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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

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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Jalisco’s unique Puente de Dios

1 MONTHS AGO
Jalisco’s unique Puente de Dios

El Puente de Dios, or God’s Bridge, is located 133 kilometers straight south of the town of Chapala. “It’s a big, beautiful cave with two arched entrances, through which a river flows for something like 200 meters,” I was told, with the assurance that, “there’s no...

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A password manager can take a load off your mind

6 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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Blessings of close family ties

6 DAYS AGO
Blessings of close family ties

In her later years, my mother would sometimes solemnly declare “I’m a widow and an orphan,” as a sort of tongue-in-cheek tactic to stir up sympathies to get her way in dealing with tasks of daily life.

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Strange and obnoxious conduct

13 DAYS AGO
Strange and obnoxious  conduct

Considering the constant stream of criticism voiced by lots of foreign immigrants against our Mexican hosts, I’m fed up with some odd and downright offensive behavior I’ve witnessed lately. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, so buckle up for return fire.

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The whole truth and nothing but ...

6 DAYS AGO

Truth can be anything but true. It can be anything we want it to be. Let’s be honest. We all have our favorite household mirrors.

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Alas, our pets are just pets

13 DAYS AGO
Alas, our pets are just pets

As all dog lovers know, you sometimes treat your pal as though he or she were human. Or, they wish they were human. Many times this only brings about disappointment.

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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

3 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 - July 25, 2020

6 DAYS AGO

St. Andrew’s Anglican

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church will meet Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m., via Zoom for morning prayer, when Rev. Robin Moore will give the sermon on the eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Email the church if you wish to receive a Zoom invitation at standrewsparishlakeside@gmail...

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Shriner boy returns home after surgery

6 DAYS AGO
Shriner boy returns home after surgery

José Milagro, an eight-year-old boy from Chapala, is finally on a pathway to standing and walking on his own, following successful surgery this week at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Mexico City. 

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Laguna Chapalac - July 25, 2020

6 DAYS AGO

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. This week, Kat Miller presents “That Aging Thing.” It will be available for view Sunday, July 26, 10:30 a.m. at opencircleajij...

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Laguna Chapalac - July 18, 2020

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - July 18, 2020

Open Circle

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

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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

6 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

3 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

4 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

6 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

27 DAYS 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

Tec de Monterrey develops quick test

6 DAYS AGO

Researchers at the Tec de Monterrey campus in  Guadalajara have developed a rapid Covid-19 test that they say will be ready for widespread use by the beginning of August.

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Cancer charity to open hostel

6 DAYS AGO

The Nariz Roja charity is opening a hostel for women and children who are obliged to travel to Guadalajara for cancer treatment at the city’s public Hospital Civil.

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‘376’ prefix now compulsory

6 DAYS AGO
‘376’ prefix now compulsory

Lakeside residents who have experienced problems getting phone calls through to Chapala area landlines are advised that, as of the first of this week, the former area code must be used for dialing up local numbers.

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Public invited to review Chapala region’s development ordinances

6 DAYS AGO

State and federal authorities have issued a summons for public input in a review of legal instruments governing development in the Lake Chapala region, to be carried out from July 22 through September 7.

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Tlaquepaque crafts go online

6 DAYS AGO

Soon you won’t have to go to Tlaquepaque in person to browse and purchase the delightful arts and crafts this  Guadalajara suburb has to offer. 

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Water parks, spas back in business

6 DAYS AGO

Around 120 balnearios (water parks) and outdoor spas in Jalisco reopened this week under strict sanitary guidelines.

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Cervantino goes virtual

6 DAYS AGO

With the coronavirus emergency looking set to continue well into the fall, organizers of upcoming cultural events are making early alternative decisions.

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Mexico won’t miss out on Covid-19 vaccines, foreign minister insists

6 DAYS AGO

Mexico is one of 75 nations that have submitted expressions of interest to protect their populations and those of other nations through joining the COVAX Facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines worldwide.

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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

3 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

6 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

13 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

6 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

13 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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