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Obituaries - June 08, 2019

Obituaries - June 08, 2019

Larry Fenwick Reeves

Larry Reeves, a beloved figure in the Lakeside community, ...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Hallelujah, going green

Hallelujah, going green

We’re right on the cusp of a magical moment here on Lake Chapala’s s...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - June 22, 2019

18 HOURS AGO
Entertainment Guide - June 22, 2019

Guelaguetza

The Banda de Música and Ballet Folklórico Donají, groups from the state of Oaxaca formed in 1972, give a performance of the colorful annual Guelaguetza celebration, which centers around traditional costumed dancing.

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Entertainment Guide - June 15, 2019

7 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - June 15, 2019

Jalisco Ballet

For the third time in as many years, the Ballet de Jalisco presents “Don Quijote,” based on the famed tome penned by the genius that is Miguel de Cervantes.

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International Solstice Colloquium revolves around poetry and art

18 HOURS AGO
International Solstice Colloquium revolves around poetry and art

The art of the brush is matched up with the art of the pen for Expo Coloquio Internacional Pretextos del Solsticio, a unique program headquartered at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic (CCA) opening Friday, June 21.

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Mexico’s iconic female garment

7 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s iconic female garment

The ubiquitous Mexican rebozo has been a national symbol throughout this country’s proud history.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 22, 2019

18 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 22, 2019

Scholarship fund concert

The renowned CREM music school at Lakeside presents a concert to raise funds for music scholarships for local youth at the Presbyterian Church, Avenida San Jorge 250 in Riberas del Pilar, Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. Tickets for this worthy event are 200 pesos.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 15, 2019

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 15, 2019

Spotlight Club

Luis Villanueva performs his Revival show, featuring Fernando Uribe on piano, Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, 7 p.m. Music by Journey, Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Toto, James Brown, Bread and more. Cover: 200 pesos.

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At the Movies - June 22, 2019

18 HOURS AGO

Toy Story 4

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

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At the Movies - June 15, 2019

7 DAYS AGO

Men In Black: International

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe.

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Columns

The hot springs of Solitude Gulch: A rustic spa in the middle of nowhere

7 DAYS AGO
The hot springs of Solitude Gulch: A rustic spa in the middle of nowhere

Ixcatán is a little town perched high on the edge of the huge Barranca de Oblatos, that big hole lying at the north end of greater Guadalajara.

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Where to go when you need a pro in the country

14 DAYS AGO
Where to go when you need a pro in the country

You’d be surprised how many talented techies have resisted the lure of the big city. Having lived in the countryside for over 30 years, I’ve had a chance to evaluate the skills of all sorts of pros, from carpenters and doctors to window makers, and I have seen some surprising results.

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

10 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

1 YEAR 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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Understanding email errors & failures

1 MONTHS AGO

“Why didn’t my email go through?” The protocol for sending emails is called Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) and when it fails there could be hundreds of possible reasons why that happened.

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Explaining passwords

3 MONTHS AGO

A password is a sequence of characters used by computer users to verify their identity, or to control who has access to things such as email, bank accounts, etc.

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Governor puts Costa Alegre development on full throttle

1 MONTHS AGO
Governor puts Costa Alegre development on full throttle

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has announced a new Plan Maestro de Desarrollo (Master Development Plan) for the southern coastal stretch of Jalisco commonly referred to as Costa Alegre.

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Pipeline blast: finger pointing should be in one direction only

4 MONTHS AGO

Sometimes playing the blame game just doesn’t cut it.

Such is the case with the gas pipeline explosion that killed more than 90 people in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo on January 17.

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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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Hallelujah, going green

19 HOURS AGO
Hallelujah, going green

We’re right on the cusp of a magical moment here on Lake Chapala’s shores. After just a couple of decent rain storms, the ground has softened and turned moist, ready for new growth to sprout.

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Time to build an ark?

21 DAYS AGO
Time to build an ark?

Not so long ago lakeshore inhabitants and environmentalists worldwide were wringing their hands over the sorry state of Lake Chapala.

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Dressing casual without getting stared at

20 HOURS AGO
Dressing casual without getting stared at

There’s a certain look that says Hawaii, the splashy-colored, billowy shirts imprinted with large dolphins, palm trees and hula girls. Or, Miami, with the pastel colors and Panama hats. All indicative of a local fashion.

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Brief sunbird tourism tips for Lakeside

14 DAYS AGO
Brief sunbird tourism tips for Lakeside

Here are some tips you won’t find on TripAdvisor.

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Expat Living

Goings-on this weekend

14 DAYS AGO

Agave, nopal & pitaya

The weekly Feria de Productores collective is putting on a special event this weekend paying homage to three quintessential and healthy Mexican food products:

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Fun for kids at Amsoc

14 DAYS AGO
Fun for kids at Amsoc

The American Society (Amsoc) in Guadalajara is not just a place for retired expats and their friends to chill out.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

3 MONTHS 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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City Living - March 09, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

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Weekly Worship - June 22, 2019

19 HOURS AGO
Weekly Worship - June 22, 2019

Lake Chapala Baptist

John 8:12 states, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness but will have the Light of life.”

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Weekly Worship - June 15, 2019

7 DAYS AGO

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the first Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday), June 16, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Danny Borkowski will pres...

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Laguna Chapalac - June 22, 2019

19 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 22, 2019

Open Circle

Ambassador Susana M. Allen presents “Revisiting the Dead Sea Scrolls” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - June 15, 2019

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 15, 2019

Open Circle

Ambassador Carlos Gonzalez-Magallon presents “Andrés Manuel López Obrador: His First Six Months as Mexico’s President” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

11 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

11 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 - April 05, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

Swim Tournament

There will be lots of swimmers in the waters off La Cruz when Riviera Nayarit’s 9th Open Water Safe Swim Tournament takes place Saturday, April 6.

