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Obituaries - May 23, 2020

Obituaries - May 23, 2020

Robert Olaf Soleway

Longtime lakeside resident Robert (Bob) Olaf Soleway died M...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Expat Living

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A Covid Chronicle

A Covid Chronicle

This week I ventured out to cover a Chapala government news happening. It was no...

Arts & Entertainment

May Festival goes digital

21 DAYS AGO
May Festival goes digital

Culture in Jalisco hasn’t closed down because of the health emergency.

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Culture still alive & kicking

28 DAYS AGO
Culture still alive & kicking

While live cultural happenings have been temporarily suspended, there are many ways to enjoy music, dance, theater and art from the comfort of home during the current lockdown.

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‘Living Blood’ fest accents roots of Mexican identity

2 MONTHS AGO
‘Living Blood’ fest accents roots of Mexican identity

Ajijic’s seventh Festival Cultural Sangre Viva celebrates Mexico’s ancestral roots with a program of diverse activities running Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

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‘Cine Music’ show to benefit San Juan Cosala music school

2 MONTHS AGO
‘Cine Music’ show to benefit San Juan Cosala music school

Christy Caldwell’s dream of bringing young Mexican talent onstage with her will be realized on Sunday, March 8 at the Auditorio de la Ribera in Ajijic.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 22, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO

Community cultural events

All events at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, The Antigua Presidencia de Chapala and the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala have been suspended until further notice.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

BRAVO! Theatre

“The Book of Will” continues at BRAVO! Theatre. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s friends, who after his death gathered the pieces of his plays together and put them into folios which were formally printed into his plays.

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At the Movies - March 22 2020

2 MONTHS AGO

The Met Opera streams HD Live free

Every day for the duration of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each ...

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At the Movies - March 14, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO

Honey Boy

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams; and deal with his mental health.

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Columns

Return to Las Águilas: Jalisco’s Stonehenge gets a facelift

14 DAYS AGO
Return to Las Águilas: Jalisco’s Stonehenge gets a facelift

On several occasions I have reported on the tall monoliths which stand guard over the town of Cuautla, Jalisco, located 100 kilometers due west of Lake Chapala. The word Cuautla means “the place where the eagles land,” and the overlooking mountain is called Las Águilas.

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Tejuino: a favorite hot weather drink

21 DAYS AGO
Tejuino: a favorite hot weather drink

Tejuino was not only popular in pre-Hispanic times, but is still a favorite hot-weather drink in Jalisco, Chihuahua and other places. To find out how it’s made, I had only to drive five minutes from my home outside Guadalajara to the nearest tejuino stand, where brewer Osmar Carmona outlined t...

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The spines and sockets show nakedly while wandering the Jalisco highlands in mid May

7 DAYS AGO
The spines and sockets show nakedly while wandering the Jalisco highlands in mid May

The dry season here in Jalisco provides us with two different worlds: sere peaks and dusty upland valleys contrasting with the relatively watered cities and lake shores.

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May is time for scorpion lore; what it’s like to be stung and what to do if it happens to you

21 DAYS AGO
May is time for scorpion lore; what it’s like to be stung and  what to do if it happens to you

In the Jalisco highlands, that alarming visitor the alacran (scorpion) usually shows up indoors in largest numbers during the rainy season and during the breezy months of February and March.

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Pandemic tracking apps pros & cons

7 DAYS AGO

There is good news and there is bad news, and this is not a joke.

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Epidemic requires reliable sources

1 MONTHS AGO

Crooks have created thousands upon thousands of fraudulent web domains related to coronavirus COVID-19 to prey on fearful and vulnerable internet users.

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VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

28 DAYS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...

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OPINION: Will Mexican gov’t prove to be right, pay the price, or get a lucky break?

1 MONTHS AGO

How quickly is the virus actually spreading in Mexico? Due to painfully slow testing, the true number of cases here is almost certainly much higher than official statistics, which over the past week have risen at the non-alarming rate of around 60-70 a day.

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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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A Covid Chronicle

19 HOURS AGO
A Covid Chronicle

This week I ventured out to cover a Chapala government news happening. It was not exactly an earth-shaking event, but there was a sense of urgency to be on hand afterwards for a press gaggle with the mayor to get clarifications on how City Hall will handle the shift to the Covid-19 new normal scheme...

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Save us from the infodemic

7 DAYS AGO
Save us from  the infodemic

Anybody else out there feeling confused and overwhelmed by all the uproar about the Corona virus?

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Small business bailouts, Walmart style

19 HOURS AGO
Small business bailouts, Walmart style

Governments everywhere are pouring money into their economies to cushion the blow from the coronavirus.

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The short, happy life of coronavirus

7 DAYS AGO

It’s May, time to welcome the May fly, and then say goodbye, since it only lives for as short a time as five minutes, while its gestation period is two years.

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Expat Living

Soriana snapshots

28 DAYS AGO
Soriana snapshots

With leisure time no longer at a premium, Soriana supermarkets are offering enticing discounts in their gardening and outdoor section, although you won’t be able to discuss any purchases with your partner, because only one family member at a time may enter the stores.

