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Obituaries - July 13, 2019

Obituaries - July 13, 2019

William (Bill) Russell Lindsay

William (Bill) Russell Lindsay, 86, a long-time ...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Conquering Spanish spelling flubs

Conquering Spanish spelling flubs

For the last couple of years we’ve all heard a lot of talk about putting u...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - July 13, 2019

23 MINS AGO
Entertainment Guide - July 13, 2019

Folk dance

The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara returns to the stage for a short summer season.   

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Entertainment Guide - July 06, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - July 06, 2019

Folk dance

The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara returns to the stage for a short summer season.

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Satterugly brings unique art show to Ajijic

6 DAYS AGO
Satterugly brings unique art show to Ajijic

The Guadalajara graphic artist who signs his work with the pseudonym Satterugly will open an out-of-the-box exhibit at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic on Saturday, July 13, 6 p.m.

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International Solstice Colloquium revolves around poetry and art

20 DAYS 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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Ribera Arts Review - July 13, 2019

28 MINS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 13, 2019

Sultry singer

Mariana Vigueras, a talented singer with experience in classical, opera, jazz, rock, soul and Mexico’s many musical variations, entertains Friday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m. at Los Telares Restaurant  in Ajijic. Reservations: (376) 766-0428.

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Ribera Arts Review - July 06, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 06, 2019

Spotlight Club

Daniel and Noemi of Us Two return to the Spotlight Club for intimate acoustic nights Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, 7 p.m.

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At the Movies - July 13, 2019

35 MINS AGO

Lion King

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

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At the Movies - July 06, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Rocketman

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

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Columns

A big danke to Staedtler pencils — Germany comes to the rescue of the Mexican writer

54 MINS AGO
A big danke to Staedtler pencils — Germany comes to the rescue of the Mexican writer

In my closets are stacks of copybooks filled with stories I’ve penned for the Guadalajara Reporter going back 30 years, all of them written with a pencil and many while swinging in a hammock out in the woods, inspired by squirrels and woodpeckers.

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ITESO think tank students win prize for Styrofoam substitute made from mushrooms

13 DAYS AGO
ITESO think tank students win prize for Styrofoam substitute made from mushrooms

FedEx Mexico has awarded its 2019 Small-Business Grant to graduates of Guadalajara’s ITESO University.

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

11 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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Tracking your every move: IT and your loss of privacy

13 DAYS AGO

It seems like every time you read the news there is some new story revealing more about what a dystopian surveillance state we all live in now. 

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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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Governor puts Costa Alegre development on full throttle

2 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

5 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 ...

3 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

3 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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Getting to know La Reina del Lago

42 MINS AGO
Getting to know  La Reina del Lago

Small in stature, measuring just 34 centimeters from head to toe, La Virgen de Zapopan is a spiritual giant in Jalisco’s Roman Catholic community, deeply trusted as an intermediary for divine protection against strife, disease and pestilence, deadly storms and natural disasters.

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Lost & Found

6 DAYS AGO
Lost & Found

Who needs to deal with the ravages of old age on a day when your agenda is chock full of appointments?

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The cutter ant military parade

27 MINS AGO
The cutter ant military parade

My garden, a lovely house-front apron of flowering plants, shrubs and fruit trees, has been under siege by cutter ants, with no hope of a diplomatic settlement.

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Democracies today need a spinal realignment

6 DAYS AGO

Americans’ well-known birthday celebrations are incomparable for their exuberance and patriotism.

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Expat Living

Lakeside, Guadalajara & PV Democrats to host US Independence Day fiestas

13 DAYS AGO
Lakeside, Guadalajara & PV Democrats to host US Independence Day fiestas

Democrats Abroad chapters in Lake Chapala, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta have all organized celebrations for the 243rd birthday of the United States.

