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Obituary - August 11, 2018

Obituary - August 11, 2018

Patrick Joseph Carroll

Former lakeside resident Patrick Joseph (Pat) Carroll di...

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The Green Rush

As of January, 2018, the Supreme Court has made medical marijuana legal in all o...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - August 11, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - August 11, 2018

Ballet

The Ballet de Jalisco present “La Fille mal gardée” (The Wayward Daughter), a comic ballet in two acts, inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, La réprimande/Une jeune fille querellée par sa mère.

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Museum video exhibit succeeds in getting us to ‘see’ Orozco mural

6 DAYS AGO
Museum video exhibit succeeds  in getting us to ‘see’ Orozco mural

From time to time, curators at the University of Guadalajara’s centerpiece museum, the Museo de Las Artes or MUSA, undertake exhibits highlighting its crown jewels:

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Kruger exhibit aims to wake us up

6 DAYS AGO
Kruger exhibit aims to wake us up

Did you know that the art of recycling is also a 21st century art form?

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Ribera Arts Review - August 11, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 11, 2018

Theater at LCS

Potter Productions presents a staged reading of “The Sisters Rosensweig,” written by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Rosann Balbontin.

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Ribera Arts Review - August 04, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 04, 2018

Children’s Art Sale

Saturday, August 4, the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) holds its Children’s Art Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to the artist and the remainder to support the program. All of the art was created during the summer art camp that ended August 3....

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Ribera Arts Review - July 28, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 28, 2018

The Naked Stage

The next production of The Naked Stage Readers Theatre is “Church and State” by Jason Odell Williams, Friday to Sunday, July 27-29.

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At the Movies - August 11, 2018

6 DAYS AGO

The Meg

Jaws has got nothing on this monster. After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

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At the Movies - August 04, 2018

13 DAYS AGO

Life of the Party

After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

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Columns

The Tres Mujeres distillery and restaurant near Amatitan – the ‘real birthplace’ of tequila

6 DAYS AGO
The Tres Mujeres distillery and restaurant  near Amatitan – the ‘real birthplace’ of tequila

By John Pint

Tres Mujeres is a small tequila distillery conveniently situated alongside Highway 15, just 30 kilometers west of Guadalajara.

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Rainy season power failures: Only 87 volts? Unplug that fridge!

13 DAYS AGO
Rainy season power failures: Only 87 volts? Unplug that fridge!

Three short but blustery storms, each followed by 12- to 16-hour apagones (blackouts): No need to check the calendar, without a doubt it’s summertime in rural Jalisco!

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

6 DAYS 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

3 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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Solid state drives: They do fail!

20 DAYS 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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Insecure Web site warnings: More Google fearmongering?

1 MONTHS AGO

The subject of this column this week applies to the probably 60 percent of Guadalajara Reporter readers who use Google Chrome as their web browser.  Try to imagine this fictitious scenario:

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Surrealist painter Carrington a big draw in capital

20 DAYS AGO
Surrealist painter Carrington a big draw in capital

The phantasmagorical works of surrealist British/Mexican artist Leonora Carrington – known for her haunting, autobiographical paintings that incorporate images of sorcery, metamorphosis, alchemy and the occult – are being featured in a splendid retrospective housed in Mexico City’s...

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Murder most foul; the never-ending cycle goes on

20 DAYS AGO
Murder most foul; the never-ending cycle goes on

Mondays are usually sluggish days, when most people try to shrug off the excesses of the weekend’s carousing.

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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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Close encounters of the unnerving kind

6 DAYS AGO
Close encounters  of the unnerving kind

Getting around on lakeside area highways and by-ways can put your nerves on edge on the best of days.

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Sweating out the dog days

20 DAYS AGO

For many full-time lakeside residents, the summer rainy season is the best time of year weather-wise.

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The Green Rush

6 DAYS AGO

As of January, 2018, the Supreme Court has made medical marijuana legal in all of Mexico, but the Secretary of Health has not signed off on the dispensing regulations. That was supposed to happen after the July elections.

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Explaining your dog’s place

13 DAYS AGO
Explaining your dog’s place

Almost everyone at Lakeside has a dog or two or three. Our canine companions are important to us for any number of reasons.

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Expat Living

The little German toy that embodies our diverse world

6 DAYS AGO
The little German toy that embodies our diverse world

A massive cult following has grown over the past five decades based around a line of durable plastic toys that boast a signature human figure with a cherub-like smiling face.

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Father of famed local filmmaker passes away

13 DAYS AGO

Federico del Toro, the father of Tapatio filmmaker and Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro, died this week at a Guadalajara hospital at the age of 85.

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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 - August 11, 2018

6 DAYS AGO

San Andrés

“Elijah was drawn to the mountain of God by the Lord who gave him food and drink.  The Father is drawing us to himself by offering us the Bread of Life at this Mass.”

