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Obituary - January 19, 2019

Obituary - January 19, 2019

Charles Edwin Wrisner

Charles E. Wrisner died, surrounded by family, at his hom...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Columns

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Quest for gas

Quest for gas

What a week! I never imagined that a seemingly insignificant error in judgment w...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - January 19, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - January 19, 2019

Primus

U.S. funk-metal band led by Les Claypool comes to Guadalajara as part of their Ambushing The Storm Tour.


Teatro Diana, Friday, January 18, 9 p.m. 600-1,600 pesos.

Monday concerts

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. January 21: María Contr...

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Entertainment Guide - January 12, 2019

10 DAYS AGO

Monday concerts

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday.

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Delving into an upcoming Northern Lights’ jewel

4 DAYS AGO
Delving into an upcoming Northern Lights’ jewel

I would like to share a few thoughts with you related to the upcoming concert  “The Golden Flute” to be presented in Villa Wilshere on Wednesday, February 20, which I am very much looking forward to attending, partly because of the unique program and partly because of the wonderful ...

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The Northern Lights Festival: Ajijic’s shining star

10 DAYS AGO
The Northern Lights Festival: Ajijic’s shining star

The 17th edition of Ajijic’s vibrant music festival, the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero, is on the horizon.

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Ribera Arts Review January 19, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review January 19, 2019

Flamenco

The Colectivo con Aire Flamenco will give a presentation at the Cochera Cultural Center Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - January 12, 2018

10 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - January 12, 2018

Expo in Joco

Jocotepec’s Casa de Cultura is hosting a showing and sale of the work of 16 local craftsmen at Expo Artesanos 2019.

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At the Movies - January 19, 2019

4 DAYS AGO

Glass

Combining the storylines of “Unbreakable” and “Split,” M. Night Shyamalan presents the third installment of his superhero-thriller series where Bruce Willis returns as the defender of all things good and evil.

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At the Movies - January 12, 2019

10 DAYS AGO

Instant Family

To reinvigorate their estranged marriage and to see how they fare as parents, a couple decides to foster three young children up for adoption.

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Columns

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

5 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

8 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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Ramifications of new EU data law

3 DAYS AGO

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a far-reaching law and probably the best attempt so far to address the societal changes resulting from the explosion of data-gathering abilities made technically possible by the internet and mobile devices.

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More email link blues

1 MONTHS AGO

Regular readers of this column already know that my advice is to never ever click on links in emails, and here comes just one more example why.

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Zapatistas slam Mayan Train project on 25th anniversary of 1994 uprising

17 DAYS AGO
Zapatistas slam Mayan Train project on 25th anniversary of 1994 uprising

The new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received a stark warning on the 25th anniversary of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in southern Mexico.

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Early journalism in New Spain

1 MONTHS AGO
Early journalism in New Spain

The hard-hitting El Despertador Americano hit Guadalajara’s streets 208 years ago this month, marking the beginnings of the Republic’s ongoing struggle for an independent press.

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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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Quest for gas

3 DAYS AGO
Quest for gas

What a week! I never imagined that a seemingly insignificant error in judgment would make me change my wicked ways of contributing to global warming.

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Pain at the pump

10 DAYS AGO
Pain at the pump

As the gasoline shortages hitting Jalisco and other parts of Mexico grind into a second week, the lakeside area has gotten off fairly unscathed.

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Times have changed – coming up, the ‘mellow’ 20s

3 DAYS AGO
Times have changed –  coming up, the ‘mellow’ 20s

JANUARY 16, 2019. One hundred years ago today was the beginning of one of the strangest movements in U.S. history: the prohibition of alcohol.

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How to create a diet that’s right for you

10 DAYS AGO
How to create a diet that’s right for you

Now, I know there are diets for people with certain illnesses, but, generally, there are just too many diets that claim to make everyone healthy and strong and cute.

