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Obituary - December 9, 2017

Obituary - December 9, 2017

Ellie Elizabeth Fiscella

Ellie Elizabeth Fiscella died suddenly on November 19 ...

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Entertainment Guide - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - December 2, 2017

Acrobatic Nutcracker

Founded in 1951, the Dalian Acrobatic Troupe is one of the most well known acrobatic troupes in China.

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Entertainment Guide - November 25, 2017

13 DAYS AGO

FIL concerts

The International Book Fair (FIL) presents free nightly shows in the Foro Expo, in front of the entrance to the Expo Guadalajara, all at 9 p.m. The line-up is a mix of artists from Madrid, this year’s invited guest at FIL, and Mexico.

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Top musicians to play exalted Bach Concerto at Lake Chapala Society

6 DAYS AGO

A group of classical musicians will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in the gazebo of the Lake Chapala Society Saturday, December 9, 2:30 p.m.

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Actors’ Showcase stages comic vignettes

6 DAYS AGO
Actors’ Showcase stages comic vignettes

Roseann Wilshere’s theater classes are now seeking an audience! A series of short, funny and dramatic plays will be showcased at the Bravo Theatre Saturday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - December 2, 2017

Exhibit

Rabbit in the Moon Gallery presents a show of original prints, etchings and block prints by Juan Navarro, Luis Pinedo, Pat Apt, Xilotl and Jesus Lopez Vega.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 25, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 25, 2017

Bravo Theatre

“Trying,” by Canadian playwright Joanna Glass is the next production of Bravo Theatre.

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At the Movies - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO

Daddy’s Home 2

Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

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At the Movies - November 25, 2017

13 DAYS AGO

Cage Dive

Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show, take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and death.

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Columns

Bees are the new buzz

6 DAYS AGO
Bees are the new buzz

Last month it was birds and now it’s bees. Guadalajara’s Museum of Paleontology continues its fine tradition of hosting fascinating exhibits which may not have much to do with dinosaur bones, but excel at making natural science interesting and understandable to the average person.

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British tarantula experts visit Jalisco, relate curious tale of ‘Panamanian Tarantula That Wasn’t’

13 DAYS AGO
British tarantula experts visit Jalisco, relate  curious tale of ‘Panamanian Tarantula That Wasn’t’

Three of Great Britain’s top experts on tarantulas – Andrew Smith, Stuart Longhorn and Guy Tansley – recently paid a visit to the Ecological Center of Pinar de la Venta, where naturalist Rodrigo Orozco is raising 6,000 tarantulas in captivity with an aim to ending poaching of these...

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Comin’ south early on: Startling experiences in a brand new place

3 MONTHS AGO

Allyn Hunt, a former editor and owner of this newspaper and South of North columnist for more than 45 years, has retired from writing his weekly column. The Reporter will occasionally publish previously run columns of his in this space. This column was first published in May, 1988.

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Is the US flag merely a ‘designated’ emblem or does it symbolize the honor of a precious social and political concept?

5 MONTHS AGO

(A version of this column was first published in the July 1, 1989 edition of this newspaper)

The United States Supreme Court decision concerning the case of Gregory Johnson, arrested for burning the U.S. flag during a protest demonstration at the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas...

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Wi-Fi security: Ok if you’re only fooling around on Facebook

27 DAYS AGO

“The sky is falling!  Wi-Fi encryption has been cracked!”

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What is a hashtag?

1 MONTHS AGO

A question from a reader recently showed up in my inbox. The question is “What is a hashtag?”  Coincidentally the question I received arrived at about the same time as the date many people will consider the ten-year anniversary of the creation of the hashtag.

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

6 MONTHS AGO
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?

6 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 ...

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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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Fascinating flashbacks

6 DAYS AGO
Fascinating  flashbacks

I was lucky to get a front row seat for a trip down memory lane with Michael Eager, guest speaker at the November 15 meeting of the Lake Chapala Garden Club.

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Homecoming

13 DAYS AGO
Homecoming

Ajijic’s fiestas patronales come into all their glory on November 30, the Feast of Saint Andrew. In keeping with local custom, the last day of the nine-day celebration is sponsored by los hijos ausentes, the village’s absent sons and daughters who have settled in other parts of Mexico an...

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Women’s archaic subservience – the key to male misbehavior

6 DAYS AGO
Women’s archaic subservience – the key to male misbehavior

It should be said somewhere that the cascade of ugly stories about sexual harassment and assault against women these days can be associated with the ages-old portrayal of women’s status in any given society.

