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Tracking tragedy in real time

Tracking tragedy in real time

It was 32 years ago this month that my husband and I were simultaneously jolted ...

Arts & Entertainment

Equines the stars of laudable Cabañas exhibit

-1 DAYS AGO
Equines the stars of laudable Cabañas exhibit

For the next three months, one of central Guadalajara’s crown jewels, the Cabañas Cultural Institute, is availing the city of an exhibit which should please mightily those who appreciate the intersection of art and equine.

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Entertainment Guide - September 23, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - September 23, 2017

Romeo & Juliet

The Ballet Jalisco, the only professional classical troupe in the state, teams up with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra to present the renowned work by Sergei Prokofiev, based on the play by William Shakespeare.

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Efren González, artist on the move

-1 DAYS AGO
Efren González, artist on the move

Efren González is a man on the move. For the past year, the artist has frequently been absent from his Ajijic studio-gallery, traveling to show his work and attend workshops both as an experienced teacher and a student keen to hone his skills.

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Actors shine at Bravo Theater’s Showcase

28 DAYS AGO

Roseann Wilshire recently concluded another successful run of her Actors’ Showcase. Many of her students will now go on to audition at other theatrical productions in the area.

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Ribera Arts Review - September 23, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - September 23, 2017

Naked Stage

“Private Lives” by Noël Coward, directed by Fred Koesling, is the next presentation at The Naked Stage Readers’ Theatre Friday to Sunday, September 22-24, 4 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - September 16, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - September 16, 2017

Zombies

Rehearsals for the Thrill the World Ajijic 2017 zombie dance fundraiser continue each Saturday, 1-3 p.m., and Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the Centro Cultural Ajijic through October 27.

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At the Movies - September 23, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
At the Movies - September 23, 2017

IT

A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

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At the Movies - September 9, 2017

13 DAYS AGO

The Journey

Two rival Irish politicians — one loyal to England, the other a supporter of reunification — are forced to take a trip through Scotland’s countryside together, during which they work out a peace agreement that will end almost 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland.

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Columns

Green meadows, a hungry burro & fine view of Cool Guachi Hill

-1 DAYS AGO
Green meadows, a hungry burro & fine view of Cool Guachi Hill

Last year, my friend Mario Guerrero sent me the coordinates of a hill near San Juan de los Arcos – located 35 kilometers west of Guadalajara – where he thought there might be archaeological ruins.

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Spotting wildflowers on the Cerro Colli

6 DAYS AGO
Spotting wildflowers on the Cerro Colli

August and September mark “colliflower” season in Guadalajara. Yes, it’s time to head for Colli Volcano, which is part of the Primavera Forest.

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Comin’ south early on: Startling experiences in a brand new place

1 MONTHS AGO

Allyn Hunt, a former editor and owner of this newspaper and South of North columnist for more than 45 years, has retired from writing his weekly column. The Reporter will occasionally publish previously run columns of his in this space. This column was first published in May, 1988.

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Is the US flag merely a ‘designated’ emblem or does it symbolize the honor of a precious social and political concept?

2 MONTHS AGO

(A version of this column was first published in the July 1, 1989 edition of this newspaper)

The United States Supreme Court decision concerning the case of Gregory Johnson, arrested for burning the U.S. flag during a protest demonstration at the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas...

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COMPUTER CORNER: How far can your Wi-Fi reach? It depends!

-1 DAYS AGO

A question I get a lot is “What’s the maximum range of my Wi-Fi?” 

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Protecting yourself from cyber attacks

1 MONTHS AGO

The recent high-profile ransomware attack named Wantacry is the reason I was on the receiving end of quite a few questions concerning virus and malware and what can be done to defend against the threat. 

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

4 MONTHS AGO
Post Mother’s  Day deliberations

Several decades ago, not long after I arrived in Mexico, I was strolling down Guadalajara’s Avenida Federalismo and struck up a conversation with a rather down-at-heel man, probably in his early fifties. It turned out he was from Guatemala and living in a refugee camp in Michoacan, Jalisco&rsq...

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VIEWPOINT: Trump’s u-turn – not a bad thing?

4 MONTHS AGO

Should we be grateful that President Donald Trump had an “epiphany” and decided to change his mind about pulling the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? 

