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Obituary - June 24, 2017

Obituary - June 24, 2017

David “Dash” Charles Hammer, 66, passed away, June 14, of complicati...

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Entertainment Guide - June 24, 2017

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Entertainment Guide - June 24, 2017

Monday music

Concerts are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city.  June 26: Two giants of jazz guitar present an homage to the past greats of jazz guitar whose pioneering efforts inspired them as young musicians. Larry Carlton and John Scof...

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Entertainment Guide - June 17, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - June 17, 2017

Monday music

Classical concerts are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city.   June 19: Interpreting selections from the classical canon (exact program TBD) are violinist Alvaro Larez and pianist Manuel Delaflor.  June 26: Two giants of...

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Stepping out this weekend

1 MONTHS AGO

Friday, May 12

Pianist Roberto Ortiz plays at La Mision in West Ajijic, 6:30 p.m.; Jimmy Barto and Paco Casas play Manix, 7-9 p.m.;

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LLT to stage creative US-Mexican historical drama enacted by American School students

1 MONTHS AGO
LLT to stage creative US-Mexican historical drama enacted by American School students

The American School in Guadalajara has teamed up with the Lakeside Little Theatre to bring “Lincoln and Mexico: The Untold Story” to Lakeside, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. 

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Ribera Arts Review - June 24, 2017

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Ribera Arts Review - June 24, 2017

Naked Stage

The cast of The Naked Stage production of “Other People’s Money,” (L-R) Director Patricia Guy, Meredith Miller, Susan Quiriconi, Johan Dirkes, Don Beaudreault and Chris L’Ecluse are all set for their debut Friday-Sunday, June 23-25. Written by Alvin Sargent, the ...

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Ribera Arts Review - June 17, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 17, 2017

"Chivito al Precipicio"

Isidro Xilonzóchitl (Xilotl) from San Juan Cosalá at the June 10 opening of his exhibit of paintings and sculptures at Chapala’s Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia. The showing at the ground floor gallery continues through July 15. The title “Chi...

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At the Movies - June 24, 2017

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Patriots Day

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon and the aftermath, which includes the citywide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.  Director: Peter Berg. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and Michelle Monaghan. Rated: R. Time: 2:13. 

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At the Movies - June 17, 2017

6 DAYS AGO

Baywatch

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.  Director: Seth Gordon. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario. Rated: R. Time: 1:56.

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Columns

Chorlitos in peril: nature photographers come to the rescue of the snowy plover

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Chorlitos in peril: nature photographers  come to the rescue of the snowy plover

To call someone a cabeza de chorlito in Spanish is equivalent to calling that person a birdbrain in English. But how did the poor little chorlito (plover) end up with a reputation for not being the sharpest needle on the cactus? Yesterday I found out.

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Turning biomass into gas shows potential of Mexico’s agricultural waste products

6 DAYS AGO
Turning biomass into gas shows potential of Mexico’s agricultural waste products

“Bioethanol is coming to Mexico,” said energy researcher Dr. Arturo Sánchez. “Within a few months, you’ll find it at every gasolinera.”

For the moment, this plant-based fuel is mainly coming from the United States, where 30 percent of its corn production is now ...

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Trying for a clean bill of health: The surprising results of seeking and following good advice

13 DAYS AGO

(This column was first published June 13, 1987.)

Despite a long list of bad, reckless and downright dumb habits — including a general reluctance to go see a doctor — I’ve just had the happy experience of returning from the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, with a clean bill of...

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Dry season’s final days: As progress topples nature, bits of mountain wilderness come down to visit us in the night

20 DAYS AGO

(This is a rerun of a column first published June 10, 1989.)

The swan song of nature’s once-awesome predominance in our lives seems to grow fainter each day. Life drains from Lake Chapala before our eyes as condominiums push up the slopes above our heads, stripping all that’s living fro...

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Dots & caps: Playing around with address, account names

1 MONTHS AGO

In last week’s tirade I inveighed against the use of those dots that are used to obscure passwords when entered on the computer. 

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Passwords: Count the dots?

2 MONTHS AGO

Something that I have always considered to be an example of bad design and bad philosophy is the use of those stupid dots and asterisks used to populate password fields so that nobody can see what has been typed. 

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

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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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VIEWPOINT: Trump’s u-turn – not a bad thing?

1 MONTHS AGO

Should we be grateful that President Donald Trump had an “epiphany” and decided to change his mind about pulling the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? 

