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Obituary - February 10, 2018

Obituary - February 10, 2018

May Nelson Sutton

May Nelson Sutton passed away Saturday, January 6 in her home...

Mexican Lifestyles

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You can’t beat the heat

You can’t beat the heat

If your body insists on nagging at you with a pain here and a pain there, you mu...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide – February 10, 2010

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide – February 10, 2010

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

Case Scaglione conducts Sergei Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2, Sinaloan composer Samuel Murillo’s El Guerrero Águila and El Guerrero Tigre, and Eduard Tubin’s Concert for Double Bass, with guest double bassist Oscar Luque.

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Entertainment Guide – February 03, 2018

14 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide – February 03, 2018

Danzon

The 7th National Exhibition of Danzon features 52 dance groups from around Mexico.

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Good times roll in Ajijic during Carnaval

14 DAYS AGO
Good times roll in Ajijic during Carnaval

While Chapala is barely getting into the swing of Carnaval, Ajijic started letting the good times roll last Sunday with its own brand of festivities that weave together high testosterone confrontations between man and beast at the local bullring and the madcap antics of masked marauders known collec...

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Carnaval Chapala blasts off

14 DAYS AGO
Carnaval Chapala blasts off

Chapala’s Carnaval festivities blast into action Friday, February 2 as a coffin representing somber moods is set ablaze and turned to ash for the delight of giddy on-lookers gathered by the waterfront Malecón.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 10, 2018

Affair of the Heart

A fundraising performance of music and dance by the children of Villa Infantil Orphanage and the Lake Chapala Chorale will be held at La Huerta Eventos in West Ajijic, Saturday, February 10, 12:30 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 03, 2018

14 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 03, 2018

Ballet

Viva La Musica presents a Ballet Gala featuring solo pieces, pas-de-deux and ensemble pieces with the acclaimed Ballet de Jalisco under the direction of Dariusz Blajer, Friday, February 2, 6 p.m., at the Auditorio de la Ribera in La Floresta.

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At the Movies - February 03, 2016

14 DAYS AGO

Don’t Hang Up

An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them...with deadly consequences.

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At the Movies - January 27, 2018

20 DAYS AGO

Molly’s Game

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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Columns

A nature trail, bird watching & a trip back in time

6 DAYS AGO
A nature trail, bird watching & a trip back in time

My friend Josh Wolf finally got himself a vehicle designed for exploring the byways of Jalisco, many of which cannot be reached by ordinary cars. He may have overdone it a bit, as his new Nissan Pathfinder comes with so many bells, whistles and built-in entertainment attractions that kids might neve...

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Barbie Lady & Barbie Mule bring joy to girls on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

14 DAYS AGO
Barbie Lady & Barbie Mule bring joy to girls on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Since 2003 the lives of thousands of young girls in rural Mexico have been made brighter thanks to a retired Californian who loves to crochet.

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Posadas 50 years ago: Times of slender means, simple joys, barefoot winters

2 MONTHS AGO

We got there early. In the corral behind Eustacio Ortiz’s tarpaper jacal, we stacked gunny sacks of chayote, wild camote, jicama, oranges, limones, peanuts, sugared candies.

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Comin’ south early on: Startling experiences in a brand new place

6 MONTHS AGO

Allyn Hunt, a former editor and owner of this newspaper and South of North columnist for more than 45 years, has retired from writing his weekly column. The Reporter will occasionally publish previously run columns of his in this space. This column was first published in May, 1988.

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Merci La France! Hurrah for the ‘Stop Planned Obsolescence’ initiative

14 DAYS AGO

Planned obsolescence is a widely criticized commercial practice by which manufacturers intentionally build in the expiry of their products so that consumers will be forced to replace them sooner than should be necessary.

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2017 revisited: Echo, AI, Bitcoin, net neutrality, Equaifax, iPhone X

1 MONTHS AGO

Every year at this time I take a look back at the top tech news stories of the year just past.  Of course my list is incomplete, but here are a few I considered worth noting.