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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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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Tracking tragedy in real time

-1 DAYS AGO
Tracking tragedy in real time

It was 32 years ago this month that my husband and I were simultaneously jolted awake by a deep rumbling of the earth.

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Chowing down the national colors

13 DAYS AGO
Chowing down the national colors

While Mexico is dressing up in red, white and green for the patriotic holidays, food lovers are slathering for a taste of the season’s emblematic tricolor gourmet treat: chiles en nogada.

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Voices from former eras still resonate

6 DAYS AGO
Voices from former  eras still resonate

Leave it to California to come up with America’s latest anti-imperialist twist.

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Open letter: So you want to go to school...

20 DAYS AGO
Open letter: So you  want to go to school...

A friend of mine once complained bitterly about working in an industry he thought was taking advantage of people and their pain and anguish, physical and psychological. The industry was Big Pharma.

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Expat Living

Things to do at American Society in September

13 DAYS AGO

The American Society (Amsoc) is gearing up for a busy patriotic month of  September.

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New dance work interprets Botticelli’s ‘Spring’

28 DAYS AGO
New dance work interprets Botticelli’s ‘Spring’

Contemporary dance company Rafael Carlín y Compañía present a kinesthetic interpretation of Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli’s “La Primavera” (Spring) at the Teatro Experimental de Jalisco in downtown Guadalajara. 

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City Living - March 4, 2017

6 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

7 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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Colorful food at CASA meeting

-1 DAYS AGO
Colorful food at CASA meeting

The dishes at the Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic (CASA) September 18 get-together were not only delicious but gorgeously decked out in green, red and white in honor of Mexican Independence.

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Weekly Worship - September 23, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO

Unitarian Universalists

Eric and Catherine Luria will present “Starting Over and Over and Over,” a humanist Jewish perspective on self-renewal during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, at the service of the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, Septembe...

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Laguna Chapalac - September 23, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 23, 2017

Holistic clinic

The third Sana-Clinica Pop-Up Clinic will be held Saturday, September 23, 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Mexico Refuge in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 16, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 16, 2017

Fiestas Patrias

AJIJIC

Friday, September 15: Grito ceremony and town dance, from 8 p.m. at the plaza, with live entertainment and fireworks.

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Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Pride Festival enjoys support of progressive-minded city government

4 MONTHS AGO
Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Pride Festival enjoys support of progressive-minded city government

The fifth annual gay pride festival in Puerto Vallarta will take place the week of May 21-28.  Seven days of revelry blast off Sunday, May 21 with the welcoming party at Mantamar Beach Club. 

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Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

5 MONTHS 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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North Banderas Beat - March 25, 2017

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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 August news from the last 50 years

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

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

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Golf course on track

As the new golf course of the Country Club de Chapala nears completion, golfers and vacationers from the Guadalajara area are visiting San Nicolas de Ibarra in increasing numbers. Although the new road will not be completed until late June, the road from Chapala is servic...

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Aeromexico launches new US route

2 MONTHS AGO

Aeromexico this month started its new daily (except Tuesdays) direct service from Guadalajara to San Jose, California in conjunction with Delta Airlines.

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San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

2 MONTHS AGO
San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

San Miguel de Allende has been named the world’s top destination for 2017 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, a publication upscale enough so that even the website feels glossy.

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Curried flavors: a new Indian cuisine venue

-1 DAYS AGO
Curried flavors: a new Indian cuisine venue

Indian cuisine is strongly shaped by Indian history, its diverse cultural influences, religion, ancient traditions and the Indian people themselves.

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Where to celebrate the Grito

6 DAYS AGO

Lakesiders have a number of options to celebrate Fiestas Patrias this weekend with special menus, Mexican music and dancing, fireworks and tequila.

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

5 MONTHS 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

6 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

5 MONTHS 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

5 MONTHS 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

Alcalde reveals its new face

-1 DAYS AGO
Alcalde reveals its new face

The first section of the new pedestrian zone on downtown Guadalajara’s Avendia Alcalde between calles Hospital and Jesus Garcia is almost complete and is expected to open some time next month,

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KidZania, a Mexican success story, coming to Guadalajara

6 DAYS AGO
KidZania, a Mexican success story, coming to Guadalajara

If at some point you came up with the idea of a children’s amusement that, instead of being centered around thrills and entertainment, was dedicated to giving them a taste of adult work-a-day drudgery, you most likely consigned that notion to oblivion almost immediately.