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Expat Living

Christmas worship for English-speaking churches in Guadalajara

1 MONTHS AGO
Christmas worship for English-speaking churches in Guadalajara

At St. John Cristosomo Roman Catholic Church, the English-speaking group will celebrate Christmas with Mass on Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m., with Father Miguel Sención and seasonal songs with organ, violin, clarinet and flute accompaniment by a four-member, musical family.

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Holiday spirit engulfs city center

1 MONTHS AGO
Holiday spirit engulfs city center

Just in time for the holidays, a life-size nativity scene adorns Plaza Liberation in downtown Guadalajara.

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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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Ajijic fetes San Sebastián with devotion and deliria

3 DAYS AGO
Ajijic fetes San Sebastián with devotion and deliria

A full day of religious devotions, communal feasting and unbridled revelry will keep upper Ajijic’s Barrio de San Sebastián jumping on Sunday, January 20 as the neighborhood honors its twice-martyred patron saint.

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Needlepushers set record for 2018

3 DAYS AGO
Needlepushers set record for 2018

Needlepushers continues its work of knitting and sewing garments and visiting local kindergartens to give the original, handmade creations to children.

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Laguna Chapalac - January 12, 2019

10 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - January 12, 2019

Open Circle

Roy Quiriconi presents “Self Defense for Seniors” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, January 13, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - January 05, 2018

18 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - January 05, 2018

Open Circle

David Byren will present “The Half-Opened Door” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, January 6, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

6 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

6 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 - January 12, 2019

10 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 12, 2019

Vallarta Cup Race Series

The 14th edition of the Vallarta Cup Race Series began on the first Saturday in January, organized by the Vallarta Yacht Club (VYC).

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North Banderas Beat - December 29, 2018

25 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - December 29, 2018

Manos de Amor

Manos de Amor, a nonprofit organization born from the desire of a handful of Bucerias citizens to help less fortunate children of the Bahia de Banderas municipality, established the Casa Hogar children’s shelter in April 2004.

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La Manzanilla Memo - December 15, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - December 15, 2018

Art abounds

Art lovers were treated to an abundance of innovative creations Friday, with both galleries in town arranging back- to-back presentations.

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La Manzanilla Memo - December 01, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - December 01, 2018

Revolution Day

Each year on November 20, the citizens of Mexico celebrate the day that was the beginning of a decade-long battle against a corrupt government, which had held power for 30 years and the controlling, upper-class land owners.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 19, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 19, 2019

Some like it Hot(ter)

Our area is filled with creative and innovative people searching to improve the world as we know it. 

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 05, 2019

18 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 05, 2019

Keep Moving

There are lots of options to support healthy living in our area, including two gyms, two yoga studios and many other locations offering classes. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 19, 2019

4 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 19, 2019

Cellist in concert

Acclaimed cellist Don Moline gives two concerts to benefit the Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta (IAMPV) Thursday, January 31 at Jardin Montenegro Restaurant (Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta 220), and Saturday, February 2 at the Centro Cultural Isla Cuale.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 05, 2019

18 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 05, 2019

The Poker Tour

Calling all game enthusiasts  –— don’t miss your opportunity to participate in Puerto Vallarta’s annual Poker Tour on Saturday, January 12. The competition begins at 1 p.m. at Nacho Daddy at Basilio Badillo 287 in the Old Town.

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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

8 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

8 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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Brainstorms & bad saints yield bacon marmalade, blue cheese ice cream & good vibes

10 DAYS AGO
Brainstorms & bad saints yield bacon  marmalade, blue cheese ice cream & good vibes

Can a “review” of a restaurant that is a “reviewer’s” favorite hangout and right across the street from home make any pretense of being objective? Obviously not, but neither, in said reviewer’s totally unbiased opinion, should such circumstances exclude Saint Malo...

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Emanuel’s Kitchen: taste sensations, fusion as fine art

17 DAYS AGO
Emanuel’s Kitchen: taste sensations, fusion as fine art

There are eaters and there are diners. And both are served well in Ajijic.

