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Puerto Vallarta’s crocodile hit squad

Puerto Vallarta’s crocodile hit squad

Three crocodiles have been killed by vigilantes in recent weeks in Puerto Vallar...

Obituary- October 13, 2018

Obituary- October 13, 2018

Madge Loewen

Madge Loewen died surrounded by friends on Friday, September 21, a...

Expat Living

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Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - October 13, 2018

Folk dance

The Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, one of the country’s premier folk dance troupes, presents a short fall season.

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Pink Floyd legend comes to town

9 DAYS AGO

Tickets are already selling fast for two scheduled performances by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters at the VFG Arena on Tuesday, December 4, and Wednesday, December 5.

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LLT’s ‘Proof’ bursting with compassion, humanity

2 DAYS AGO
LLT’s ‘Proof’ bursting with compassion, humanity

Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) presents “Proof” by David Auburn and directed by Randy Warren, October 19-28.

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Nascent community orchestra takes shape

9 DAYS AGO

The Lake Chapala area is about to witness the birth of its own orchestra. Spearheaded by several expat musicians, the organization will be known as the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra. Its mission will include serving the local communities as a performing arts ensemble and as a vehicle for educatio...

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Ribera Arts Review - October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 13, 2018

Theater

Potter Productions presents “Spoon River Anthology” at the Spotlight Club, Friday to Sunday, October 12-14, 4 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 13, 2018

Theater

Potter Productions presents “Spoon River Anthology” at the Spotlight Club, Friday to Sunday, October 12-14, 4 p.m.

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At the Movies - October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO

Goosebumps 2

Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life.

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At the Movies - September 29, 2018

16 DAYS AGO

A Simple Favor

A woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend. Director: Paul Feig. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry golding. Rated: R. Time: 1:57.

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Columns

Famed painter’s treasure trove of art

2 DAYS AGO
Famed painter’s treasure trove of art

The home of Jorge Martínez – the founder of the University of Guadalajara Art School – is right in the heart of downtown, but the moment we stepped inside, we left the noise of the city behind and found ourselves in an amazing wonderland where every wall and corner was filled with...

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Plein-air painter takes to the water

16 DAYS AGO
Plein-air painter takes to the water

Most of us probably know that the Spanish word agua means water. But when someone shouts out “Aguas!,” they are telling you to “watch out,” warning you of some pending danger or inconvenience.

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Spanish, mental black holes, planting milpas, heat & other local adventures

2 MONTHS AGO

This column was first published June 21, 1997.

Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.

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Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

5 MONTHS AGO
Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

This column was first published in the April 9, 1988 edition of this newspaper.

Just behind the high ochre ridge that slices the northern horizon at the west end of Lake Chapala lie two small villages, the remnants of a once vast hacienda.

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The cookie conundrum

1 MONTHS AGO

Cookies are among the least understood aspects of computer technology. 

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Solid state drives: They do fail!

2 MONTHS AGO

Many new laptop computers are now being sold with Solid State Drives (SSD) in place of the traditional mechanical drives with motor and spinning disks.

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VIEWPOINT: AMLO & the ‘fifi’ press

16 DAYS AGO
VIEWPOINT: AMLO & the ‘fifi’ press

He’s still two months away from his inauguration but Mexico’s quick-tempered president-elect has already been letting off some “Trump-like” steam regarding his feelings towards the media.

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President gives himself high grade as term winds down

1 MONTHS AGO
President gives himself high grade as term winds down

Violence, corruption, reform?  Over the ensuing years, historians may be divided as to which word best characterizes the six-year presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, which comes to a conclusion in less than three months’ time.

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

2 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

2 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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The pitfalls of social media

2 DAYS AGO
The pitfalls  of social media

“I saw on Facebook that the Attorney General of the state of Jalisco has been shot at the Hotel Perico.”

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Our Lady of the boom-booms

9 DAYS AGO
Our Lady of the boom-booms

She’s a lovely lady who creates quite a ruckus, like it or not.

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Take two aspirins...

9 DAYS AGO
Take two aspirins...

People at Lakeside are always talking about their physical complaints. But sometimes, if you hear somebody talking about soft tissue manipulation, lumbo-sacral massage, belly lifts, hormone therapy ... they’re just talking dirty.

