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Obituaries - April 29, 2017

Obituaries - April 29, 2017

Antoinette Gilbert

Antoinette (Joyal) Gilbert passed away at Mi Casita Assisted...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Rocket fire at dawn

Rocket fire at dawn

While most lakeside inhabitants are accustomed to hearing cohetes de trueno (sky...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - April 29, 2017

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Entertainment Guide - April 29, 2017

Live from the Met

The New York Met presents a simulcast of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Pushkin’s timeless novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring the great Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien and Peter Mattei sha...

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Blues Festival put on hold

-1 DAYS AGO

The Guadalajara Grooves & Blues Festival, scheduled for this coming weekend at the Calle 2 events center in Zapopan, has been postponed and rescheduled for the weekend of November 18-19.  

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Stepping out this weekend

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Stepping out this weekend

Friday, April 28

Adelita’s Bar & Grill in San Antonio hosts Jonathan Guzman and Los Traficantes de Ritmo, 8:30-11 p.m. Call 766-0097 for reservations.

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Mariachi & tequila at the Lake Chapala Society

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Mariachi & tequila at  the Lake Chapala Society

What better way to get in the groove of Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo holiday than to spend an afternoon getting your fill of tequila and mariachi music.

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Ribera Arts Review - April 29, 2017

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Ribera Arts Review - April 29, 2017

Naked Stage

“Four Places,” by Joel Drake Johnson, is the next production of The Naked Stage Readers Theatre.  When Peggy’s two adult children take her out for lunch, they quietly begin to take apart her life.

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Ribera Arts Review - April 22, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - April 22, 2017

Art Auction

Efrén González and Rigoberto Navarro have organized an art auction to benefit a young Ajijic dancer and escaramuza rider who recently suffered a terrible equestrian accident.

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At the Movies - April 29, 2017

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

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At the Movies - April 22, 2017

6 DAYS AGO

The Innocents

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent.

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Columns

Searching for a super-sized, naturally formed stone ball

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Searching for a super-sized, naturally formed stone ball

In February 2013 I headed for Ahualulco’s famous Piedras Bola with a measuring tape in hand, hoping to find a certain stone ball which University of Guadalajara researchers claimed had a diameter of 3.02 meters. 

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Muralist finally given free rein for latest commission

6 DAYS AGO
Muralist finally given free rein for latest commission

My friend and neighbor, Guadalajara muralist Jorge Monroy, loves to paint. 

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Beltran de Guzman, an unrelenting application of evil: a cruel tangle of anti-church, anti-Cortez, anti-Indian

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Beltran de Guzman, an unrelenting application of evil: a cruel tangle of  anti-church, anti-Cortez, anti-Indian

A Spanish settler’s repeated attempts to find a satisfactory physical location was only part of its marred, repetitive attempts to drive down permanent roots.

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Beltran de Guzman, and finding useful slices of chaos in early days putting together bits of Mexico

6 DAYS AGO

In the 1500s, sealed off by mountains on both the east and west of the thinly explored “northern Mexico,” the arid desert-like central altiplano was the ancient home of the Nahua, Otomi, Huichol, Cora, Tepehua and Coyutec Indians.  

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Dots & caps: Playing around with address, account names

-1 DAYS AGO

In last week’s tirade I inveighed against the use of those dots that are used to obscure passwords when entered on the computer. 

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Passwords: Count the dots?

6 DAYS AGO

Something that I have always considered to be an example of bad design and bad philosophy is the use of those stupid dots and asterisks used to populate password fields so that nobody can see what has been typed. 

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

9 MONTHS 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

9 MONTHS 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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Rocket fire at dawn

-1 DAYS AGO
Rocket fire at dawn

While most lakeside inhabitants are accustomed to hearing cohetes de trueno (sky rockets) rip the air as an ordinary element of the auditory landscape, newcomers should brace for being roused from slumber in the early hours of May 3 by a non-stop barrage of the ear-splitting fireworks that herald th...

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Getting foggy in the tequila cloud

6 DAYS AGO
Getting foggy in the tequila cloud

Here’s a weather story even El Niño couldn’t create. 

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My Lakeside medical care

14 DAYS AGO

One question we hear a lot down here at Lakeside: Should I get my surgery in Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Europe, the States? Or do it myself? 

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Can We Exorcise El Niño?

1 MONTHS AGO

As Easter and its celebrated miracle approaches, we here at Lakeside also go through a major transformation. In the weather, that is.

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Expat Living

Memorial Mass for Amsoc member

-1 DAYS AGO

A Memorial Mass for American Society (Amsoc) member Carolina Turnquist will be held Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church located at Chichimecas 836 at the corner of Aztecas, Colonia Monraz in Guadalajara.

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Why the ‘Little Prince’ is in love with books

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Why the ‘Little Prince’ is in love with books

This young book fan dressed up as the Little Prince, from the book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, at a public reading held in Guadalajara on International Book Day, April 23. 

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City Living - March 4, 2017

1 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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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Weekly Worship - April 29, 2017

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Abundant Life

Why is there such a wide range of beliefs when it comes to the position of women in the church? One church says they can´t be in leadership while another has a woman pastor.