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Laguna Chapalac - August 11, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 11, 2018

Car wash for critters

Chapala’s Surtiwash auto wash and detailing outfit is sponsoring a benefit event Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - August 04, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 04, 2018

British Society

The Lakeside British Society holds its monthly luncheon Saturday, August 4, 12:45 p.m., at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.

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Laguna Chapalac - July 28, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - July 28, 2018

Parlez-Vous Français?

Les Amitiés Francophone is a social group for people who speak French.

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

1 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

1 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

4 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

5 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

2 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

4 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

9 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

11 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

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

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Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

3 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

3 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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Central Guadalajara’s brunch mafia

13 DAYS AGO
Central Guadalajara’s brunch mafia

Which is more a telling sign that your civilization has crested and is about to batter itself into oblivion on the rocks of history: an excessive pursuit of leisure, a la the decadent court of Caligula, or a tendency towards self-flagellating, obsessive internal criticism – which, come to thin...

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German restaurant/biergarten offers uncommon & darned authentic cuisine

1 MONTHS AGO
German restaurant/biergarten offers uncommon & darned authentic cuisine

“This doesn’t seem like a fusion,” remarked my dining companion as we perused the menu at Heidi’s Restaurante Alemán y Biergarten (German restaurant and beer garden) in Guadalajara.

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Lake Chapala's Birds

5 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

6 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

The Mariachi Festival lowdown

6 DAYS AGO
The Mariachi Festival lowdown

It comes around once a year, and when it does, it brings a whole lot of noise and celebration to the Guadalajara metropolitan area, laced up in trajes de charro and gently swelling strings, belting brass and rhythmic guitar.

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India set to follow Portugal as Guadalajara International Book Fair guest of honor in 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Just a few weeks after Portugal announced its program as guest of honor for this year’s  International Book Fair (FIL) in Guadalajara, organizers of the humongous annual literary fest revealed the identity of the invited country for the 2019 edition.

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Student aid beneficiaries reflect on time management

6 DAYS AGO

Time management and productivity were the topics of an interactive workshop held Saturday, July 28, during the annual meeting of beneficiaries of the Lake Chapala Society’s student aid program.

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Suspects in political attack off the hook

6 DAYS AGO

The four men arrested July 27 on suspicion of attacking campaign supporters of Chapala mayor-elect Moises Anaya in May have regained their freedom.

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Burn victim runs out of funds in US

27 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco government will pay all the hospital costs in the United States for “Elizabeth,” the Guadalajara woman severely burned in a bus fire set by cartel members in the wake of the attempted assassination of a former state attorney general in May.

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Anti-plastic bill to move through State Congress

27 DAYS AGO
Anti-plastic bill to move through State Congress

Two state legislators presented an initiative Thursday that would see establishments fined starting in 2020 if they fail to provide biodegradable plastic bags, containers and cups to their customers.

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Judge frees controversial teachers union boss

6 DAYS AGO

A Mexican federal court has dismissed all charges against Elba Esther Gordillo, the flamboyant former teachers union leader known as La Maestra.

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US tourism to Mexico slows down

13 DAYS AGO
US tourism to Mexico slows down

The frequent travel warnings about violence in various regions of Mexico issued by the U.S. State Department are having an effect.

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40 teenage girls rescued from would-be traffickers in Puerto Vallarta

1 MONTHS AGO

Forty underage girls at risk of being trafficked were rescued last Saturday in Puerto Vallarta by the coordinated efforts of various law enforcement agencies, mainly federal.  The majority were between 13 and 15 years old.

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Briefly in vallarta

2 MONTHS AGO

May Fest finale

Puerto Vallarta concludes its centennial cerebrations Thursday, May 31 with a spectacular free evening show on the malecon, featuring mariachi, Guadalajara band Sonido Satanas, and ranchero superstar Pepe Aguilar.

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Mexico’s health takes hits in international forums

20 DAYS 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

27 DAYS 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

2 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

7 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 - August 11, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Obituary - August 11, 2018

Patrick Joseph Carroll

Former lakeside resident Patrick Joseph (Pat) Carroll died July 24 at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 81.

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Obituary - July 28, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 28, 2018

Harold Sunderland

Long-time Ajijic resident Harold (Harry) Sunderland died July 2 at his daughter’s home in Kansas City at the age of 78.

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‘Canelo’ boxing academy opens in city’s Parque Revolucion

1 MONTHS AGO

Tapatio Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the city’s most famous ever pugilist, cut the ribbon this week at a new center to develop Jalisco’s next generation of boxers.

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Mexico ousted from World Cup by Brazil

1 MONTHS AGO

It started so encouragingly for Mexico but, in the end, the country’s World Cup campaign in Russia concluded in the same manner as it has for the past six tournaments: dumped out in the round of 16. 

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