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Nine things you may not know about good manners in Mexico

1 MONTH AGO
Nine things you may not know about good manners in Mexico

Everything in Mexican mores and customs is about respect.

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Expat Living

Briefly - October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO

Book Club

The English Book Club in Guadalajara meets at the American Society (Amsoc) Thursday, October 18, 10 a.m. when the tome “The End of, Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light” by Paul Godard will be discussed.

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Pastor-musician undertakes ‘Messiah’ presentation

9 DAYS AGO
Pastor-musician undertakes ‘Messiah’ presentation

Longtime Guadalajara-area resident Paul Fisher, newly at the helm of a small, English-speaking congregation, English Fellowship, has set his sights on an ambitious choral performance for early December, which will take advantage of some of his own talents and those of the choir of his flock’s ...

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City Living - March 4, 2017

1 YEAR 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 - October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - October 13, 2018

Abundant Life Church

Visit this Sunday, October 14. Abundand Life Church’s new youth pastor, Jesús Garcia, will be speaking of the great care that God has for us. 

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Weekly Worship - October 6, 2018

9 DAYS AGO

Hu Chant

Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding. 

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Laguna Chapalac - Octubre 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - Octubre 13, 2018

Open Circle

Kathleen Durham will present “Eleanor Roosevelt, One Shrewd Lady“ at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 14, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - Octubre 6, 2018

9 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - Octubre 6, 2018

British Society

The Lakeside British Society holds its monthly luncheon Saturday, October 6, 12:45 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

3 MONTHS AGO

Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.

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Mango Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO

The second-annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival is coming to the city’s lovely Lazaro Cardenas Park, Saturday, July 7, an event sure to gladden the hearts of those who can’t live without the sticky sweet fruit.

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North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

Pet Picnic

The annual Bucerias Pet Picnic was held recently at the Abuelos de Bucerias Tercera Edad senior center.

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North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2018

7 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2018

Working vacation

You are coming to Bucerias, one of the most popular beach resort towns in the state of Nayarit, to do some upkeep on your family’s rental property. A week should be long enough to get the work done.

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La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

Semana Santa

Every condo, casita, hotel room and campsite was filled with families, music and fun. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 24, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 24, 2018

Cisco’s Amigo’s success

Success cannot adequately describe the outstanding accomplishment of the recent clinic held here in La Manzanilla.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

Window closing, not door

It’s the beginning of April and many who have joined the community to escape all or part of the northern climes are planning their travels home.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 17, 2018

7 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 17, 2018

Celebrating Easter

Mexican Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, March 25 and end on Saturday, April 7.

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New species of turtle discovered in Puerto Vallarta

4 MONTHS AGO

The Jalisco coast, already kind of a big deal in the world of turtle enthusiasts, has recently gifted a new species of shelled reptile to an excitable science community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

6 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

Cookoff update

The 6th Annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Jay Sadler Project, raised 101,000 pesos, thanks to the many participants:

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

11 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

1 YEAR 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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Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

4 MONTHS AGO
Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

Those keen to travel through Mexico’s glorious Copper Canyon in luxurious grandeur are now getting the opportunity thanks to the May 17 launch of the Chepe Express, a premium tourism concept that compliments the popular – but more modest – train ride, Ferromex’s Ferrocarril C...

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An Oaxaca food odyssey

5 MONTHS AGO
An Oaxaca food odyssey

If you read last week’s account of several days spent in Oaxaca City exposed to what a San Francisco-trained chef – Julio Aguilera of Oaxaca-cathedral-adjacent El Destilado – likes to sink his teeth into on the city’s wide spectrum of gustatory options, plus an account of his...

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Xolo—exotic tastes from South America

2 DAYS AGO
Xolo—exotic tastes from South America

Xolo, Ajijic’s new Latin American restaurant, is pronounced something like Scholo. If you can’t pronounce it, you may never be asked to find it.

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Purple garlic gets a restaurant all of its own

16 DAYS AGO
Purple garlic gets  a restaurant all of its own

A true Italian pizzeria is pretty much all about pizzas. Standards and specialty pizzas. And, of course, pizzas made to order.

