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Obituary - July 17, 2021

Obituary - July 17, 2021

Michael Molloy

Michael Molloy died peacefully July 8 in his Ajijic home, after a ...

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Daring the Delta strain

Daring the Delta strain

Am I the only one noticing a lot of risky behavior going on in our community the...

Arts & Entertainment

Cabañas offers retrospective of Mexican art on the cusp

20 DAYS AGO
Cabañas offers retrospective of Mexican art on the cusp

For a generation of artists probably at the apex of their careers between 1967 and 1977, Jalisco was a good place to be, if a current exhibition at Instituto Cultural Cabañas is any indication.

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Performing arts specialist is new culture secretary

1 MONTHS AGO
Performing arts specialist is new culture secretary

Lourdes Ariadna González Pérez, Jalisco’s newly appointed secretary of culture, assumed office on June 16.

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‘Soft, passionate’ paintings on view at Ajijic soirée

6 DAYS AGO
‘Soft, passionate’ paintings on view at Ajijic soirée

A meet-the-artist event to peruse the work of an accomplished oil painter whose approach is a little different from a great deal of Lakeside art, is on tap for Saturday, July 24, 4 to 6 p.m., at Casa del Sol Inn in Ajijic.

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Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

3 MONTHS AGO
Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

Besides its links with locales that travel-hungry photographer Larry Orinovsky has visited or called home, perhaps his work’s most outstanding feature is its frequent depiction of beauty in the creations of others, be it carpentry, sculpture, architecture, handicrafts or even a row of colorful...

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Ribera Arts Review - July 17, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 17, 2021

Theater at LLT

Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) presents “Light Sensitive,” written by Jim Geoghan and directed by Dave McIntosh, Friday to Sunday, July 16-18. All performances are at 4 p.m. on The Angel Terrace.

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Ribera Arts Review - July10, 2021

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July10, 2021

Women in art and culture

Aerial dance, contemporary dance, art, music, wine and more will be on tap at the Antigua Presidencia in Chapala for the third and final Mujeres a Través del Arte y la Cultura event, Saturday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

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At the Movies - July 10, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

Space Jam:A New Legacy

NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this sequel.

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At the Movies - July 03, 2021

20 DAYS AGO

Black Widow

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

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Columns

The Pihuamo River caves: bottomless pits & vampire bats

20 DAYS AGO
The Pihuamo River caves:  bottomless pits & vampire bats

The town of Pihuamo, Jalisco, is located 150 kilometers south of Guadalajara. “Somewhere near Pihuamo there’s an iron mine,” we had been told, “and along the road to that iron mine there is a bottomless pit.”

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Stumbling on a Garden of Eden

27 DAYS AGO
Stumbling on a Garden of Eden

Although the ex-Hacienda de San Antonio is hidden away at the bottom of a huge canyon located just northeast of the town of Tequila, you might have a hard time finding a single Tequileño who has ever heard of it.

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Mexico’s renewal: la temporada seca is a time of bare-bone revelation and spring promise

1 MONTHS AGO
Mexico’s renewal: la temporada seca is a time of bare-bone  revelation and spring promise

The stiff-backed mountains surrounding Guadalajara have long ago turned southern California tan — since December the humpback flanks have been shedding green, turning brown.

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Ushering in Mexico’s hot spring: Tia Tepache and the jacarandas

4 MONTHS AGO
Ushering in Mexico’s hot spring: Tia Tepache and the jacarandas

March is a time when trees full of lavender and blue explode along many avenues of Guadalajara and stain certain rural roadsides like the magical blood of ancient Nahua gods.

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The dark web & stolen data

3 MONTHS AGO

My friend Sally received an urgent message from her free email provider, Google Gmail, saying she needed to immediately change her password.

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COMPUTER CORNER: Fighting Google’s changes in URL protocols

4 MONTHS AGO

Internet users have a really hard time understanding URLs. Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the protocol used to specify addresses on the internet. Typically a URL begins with “https://www” and includes a domain name such as “google.com” then can continue for dozens, hundred...