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PRI presidential candidate cozies up to Jalisco faithful

1 MONTHS AGO
PRI presidential candidate cozies up to Jalisco faithful

Four of the five states registering the heftiest increases in violence in 2017 are not governed by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), José Antonio Meade, the party’s nominee for president, pointed out during his first visit to Guadalajara at the end of last month.

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

9 MONTHS AGO
Post Mother’s  Day deliberations

Several decades ago, not long after I arrived in Mexico, I was strolling down Guadalajara’s Avenida Federalismo and struck up a conversation with a rather down-at-heel man, probably in his early fifties. It turned out he was from Guatemala and living in a refugee camp in Michoacan, Jalisco&rsq...

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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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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Pensamientos de todo corazón

6 DAYS AGO
Pensamientos de  todo corazón

February 14 is ValentineFs Day to you and me, Día del Amor y la Amistad for your Mexican neighbors.

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Tucking in for La Tamaliza

14 DAYS AGO
Tucking in for  La Tamaliza

February 2, Día de la Candelaria, and the gig is up. As a follow-up to the January 6 celebration of Three Kings Day, it is the day when the “lucky” folks who plucked a tiny baby doll from a slice of Rosca de Reyes back on January 6 — Day of the Epiphany — are obligated...

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Sneaking across the border in record number

6 DAYS AGO

This week will be the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration’s first deportations of aliens crossing into the United States from Mexico. But these immigrants were neither Mexicans nor Hispanics.

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Why are Mexicans so happy?

14 DAYS AGO

Here’s an interesting thing: In last year’s annual survey on happiness, hope and economic optimism by the “Happy Planet Index,” Mexico came in 2nd place.

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Expat Living

Pioneer advocate for children’s rights passes away

20 DAYS AGO
Pioneer advocate for children’s rights passes away

Rogelio Padilla Díaz, the founder of Movimiento de Apoyo a Menores Abandonados (MAMA), the highly respected organization that provides support for the legion of children and adolescents living and working on the streets of Guadalajara, died this week at the age of 62.

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Democrats Abroad GDL to host voter drive/film screenings

1 MONTHS AGO

The Guadalajara chapter of Democrats Abroad (DA) has programmed a series of events, beginning Sunday, January 28, that combine cinema with get-out-the-vote action – action with the primary aim of diluting U.S President Donald Trump’s congressional alliances vis-a-vis the Senate and House...

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City Living - March 4, 2017

11 MONTHS AGO

‘Empty Bowls’ at American School

The American School’s fourth “Tazones Vacíos” (Empty Bowls) event on Thursday, March 6 seeks to raise funds for the Organización de Nutrición Infantil (ONI), a Guadalajara-based NGO whose mission is to prevent malnu...

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City Living - February 18, 2017

1 YEAR AGO
City Living - February 18, 2017

El Clasico: Chivas vs. America

Bars will be packed the evening of Saturday, February 18 as local soccer favorites Chivas take on their huge Mexico City rivals America in the game referred to as El Clasico. After six games of the season, Chivas are in fourth place in the 18-team table.  Kick of...

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Weekly Worship - February 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - February 10, 2018

Little Chapel by the Lake

“Before Jesus simplified the understanding of the Commandments for us,” says Pastor Ken, “one of the ten that He gave to Moses told us to ‘honor the Sabbath, to keep it holy.’

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Stellar opera performers to grace Northern Lights Festival

6 DAYS AGO
Stellar opera performers to grace Northern Lights Festival

The Northern Lights Music Festival de Febrero is excited to introduce Colombian opera star Amalia Avilán to Ajijic in a performance of the “Married to the Job” festival series, Wednesday, February 28 at the Auditorio de la Ribera.

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Laguna Chapalac - February 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 10, 2018

Coffee lovers

A free coffee tasting will be held at El Barco Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - February 03, 2018

14 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 03, 2018

Tastes of Ajijic

See and savor the classic flavors of Ajijic at Raices Gastronomicas, the culinary fair set for Sunday, February 4, 2 p.m., taking place at the town plaza outside the Rosario chapel.