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The US & Mexico: inextricably intertwined

1 MONTHS AGO

‘Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together’ by Andrew Selee.  New York: Public Affairs, 2018.

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Hogan

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Lake Chapala's Birds

7 MONTHS AGO
Lake Chapala's Birds

A recent photograph published in this newspaper of some 20 young students holding up this pamphlet, Aves del Lago de Chapala, at the reopening of the Alexander Humboldt bird watching trail in San Antonio Tlayacapan made us look into where the young ladies found their birding literature.

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Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

8 MONTHS 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

1 YEAR 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

Two million faithful souls to escort beloved Virgin ‘back home’

9 DAYS AGO
Two million faithful souls to escort beloved Virgin ‘back home’

In Guadalajara, the memory of the famous Italian navigator is dismissed without sympathy, as all eyes turn to a venerated 400-year-old religious statue, whose mere presence on the streets will draw some one million spectators.

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Women’s pro-choice rally draws hundreds of university students

9 DAYS AGO
Women’s pro-choice rally draws hundreds of university students

For many people, the drama surrounding the nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has more to do with the continuity of the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling than an alleged case of sexual abuse 35 years ago. However, in Mexico, and Jalisco especially, the str...

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Race supports breast cancer survivors

2 DAYS AGO
Race supports breast cancer survivors

Sign up for the second annual five-kilometer Catrina Run to help support therapy treatments for breast cancer survivors.

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Local tax prep guy works to clear up misconceptions

2 DAYS AGO
Local tax prep guy works to clear up misconceptions

It may be October (and not April), but Patrick Oden is still busy preparing and sending off forms to the IRS for U.S. clients at his Chapala office. In a phone conversation, Oden said he had just filed a return for a client with a hefty income and tax obligations.

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Three Mexicans escape hangman in Malaysia

16 DAYS AGO

According to straitstimes.com, three Mexican brothers, who were set to be hanged for drug trafficking crimes have been pardoned by Malaysia’a Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor.

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I got it wrong on drugs, ex-president declares

16 DAYS AGO

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo has admitted that he pursued the “wrong policy” toward drugs during his 1994-2000 period in office.

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Puerto Vallarta’s crocodile hit squad

9 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta’s crocodile hit squad

Three crocodiles have been killed by vigilantes in recent weeks in Puerto Vallarta – one of them in a fashion taken right out of the playbook of the drug cartels.

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Alleged criminals tied & beaten

16 DAYS AGO
Alleged criminals tied & beaten

Vigilante justice is taking hold of Puerto Vallarta. In the early hours of Thursday, six men, completely naked, were discovered tied to electricity and lamp posts in various parts in the city. 

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Mexico’s health takes hits in international forums

2 MONTHS AGO
Mexico’s health takes hits in international forums

In multilateral meetings around the world, policies related to junk food, mother’s milk and access to medicines and vaccines — all widely thought to have been moving in a direction favorable to underdeveloped countries such as Mexico — have taken a turn in the opposite direction.&n...

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US citizen pleads guilty to shooting of consulate officer

2 MONTHS AGO
US citizen pleads guilty to shooting of consulate officer

A former medical student from the United States will be sentenced November 7 after pleading guilty to the attempted murder of a U.S. foreign service employee at a Guadalajara mall in January 2017.

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The British Council marks a milestone

4 MONTHS 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

9 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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Obituary- October 13, 2018

2 DAYS AGO
Obituary- October 13, 2018

Madge Loewen

Madge Loewen died surrounded by friends on Friday, September 21, at age 87.

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Obituaries - October 6, 2018

9 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - October 6, 2018

Elizabeth Pendleton White

Elizabeth Pendleton White died September 14 in Riberas del Pilar after a brief illness.

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Baseball returns to city for winter league

9 DAYS AGO

The Charros de Jalisco get the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) baseball season underway Saturday, October 13, 5 p.m. at the Charros Stadium in Zapopan. 

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Hometown hero ‘Canelo’ wins bruising battle

23 DAYS AGO
Hometown hero ‘Canelo’ wins bruising battle

Guadalajara boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was crowned world middleweight champion Saturday after inflicting the first ever defeat on holder Gennady Golovkin in a furious, close fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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