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North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

Kids art

Last November, volunteer artist Nancy Hache started teaching art classes at the Amigos de La Cruz Kids Club.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

Pedro back on the beach

When I first arrived in La Manzanilla ten years ago, I wandered about exploring the town. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

The ambulance is here

Several years ago, two residents of La Manzanilla, Dan Crosby and Cruz Gomez, spearheaded a project to raise money to buy an ambulance for our town.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

Keeping up

• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador through April 5.  Next exhibit – de Manos Mexicanos – runs April 11 to May 30 and features artists from Colima, Melaque and Barra de Navidad.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

A reason to party

Every day there is a reason to celebrate being alive and the Costalegre is here to help!

Carnival celebrations started off with amazing dancing, music, and food and continued with fabulous fireworks, parades, and more good food.  Every evening you could venture to the jardin...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

2 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

Croc abuse

According to a report in a local Spanish-language website, municipal police officers detained three male “foreigners” this week for throwing rocks and bottles at a crocodile in the Marina area.  The offenders, whose nationalities were not released, were trying to get a r...

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Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

3 MONTHS AGO
Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

Tourism still strong

This long weekend will see hotels around 90-percent full, Jalisco Tourism Secretary German Ralis Cumplido said this week.

The recent rupture of a sewage pipe and temporary beach closures hasn’t seemed to affect hotel reservations, he noted. And the absence this year of ...

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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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A Merida getaway: highly recommended

1 MONTHS AGO
A Merida getaway: highly recommended

When I told a family friend I was moving to Mexico their eyes lit up and they exclaimed, “You have to go to Merida!” Since coming to this country, whenever I’ve brought up this city it’s been met with enthusiastic comments about the beauty, food and surrounding nature.

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Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

1 YEAR 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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City’s first vegan pizzeria opens

28 DAYS AGO
City’s first vegan pizzeria opens

Guadalajara’s first vegan pizzeria has opened in Colonia La Calma in the western section of the metropolitan area.

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Organics take center stage at ‘undiscovered’ restaurant & market

28 DAYS AGO
Organics take center stage at ‘undiscovered’ restaurant & market

Perhaps one of the nicest surprises is the one that has been hanging around unnoticed right under your nose for a long time.

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

7 DAYS AGO
The Trojan horse that keeps people locked  into adversity under the guise of security

“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.

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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

3 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).

Reviewed by Michael Hogan

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

3 MONTHS 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

7 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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News

Looking Back: A review of June news from the last 50 years

19 HOURS AGO
Looking Back: A review of June news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our May editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

Readmore

Looking Back: A review of June news from the last 50 years

19 HOURS AGO
Looking Back: A review of June news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our May editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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San Antonio Tlayacapan history preserved in print

7 DAYS AGO
San Antonio Tlayacapan history preserved in print

While there are multiple sources to explore the history of Chapala, Ajijic, Jocotepec and Mezcala, up until now there has been no specific account on the background of San Antonio Tlayacapan.

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Migrant squatters dislodged from risky Chapala perch

7 DAYS AGO
Migrant squatters dislodged from risky Chapala perch

Two couples identified as Central American migrants were recently discovered occupying a makeshift shelter nestled among trees on the rocky hillside bordering Chapala’s Avenida Hidalgo, situated just east of the retention wall adorned with a large mural.

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Dengue season ready to kick in

7 DAYS AGO

Jalisco Health Secretary Fernando Petersen Aranguren has warned that the chances of contracting the mosquito-borne disease dengue will increase significantly once the rainy season commences in earnest later this month.

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San gabriel cleanup continues

7 DAYS AGO
San gabriel cleanup continues

Work on cleaning the muddy streets of San Gabriel after the small Jalisco town was flooded out during a recent storm is almost complete, reports Víctor Hugo Roldán, head of Civil Protection in the state. 

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Full speed ahead to Barcelona

19 HOURS AGO

Mexico City is now connected with a direct link to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most dynamic and most visited cities.

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Avocados now cheaper in Europe

19 HOURS AGO

Despite Mexico being a major producer of the fruit, avocados are currently cheaper in Spain, France and the United Kingdom than at Guadalajara supermarkets.

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Most Vallarta beaches now swimmable after sewage pipe rupture

3 MONTHS AGO

A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

5 MONTHS 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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Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

7 DAYS AGO
Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church, who is facing serious charges of sexual misconduct in California, hit back Friday, denouncing prosecutors for tainting the case by their remarks.

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Detained Luz del Mundo leader's lawyers blast prosecutors

14 DAYS AGO
Detained Luz del Mundo leader's lawyers blast prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church who faces charges of human trafficking, child rape and child porn in California, hit back Friday, saying prosecutors have tainted the case by their remarks.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR 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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Obituaries - June 08, 2019

14 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - June 08, 2019

Larry Fenwick Reeves

Larry Reeves, a beloved figure in the Lakeside community, died on May 6 after a long illness, just shy of his 93rd birthday.

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Obituary - May 25, 2019

28 DAYS AGO
Obituary - May 25, 2019

Elsa R. Wasserman

Dr. Elsa R. Wasserman, who spent most of the last 15 years in Ajijic, died May 14 after suffering a stroke at her home in Goleta, California.

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Cricket GDL wins national championship

21 DAYS AGO
Cricket GDL wins national championship

Guadalajara won the 2nd Mexican National Cricket Championship Sunday, defeating Mexico City in the final game at the Universidad de Guadalajara Sports Club.

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LCS fundraiser to help equip Chapala high school football team

28 DAYS AGO
LCS fundraiser to help equip Chapala high school football team

The Chapala Preparatoria’s American-style football team is ready for another level of play.

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