Hector España Ramos, the Chapala government’s liaison with local expatriates, describes his key role as a promoter for greater interaction, friendly relations and coop...
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro returned to his hometown this week to launch a new scholarship program for young animators at the 34th Guadalajara International Film Fes...
The Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce recently put on a display of a selection of paintings representing the most outstanding of Mexico’s 121 pueblos mágicos or magical ...
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, U.S. President Donald Trump said ...
A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptur...
‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy K...
Lakeside resident Robert Sandels, who turns 86 this year, has racked up plenty o...
I write this not as a reporter but as a teacher, long interested in improving wh...
Sometimes playing the blame game just doesn’t cut it.
Such is the case wi...
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means le...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. March 25: French Jazz pianist Marc Fabbricatore, a longtime resident of Mexico.
Palcco, Mondays, 8:30 p.m. 100 pesos.
This talented singer and Guadalajara native, who recently graduated from Portland State University, interprets musical theater numbers, as well as operatic pieces, along with invited guests from Portland, Alexa Lux and Matt Boogie, plus a range of instrumentalists.
Delightful strains of traditional Mexican music will fill the air when nine local musicians congregate at the kick-off event for the 17th Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Mas Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m. at Cafe Galeria Inspira (Av. Madero 228, Chapala). There is no charge, although the ca...
Plein Air exhibit
This unique art genre will be on display at Galeria Sol Mexicano March 15 to April 10. Plein Air, a phrase borrowed from the French, describes the act of painting outdoors, where the painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the work. This ...
Classical guitar concert
An evening of classical and Spanish, Latin fiery, sensuous, jazz-flavored playing by internationally acclaimed Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro will be held Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala.
Happy Death Day 2U
Tree Gelbman (played by Jessica Roth) is transported into another dimension in this science fiction slasher film.
Never mess with a snowplow driver. Known for a certain level of intensity in the Taken series, Liam Neeson plays yet another infuriated parent in this production based on a Norwegian film called “In Order of Disappearance.” This time, he is out to find the drug dealers accu...
I write this not as a reporter but as a teacher, long interested in improving what passes for education in too many schools all over the world.
Anyone searching for a fine, natural, hot-water spa on this continent at the beginning of this millennium would have heard about and perhaps ended up staying at Río Caliente Spa, located inside the Primavera Forest only 12 kilometers due west of Guadalajara.
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.
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.
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.
A reader of the Guadalajara Reporter wrote to me asking if I could help him out by explaining what a link in an email is. The answer is simple; it is that thing in an email I said you should never, never, never, never, never, never, never, ever click on!
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.
The new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received a stark warning on the 25th anniversary of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in southern Mexico.
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.
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...
I’ll bet there’s not a single soul in our community who wouldn’t be thrilled to see local thoroughfares put into perfect condition. Life could be so much more carefree if we didn’t have to navigate wobbly cobblestone streets and highways riddled with potholes.
It seems as though everywhere on the planet you look these days, weather patterns are changing, and climates once predictable are suddenly turning on you like a bad drunk.
As expected, two African runners won last weekend’s 33rd edition of the Guadalajara Half Marathon.
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 ...
The Jewish community at lakeside will observe a Passover Seder Friday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. at Manix restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.
San Andrés Mass
Fr. Basil G. Royston, D. Min., has announced his retirement. He will continue to live at Lakeside and plans to write a couple of books.
In his place, Padre Everardo Sánchez will officiate for the foreign congregation at the 10:30 a.m. English-language Mass.
Fundación Alégrate commemorated International Women’s Day by honoring seven local ladies recognized for outstanding personal accomplishments and contributions to the community. The appreciation ceremony was held Thursday, March 7 at the Centro Cultural González ...
Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.
Plan for the future
A larger than expected throng of expat Bucerias residents turned out to participate in a workshop for English-speakers at the IMPLAN planning group’s office.
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.
Still coming up
The Night under the Stars Auction takes place Saturday, February 23, 6 to 9:30 p.m. It includes not only the silent auction but a delicious Mexican dinner, as well as live music, folkloric dancers, local talent and children’s performance. Don’t miss out on th...
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...
I love being a part of this community that loves life and gives back! We have had so many wonderful events and concerts in our area over the last month.
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 ...
Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
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...
If you read last week’s account of several days spent in Oaxaca City exposed to what a San Francisco-trained chef – Julio Aguilera of Oaxaca-cathedral-adjacent El Destilado – likes to sink his teeth into on the city’s wide spectrum of gustatory options, plus an account of his...
At first glance, the new-ish restaurant Peku (just off Avenida Chapultepec in Guadalajara and also, as of February, behind the upscale Plaza Andares) would seem to owe its concept to fast food, a la Chicken McNuggets.
A friend who used to own an excellent French restaurant, which recently closed for lack of business, told me that Trip Advisor listed about 850 restaurants in Guadalajara in 2009, the year he opened, and that they now list well over 2000.
‘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
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...
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.
A pro-choice march and rally attended by some 2,000 women was one of the highlights of International Women’s Day celebrations in Guadalajara March 9.
Flames engulfed a Guadalajara-Chapala bus on the highway to Cajititlan this week. Fortunately no passengers were on board at the time and no one was injured. The incident was captured on camera and distributed on social media – where else!
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador were once close political allies but fell out before the 2018 general election. They traded many barbs during that campaign but both won their respective races. Peace now seems to have prevailed, and last weeke...
A total of 23 people have died from influenza-associated causes during the 2018-2019 flu season in the state of Jalisco.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, U.S. President Donald Trump said he is mulling over designating Mexico’s drug cartels as “foreign terrorist organizations.”
After three months of his presidency, the honeymoon between Lopez Obrador and the Mexican people is only getting sweeter, pundits say.
A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.
As expected, Mexico has joined the ranks of Russia, China and Turkey in defending Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, as tens of thousands of his countrymen marched in support of the nation’s “interim” president, Juan Guiadó, this past week.
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...
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.
Charles H. Fischer
Charles H. (Hank) Fischer died of natural causes Friday, March 1 at his home in Ajijic.
The Charros victory Monday night qualifies the local ball club for the annual Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series), which takes place in Panama February 4-10.
With fireworks and a choral backing of 16,000 fans intoning perennial favorites “Cielito Lindo” and “Ay Jalisco no te rajes,” the Charros de Jalisco baseball team were crowned champions of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) for the first time Monday, January 28.