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Whale-watching season begins

2 MONTHS AGO
Whale-watching season begins

Un-mothball your windbreaker, polish your binocular lens and ready your soul to shiver in awe at the sight of the ocean’s great mammalian leviathans, for whale watching season is upon us once again.

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Puerto Vallarta claims fame to boasting world’s longest hanging vehicular bridge

2 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta claims fame to boasting world’s longest hanging vehicular bridge

The Cuale River is one of the Vallarta-area’s principal attractions, a green snake winding its way through the western Sierra Madre mountains before it empties into the sea right in the middle of Puerto Vallarta proper.

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North Banderas Beat – February 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat – February 10, 2018

Food Bank raffle

The John Ozzello Memorial Food Bank gives a huge thank you to Rock Star Sailor (rockstarsailor.com) for their donation of a raffle prize for an unforgettable evening on the bay. 

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North Banderas Beat - January 13, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 13, 2018

Fundraiser

Bring an appetite and a towel so you’ll be prepared to have a great time at the Fun Day at the Pool, Saturday, January 27, 1-6 p.m.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 10, 2018

A first-class success!

Last Sunday’s Fiesta de Arte was exactly that.  Our jardin in the town center was turned into a diverse showcase of color, music, aromas and good vibrations.   

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 27, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 27, 2017

Artist & humanitarian

On Friday, January 12, La Manzanilla residents and visitors were once again treated to another impressive display of new paintings, in both oils and watercolours, by Ajijic native Efren Gonzalez.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 03, 2018

14 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 03, 2018

It’s certainly not hard to tell that we are now in the “high season” in Barra de Navidad and Melaque.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 20, 2018

27 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 20, 2018

While researching the local restaurants and bars offering music in Melaque and Barra, I had a conversation with Dr. Roberto Pimienta Woo, owner of Viva Maria 1910 in Melaque.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 03, 2017

14 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 03, 2017

Recitals

Two evenings of world-class classical music are guaranteed at Incanto Theatre when cellist Donald Moline, accompanied by Jean-Guy Comeau on piano, present recitals on consecutive Saturdays, February 17 and 24.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 20, 2018

27 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 20, 2018

Poker Tour

The Annual PV Poker Tour will be held Saturday, January 20,  Participants are required to make a 150-peso donation to take part in the event which will start at 1 p.m. at Steve’s Sports Bar, before heading to Escondida Sports Bar, The Salty Caesar, Nacho Daddy, All Access &...

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

3 MONTHS 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

5 MONTHS 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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Aeromexico launches new US route

7 MONTHS AGO

Aeromexico this month started its new daily (except Tuesdays) direct service from Guadalajara to San Jose, California in conjunction with Delta Airlines.

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San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

7 MONTHS AGO
San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

San Miguel de Allende has been named the world’s top destination for 2017 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, a publication upscale enough so that even the website feels glossy.

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Alcalde’s second, more casual act refines homey classics

1 MONTHS AGO
Alcalde’s second, more casual act refines homey classics

If you want to taste a fine-dining chef’s homage to his country’s folk cuisine, look no further than Guadalajara’s Trasfonda, brought to the eating public by the creators of Restaurante Alcalde (see review in Reporter, December 23, 2017 ), recently named 36th best restaurant in Lat...

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Charracate: Museum-like setting turned into intimate dining

1 MONTHS AGO
Charracate: Museum-like setting turned into intimate dining

In the most inimitable style, Charracate, the new wine bar next door to Barbara’s Bazaar, is a dining phenomenon of sorts – offering a charcuterie menu.

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Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

14 DAYS AGO
Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

10 MONTHS AGO
Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

It’s not just us humans who are feeling the calor in the days leading up to the start of the rainy season. Our pets almost certainly suffer as much as us – dogs especially.

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News

Cartel turf war blamed for rash of murders in GDL

6 DAYS AGO

Several areas of the the Guadalajara metropolitan area were convulsed by homicides last weekend, many of which were concentrated in El Salto, Tonala and Tlaquepaque, a municipality currently attempting to convince the country’s tourism board to award it “Pueblo Magico” status. ...