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Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

6 MONTHS AGO
Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

With insurrection in Washington D.C. and Covid-19 vaccinations lagging around the world, only a fervent optimist can cherish January hopes that 2021 will be a year of golden good fortune.

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Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

9 MONTHS AGO
Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and no-nonsense way in which he has handled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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

5 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

5 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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Daring the Delta strain

6 DAYS AGO
Daring the Delta strain

Am I the only one noticing a lot of risky behavior going on in our community these days? Last I heard, the coronavirus pandemic is not only still with us, but now surging in a new wave with the virulent Delta strain.

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Damning in the dark

20 DAYS AGO
Damning in the dark

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, the age old adage says. And so it was while I was furiously cranking out copy as this week’s Reporter deadline loomed just hours away.

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An entire Mexican island is missing

13 DAYS AGO

We have lost an island. A pretty big one at 80 square kilometers.

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When you are just too alluring

27 DAYS AGO

In Ajijic’s new position of honor, promotion of its benefits, charms and amenities has resulted in what could become an uncontrolled population surge from North America and beyond.

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Expat Living

Briefly - July, 10 2021

13 DAYS AGO

Tragic cycle ride

A young female cyclist who was wearing headphones died when she was struck by a light train at the intersection of Lazaro Cardenas and Colon in Guadalajara.

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

4 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

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

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Reporter marks seven years

Founder and publisher of the Colony Reporter, Bob Thurston, writes in his Potpourri column: With last week’s issue of the Reporter we finis...

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City Living - January 25, 2020

1 YEAR 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

2 YEARS 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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St. Andrew’s stained-glass windows explained

6 DAYS AGO
St. Andrew’s stained-glass windows explained

The newly installed stained- glass windows at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar came about thanks to the generosity and hard work of several members of the congregation.

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Weekly Worship - July 17, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

Unitarians

The Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is now offering in-person services at the fellowship hall located on the carretera at Hidalgo 261, Riberas del Pilar. 

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Laguna Chapalac - July 17, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Ricardo Fletes Corona presents “Street Children – Populations, Experiences and Reflections” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - July 10, 2021

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - July 10, 2021

All for the Lake!

The Grupo de los 33 invites everyone to join together, at the same time for one cause, to clean and heal the energy of Lake Chapala, Saturday, July 10, 3:33 p.m.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 27, 2021

3 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 27, 2021

As my last official article for this 2020/2021 season, I want to thank my readers, and the publishers, for allowing me to use my voice to support the area I love and am proud to call home.

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North Banderas Beat - March 13, 2021

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 13, 2021

Wellbeing

Typically, this is the time of year when folks get crazed about getting beach body fit. For me, it’s about checking in on how I’m feeling.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 27, 2021

3 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

Officials in Jalisco and Puerto Vallarta, in the face of Covid-19, are hoping for a little-quieter-than-normal Semana Santa, but that doesn’t mean Tapatios will resist the lure of the beaches of the Bay of Banderas.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

5 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

Races

To celebrate the Día de Amor y Amistad (Valentine’s Day), two races, sponsored by the Municipal Sports Advisory Committee (Comude), will be held on Sunday, February 14 along two areas: the Malecon and the Rio Pitillal linear parkway.

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

9 MONTHS AGO
Days of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.

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When to tip – and not to tip

3 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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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

9 MONTHS AGO

The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.

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Masocta-PV highway not totally safe, US says

9 MONTHS AGO

Despite the recent renovations to the Highway 554 linking the Jalisco town of Mascota with Puerto Vallarta (reported in last week’s edition), the U.S. State Department believes the road is far from safe for travel.

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Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic, elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

4 MONTHS AGO
Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic,  elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a message from God — seriously — delivered to me in the middle of my morning sun, reading and coffee ritual, which never fails to turn my mind to higher things.

