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Obituary - July 25, 2020

Obituary - July 25, 2020

Pedro David Olivares

Restaurateur Pedro David Olivares Romo, founder of the Caz...

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May Festival goes digital

3 MONTHS AGO
May Festival goes digital

Culture in Jalisco hasn’t closed down because of the health emergency.

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Culture still alive & kicking

3 MONTHS AGO
Culture still alive & kicking

While live cultural happenings have been temporarily suspended, there are many ways to enjoy music, dance, theater and art from the comfort of home during the current lockdown.

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Harp fest show must go on!

2 MONTHS AGO

Like so many other local cultural activities, Chapala’s 18th annual Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más has hit a Covid-19 stumbling block. 

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‘Living Blood’ fest accents roots of Mexican identity

4 MONTHS AGO
‘Living Blood’ fest accents roots of Mexican identity

Ajijic’s seventh Festival Cultural Sangre Viva celebrates Mexico’s ancestral roots with a program of diverse activities running Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 22, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO

Community cultural events

All events at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, The Antigua Presidencia de Chapala and the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala have been suspended until further notice.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

BRAVO! Theatre

“The Book of Will” continues at BRAVO! Theatre. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s friends, who after his death gathered the pieces of his plays together and put them into folios which were formally printed into his plays.

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At the Movies - March 22 2020

4 MONTHS AGO

The Met Opera streams HD Live free

Every day for the duration of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each ...

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At the Movies - March 14, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO

Honey Boy

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams; and deal with his mental health.

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Columns

‘The Lullaby of Life’: Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

8 DAYS AGO
‘The Lullaby of Life’:  Just what you need to get you through the pandemic

In July 2019, Guadalajara video game studio 1 Simple Game was invited to participate in Google’s Indie Games Accelerator, an event offering special training to a handful of developers selected from around the world.

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Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

1 MONTHS AGO
Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.

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A password manager can take a load off your mind

15 DAYS AGO

In my efforts to solve a recurring problem I have run up against Howe’s Law. Howe’s Law says “Everyone has a scheme that will not work.”

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Pandemic tracking apps pros & cons

2 MONTHS AGO

There is good news and there is bad news, and this is not a joke.

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VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

3 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...

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OPINION: Will Mexican gov’t prove to be right, pay the price, or get a lucky break?

4 MONTHS AGO

How quickly is the virus actually spreading in Mexico? Due to painfully slow testing, the true number of cases here is almost certainly much higher than official statistics, which over the past week have risen at the non-alarming rate of around 60-70 a day.

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

4 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

4 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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Make your bitching count

1 DAY AGO
Make your  bitching count

Okay, let’s recognize that anyone who hasn’t heard that wearing a face mask is considered key to preventing the spread of Covid-19 infection must hopelessly out of touch with current reality.

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Covid learning curve

8 DAYS AGO
Covid  learning curve

We’ll never know who first brought Covid-19 virus into our community. Suspicion has been cast on Tapatio weekenders, but there are anecdotal accounts of expats who fell ill with lingering flu-like symptoms as far back as last winter before anyone had a clue that a world-wide pandemic was emerg...

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Rentals can never be considered home

1 DAY AGO

The west end of Ajijic is a zone of municipal indifference. Always has been. No traffic lights. No road lamps. Few if any shops. No traffic caution alerts or signs.

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The cutter ant quatrain

8 DAYS AGO

I have spent much of my time lately reading through Nostradamus’s quatrains, looking for the one that predicts all Earthly vegetation being razed by cutter ants. 

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Expat Living

Soriana snapshots

3 MONTHS AGO
Soriana snapshots

With leisure time no longer at a premium, Soriana supermarkets are offering enticing discounts in their gardening and outdoor section, although you won’t be able to discuss any purchases with your partner, because only one family member at a time may enter the stores.

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AMSOC saw light of day 75 years ago this month

4 MONTHS AGO
AMSOC saw light of day 75 years ago this month

The American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) turns 75 this month.  Celebrations, however, will have to be put on ice, as the community organization is closed due to the coronavirus threat.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

6 MONTHS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

1 YEAR 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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Weekly Worship - August 07, 2020

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Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, August 9, 10 a.m Pastor Carolyn Hansen continues LPC’s examination of the Psalms.

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Weekly Worship - August 01, 2020

8 DAYS AGO

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, August 2, 11 a.m., the congregation celebrates through music and scripture, with praise and thanksgiving, continuing in prayer, throughout the service.

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Laguna Chapalac - August 07, 2020

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Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation.

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Laguna Chapalac - August 01, 2020

8 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at Lake Chapala Society.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

Village & Covid-19

Normally at this time in March, the tourists and snowbirds are trickling northward as fundraisers and community events are winding down, ending the high season at a leisurely pace.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

7 MONTHS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

La Cruz murals

Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...

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North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

5 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

Veg Fest

The second edition of Vegfest Bucerías will be held in the Bucerias centro plaza Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

Bocce Ball Tournament

A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

5 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities.  Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 07, 2020

5 MONTHS AGO

El Salado

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

5 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

Chili Cook-off

The eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Parque Parota (in front of Hotel Puerto de Luna and across the street from the Fiesta Americana Hotel).

