The Via Crucis migrant caravan, which journeys by freight train every year through Mexico from its border with Guatemala to raise awareness of the plight of Central Americans looki...
In yet another shockingviolent incident, the mayor of the small Jalisco municipality of Jilotlán de los Dolores was shot to death last week as he drove alone in his Toyota P...
Three afternoons a week a group of women get together on the grounds of the Lake...
Five years after founding a shelter in Tijuana for banished veterans and two yea...
It seems as if every village in Mexico with a couple of old churches and a few d...
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are...
As retired high school teacher and financial writer Andrew Hallam and his Americ...
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our March editi...
Window closing, not door
It’s the beginning of April and many who have jo...
Four of the five states registering the heftiest increases in violence in 2017 a...
We got there early. In the corral behind Eustacio Ortiz’s tarpaper jacal, ...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
Next week, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s 1892 opera “Pagliacci” &ndash...
Next week, Ruggero Leoncavallo’s 1892 opera “Pagliacci” – or Payasos, in Spanish – is coming in all its melodramatic, murderous glory to Guadalajara’s grand dame theater, Teatro Degollado.
Extra ballet shows
Due to popular demand, the Ballet de Jalisco adds two more presentations of the ballet “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” featuring the music of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Wolf-Ferrari, Saint-Säens, Moniuszko, and Khachaturian.
The last play of the Lakeside Little Theatre season is Sarah Ruhl’s 2004 “The Clean House.”
Bravo Theatre is presenting the fifth Actor’s Showcase Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at Bravo Theatre, Rio Bravo 10 in Ajijic.
Wonderful World Trio
The trio of Jim Barto on trumpet and flugelhorn, Cindy Paul on vocals and Roberto Cerda on vocals and guitar are reuniting to play a concert at La Bodega, Friday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets, 150 pesos in advance and 200 at the door, are available at La Bodega. No reservat...
Truth or Dare
A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.
Bosque Urbano is a huge vivero (plant nursery) situated at the northeastern corner of Guadalajara’s Colomos Park and responsible for the planting of thousands of trees per week, all around the city.
I’ve had opportunity to go hiking with archaeologists, geologists, biologists and botanists and it’s always a special experience.
We got there early. In the corral behind Eustacio Ortiz’s tarpaper jacal, we stacked gunny sacks of chayote, wild camote, jicama, oranges, limones, peanuts, sugared candies.
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.
Recently in this column I chronicled the story of the client who survived the loss of her computer because she had planned ahead and had done everything right.
Four of the five states registering the heftiest increases in violence in 2017 are not governed by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), José Antonio Meade, the party’s nominee for president, pointed out during his first visit to Guadalajara at the end of last month.
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...
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...
Early Monday morning I dashed off to Chapala on a mission to get a copy of my CFE electrical service bill.
If you’re anything like me, you’re feeling guilty about speaking Spanglish in such a way that it sounds like it might be deep-state code for a coup.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our March editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
A National Geographic multimedia concert featuring symphonic music and eye-popping footage of Earth’s natural bounty will come to Guadalajara next month.
‘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...
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...
A fundraiser for the Women of Mezcala Jewelry Making Project will be held at Huerto Cafe in Riberas del Pilar Monday, April 23, 5-7 p.m.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside, formally Christ Church Episcopal, a Anglican/Episcopal mission of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, with the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. in the La Huerta Eventos Center...
New to Lakeside or Mexico?
The Lake Chapala Society’s “Introduction to Lakeside Seminar,” originally slated for Thursday, April 12, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Un-mothball your windbreaker, polish your binocular lens and ready your soul to shiver in awe at the sight of the ocean’s great mammalian leviathans, for whale watching season is upon us once again.
The Cuale River is one of the Vallarta-area’s principal attractions, a green snake winding its way through the western Sierra Madre mountains before it empties into the sea right in the middle of Puerto Vallarta proper.
The annual Bucerias Pet Picnic was held recently at the Abuelos de Bucerias Tercera Edad senior center.
Every condo, casita, hotel room and campsite was filled with families, music and fun.
Window closing, not door
It’s the beginning of April and many who have joined the community to escape all or part of the northern climes are planning their travels home.
Mexican Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, March 25 and end on Saturday, April 7.
The 6th Annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Jay Sadler Project, raised 101,000 pesos, thanks to the many participants:
The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus holds its sixth annual fundraising gala – Crystal Ball, an Evening Under the Stars – on Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. at the Casa Karma Boutique Resort (Barra de Navidad 1247, Conchas Chinas).
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.
It seems as if every village in Mexico with a couple of old churches and a few decently-preserved adobe buildings wants a slice of the Pueblo Magico pie.
Mexico’s National Health, Inoculation and Agricultural Quality Service (SENASICA) has initiated a program making it easier for pet owners to travel with their (most commonly) hirsute companions.
When it comes to jumbo fruits, look no further than the mighty yaca (jackfruit) – cultivated in abundance on the Nayarit coastline and, of course, used in Asian cuisine for centuries.
Jitomate Gourmet – a unique, compact gourmet sala, modestly but deftly decorated for gourmet presentations – is known for its bada-bing Italian pizzas, reputed to be the best pizzas around (a cliché these days – but not at lakeside), chiefly because their standards are authe...
A recent photograph published in this newspaper of some 20 young students holding up this pamphlet, Aves del Lago de Chapala, at the reopening of the Alexander Humboldt bird watching trail in San Antonio Tlayacapan made us look into where the young ladies found their birding literature.
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.
Sears may be falling on hard times in the United States, but one of Mexico’s biggest department store chains is forging ahead with new projects.
In 75 cities around Mexico, including Guadalajara, doctors came together to protest the arrest of two doctors in Oaxaca, who were detained last week after a boy in their care died following surgery for a broken elbow last November.
Three afternoons a week a group of women get together on the grounds of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) to learn the skills of hand-embroidery.
The Festival de la Tierra, whose mission is to promote environmental consciousness through engagement with art and science, is coming to Guadalajara, Thursday-Sunday, April 19-22, with Forums and workshops taking place at various venues around the city.
The yearly “Via Crucis” (stations of the cross) migrant caravan, whose participants are mainly comprised of citizens from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador seeking asylum in Mexico and/or the United States, has received unlikely publicity from the world’s most powerful person, U....
After a successful recent event in Ajijic, the United States Consulate General in Guadalajara will be hosting an information fair for expats in the Puerto Vallarta area next week.
Following the recent shooting of a gay man, the Tourism Association of Puerto Vallarta has stressed that the resort remains one of the safest destinations for the LGBTQ visitor, not only in Mexico, but on an international level.
Five years after founding a shelter in Tijuana for banished veterans and two years after starting his personal quest for repatriation to the United States, Hector Barajas finds himself in the midst of a whirlwind.
Last Tuesday, U.S. president Donald Trump paid a visit to a bare patch of desert outside of San Diego to inspect border wall prototypes, looking over them in the baking heat not unlike, perhaps, the way a demanding fashion designer peruses a series of fabric swatches.
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.
Bobby Lee Moore
Bobby Lee Moore passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26 after nodding off while reading a book. He was 73 years old and had been in poor health for a while. He had been a resident of the Chapala area since 2002.
Despite nearly sub-zero temperatures in Toronto, the Guadalajara Chivas won the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final against Toronto FC last Tuesday.
The Guadalajara Chivas have advanced to the final of the CONCACAF Champions League – the premier tournament involving the top soccer clubs in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.