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Uber drivers demand improved security after co-worker shot dead

6 DAYS AGO

Eduardo Torres, a  25-year-old Uber driver, was shot dead in Tlajomulco, Monday, his death occurring just moments after co-workers received communications from the man in which he expressed anxiety about the passengers he had picked up in the Puerta de Hierro neighborhood of Zapopan.

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Driver’s license mobile unit returns

6 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco’s traffic department has scheduled a return visit of it mobile driver’s license service, coming to Chapala’s Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia (CCAP, former town hall) on Thursday, February 15.

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New jefe for Chapala traffic department

6 DAYS AGO
New jefe for Chapala traffic department

The Chapala government has put a new man in charge of Tránsito Municipal, the third to take on the post since the traffic police department was established last November.

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Jalisco governor backs marijuana legalization

14 DAYS AGO

During a recent debate in Guadalajara concerning, among other things, the proposed legalization of marijuana in tourist areas around Mexico, Jalisco governor Aristoteles Sandoval stated that  “what’s killing our youth is the [illegal] traffic in drugs, not the consumption of marijua...

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Eco-friendly taxis to hit city streets

14 DAYS AGO
Eco-friendly taxis to hit city streets

A new fleet of taxis being rolled out by the Jalisco state government are being touted as more environmentally sound and cheaper to gas up than their predecessors.

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Mexico’s dismal showing on ‘Rule of Law Index’

14 DAYS AGO

In the recently released 2017-2018 version of the “Rule of Law Index,” Mexico isn’t being spared the rod in regards to its criminal justice system, coming in behind both El Salvador and Iran in the index’s estimation.

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Mexico in talks to allow US air marshals on cross-border flights

14 DAYS AGO

If an agreement is reached between Mexican and U.S. authorities, some commercial flights between the two countries will come complete with stun gun-toting American federal marshals.

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A charming ‘welcome to Mexico’ ceremony

1 MONTHS AGO
A charming ‘welcome to Mexico’ ceremony

Last summer, back in Canada, I began the process of applying for my Residente Temporal status to live in Mexico on a more permanent basis. 

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Dog-centric holiday coming to PV Sunday

3 MONTHS AGO

If you haven’t heard of it, Kukur Tihar is a Hindu holiday which celebrates that miraculous and much fussed over creature known as the dog. 

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Is the smoke clearing? Or is it smoking?

1 MONTHS AGO

Tah-dah! The U.S. tax bill is the law of the land.  Lots of major changes, too many to go over, but I will select just a few income tax items worthy of note to those who live and play outside the United States.That’s Mexico, for us!

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Trump: Jury exoneration of Mexican migrant ‘complete travesty of justice’

2 MONTHS AGO
Trump: Jury exoneration of Mexican migrant ‘complete travesty of justice’

A San Francisco jury which found an illegal immigrant not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Kate Steinle has set off a fresh firestorm of recrimination from archconservatives, including U.S. President Donald Trump, who in 2015 first sensationalized the case of Jose Garcia’s killing of ...

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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

1 MONTHS 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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Business Briefs - July 8, 2017

7 MONTHS AGO

$ doesn’t follow degree

In Mexico, monthly pay for a postgraduate degree employee fell by 10,000 pesos between 2005 and 2016, according to a study by the Salary Observatory of the University Iberoamericano Puebla.

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Obituary - February 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Obituary - February 10, 2018

May Nelson Sutton

May Nelson Sutton passed away Saturday, January 6 in her home in Chapala at the age of 83.

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Obituary - January 26, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - January 26, 2018

Richard Warmowski

Richard Francis Anthony Warmowski, 86, a long-time lakeside resident and celebrated – along with his wife Arlene – for his dedicated volunteer work with the Lake Chapala Society’s Children’s Art program, passed away at home on January 12 after a short illne...

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Canelo, Golovkin to do it all over again

14 DAYS AGO

Guadalajara boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will face off in an eagerly anticipated rematch on May 5.

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Charros fall at semi-final hurdle

27 DAYS AGO
Charros fall at semi-final hurdle

The Charros de Jalisco’s dream of representing Mexico in the Serie de Caribe next month in Zapopan died on a ball park in Navojoa, Sonora on Wednesday night.

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