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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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Coronavirus vs. the flu

4 MONTHS AGO
Coronavirus vs. the flu

Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.

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San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

7 MONTHS AGO
San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

The Pacific Coast town and port of San Blas has been itching for a tourist boom ever since the opening of a speedy toll road from Tepic almost three years ago.

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Foodbank Lakeside receives DAR community service award

1 MONTHS AGO
Foodbank Lakeside receives DAR community service award

On Monday, June 29, Regent Cynthia DeCoux Stone of the Thomas Paine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met with representatives of FoodBank Lakeside – Paola de Watterlot, Christine Philipson, Glorine and Larry Barnhardt, Alfredo Aldana, Mark Dansson, and Patricia Klauer ...

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Take your taste buds to Istanbul

6 MONTHS AGO
Take your taste buds to Istanbul

A new Turkish kebab restaurant, Estambul, has opened in a prominent location in Plaza del Sol, Guadalajara’s first shopping mall, which marked its 50th anniversary last year.

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New book explores little-known twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

5 MONTHS AGO
New book explores little-known  twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...

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

1 YEAR 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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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

Relatives of missing plan monthly protests

1 DAY AGO
Relatives of missing plan monthly protests

Around 100 relatives of missing persons in Jalisco marched Wednesday in Guadalajara to send a message to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, urging him to keep his word and intensify the search for their loved ones.

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Rainy season driving in metro area needs special care

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Rainy season driving in metro area needs special care

With the rainy season now in full swing, motorists – especially those in Guadalajara – should be aware of the hazards that sudden downpours can bring.

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Firefighters’ tribute to a fallen hero

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Firefighters’ tribute to a fallen hero

With a Canadian flag draped over a fire truck as a backdrop, Bomberos de Chapala held a roll-call ceremony with sirens blaring last Tuesday in memory of Doug Scrimgeour, a tireless supporter of Mexican firefighters who passed away suddenly on August 1.

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San Antonio malecón upgrades unveiled

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San Antonio malecón upgrades unveiled

The Chapala government unveiled recent improvements to the San Antonio Tlayacapan waterfront malecón on Tuesday, August 4.

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Jalisco’s Octoberfest cancelled

1 DAY AGO

With no slowdown in the Covid-19 pandemic, Jalisco authorities have announced the cancellation of several major events planned for the fall.

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Opposition to light train art project increases

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Opposition to light train art project increases

The state government’s project to paint murals on half of the columns supporting Guadalajara’s new third Tren Ligero (light train) line has come under fire from environmentalists, and even some artists.

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Oaxaca bans junk food sales to children

1 DAY AGO

Despite the fierce opposition of retailers, state legislators in Oaxaca have voted to ban the sale of “comida chatarra” (junk food) to minors, the first state in Mexico to take such drastic action in a bid to reduce childhood obesity.

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Mexico’s Lebanese community ready to step up

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Mexico’s Lebanese community ready to step up

Mexico’s sizable – and wealthy – Lebanese community will step up to assist the victims of this week’s explosion in Beirut that killed 137 people and injured at least 5,000, members of the country’s Lebanese community confirm.

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Restaurants reopen on Vallarta malecon

2 MONTHS AGO
Restaurants reopen on Vallarta malecon

Restaurants on an eight-block stretch of Puerto Vallarta’s malecon reopened to the public on May 25, along with mandatory sanitary protocols in place. 

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‘Nayarit is closed,’ governor says

4 MONTHS AGO
‘Nayarit is closed,’ governor says

The governor of Nayarit , Antonio Echeverria, is upset that despite directives to stay at home, “irresponsible” tourists from neighboring Jalisco, and Guadalajara in particular, are heading to the state’s coastal resorts and putting the health of locals at risk.

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Trump blames Mexico for Covid-19 spike

15 DAYS AGO

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he “disagrees” with U.S. President Donald Trump’s assertion that the rise in coronavirus cases in the U.S. Southwest may be partly due to the United States sharing a 2,000-mile border with Mexico.

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US, Mexico, Canada borders to remain closed

22 DAYS AGO

Mexico and Canada’s borders with the United States will remain closed to all nonessential travel until August 21, the three governments have agreed.

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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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Obituary - July 25, 2020

15 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 25, 2020

Pedro David Olivares

Restaurateur Pedro David Olivares Romo, founder of the Cazuelas Grill chain that began in Ajijic in the 1980s, died July 13 from heart failure at his home in Barra de Navidad. He was 74.

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Obituaries - June 27, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - June 27, 2020

Paul Francis Williams

Paul Francis Williams died of natural causes May 26 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. He was 70 years old.

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Covid-19 not stopping resumption of Mexico’s top soccer league

22 DAYS AGO
Covid-19 not stopping resumption of Mexico’s top soccer league

Despite various players, coaches and referees testing positive for Covid-19 in recent weeks, Mexico’s top soccer league, the Liga Mx, will kick back into action next week.

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When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

2 MONTHS AGO
When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

Fed up with watching reruns of famous championship games? Fans might not have to wait too long for live sports to return, reports suggest.

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