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The US & Mexico: inextricably intertwined

4 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

10 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

2 MONTHS 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

11 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

Early bill paying continues

3 DAYS AGO
Early bill paying continues

Filling up one’s tank with precious gasoline isn’t the only reason to wait in line this January.

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Coming up at Amsoc

3 DAYS AGO

BOOK CLUB: The next English Book Club meeting will be Thursday, January 24, 10 a.m. at the American Society (Amsoc). Under discussion will be “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”  by German author Patrick Suskind.

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Chapala police collar auto theft suspects

3 DAYS AGO
Chapala police collar auto theft suspects

The mayors of Jocotepec and Chapala are on board for a new era of transparency, joining in as affiliates of the Jalisco branch of the Colectivo Ciudadanos por Municipios Transparentes (CIMTRA), a national network of citizen advocacy groups related to government accountability.

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Milkman caught shoplifting

3 DAYS AGO
Milkman caught shoplifting

The delivery man for the Lala milk company was caught in the act of stealing merchandise from a popular grocery store located on Chapala’s main avenue on Tuesday, January 15.

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Jocotepec fiestas

3 DAYS AGO
Jocotepec fiestas

Weeks of celebration of the town’s spiritual patron El Señor del Monte (The Lord of the Mount) endSunday, January 20.

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Smog check program set for revamp

10 DAYS AGO

Changes are afoot in the Jalisco government’s emissions testing program, known as the Programa de Verificación Vehicular Obligatorio.

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San Miguel kicks off year-long cultural journey

10 DAYS AGO
San Miguel kicks off year-long cultural journey

January 1, San Miguel de Allende began its one-year tenure as the American Capital of Culture 2019. 

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January 6: Toys & sweet bread are order of the day

17 DAYS AGO
January 6: Toys & sweet bread are order of the day

The word epiphany means a moment of intuitive perception or a manifestation of divine power.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

10 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

New Year’s Party

New York City might boast the largest block party at Times Square each New Year’s Eve, but here in La Manzanilla we raucously rang in 2019 in fine fashion.

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Paradise is only a boat ride away in Yelapa

17 DAYS AGO
Paradise is only a boat ride away in Yelapa

As 2019 gains momentum, consider visiting the remote village of Yelapa in Cabo Corrientes for an off-the-grid experience in the Mexican jungle.

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Trump: Mexico is paying for wall via trade deal

1 MONTHS AGO
Trump: Mexico is paying for wall via trade deal

In what appears to be nothing more than a face-saving – or obfuscation – exercise, U.S. President Donald Trump is equating Mexico paying for his border wall with a future reduction in the trade deficit with its southern neighbor.

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New UK envoy takes charge

2 MONTHS 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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The British Council marks a milestone

7 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

1 YEAR 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 - January 19, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
Obituary - January 19, 2019

Charles Edwin Wrisner

Charles E. Wrisner died, surrounded by family, at his home in Chapala on December 31, 2018.

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Obituary - January 05, 2019

17 DAYS AGO
Obituary - January 05, 2019

Robert ‘Bob’ Emery Letendre

Robert ‘Bob’ Emery Letendre died at the home of his daughter in Saratoga Springs, New York on December 21, 2018 of complications from injuries sustained as a passenger in a one-vehicle crash near Aguascalientes in April 2015.

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Charros make baseball final

3 DAYS AGO
Charros make baseball final

The Charros de Jalisco baseball club are in the final of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) after completing a 4-1 semi-final series victory over the Venados de Mazatlan Thursday night at the Charros Stadium in Zapopan.

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Charros make LMP semis

10 DAYS AGO
Charros make LMP semis

The Charros de Jalisco baseball team reached the semifinals of the Mexico Pacific League (LMP) playoffs with a tight 1-0 victory over the Tomateros de Culiacan in game six of the seven-game, first-round series.

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