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

11 MONTHS 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

11 MONTHS 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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Libertad de Expresión

6 DAYS AGO
Libertad de Expresión

Freedom of Expression is a fundamental right in Mexico, guaranteed under articles 6 and 7 of the country’s constitution. In 1951, President Miguel Alemán designated June 7 as the date for commemorating La Libertad de Expresión.

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Chapala government ‘rests’ workers to overcome cash crunch

13 DAYS AGO
Chapala government ‘rests’ workers to overcome cash crunch

Strapped for cash to pay off mounting bills to suppliers, the Chapala municipal government is taking dire steps to save money by pressuring low level personnel to accept temporary layoffs without pay. 

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Water-Fly Eggs: Breakfast of Champions

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Water-Fly Eggs: Breakfast of Champions

Mexicans eat bugs. And so should gringos. “Consume more insects” is a directive from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to the whole world, reminding us that there are more than 1,900 edible insect species on Earth, hundreds already part of the diet of some two billion people in ...

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Airline Fight Club

13 DAYS AGO
Airline Fight Club

Most gringos here at lakeside have connections north of the border – family, friends, doctors, psycho house-renters. So, for most of us, there’s always a dreaded plane ride in the offing. 

This past May produced an unusually high number of in-flight rages among passengers worldwide...

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Expat Living

Democrats in Guadalajara

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The recently formed Guadalajara chapter of Democrats Abroad is holding elections for officers, June 27-30. If you are interested in joining and voting in the election you can become a member of Democrats Abroad by going to DemocratsAbroad.org and signup. If you do so before June 29 you can participa...

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Two American School grads set themselves apart

6 DAYS AGO
Two American School grads set themselves apart

Like any high school seniors in June, those from the American School of Guadalajara are atwitter these day with graduation festivities, none more so than Natalia Velasco and Mauricio Moel, the school’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

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City Living - March 4, 2017

3 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

4 MONTHS 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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Choosing to live car-free at Lakeside

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Choosing to live car-free at Lakeside

Clearly, traffic is a growing problem at Lakeside, especially as more and more expats choose to call Lakeside their home. Some will choose to use cars as their main mode of transportation; others will opt to ditch their cars and find other ways to get around. Those who choose the car-free route rece...

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Chapala area Canadians celebrate

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Chapala area Canadians celebrate

Candians living on the north shore of Lake Chapala will host a special 150th anniversary celebration, Saturday, July 1, at La Casa del Musico in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Sponsored collectively by the Canadian Club of Lake Chapala and the Chapala Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the party will be ...

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Laguna Chapalac - June 24, 2017

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Laguna Chapalac - June 24, 2017

Lakeside Garden Guild

A delightful garden party was enjoyed by Lakeside Garden Guild members at their June meeting on the estate of Janet Capetillo of Guadalajara. Capetillo shared how magnolia leaves can enhance floral arrangements, giving members fresh ideas for their entries in the Guild&...

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Laguna Chapalac - June 17, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 17, 2017

LCS picnic

The second annual Lake Chapala Society Picnic and Beer Fest is slated for Saturday, June 17, 2-6 p.m. 

Music will be by the Ajijic Jamm Band. Various microbreweries, including Fortuna, Corazon Malta and Naipe, will offer their most recent brews for sale. The menu features hamburg...

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Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Pride Festival enjoys support of progressive-minded city government

1 MONTHS AGO
Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Pride Festival enjoys support of progressive-minded city government

The fifth annual gay pride festival in Puerto Vallarta will take place the week of May 21-28.  Seven days of revelry blast off Sunday, May 21 with the welcoming party at Mantamar Beach Club. 

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Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

2 MONTHS AGO
Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Puerto Vallarta’s only youth-based jazz orchestra, returns to the Jazz Foundation on Sunday, May 7, 7 p.m. for the third presentation of its First-Sunday-of-the-Month concert series. 

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North Banderas Beat - March 25, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 25, 2017

A neighbor in need

Claudia Reyes, a young mother and daughter of local drummer Julio Reyes, has been fighting cancer for over a year. She is now in need of a bone marrow transplant. 

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North Banderas Beat – March 11, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat – March 11, 2017

Animal Shelter

The no-kill cat shelter, Paraiso Felino, is inviting everyone to come and help them celebrate their 10th anniversary.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 18, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 18, 2017

Best Little Coffee Café

Tucked into a little corner shop of the Grand Caymen Hotel, located on Lazaro Cardenas, the main street coming into La Manzanilla, Café du Calcetin brews up the best cup of joe you can get on the Costa Allegra.  

