History books inform us that the start date of the Mexican Revolution is set in stone – even though it was somewhat of a failure.
A man was allegedly beaten to death on Monday, July 27, by neighbors who accused...
Despite various players, coaches and referees testing positive for Covid-19 in r...
A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – &ldqu...
Crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside, the “birote” is a del...
In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each ...
In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to partici...
“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how muc...
In many of Mexico’s rural pueblos the rainy season is duende time. Duendes...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Culture in Jalisco hasn’t closed down because of the health emergency.
Like so many other local cultural activities, Chapala’s 18th annual Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más has hit a Covid-19 stumbling block.
Ajijic’s seventh Festival Cultural Sangre Viva celebrates Mexico’s ancestral roots with a program of diverse activities running Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.
Community cultural events
All events at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, The Antigua Presidencia de Chapala and the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala have been suspended until further notice.
“The Book of Will” continues at BRAVO! Theatre. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s friends, who after his death gathered the pieces of his plays together and put them into folios which were formally printed into his plays.
The Met Opera streams HD Live free
Every day for the duration of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each ...
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams; and deal with his mental health.
I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.
El Puente de Dios, or God’s Bridge, is located 133 kilometers straight south of the town of Chapala. “It’s a big, beautiful cave with two arched entrances, through which a river flows for something like 200 meters,” I was told, with the assurance that, “there’s no...
In many of Mexico’s rural pueblos the rainy season is duende time. Duendes are small creatures, elf-like, but more malign.
The dry season here in Jalisco provides us with two different worlds: sere peaks and dusty upland valleys contrasting with the relatively watered cities and lake shores.
In my efforts to solve a recurring problem I have run up against Howe’s Law. Howe’s Law says “Everyone has a scheme that will not work.”
“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...
How quickly is the virus actually spreading in Mexico? Due to painfully slow testing, the true number of cases here is almost certainly much higher than official statistics, which over the past week have risen at the non-alarming rate of around 60-70 a day.
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.
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...
In her later years, my mother would sometimes solemnly declare “I’m a widow and an orphan,” as a sort of tongue-in-cheek tactic to stir up sympathies to get her way in dealing with tasks of daily life.
Considering the constant stream of criticism voiced by lots of foreign immigrants against our Mexican hosts, I’m fed up with some odd and downright offensive behavior I’ve witnessed lately. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, so buckle up for return fire.
Truth can be anything but true. It can be anything we want it to be. Let’s be honest. We all have our favorite household mirrors.
With leisure time no longer at a premium, Soriana supermarkets are offering enticing discounts in their gardening and outdoor section, although you won’t be able to discuss any purchases with your partner, because only one family member at a time may enter the stores.
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...
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 ...
St. Andrew’s Anglican
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church will meet Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m., via Zoom for morning prayer, when Rev. Robin Moore will give the sermon on the eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Email the church if you wish to receive a Zoom invitation at standrewsparishlakeside@gmail...
Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation. This week, Kat Miller presents “That Aging Thing.” It will be available for view Sunday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajij...
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.
La Cruz murals
Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...
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.
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...
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.
Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.
Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.
On Monday, June 29, Regent Cynthia DeCoux Stone of the Thomas Paine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met with representatives of FoodBank Lakeside – Paola de Watterlot, Christine Philipson, Glorine and Larry Barnhardt, Alfredo Aldana, Mark Dansson, and Patricia Klauer ...
A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...
“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.
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...
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.
Researchers at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Guadalajara have developed a rapid Covid-19 test that they say will be ready for widespread use by the beginning of August.
Lakeside residents who have experienced problems getting phone calls through to Chapala area landlines are advised that, as of the first of this week, the former area code must be used for dialing up local numbers.
State and federal authorities have issued a summons for public input in a review of legal instruments governing development in the Lake Chapala region, to be carried out from July 22 through September 7.
Soon you won’t have to go to Tlaquepaque in person to browse and purchase the delightful arts and crafts this Guadalajara suburb has to offer.
With the coronavirus emergency looking set to continue well into the fall, organizers of upcoming cultural events are making early alternative decisions.
Mexico is one of 75 nations that have submitted expressions of interest to protect their populations and those of other nations through joining the COVAX Facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines worldwide.
Restaurants on an eight-block stretch of Puerto Vallarta’s malecon reopened to the public on May 25, along with mandatory sanitary protocols in place.
The governor of Nayarit , Antonio Echeverria, is upset that despite directives to stay at home, “irresponsible” tourists from neighboring Jalisco, and Guadalajara in particular, are heading to the state’s coastal resorts and putting the health of locals at risk.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he “disagrees” with U.S. President Donald Trump’s assertion that the rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S. Southwest may be partly due to the United States sharing a 2,000-mile border with Mexico.
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...
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.
Pedro David Olivares
Restaurateur Pedro David Olivares Romo, founder of the Cazuelas Grill chain that began in Ajijic in the 1980s, died July 13 from heart failure at his home in Barra de Navidad. He was 74.
Despite various players, coaches and referees testing positive for Covid-19 in recent weeks, Mexico’s top soccer league, the Liga Mx, will kick back into action next week.
Fed up with watching reruns of famous championship games? Fans might not have to wait too long for live sports to return, reports suggest.