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Which is worse? The disease or the cure

20 DAYS AGO
Which is worse?  The disease or the cure

Remember when drugs were Bufferin, Ludens, Pepto Bismol and Geritol?

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Expat Living

American society marks thanksgiving with hearty, traditional meal

13 DAYS AGO
American society marks thanksgiving with hearty, traditional meal

The American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) annual Thanksgiving bash went off with nary a stray gobble at their Chapalita headquarters.

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Special evening for astronomers

13 DAYS AGO

For all those who enjoy observing the heavens, 30 telescopes will be set up in Zapopan’s Parque Metropolitano, Saturday, November 25, from 3 p.m., as a part of the “Noche de las Estrellas 2017,” subtitled “El Espacio Revolucionando tu Vida.” 

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City Living - March 4, 2017

9 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

9 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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Weekly Worship - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - December 2, 2017

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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Pancake breakfast set to support Lakeside Assistance Group

6 DAYS AGO
Pancake breakfast set to support Lakeside Assistance Group

The Lakeside Assistance Group (LAG) holds its fourth annual pancake breakfast at Tobolandia Water Park, Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

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Laguna Chapalac - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - December 2, 2017

World AIDS Day

Ajijic Cares, an organization that promotes safe sex to Lakeside young people and seeks to destigmatize HIV/AIDS in the community while supporting awareness and treatment, will hold an event Friday, December 1, 5 p.m. at the amphitheater on the Ajijic malecon.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 25, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 25, 2017

San Andres fiestas

Daily fiestas honoring Saint Andrew the Apostle continue in Ajijic through Sunday, December 3.

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

6 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

7 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 - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - December 2, 2017

Christmas Boutique

The Beta Sigma Phi service sorority of Bucerias and La Cruz hosts their annual Christmas Boutique on Saturday, December 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Lazaro Cardenas 52, in Bucerias.

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North Banderas Beat - November 18, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 18, 2017

Spay/neuter news

The new Bucerias Spay/Neuter committee has plans for more than just sponsorships of free clinics.

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La Manzanilla Memo - December 2, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - December 2, 2017

The soldaderas

The spirit of rebellion formed during the Mexican  Revolution, a 10-year affair that ended nearly a century ago, still resonates today in modern Mexico. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - November 18, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - November 18, 2017

In a while, crocodile!

It is well known on the Costa Alegre that La Manzanilla is home to the largest cocodrilario (crocodile sanctuary) on the Jalisco coast. 

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

13 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

Bussing it

Getting around town can be challenging no matter where you live, but the availability and convenience of the bus systems in Mexico never cease to amaze me.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

27 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

For the Love of Coffee

Located on Vincente Guerrero in Villa Obregon, La Taza Negra is an oasis for coffee lovers.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 25, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 25, 2017

Closing time concerns

Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña says pending legislation in the Jalisco Congress regarding closing hours for bars and night clubs will be damaging to Puerto Vallarta’s economy. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 11, 2017

27 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

The U.S., Canadian and Mexican Community will pay respect to veterans at Parque Hidalgo Saturday, November 11, 11a.m. U.S. Consular Agent Kelly Trainor, Canadian Senior Consular Program Officer Adam Charlebois, DIF President Candelaria Tovar Hernandez and a representative from the Mexi...

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

1 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

3 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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Aeromexico launches new US route

4 MONTHS AGO

Aeromexico this month started its new daily (except Tuesdays) direct service from Guadalajara to San Jose, California in conjunction with Delta Airlines.

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San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

4 MONTHS AGO
San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

San Miguel de Allende has been named the world’s top destination for 2017 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, a publication upscale enough so that even the website feels glossy.

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Correction - September 30, 2017

2 MONTHS AGO
Correction - September 30, 2017

Last week, we incorrectly identified the owner of Indian Curry in a photograph that accompanied a review on that eatery. 

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Curried flavors: a new Indian cuisine venue

2 MONTHS AGO
Curried flavors: a new Indian cuisine venue

Indian cuisine is strongly shaped by Indian history, its diverse cultural influences, religion, ancient traditions and the Indian people themselves.