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Weekly Worship - April 22, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - April 22, 2017

Lake Chapala Baptist 

Asks Associate Pastor Gary Smith: “Have you ever been in the Hoosegow? 

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Laguna Chapalac - April 29, 2017

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Laguna Chapalac - April 29, 2017

Last chance for treasure

The new Trunk Junk, Take-out & Treasures market held on Friday mornings at La Huerta Eventos in west Ajijic offers a huge variety of fresh foods, frozen and freshly prepared meals, desserts, herbs, health aids and supplements, wearing apparel and accessories, arts, craf...

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Laguna Chapalac - April 22, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 22, 2017

Garden Club 40 years on

From the flower power of 1977 to new blooms in 2017, the 40-year old Lake Chapala Garden Club has just appointed its new board of directors, who reveal an exciting cavalcade of celebrations to mark four decades of one of Lakeside’s longest-established specialist clubs....

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Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

6 DAYS AGO
Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Puerto Vallarta’s only youth-based jazz orchestra, returns to the Jazz Foundation on Sunday, May 7, 7 p.m. for the third presentation of its First-Sunday-of-the-Month concert series. 

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Delta celebrates 13th Global Build with Habitat for Humanity

6 DAYS AGO
Delta celebrates 13th Global Build with Habitat for Humanity

Delta Air Lines, in alliance with its partner, Aeromexico, completed its 13th Global Build with Habitat for Humanity this week with the construction of six homes in Chulavista, a small community 35 miles north of Puerto Vallarta.  

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North Banderas Beat - March 25, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 25, 2017

A neighbor in need

Claudia Reyes, a young mother and daughter of local drummer Julio Reyes, has been fighting cancer for over a year. She is now in need of a bone marrow transplant. 

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North Banderas Beat – March 11, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat – March 11, 2017

Animal Shelter

The no-kill cat shelter, Paraiso Felino, is inviting everyone to come and help them celebrate their 10th anniversary.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 18, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 18, 2017

Best Little Coffee Café

Tucked into a little corner shop of the Grand Caymen Hotel, located on Lazaro Cardenas, the main street coming into La Manzanilla, Café du Calcetin brews up the best cup of joe you can get on the Costa Allegra.  

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 4, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 4, 2017

‘Sylvia’

Bare Bones Readers Theatre’s premier of “Sylvia,” a two-act play written by A. R. Gruny and directed by La Manzanilla’s own Arleen Pace, was, in my opinion, the best night of entertainment held this season.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 25, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 25, 2017

On our way home

By the time you read this column, we will be on the long trek back to our home in Canada. It’s a bittersweet time to be sure. We drive here in October from our cottage north of Toronto, Ontario. So many people are curious about the journey that we thought we would tell you abo...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 11, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 11, 2017

When in Rome … Mexico

In his book “The Brain Power Workout,” author Joel Levy states that learning new tasks, such as discovering a new language, is one of the best ways to stimulate brain power.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

Politically Active

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. on the upstairs terrace at No Way José! Restaurant in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Febrero 260. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

Politically Active

Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas will hold their annual meeting on Monday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. on the upstairs terrace at No Way José! Restaurant in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Febrero 260. 

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Mexican Lifestyles

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

2 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

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Free funerals

Guadalajara Mayor Eduardo Avina Batiz announced this week that the city has begun work on a municipal funeral parlor in the Sector Libertad. All funerals will be free to the poor. The 450,000-peso building will have four chapels, waiting rooms, office and its own carpentry shop ...

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Pan dulce: A Mexican way of life

2 MONTHS AGO
Pan dulce: A Mexican way of life

Mexicans love their pan dulce (sweet bread), usually washed down with a full glass of milk, coffee or hot chocolate. Morning, afternoon or evening, these pastries adorn nearly every table at every friendly gathering. 

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Surf’s up in Michoacán

10 MONTHS AGO
Surf’s up in Michoacán

In the depths of New York’s bitterly cold winter, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon: two friends would be available for a two-week surf trip in May. 

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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

1 YEAR AGO
A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

It’s a glorious feeling as you swim into the beautiful secluded beach of the Marieta Islands (Islas Marietas). As you pass under a rocky arch in the island there is a moment when the tide turns in your favor and washes you gently towards the sandy shoreline. It is as if the island has deemed y...

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St. Remy Du Lac: Where everyone’s a French gourmet

27 DAYS AGO
St. Remy Du Lac: Where everyone’s a French gourmet

French flair, classic “sensualist” dishes on a gourmet menu comes to Ajijic at an interesting venue called St. Remy Du Lac. 

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Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

1 MONTHS AGO
Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

Wine lovers visiting last weekend’s Vid Forum fair enjoyed the opportunity to taste and stock up on dozens of different labels from around the globe. 

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The remarkable story of British artist who found fame in Mexico but not at home

14 DAYS AGO
The remarkable story of British artist who found fame in Mexico but not at home

A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the British artist who made a name for herself in Mexico rather than in her own country, hit the real and virtual shelves last week.