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Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic, elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

4 MONTHS AGO

“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a message from God — seriously — delivered to me in the middle of my morning sun, reading and coffee ritual, which never fails to turn my mind to higher things.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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

Air quality dips in 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Air quality dips in 2021

Air quality in the Guadalajara metropolitan area improved in 2020, largely due to the drop in activities caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but has deteriorated this year, monitoring data indicates.

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Close-to-the-edge street theater

13 DAYS AGO
Close-to-the-edge street theater

Dozens of relatives of missing persons from 17 Mexican states descended on Guadalajara’s historic center this week for the second “Busqueda Nacional” (National Search).

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Vax campaigns continue; Alfaro advocates shots for young adults in tourist hotspots

6 DAYS AGO

The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination campaigns in the lakeshore region continued this week, with first dose inoculations made available to persons 30 and older,

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Villagers unite to rescue Ajijic chapel

6 DAYS AGO
Villagers unite to rescue Ajijic chapel

Ajijic’s Capiila del Rosario situated at the northwest corner of the plaza is a local landmark and an important point of reference for generations of the religious faithful. Today, the 18th-century stone structure is in bad shape, closed down almost two years ago until extensive repairs are do...

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Is disputed Jalisco dam in last-chance saloon?

13 DAYS AGO
Is disputed Jalisco dam in last-chance saloon?

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro says the ball is now firmly in the court of the federal government regarding the future of the stalled Zapotillo Dam on the Verde River in the Los Altos region of Jalisco.

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Investigators face charges of abuse

20 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco Special Prosecutors Office for Human Rights (FEDH) has presented sufficient evidence for charges to be brought against five state investigators accused of physical, psychological and sexual abuse against a woman they arrested in October, 2018, in the municipality of Chapala.

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Women more likely to have vax reaction

6 DAYS AGO

According to Mexico’s Ministry of Health, there have been 24,074 adverse reactions reported out of more than 35 million Covid vaccine doses administered in the past six months.

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In-person classes not obligatory, president says

7 DAYS AGO

Children will not be forced back to in-person classes when the new academic year starts at the end of August, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday.

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Would-be dam and pipeline generate local unease

1 MONTHS AGO
Would-be dam and pipeline generate local unease

Just over two years ago, alarm bells rang when all of a sudden, residents on and near Los Horcones River, south of Puerto Vallarta, saw a dozen or so workers and earth-moving equipment, and then heard dynamite blasts.

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Isla Cuale, nearing 95, gets a facelift

3 MONTHS AGO
Isla Cuale, nearing 95, gets a facelift

It is literally an oasis in the middle of the busy city of Puerto Vallarta, the sparkling gem of a tourist town hugging the Bay of Banderas, from the Marina district marking the northern border, curving and stretching south to Conchas Chinas and beyond to the road to Mismaloya.

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Mexicans head to Florida to search for survivors in collapsed building

20 DAYS AGO

Two Mexican rescue teams have flown to Surfside, Florida to assist in the effort to locate survivors after the collapse of an apartment building last week. 

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Chile raises Chinese vaccine concerns

3 MONTHS AGO

Doubts are being raised in Chile over the effectiveness of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, which has already been applied to half of that nation’s adult population, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

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The British Council marks a milestone

3 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

3 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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Obituary - July 17, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 17, 2021

Michael Molloy

Michael Molloy died peacefully July 8 in his Ajijic home, after a courageous battle with a malignant brain tumor.

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Obituary - July 03, 2021

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 03, 2021

Donald Lott

Donald (Don) Lott, a noted musician and “super-salesman,” died after suffering a heart attack on June 16. He was 83.

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Mariachis continue winning run; Japanese pitcher a fan favorite

27 DAYS AGO
Mariachis continue winning run; Japanese pitcher a fan favorite

Mexican Baseball League (LMB) newcomers, the Mariachis de Guadalajara, go marching on. 

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Farewell to boxing superstar

1 MONTHS AGO

At the age of 58, Mexican boxing great Julio César Chávez will step in to the ring – probably for the last time – Saturday, June 19, for an exhibition fight at Guadalajara’s Estadio Jalisco. 

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