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Queen of the Lake on tour

Queen of the Lake on tour

The beloved statue of the Virgen de Zapopan is scheduled to tour lakeshore commu...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Days of the Dead on pause

Days of the Dead on pause

Mexico’s unique observances in remembrance of the dearly departed normally...

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Arts & Entertainment

Cultural activity resuming in Zapopan

-1 DAYS AGO

The Zapopan Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Rodrigo Sierra Moncayo, gave a live concert at the Constitución Cultural Center on October 14.

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World-class musicians raise $$$ for Mexican charities

1 MONTHS AGO
World-class musicians raise $$$ for Mexican charities

Acclaimed Mexican Conductor Alondra de la Parra has brought together 30 of the best musicians in the world to create The Impossible Orchestra – a project to support women and children suffering abuse and hardship in Mexico.

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Feria Maestros del Arte

6 DAYS AGO

Although the Feria Maestros del Arte, which normally runs in November, has been cancelled, a website now allows you to purchase direct from the artisans: www.feriamaestros2.com.

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Still time for actors to enroll in workshop

13 DAYS AGO
Still time for actors to enroll in workshop

Following his successful fundraising efforts while director of development for Lakeside Little Theatre, Dennis McCary found his interest had been piqued by all things theatrical.

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Ribera Arts Review - October 24, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 24, 2020

Actors workshop

There is still time to register for two 40-hour, face-to-face group courses to be held at the Bravo! Theatre in Riberas del Pilar, November 9 to 20 and November 14 to 23.

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Ribera Arts Review - October 17, 2020

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 17, 2020

Lakeside Little Theatre

Lakeside Little Theatre presents Ajijic Reader’s Theatre (ART) show, “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, Friday to Sunday, October 16, 17, and 18. Suki O’Brien directs the cast of Peter Luciano, Mark Donaldson, Fred Koesling, Randy Warren and...

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At the Movies - October 17, 2020

6 DAYS AGO

Honest Thief

Wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents. Director: Mark Williams. CAst: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:39.

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At the Movies - October 10, 2020

13 DAYS AGO

High Life

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

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Columns

‘The Lullaby of Life’: Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

2 MONTHS AGO
‘The Lullaby of Life’:  Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to participate in Google’s Indie Games Accelerator, an event offering special training to a handful of developers selected from around the world.

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Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

4 MONTHS AGO
Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.

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Winter’s chill transforms the Jalisco highlands

6 DAYS AGO
Winter’s chill transforms the Jalisco highlands

Winter in the Jalisco highlands usually arrives in the second half of October.

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Pelea de gallos: Mexico’s festival of total — and lethal — commitment

20 DAYS AGO
Pelea de gallos: Mexico’s festival  of total — and lethal — commitment

Editor’s note: While blood sport with animals is deemed animal cruelty north-of-the-border, a few countries still allow and promote this 6,000-year old spectacle. Mexico is one of them. Although the Fiestas de Octubre in Guadalajara has been cancelled this year, cockfighting is a nightly event...

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COMPUTER CORNER: Has customer service really changed since the 1960s?

13 DAYS AGO

When I was a teenager in the 1960s, like most young men I spent a lot of time working on my first car, a fixer-upper.

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A password manager can take a load off your mind

3 MONTHS AGO

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.”

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Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

13 DAYS AGO
Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and no-nonsense way in which he has handled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

6 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

“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...

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

4 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

4 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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Days of the Dead on pause

-1 DAYS AGO
Days of the Dead on pause

Mexico’s unique observances in remembrance of the dearly departed normally encompass a fascinating array of Dia de Muertos happenings that take place from late October through the first days of November.

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October’s natural blessings

6 DAYS AGO
October’s natural blessings

Like most old hands at lakeside living, I always look forward to October as the month when our marvelous climate is at its very best.

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Time to say you’re sorry, Homo sapiens

6 DAYS AGO
Time to say you’re sorry, Homo sapiens

Mexico’s president has asked Pope Francis for a “conquest apology,” according to many news sources.

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Good people put us to sleep

13 DAYS AGO
Good people put us to sleep

You ever notice that nobody writes biographies of good people? Saints. Humanitarians. Pacifists. And so on.

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Expat Living

Briefly - September 19, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO

MEGACHURCH LEADER PLEADS NOT GUILTY – Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the Guadalajara-based evangelical Luz del Mundo Church, this week pleaded not guilty to 36 charges, including sexual abuse of a child, in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. The trial will begin Nove...

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Briefly - September 12, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO

International flights returning to GDL

International flights arriving and departing the Guadalajara Airport in August totalled  more than in any other month of the coronavirus pandemic (912), although passenger  flow dropped to 76,859 from 82,660 registered in July.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

9 MONTHS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

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...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

1 YEAR AGO

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 ...

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Weekly Worship - October 24, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

Jewish Congregation

The Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation holds Friday services at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See, www.lakechapalajewishcongregation.com.

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Pickleball players help local school in ‘win-win’ exchange

-1 DAYS AGO
Pickleball players help local school in ‘win-win’ exchange

Members of the community who use the court at Ajijic’s Encarnacion Rosas primary school to play pickleball when the school is not in session have been making regular purchases to help the institution with its needs.

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Laguna Chapalac - October 24, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

Open Circle returns

Sunday November 1, Open Circle is back with its weekly program on the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) east lawn, located alongside the gazebo. 