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AMSOC saw light of day 75 years ago this month

1 MONTHS AGO
AMSOC saw light of day 75 years ago this month

The American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) turns 75 this month.  Celebrations, however, will have to be put on ice, as the community organization is closed due to the coronavirus threat.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

3 MONTHS 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

1 YEAR 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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Weekly Worship - May 23, 2020

19 HOURS AGO

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation is closed until further notice, but now holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

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Outlook unclear for Maestros del Arte fair

19 HOURS AGO
Outlook unclear for Maestros del Arte fair

Feria Maestros del Arte, the artisan fair that has brought Mexico’s top folk art craftsmen and women to Chapala for almost two decades, may not happen this November, organizers say.

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Laguna Chapalac - May 23, 2020

19 HOURS AGO

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at the garden at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation. This week, Rich Clucas presents “Breaking Children Out of the Cycle of Poverty.” It will be available for view Sunday, May 24...

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Laguna Chapalac - April 18, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at Lake Chapala Society. In lieu of a personal presentation, each week the group will highlight a different video of a past presentation.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

Village & Covid-19

Normally at this time in March, the tourists and snowbirds are trickling northward as fundraisers and community events are winding down, ending the high season at a leisurely pace.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

4 MONTHS AGO

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

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North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

La Cruz murals

Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...

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North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

Veg Fest

The second edition of Vegfest Bucerías will be held in the Bucerias centro plaza Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

Bocce Ball Tournament

A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

3 MONTHS 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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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 07, 2020

2 MONTHS AGO

El Salado

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

Chili Cook-off

The eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Parque Parota (in front of Hotel Puerto de Luna and across the street from the Fiesta Americana Hotel).

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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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Coronavirus vs. the flu

2 MONTHS AGO
Coronavirus vs. the flu

Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.

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San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

4 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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Take your taste buds to Istanbul

4 MONTHS 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

5 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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New book explores little-known twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

3 MONTHS AGO
New book explores little-known  twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...

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

11 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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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

1 YEAR 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

Rains, hurricanes on their way

19 HOURS AGO

The 2020 rainy season will start between June 9 and 15, according to predictions made by the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology (IAM).

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Drive-in movies making a comeback!

19 HOURS AGO

The Cinemex chain has announced that it will be screening movies at a drive-in (autocine) set to open in the car park of the Plaza Patria mall on June 1.

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Traffic cops get extra wheels

19 HOURS AGO
Traffic cops get extra wheels

Chapala’s traffic department is revved up for action following the delivery of 12 second-hand motorcycles acquired by the municipal government at no cost through a loan arrangement with the state government’s Administration Secretariat.

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David Truly to talk at Open Circle

7 DAYS AGO

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at the garden at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation.

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Tiger on the loose

19 HOURS AGO
Tiger on the loose

A ten-month-old Benagal tiger that was filmed hot-footing down a Tlaquepaque street last week has been impounded by the Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa).

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Mask wearing etiquette: Doing the ‘Abraham Lincoln’

19 HOURS AGO
Mask wearing etiquette: Doing the ‘Abraham Lincoln’

For everyone living in or visiting the state of Jalisco, wearing a face mask in public looks likely to become a regular part of everyday life – at least for the foreseeable future.

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Medical staff most at risk from Covid-19

19 HOURS AGO

Since the start of the pandemic, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 149 medical personnel in Mexico – 122 of them doctors, according to Jose Luis Alomia, the federal health ministry’s director general of epidemiology.

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No let up in homicide rate

19 HOURS AGO

Violence in Mexico showed no sign of slacking during April, with 3,020 homicides reported throughout the nation – 100 every 24 hours. 

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‘Nayarit is closed,’ governor says

1 MONTHS AGO
‘Nayarit is closed,’ governor says

The governor of Nayarit , Antonio Echeverria, is upset that despite directives to stay at home, “irresponsible” tourists from neighboring Jalisco, and Guadalajara in particular, are heading to the state’s coastal resorts and putting the health of locals at risk.

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Tourist assaults female reporter on Puerto Vallarta beach

1 MONTHS AGO
Tourist assaults female reporter on Puerto Vallarta beach

A female journalist reporting on people sunbathing on a Puerto Vallarta beach this week was assaulted and verbally abused by two English-speaking vacationers who objected to being filmed.

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Stringent self-isolation rules for Canadians returning home – not so much for Americans

1 MONTHS AGO
Stringent self-isolation rules for Canadians returning home – not so much for Americans

The United States and Canada have vastly different approaches to making sure that travelers self-isolate after returning home from time abroad.

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US consul general urges Americans living in region to follow her example and stay at home

1 MONTHS AGO
US consul general urges Americans living in region to follow her example and stay at home

The U.S. consul general in Guadalajara is taking on board guidelines issued by Mexico’s federal government and is working from home during these challenging times.

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 YEARS 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 - May 23, 2020

19 HOURS AGO
Obituaries - May 23, 2020

Robert Olaf Soleway

Longtime lakeside resident Robert (Bob) Olaf Soleway died May 2 at the age of 85.

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Obituary - May 16, 2020

7 DAYS AGO
Obituary - May 16, 2020

Suzanne Forrest

Dr. Suzanne Forrest, a beloved resident of Ajijic, passed away on April 25 at the San Antonio Hospital from complications after a successful surgery to repair her fractured leg.

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When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

19 HOURS AGO
When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

Fed up with watching reruns of famous championship games? Fans might not have to wait too long for live sports to return, reports suggest.

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Mexico, US & Canada in Olympics soccer tourney

2 MONTHS AGO

The 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, to determine which men’s under-23 national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games soccer tournament, will be held in Guadalajara from March 20 to April 1.

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