that the hospital has run out of stocks of eight important medicines required by children under...

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Jalisco indigenous community celebrates its ‘independence’

-1 DAYS AGO
Jalisco indigenous community celebrates its ‘independence’

The Wixárika and Tepehuana indigenous community of San Lorenzo Azqueltán in Jalisco recently celebrated the sixth anniversary of declaring itself an autonomous entity, with traditional after-dark rituals and a pilgrimage to a sacred site.

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Plane likely to be raffled, Amlo says

7 DAYS AGO
Plane likely to be raffled, Amlo says

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador left everyone on tenterhooks Thursday, promising that he would announce the following day if he was going to raffle off his unwanted presidential plane via the National Lottery.

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Constitution Day break

14 DAYS AGO

Mexico will observe its first “puente” (long weekend) of 2020 over the next three or four days.

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Gender change on birth certificates now an easy process in Puerto Vallarta

14 DAYS AGO
Gender change on birth certificates now an easy process in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has become the first municipality in the state of Jalisco to permit changes of gender on birth certificates without first having to file an injunction with Mexico’s Supreme Court.

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Puerto Vallarta snags top award

5 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta snags top award

Puerto Vallarta has won the Crystal Apple Award for “Best International Destination 2019” at a ceremony held September 9 at the Theatre on the Lake in Chicago, Illinois. 

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U.S. sets Sept deadline to apply for young entrepreneur program

5 MONTHS AGO

The State Department has opened applications for the Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

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Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

8 MONTHS AGO
Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church, who is facing serious charges of sexual misconduct in California, hit back Friday, denouncing prosecutors for tainting the case by their remarks.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR AGO

It’s been 75 years since the arrival in Mexico of the British Council, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language, while encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational understanding and co-ope...

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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

2 YEARS AGO
Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

Data released this week by the National Statistics Agency (Inegi) showed the consumer price index to have risen by 0.59 percent in December, leaving inflation for 2017 at 6.77 percent – the highest level since 2000, when the rate was 8.96 percent.

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Obituaries – February 15, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituaries – February 15, 2020

Carlos Soto Turver

Carlos Soto Turver, a full-time Guadalajara resident for almost 50 years, died February 8 at the age of 74 following a heart attack. 

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Obituary - January 25, 2020

21 DAYS AGO
Obituary - January 25, 2020

James Kaye

Long-time resident James (Jim) Kaye died Tuesday, January 21 at his home in Riberas del Pilar, at age 89.

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Guadalajara soccer hero comes closer to home

21 DAYS AGO
Guadalajara soccer hero comes closer to home

Mexican soccer fans have a top quality league of their own to enjoy and rarely take much interest in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States – often considered a “retirement home” and “final pay day” for once great, but now over-the-hill players.

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LMP playoffs: Charros fall at first hurdle

28 DAYS AGO

The Charros de Jalisco weren’t able to repeat their championship wining form of last year, crashing out to the Los Mochis Cañeros in the first round of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) playoffs last week.

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