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 4, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 4, 2017

‘Sylvia’

Bare Bones Readers Theatre’s premier of “Sylvia,” a two-act play written by A. R. Gruny and directed by La Manzanilla’s own Arleen Pace, was, in my opinion, the best night of entertainment held this season.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 25, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 25, 2017

On our way home

By the time you read this column, we will be on the long trek back to our home in Canada. It’s a bittersweet time to be sure. We drive here in October from our cottage north of Toronto, Ontario. So many people are curious about the journey that we thought we would tell you abo...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 11, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 11, 2017

When in Rome … Mexico

In his book “The Brain Power Workout,” author Joel Levy states that learning new tasks, such as discovering a new language, is one of the best ways to stimulate brain power.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

Politically Active

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. on the upstairs terrace at No Way José! Restaurant in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Febrero 260. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

3 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

Politically Active

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. on the upstairs terrace at No Way José! Restaurant in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Febrero 260. 

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Mexican Lifestyles

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

-1 DAYS AGO
Looking Back: A review of June news from the last 50 years

1967

Golf course on track

As the new golf course of the Country Club de Chapala nears completion, golfers and vacationers from the Guadalajara area are visiting San Nicolas de Ibarra in increasing numbers. Although the new road will not be completed until late June, the road from Chapala is servic...

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

1 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of May news from the last 50 years

1967

Reporter makes the Congressional Record

From Editor Bob Thurston’s Potpourri column:  The REPORTER finally made it into the U.S. Congressional Record. Between a poem by a Vietnam serviceman and an appropriations bill is the Potpourri column of April 22, 1967, in which our friend, P...

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Surf’s up in Michoacán

1 YEAR AGO
Surf’s up in Michoacán

In the depths of New York’s bitterly cold winter, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon: two friends would be available for a two-week surf trip in May. 

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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

2 YEARS AGO
A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

It’s a glorious feeling as you swim into the beautiful secluded beach of the Marieta Islands (Islas Marietas). As you pass under a rocky arch in the island there is a moment when the tide turns in your favor and washes you gently towards the sandy shoreline. It is as if the island has deemed y...

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Casa Luna in Tlaquepaque: Feast for the eyes, with good leftovers for the tongue

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Casa Luna in Tlaquepaque: Feast for the  eyes, with good leftovers for the tongue

Nothing fogs up the windscreen of the critical faculties like having within arm’s reach an eight-foot-tall tree (fake, but made of real wood) jutting up from the center of your table, decorated all over with small plastic bottles of Patron tequila.    

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Samadhi Café: Haven for the beer-obsessed teutonophile

6 DAYS AGO
Samadhi Café: Haven for the  beer-obsessed teutonophile

When your first opportunity to eat currywurst is inside a massive, drafty suburban shopping mall in Guadalajara, Mexico, you may find yourself meditating upon the un-predictable ways the strands of our complex human universe are interwoven. Also, reflections on the au courant issue of cultural appro...

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The remarkable story of British artist who found fame in Mexico but not at home

2 MONTHS AGO
The remarkable story of British artist who found fame in Mexico but not at home

A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the British artist who made a name for herself in Mexico rather than in her own country, hit the real and virtual shelves last week.

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Investigative labor of love honors lives of 28 migrants who perished in California plane wreck

3 MONTHS AGO
Investigative labor of love honors lives of 28  migrants who perished in California plane wreck

In his documentary novel, “All They Will Call You,” Mexican-American author Tim Z. Hernandez tells the tragic story of a 1948 plane crash in California that killed 28 migrant workers being deported to Mexico. One victim was from Jocotepec.

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

2 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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Hot season eating tips

2 MONTHS AGO
Hot season eating tips

There’s a less welcome aspect of spring that sneaks in with Jalisco’s sunshine and heat.

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News

Low female turnout for naked ride

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Low female turnout for naked ride

The Wolrd Naked Bike Ride attracted 800 participants last Saturday in Guadalajara. Due to instances of harassment by dressed photogrphers, the number of female participants dropped significantly from the 2016 ride.