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Laguna Chapalac - October 17, 2020

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - October 17, 2020

Help the kids

Poco a Poco’s Children’s Community Kitchen is holding a bazaar Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m to 2 pm. and Sunday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calle del Manglar 153 in Villa Nova, Ajijic.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

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.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

9 MONTHS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

7 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

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...

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North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

7 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

Veg Fest

The second edition of Vegfest Bucerías will be held in the Bucerias centro plaza Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

7 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

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.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

8 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

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...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

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.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

7 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 07, 2020

7 MONTHS AGO

El Salado

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

8 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

Chili Cook-off

The eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Parque Parota (in front of Hotel Puerto de Luna and across the street from the Fiesta Americana Hotel).

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

13 DAYS AGO
Days of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.

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When to tip – and not to tip

3 YEARS 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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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

20 DAYS AGO

The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.

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Masocta-PV highway not totally safe, US says

20 DAYS AGO

Despite the recent renovations to the Highway 554 linking the Jalisco town of Mascota with Puerto Vallarta (reported in last week’s edition), the U.S. State Department believes the road is far from safe for travel.

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Go Bistro – Ajijic’s great escape from the humdrum of isolation

6 DAYS AGO
Go Bistro – Ajijic’s great escape from the humdrum of isolation

If you’re looking for ways to escape the captivity of sheltering in place, Go Bistro, by all accounts, is a safe haven from Lakeside’s forced introversion.

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101 different ways to use tortillas

13 DAYS AGO

The tortilla is a central ingredient of an entire lexicon of cookery, whose sauces and stuffings serve only to give it variety and interest.

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BOOK REVIEW: New coffee table book of Mexican crafts out in time to celebrate Day of the Dead

6 DAYS AGO
BOOK REVIEW: New coffee table book of Mexican  crafts out in time to celebrate Day of the Dead

“Arte Popular Mexicano. De mascaras, Barro, Calacas, Criaturas fantásticas, ...” by Miguel Abruch Linder

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New book explores little-known twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

8 MONTHS AGO
New book explores little-known  twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

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...

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

1 YEAR AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

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...

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

1 YEAR 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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News

US consular services kick back in at consulate

-1 DAYS AGO

The U.S. consulate general in Guadalajara will resume limited appointments for some routine passport, citizenship and notarial services, as of October 20.

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Minerva explodes in burst of orange

-1 DAYS AGO
Minerva explodes in burst of orange

With the November 1 and 2 Day of the Dead commemorations approaching, a ring of marigolds (known in Spanish by their Nahuatl moniker cempazuchitl) adorns Guadalajara’s iconic Minerva traffic circle.

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Queen of the Lake on tour

-1 DAYS AGO
Queen of the Lake on tour

The beloved statue of the Virgen de Zapopan is scheduled to tour lakeshore communities over the coming week as is customary in the latter half of October, to give thanks for each year’s rainy season.

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Cemetery closings extended

-1 DAYS AGO

Following last week’s announcement of the closing of Chapala area cemeteries on Monday, November 2, the local government order has been amended to cover the extended three-day period of Day of the Dead commemorations starting Saturday, October 31, as dictated by state authorities.

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Four out of five Covid victims have underlying health conditions

-1 DAYS AGO

Although research shows that age and comorbidities are not a prerequisite for symptomatic and severe Covid-19 infection, 83 percent of people who have died from the disease in the state of Jalisco were diagnosed with an underlying health condition, according to the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ).

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Covid trends unchanged in October

-1 DAYS AGO
Covid trends unchanged in October

Current state and federal data confirms that Covid-19 contagion in Jalisco has remained stable this month, with the number of active cases (those counted  within 14 days of infection) virtually unchanged in the past three weeks.

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Junk food law for kids proposed

-1 DAYS AGO
Junk food law for kids proposed

Jalisco legislator Mara Robles is promoting a bill to regulate the sale of junk food to minors.

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Junk food law for kids proposed

-1 DAYS AGO

Jalisco legislator Mara Robles is promoting a bill to regulate the sale of junk food to minors.

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Three weeks of ‘low-cost’ fine dining

1 MONTHS AGO

Amid these troubled times, Puerto Vallarta has rescheduled its popular Restaurant Week promotion, set to run September 15 though October 10.

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Puerto Vallarta welcomes back visitors

1 MONTHS AGO

As of this weekend, hotels in Jalisco will be able to increase their capacity to 50 percent.

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US arrests former Mexican defense chief

-1 DAYS AGO

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the arrest of retired general Salvador Cienfuegos, the country’s minister of defense from 2012 to 2018, on a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warrant at Los Angeles International Airport last week, is another example of the &...

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US extends visa renewal period

1 MONTHS AGO

Christopher Landau, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico,  announced through social media that the period for renewals for tourist visas for the United States has been increased from 12 to 24 months. 

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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 - September 19, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituary - September 19, 2020

Rachel Arias

Lakeside resident Rachel Arias passed away September 8.

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Obituaries - September 05, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - September 05, 2020

Ed M. Cage

The spark, light and laughter that once defined Ed M. Cage was extinguished by death from Parkinson’s Disease on August 26.

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Chivas on course for playoffs

-1 DAYS AGO

With three games of the Liga Mx regular season remaining, the Guadalajara Chivas are virtually guaranteed to make the playoffs following a 3-2 win against hometown rivals Atlas last weekend.

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Charros to play in an empty stadium

20 DAYS AGO

The Charros de Jalisco are gearing up for the start of the 2020/21 Mexican Pacific League (LMP) season, kicking off Thursday, October 15, with an on-the-road series against the Sultanes de Monterrey.

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