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Useful, portable guide to Mexican profanity hot off the presses

2 MONTHS AGO
Useful, portable guide to Mexican profanity hot off the presses

“Señor Bradley’s Guide to Mouthing Off in Mexico” diverges from a work-a-day linguistic handbook in a few ways: it is unclinical and casual in tone, expressions a partisan affection for Mexico and its linguistic idiosyncrasies, and utilizes a discernible voice. 

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

7 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

7 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

Charities, benefactor honored for service

6 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco Social Assistance Institute (IJAS) has handed out its annual recognition awards to two charities and one benefactor, each receiving 300,000 pesos.

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Amnesty program for delinquent drivers

6 DAYS AGO

Owners of Mexican-plated cars that have yet to pay their annual license fee (refrendo), as well as drivers with unpaid infraccionces (tickets), are getting a break from the State Finance Agency (Sepaf).

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Pet poisonings resurface in Ajijic

13 DAYS AGO
Pet poisonings resurface in Ajijic

After a 10-month lull, reports of multiple animal poisonings have put Ajijic pet owners on alert again.

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Chapala gives private trash collection a trial run

13 DAYS AGO
Chapala gives private trash collection a trial run

The Chapala municipal government has launched a pilot project to study the possible benefits of turning over its trash collection service to a private enterprise.

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AIDS Day to be marked statewide

6 DAYS AGO

To commemorate World Aids Day, Friday, December 1, Jalisco’s Department of Health (SSJ) is offering activities centered around prevention of the disease which has claimed millions of lives worldwide.

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Political parties promise to respect gender quota law

13 DAYS AGO
Political parties promise to respect gender quota law

Ground-breaking reforms approved by the Jalisco legislature last year mean that next July’s elections in the state will contain an equal number of candidates of both sexes.

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New gas station brands cutting into Pemex’s stranglehold

13 DAYS AGO
New gas station brands cutting into Pemex’s stranglehold

The launch in Jalisco of Petro Seven marks another step in the realignment of Mexico’s gas station market, two years after major reforms opened up the energy sector to private participation.

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Timely statistics released on violence toward women in Mexico

13 DAYS AGO

The news cycle of the past few months has been littered with the sullied or destroyed reputations of powerful men, people who have used their leverage within a given industry to prey on women - or, in one case, young men or boys - with what they had thought was complete impunity.

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Dog-centric holiday coming to PV Sunday

1 MONTHS AGO

If you haven’t heard of it, Kukur Tihar is a Hindu holiday which celebrates that miraculous and much fussed over creature known as the dog. 

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San Pancho to host surf festival

4 MONTHS AGO

San Pancho, Sayulita’s more mild-mannered neighbor in the state of Nayarit, will host a three-day surf competition the weekend of July 21-23.

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Tapatio film director opens up on clashes with disgraced movie mogul

1 MONTHS AGO
Tapatio film director opens up on clashes with disgraced movie mogul

Filmic wizard and Guadalajara native Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “the Devil’s Backbone,” “Hellboy”) has weighed in on the  sex scandal which has been swirling around Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s considerable suited bulk f...

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Colima Volcano photo wins Nat Geo prize

3 MONTHS AGO
Colima Volcano photo wins Nat Geo prize

About an hour drive south from Guadalajara is the Colima Volcano, an active stratovolcano that straddles the Colima-Jalisco border. 

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Business Briefs - July 8, 2017

5 MONTHS AGO

$ doesn’t follow degree

In Mexico, monthly pay for a postgraduate degree employee fell by 10,000 pesos between 2005 and 2016, according to a study by the Salary Observatory of the University Iberoamericano Puebla.

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Investors go crazy for Cuervo

10 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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Obituary - November 25, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Obituary - November 25, 2017

Jill Habermeyer

Jill Habermeyer died in Guadalajara, November 15 at the age of 75.

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Obituary - November 18, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - November 18, 2017

Eddie Chavez

Eduardo Chavez Morin Vollweiler died October 20 at the age of 91 in an IMSS hospital in Guadalajara after a fall.

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Charros looking good for playoffs

13 DAYS AGO
Charros looking good for playoffs

If all goes well over the next month, the Charros de Jalisco are on course for a spot in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) playoffs in January.  

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Patriots pummel Raiders as Brady heaps praise on Mexico

13 DAYS AGO
Patriots pummel Raiders as Brady heaps praise on Mexico

NFL fans in Mexico were treated to a Tom Brady masterclass as the New England Patriots thrashed the Oakland Raiders 33-8 at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City Sunday.

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