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Goethe Institute returns to Guadalajara

-1 DAYS AGO

Goethe Institute Mexiko, the Mexican branch of an organization funded by the German government for the promotion and dissemination of general German-ness around the world, will re-open its Guadalajara branch after a near decade-long absence.  

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Ajijic sports complex open for action

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Ajijic  sports complex open for action

After completion of the first major public works project for Ajijic under the current administration, Chapala government officials gathered Sunday, June 18, to inaugurate the new Unidad Deportiva (sports complex) located on the east end of town just off the Camino Real running through La Floresta.&n...

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Governor celebrates Prepa Grads

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Governor celebrates Prepa Grads

Jalisco Governor Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz made a special guest appearance in Ajijic on Friday, June 16, stepping in as padrino (godfather) for the 2017 graduating class at the Preparatoria Regional de Chapala. Addressing the 180 young scholars during the ceremony at the Auditorio de...

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... And justice for none

-1 DAYS AGO

One out of every five tapatios has been a victim of crime in the last year, according to a recent study. In addition, a national survey on public security found that only one out of 1,300 criminal cases are resolved in favor of the victims of crime in this state.

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Meet the woman fighting for women’s rights in Jalisco

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Meet the woman fighting for women’s rights in Jalisco

According to the National Citizen Femicide Observatory, at least seven women are killed each day in Mexico — a shocking statistic that María Guadalupe Ramos Ponce is determined to change.

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Wipe up with Trump

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Wipe up  with Trump

A brand of toilet paper called “Trump” is set to go on sale soon, with the profits earmarked to help migrants and deportees.

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Amigos in need are amigos indeed

6 DAYS AGO
Amigos in need  are amigos indeed

The prospect that U.S. President Donald Trump could scrap the North-American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the endless talk about a 2,000-mile border wall, the arrest and deportation of Mexican immigrants back to their home country… The US-Mexican saga can be pretty confusing, but one thing i...

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Nayarit gets new convention center

-1 DAYS AGO

A new convention center, able to comfortably hold 2,400 people, is open for business in Nuevo Vallarta. 

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PV Mango Festival

-1 DAYS AGO

Mango, that ever-popular oblong fruit, is at the center of an eponymous festival taking place in Plaza Lazaro Cardenas,  in the Los Muerto neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, Saturday, July 1, 4-9 p.m.  

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Canadian’s celebrate 150 years of confederation

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Canadian’s celebrate 150 years of confederation

Saturday, July 1, Canada celebrates Its 150th anniversary of Confederation and promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150.

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Mexican charities and IRS tax deductible contributions

1 MONTHS AGO

Sometime back I noticed interesting language in the U.S-Mexico tax treaty. 

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Investors go crazy for Cuervo

4 MONTHS AGO

The initial public offering for tequila producer Jose Cuervo on the Mexican Stock Exchange this week was at least four times oversubscribed, according to reports in several business journals.

Bloomberg reported that Jose Cuervo sold about US$790 million of shares in Mexico’s biggest equity of...

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Boost in demand for travel to Mexico offers business growth opportunity for airline industry

4 MONTHS AGO
Boost in demand for travel to Mexico offers business growth opportunity for airline industry

According to the Mexican Tourism Board, this country’s global air connectivity is growing at a record pace, with airlines around the world adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes, and upgrading to the latest aircraft models with larger capacities to meet the demand for travel ...

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Obituary - June 24, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituary - June 24, 2017

David “Dash” Charles Hammer, 66, passed away, June 14, of complications from a stroke. He was born in 1950 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the first son of Gilmore and Neva (Eckmann) Hammer. The family moved around Minnesota and South Dakota and finally settled in the small town of Oliv...

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Obituary - June 3, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - June 3, 2017

Robert George Sorensen, father, teacher, friend and, until recently, director of studies at Vancouver Language Centre in Guadalajara, died in Texas, May 25, of liver and kidney failure.

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Motor racing back with a bang

13 DAYS AGO
Motor racing back with a bang

An enthusiastic record crowd turned out to welcome motor racing back to the Guadalajara region Sunday after an absence of six years.

Stands at the Autódromo Bernardo Obregón in Cajititlan were packed to the rafters with 15,000 fans for the fourth round of the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series...

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Chapala tennis academy to host national tournament

20 DAYS AGO
Chapala tennis academy to host national tournament

Junior tennis players will be bouncing in from all corners of Mexico to compete in a national tournament June 15 through 19 at Chapala’s Cristiania Park. 

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