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Investigative labor of love honors lives of 28 migrants who perished in California plane wreck

1 MONTHS AGO
Investigative labor of love honors lives of 28  migrants who perished in California plane wreck

In his documentary novel, “All They Will Call You,” Mexican-American author Tim Z. Hernandez tells the tragic story of a 1948 plane crash in California that killed 28 migrant workers being deported to Mexico. One victim was from Jocotepec.

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

14 DAYS AGO
Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

It’s not just us humans who are feeling the calor in the days leading up to the start of the rainy season. Our pets almost certainly suffer as much as us – dogs especially.

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Hot season eating tips

14 DAYS AGO
Hot season eating tips

There’s a less welcome aspect of spring that sneaks in with Jalisco’s sunshine and heat.

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News

Avocado price to drop soon

-1 DAYS AGO
Avocado price to drop soon

The gradual hike in the price of avocados over the past two months is due to a seasonal drop in production, Jalisco Rural Development Secretary Hector Padilla has confirmed.

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Expo Guadalajara gears up for busy May

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Expo Guadalajara gears up for busy May

May augers to be a month of high activity at Expo Guadalajara, the city’s top-class exposition and events center located a stone’s throw from Plaza del Sol.

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Dogs to show off skills at Ajijic agility competition

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Dogs to show off skills at Ajijic agility competition

The Western Agility Organization (TWAO) holds its third official USDAA dog agility competition at the Hotel Perico in Ajijic Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 29 and 30 and May 1. 

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Centro de Desarrollo sharpens focus on teen pregnancies

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Centro de Desarrollo sharpens focus on teen pregnancies

Official statistics on public health issues show the state of Jalisco ranking second in the nation on the index of teenage pregnancies. 

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Jalisco driver’s license processing to go online

-1 DAYS AGO

Obtaining a driver’s license in Guadalajara will – in theory, at least – be a smoother and quicker process come next month.

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Deportations to Jalisco on the decline, recent stats indicate

-1 DAYS AGO

The number of Jalisco citizens deported from the United States between January 1 and April 16 fell by 30 percent

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Canada’s most iconic cafe heading south to Mexico

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Canada’s most iconic cafe heading south to Mexico

Tim Hortons, Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain famed for its coffee and donuts, is preparing to open its first cafes in Mexico.

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Mexican students shunning US universities

-1 DAYS AGO

The tensions in the Mexico-U.S. relationship that have surfaced since Donald Trump won last year’s presidential election are the main reason for the decrease in the number of Mexican students applying for places at U.S. universities and colleges, according to a report by the American Associati...

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LGBT course for PV hoteliers

-1 DAYS AGO

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board is sponsoring a training program developed in conjunction with the Mexico Tourism Board and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism aimed at “strengthening LGBT offerings in the destination with quality, inclusive and respectful products and service.”  T...

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Traffic flowing on first stage of Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Via Corta’

6 DAYS AGO
Traffic flowing on first stage of Puerto Vallarta’s ‘Via Corta’

The first, 54-kilometer section of the new Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta “Via Corta” (Short Route) toll road opened at the start of the Easter holidays. 

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Will FATCA be repealed?

1 MONTHS AGO

Since I have been closely following the unfolding – and somewhat constantly shifting – tax policy of the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, I get asked often what will happen, if anything, to FATCA, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.  

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Daylight Saving Time switch for US, Canada this Sunday but not Mexico

1 MONTHS AGO

Clocks spring forward in both the United States and Canada on Sunday, March 12 but Mexico will wait another three weeks to make its Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch.

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Investors go crazy for Cuervo

2 MONTHS AGO

The initial public offering for tequila producer Jose Cuervo on the Mexican Stock Exchange this week was at least four times oversubscribed, according to reports in several business journals.

Bloomberg reported that Jose Cuervo sold about US$790 million of shares in Mexico’s biggest equity of...

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Boost in demand for travel to Mexico offers business growth opportunity for airline industry

2 MONTHS AGO
Boost in demand for travel to Mexico offers business growth opportunity for airline industry

According to the Mexican Tourism Board, this country’s global air connectivity is growing at a record pace, with airlines around the world adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes, and upgrading to the latest aircraft models with larger capacities to meet the demand for travel ...

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Obituaries - April 29, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - April 29, 2017

Antoinette Gilbert

Antoinette (Joyal) Gilbert passed away at Mi Casita Assisted Living Home in Ajijic on February 11. 

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Obituaries – March 11, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries – March 11, 2017

Anthony Bateman

Long-time resident Anthony (Tony) Bateman died suddenly at his Ajijic home on Saturday, February 25 at age 68.

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Chivas win brings joy to city soccer fans

6 DAYS AGO
Chivas win brings joy to city soccer fans

Delirious fans of the Guadalajara Chivas partied wildly at the Minerva Glorieita Wednesday evening

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The NAFTA World Cup takes shape

6 DAYS AGO

President Donald Trump may not approve but the soccer federations of the United States, Canada and Mexico have announced a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

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