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Obituaries - November 17, 2018

Obituaries - November 17, 2018

Andreas Eugene Ammann

Andreas Eugene Ammann died October 23 in San Antonio Tlay...

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Arts & Entertainment

Motor racing at Cajititlan track this weekend

6 DAYS AGO

Fans of motor sports should head out to the Triovalo Cajititlan race track Saturday, November 10 (qualification) or Sunday, November 11 (Grand Prix) for the latest round in the Nascar Peak Mexico Series.

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Ballet star picks up another award

6 DAYS AGO
Ballet star picks up another award

Guadalajara’s Isaac Hernández, a lead principal with the English National Ballet, was honored this week, receiving a special “Lunas del Auditorio” award, bestowed annually by Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional for the best live performances of the year.

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LLT’s ‘Proof’ bursting with compassion, humanity

1 MONTHS 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

1 MONTHS 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 - November 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 10, 2018

Feria Maestros del Arte

The Feria Maestros del Arte kicks off Friday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, November 11, at the Chapala Yacht Club, just a half block east of the Malecon.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 03, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 03, 2018

Artisan hosts wanted

The Feria Maestros del Arte, Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November11, is still looking for hosts to accommodate the artist families who come long distances from Chiapas, Oaxaca, Michoacan and Guerrero.

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At the Movies - November 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO

Overlord

The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day. Director Julius Avery. Cast: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mthilde Ollivier. Rated: R. Time: 1:49.

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At the Movies - October 27, 2018

20 DAYS AGO

Halloween

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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Columns

My love affair with e-books

6 DAYS AGO
My love affair with e-books

The most common reaction to e-books (on the part of pre-millennials) is, “I’m a romantic. I love the heft of a real book, the crinkle of real paper, the musty smell of a classic riddled with wormholes ... and besides, I can’t stand reading anything on a computer screen.”

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Inventing a computer program to save Mexico’s forests

6 DAYS AGO
Inventing a computer program to save Mexico’s forests

Not long ago I was told that Javier Vergara, one of my neighbors in Pinar de la Venta, was carrying out a most unusual project inside the Primavera Forest.

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

3 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

6 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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Kids hack US voting machines with ease

13 DAYS AGO

In a few short days citizens of the United States go to the polls to vote in national elections, so this event provides a convenient segue for me to write this column on the subject of DEF CON 26.

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The cookie conundrum

2 MONTHS AGO

Cookies are among the least understood aspects of computer technology. 

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VIEWPOINT: AMLO & the ‘fifi’ press

1 MONTHS 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

2 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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Gender gap in government

6 DAYS AGO
Gender gap in government

A major take-away from the U.S. mid-term elections was the notable advance of female politicians.

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Remembrance

13 DAYS AGO
Remembrance

“Coco,” the 2017 hit cartoon feature revolving around Mexico’s Día de Muertos traditions, is back in local movie theaters, bringing up renewed reflections on the country’s core family values.

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Are you sure you are who you are?

13 DAYS AGO
Are you sure you are who you are?

“It’s the past that tells us who we are,” Stephen Hawking told a conference at Harvard years ago. “That’s where you get your identity.”

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The coming era of introversion

20 DAYS AGO

Kaspersky Lab,  a multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, has reported that 72 percent of people in Mexico admitted using their device to pretend to be busy and as a distraction for people when they do not want to interact with others.

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Expat Living

Municipal book fair at City Hall

6 DAYS AGO

The ninth annual Used and Antique Book Fair will take place from November 9 to 18 at Guadalajara’s Municipal Palace.

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Entertainment Guide - November 03, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - November 03, 2018

Swan Lake

Three repeat performances have been arranged following previous cancellations due to rain of Ballet de Jalisco’s presentation of Swan Lake  in the city’s Parque Metropolitano.

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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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Unitarians: Becoming an elder

6 DAYS AGO
Unitarians: Becoming an elder

Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is offering a new course that should appeal to many here at Lakeside: From Age-ing to Sage-ing – A Profound New Vision of Growing Older.

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Original Friends dolls get new lease on life

6 DAYS AGO
Original Friends dolls get new lease on life

Original Friends, a line of unique dolls produced by creative hands right here at lakeside, is included among the select group of folk art and quality handicraft exhibitors from all over Mexico that will be showcased at this weekend’s Feria Maestros del Arte.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 10, 2018

Cancellation

The U.S. Marine Corps celebration of its 243rd birthday, Saturday, November 10, at La Nueva Posada, has been cancelled.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 03, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 03, 2018

British luncheon

The Lakeside British and Commonwealth Society holds its monthly luncheon Saturday, November 3, 12:45 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

4 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

4 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 - November 03, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 03, 2018

Upscaling

In the true sense of the word, “up” is the current construction trend in Bucerias, much to the chagrin of some longtime residents and visitors to this once-quaint fishing village.