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Local Independence heroes remembered

-1 DAYS AGO
Local Independence heroes remembered

Countless lakeshore inhabitants and visitors have traveled streets or come across schools bearing the names Marcos Castellanos, Encarnación Rosas and José Santana. Few are well versed in the historical background of these designations.

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Chapala gets new wheels for student transport

-1 DAYS AGO
Chapala gets new wheels for student transport

September has been a bonanza month for local students who have long dealt with out-of-pocket transportation expenses and other difficulties in getting to and from the places where they study.

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In spite of Trump presidency, Jalisco’s export economy remains buoyant

-1 DAYS AGO
In spite of Trump presidency, Jalisco’s export economy remains buoyant

In spite of dismal prognostications about how the state’s economic performance would be affected by a Trump presidency, the vigor of Jalisco’s export sector is showing no signs of diminution, growing by 12.37 percent in the first half of 2017 from the same period last year, according to ...

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Earthquake evacuation exercise set for Sept. 19

6 DAYS AGO

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that rattled a vast swath of southern Mexico just over a week ago, evacuation exercises will be held Tuesday, September 19, 11 a.m., at numerous government buildings, schools and major businesses at lakeside.

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Jalisco spared as massive quake hits Mexico; at least 60 dead so far

13 DAYS AGO
Jalisco spared as massive quake hits Mexico; at least 60 dead so far

Jalisco Civil Protection says no damage has been reported in the state following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Mexico’s southern coast late Thursday.

While the quake rattled Mexico City, causing people to rush out onto the streets in panic, it was not felt in Guadalajara. Resid...

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Firefighters return from Canadian mission

13 DAYS AGO
Firefighters return from Canadian mission

The first batch of Mexican firefighters – a large proportion of them from the state of Jalisco – have returned home from British Columbia, Canada after a month-long stint helping to extinguish forest fires in the province.

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San Pancho to host surf festival

2 MONTHS AGO

San Pancho, Sayulita’s more mild-mannered neighbor in the state of Nayarit, will host a three-day surf competition the weekend of July 21-23.

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8 PV beaches obtain Blue Flag certification

2 MONTHS AGO

Puerto Vallarta now has eight beaches with Blue Flag “cleanliness” certification and a ninth is on the way, according to Mayor Arturo Davalos.

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Colima Volcano photo wins Nat Geo prize

1 MONTHS AGO
Colima Volcano photo wins Nat Geo prize

About an hour drive south from Guadalajara is the Colima Volcano, an active stratovolcano that straddles the Colima-Jalisco border. 

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Veterans banished to Mexico buoyed by visit from US Congressional Hispanic Caucus

2 MONTHS AGO
Veterans banished to Mexico buoyed by visit from US Congressional Hispanic Caucus

“What you see here today is a travesty,” Congressman Joaquín Castro declared to a small, hushed crowd.

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Business Briefs - July 8, 2017

2 MONTHS AGO

$ doesn’t follow degree

In Mexico, monthly pay for a postgraduate degree employee fell by 10,000 pesos between 2005 and 2016, according to a study by the Salary Observatory of the University Iberoamericano Puebla.

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Investors go crazy for Cuervo

7 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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Obituary - September 9, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Obituary - September 9, 2017

Brigitte (‘Gitti’) Trottier

Brigitte Trottier, a longtime resident of Ajijic, died August 14, at the age of 74.

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Obituaries - September 2, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - September 2,  2017

Lawson V. Phaby, Jr

Former Missouri broadcaster-reporter, Lawson V. Phaby, Jr., 84, died peacefully on Sunday, August 20 in Ajijic.

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Big fight lives up to the hype

-1 DAYS AGO
Big fight lives up to the hype

Guadalajara’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan slugged it out for an honorable draw on Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas, although the decision proved controversial.

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City to host Caribbean Series

6 DAYS AGO

Local baseball fans can enjoy some top-class action next February when Guadalajara plays host to the annual Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series).

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