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Focus on jazz at US Consulate’s July 4th bash

13 DAYS AGO
Focus on jazz at US Consulate’s July 4th bash

Consul General Robin Matthewman gave a heartwarming speech (in Spanish) at the Guadalajara Consulate General’s annual U.S. Independence Day celebration held at the Conjunto Santander de Artes Escénicas Wednesday, June 26.

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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

4 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

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

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LCS prepares to host its popular Summer Art Camp

36 MINS AGO
LCS prepares to host its popular Summer Art Camp

The Lake Chapala Society Children’s Art Program is holding its 7th Annual Art Camp from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2.

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Weekly Worship - July 13, 2019

38 MINS 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 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 14, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate while J...

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Laguna Chapalac - July 13, 2019

39 MINS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - July 13, 2019

Highway Alert!

If you’re headed to the Guadalajara airport late evening or early morning, add 20 minutes on to your schedule for traffic delays due to pavement crews working the graveyard shift. It looks like they have a few weeks to go to finish the repaving of the Guadalajara-Chapala highwa...

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Laguna Chapalac - July 06, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - July 06, 2019

Recycling on Facebook

The Ajijic Recycling Committee has set up a Facebook page to keep the public up to speed on the program and respond to questions and concerns.

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

3 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

4 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

3 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

3 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

1 MONTHS 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

1 MONTHS 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

27 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

4 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

8 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

Secrecy surrounds new US Consulate construction

1 HOUR AGO
Secrecy surrounds new US Consulate construction

All information regarding the construction of the new U.S. consulate general in Guadalajara is not to be disclosed for five years under a municipal transparency directive.

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Cirque du Soleil returns with ‘Crystal’

1 HOUR AGO

Montreal-based circus arts outfit Cirque du Soleil will be back in town in September with “Crystal,” the first show the company has ever done on an ice rink.

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Chupinaya champ ready to run for fifth title

25 MINS AGO
Chupinaya champ ready to run for fifth title

Four-time champion Fernando “Dory” Mejía González is set to defend his title in a field of 500 scrappy runners registered to tackle Ajijic’s grueling 13.8-kilometer Chupinaya mountain race on Sunday, July 14.

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Connections among friends

44 MINS AGO
Connections among friends

Lake Chapala Society volunteer Steve Balfour and local Chamber of Commerce delegate Benjamin Mora brought in Chapala Traffic Department Director Gerardo Bautista and Police Chief Raúl Valenciano as guest speakers for the July 9 session of the Conexiones Entre Amigos program.

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Tlaquepaque to host beer fest

1 HOUR AGO

The fourth edition of the Tlaquepaque Beer Festival (Festival de Cerveza) takes place Saturday, July 20, noon to 11:30 p.m.

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Changes sought to ‘self defense’ laws

1 HOUR AGO

A legislator is seeking to alter the Jalisco penal code to offer greater protections to  citizens who act in legitimate self defense of their persons or property.

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Caribbean seaweed problem intensifies

1 HOUR AGO

Mexico has spent US$17 million to remove over half a million tons of foul-smelling sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches.

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Mexicans to have right to palliative care

1 HOUR AGO

Senators have approved changes to the Mexican Constitution that make dying without pain a constitutional right for all citizens.

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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

6 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

27 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

1 MONTHS 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 - July 13, 2019

47 MINS AGO
Obituaries - July 13, 2019

William (Bill) Russell Lindsay

William (Bill) Russell Lindsay, 86, a long-time Lakeside visitor and snowbird, died Sunday, June 29 in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Obituary - July 06, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Cindy Matheson

Cynthia Madelain Matheson died at her lakeside home June 17.

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Mexico & US to face off in Olympic baseball qualifier in Guadalajara

13 DAYS AGO
Mexico & US to face off in Olympic baseball qualifier in Guadalajara

The first phase of ticket sales has been launched for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 2019, the top international baseball event of the year and 2020 Olympic qualifier, with tickets now available for the Group A opening round to be staged at the 16,500-seat Estadio Charros...

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Cricket GDL wins national championship

1 MONTHS 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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