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North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

7 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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La Manzanilla Memo - November 03, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - November 03, 2018

Willa

Once again, La Manzanilla has survived another sample of Mother Nature’s wrath. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

7 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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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - November 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - November 10, 2018

Welcome to the season

Already I have noticed a population increase around Melaque and Barra de Navidad and I’m sure it will continue.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

7 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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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 10, 2018

Bus fare hike

Snowbirds returning for the winter may have already noticed that taking a bus in Puerto Vallarta now costs a good deal more.

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New species of turtle discovered in Puerto Vallarta

5 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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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

1 YEAR 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

6 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

6 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

1 MONTHS 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

1 MONTHS 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

2 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

8 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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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

6 DAYS 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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Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

9 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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News

It’s beginning to look at lot like...

6 DAYS AGO
It’s beginning to look at lot like...

Why does Christmas seem to get earlier each year, many people ask. It’s all about money really. 

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Tales from the crypt

6 DAYS AGO

Now, if there is one thing that is on every healthy person’s mind it is weight loss – if weight gain has climbed to unhealthy highs.

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Local archaeology exhibit gets a facelift

6 DAYS AGO
Local archaeology exhibit gets a facelift

The Regional Archeology Museum at Chapala’s Centro Cultural González Gallo reopened this week after a six-month renovation initiative carried out by the Jalisco Ministry of Culture.

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Weekly Worship - November 10, 2018

6 DAYS AGO

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, November 11, Deacon Don Snell will preside and preach.

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Geriatric hospital opens at last

6 DAYS AGO

Albeit a year behind schedule, Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval cut the ribbon this week at the new Guadalajara Geriatric Hospital, which aims to serve more than 180,000 senior citizens in the state.

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Zapopan tops for payouts over bache damages

6 DAYS AGO
Zapopan tops for payouts over bache damages

The system introduced to remunerate motorists whose vehicles are damaged after running foul of one of the Guadalajara metro area’s hazardous baches (potholes) appears to be working, especially in Zapopan.

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Supreme Court makes marijuana ruling

13 DAYS AGO

Mexico’s Supreme Court established a legal precedent for the adult-use of marijuana, as they officially declared cannabis prohibition a violation of Mexicans’ constitutional rights.

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Private sector fumes as AMLO cancels Mexico City airport

13 DAYS AGO
Private sector fumes as AMLO cancels Mexico City airport

The president-elect’s honeymoon with Mexico’s private sector may be over before it has even properly started.

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Airport upgrades to resume

6 DAYS AGO

Pacific Airport Group (GAP), the operators of the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, has announced a new series of infrastructure enhancements as part of their 2015-2019 Master Development Plan.

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Puerto Vallarta’s crocodile hit squad

1 MONTHS 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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New UK envoy takes charge

20 DAYS AGO
New UK envoy takes charge

After a five-year posting, UK Ambassador to Mexico Duncan Taylor has left his role to hand over the task to Corin Robertson, whose last job was director at the National Security Secretariat in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

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Former US ambassador sticks knife into ‘chaotic’ Trump administration

20 DAYS AGO
Former US ambassador sticks knife into ‘chaotic’ Trump administration

An October 20 New York Times editorial by Roberta S. Jacobson, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, casts light on the chaotic period of her term of office following Donald Trump’s accession to the presidency in January, 2017, a period when she admits she often had to “defend the indefe...

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The British Council marks a milestone

5 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

10 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 - November 03, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Obituary - November 03, 2018

Jan Dunlap

Former Ajijic resident Alice Janice (Jan) Dunlap died Friday, October 19, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 91.

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Obituary- October 13, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituary- October 13, 2018

Madge Loewen

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

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Charros’ pitcher’s amazing game

13 DAYS AGO
Charros’ pitcher’s amazing game

Leftie pitcher Orlando Lara made history October 26, throwing the first no-hitter in the history of the Charros de Jalisco.

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Charros win home series opener

28 DAYS AGO

A full house of enthusiastic fans turned up for the Charros de Jalisco baseball team’s home opener against the Venados de Mazatlan in the new season of the Mexican Pacific League last Saturday.

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