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Obituary - August 19, 2017

Obituary - August 19, 2017

Nancy Woods Chaloner

Nancy Woods Chaloner died July 22 in Vancouver, British Co...

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Con su permiso ...

You’re trying to wedge your way through a crowd of passengers to the exit ...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - August 12, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - August 12, 2017

Monday concerts

Concerts are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city.

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Jalisco Jazz Festival: Bringing improvised music to the people

6 DAYS AGO
Jalisco Jazz Festival: Bringing improvised music to the people

On a cool evening on the roof terrace of a snazzy Zapopan mall complex ringed by the soaring husks of new construction, a month and change of jazz-related events in Guadalajara both educational and diversionary came to a head in five hours of live music, speechifying and canapes.

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Getting under the skin of Norma Jean, America’s ‘Blonde Bombshell’

13 DAYS AGO
Getting under the skin of Norma Jean, America’s ‘Blonde Bombshell’

After a summer recess, the Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) gets back into the swing of the action with a pre-season fundraiser to assist its ongoing upgrading projects.

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Operatic couple to perform in Ajijic

13 DAYS AGO
Operatic couple to perform in Ajijic

Ernesto Ramirez, who has gone on from an early musical education at the University of Guadalajara to become an internationally acclaimed tenor, and his wife, distinguished Canadian mezzo-soprano Michèle Bogdanowicz, will present a selection of beloved opera and show music in Ajijic, Thursday,...

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Ribera Arts Review - August 12, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 12, 2017

Actor’s Showcase

Two more showcase presentations of Roseann Wilshere’s Actor’s Studio are scheduled at Bravo Theatre on Friday, August 11, 4 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - August 5, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 5, 2017

Janus Quartet

The classical Janus Quartet will perform at Haus de Musik (Constitucion 112, Ajijic) Friday, August 4, 7 p.m.

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At the Movies - August 12, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
At the Movies - August 12, 2017

Annabelle: Creation

A dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

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At the Movies - August 5, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
At the Movies - August 5, 2017

Paris Can Wait

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband’s associates.

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Columns

Dining among Amatitán’s Chimulco Ruins

6 DAYS AGO
Dining among Amatitán’s Chimulco Ruins

An enterprising family has transformed Amatitán’s impressive Ruinas de Chimulco into a restaurant which is not only charming and picturesque, but, I’ll venture to say, unique, because its table-side pool is fed by a qanat, a kind of underground aqueduct which was invented in Persi...

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A tree-planting date & Mexican timekeeping: A chancy combination

13 DAYS AGO
A tree-planting date  & Mexican timekeeping: A chancy combination

Every year in August, my friend Franky Álvarez sends out a call: “I need 300 volunteers to plant 300 trees on top of el Cerro del Cuatro.”

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

6 DAYS 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?

1 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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Protecting yourself from cyber attacks

20 DAYS 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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Online grammar checks: Humans better than computers?

1 MONTHS AGO

Over the years I have been writing this column, I have assembled a group of contributors who as part-time visitors to Mexico, are unable to buy the paper every week and have expressed an interest in continuing to read my column. 

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

3 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?

3 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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Con su permiso ...

6 DAYS AGO

You’re trying to wedge your way through a crowd of passengers to the exit of the back of the bus, or squeeze into the doorway of a shop blocked by a couple of people engaged in deep conversation.

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Public opinion à la mode

13 DAYS AGO
Public opinion à la mode

Early last month our mayor announced an elaborate plan to renovate the borders of the narrow stretch of highway running through the center of Ajijic.

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Speak Up – It’s Mexico, not North Korea

27 DAYS AGO
Speak Up – It’s Mexico, not North Korea

I sometimes think the expat community here at Lakeside believes it has no right to complain about anything here in Mexico.

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Tips on driving in Guadalajara

1 MONTHS AGO
Tips on driving in Guadalajara

Not long ago, I took a rare trip motoring from lakeside into Guadalajara, the city once known as the Pearl of the West. 

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Expat Living

Atotonilquillo celebrates quince harvest

6 DAYS AGO
Atotonilquillo celebrates quince harvest

By Dale Hoyt Palfrey

Discover the quince in all its glory at Expo Membrillo, a small town country fair taking place this weekend in Atotonilquillo, Chapala’s most distant satellite community. 

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AmSoc rings in 4th with White House flag

1 MONTHS AGO
AmSoc rings in 4th with White House flag

The American Society of Jalisco (AmSoc), a sixty-year-old organization dedicated to helping foreign residents,

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City Living - March 4, 2017

5 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

6 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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Presbyterian Church introduces new pastor

6 DAYS AGO
Presbyterian Church introduces new pastor

Lakeside Presbyterian Church has welcomed Dr. Wayne Cook as its new Pastor of Congregational Care. His ministry will be responsible for supporting church members in sorrow, sickness and setbacks, ranging from hospital and shut-in visits, counseling for those suffering hard times and fellowship for t...

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Presbyterian Church introduces new pastor

6 DAYS AGO

Lakeside Presbyterian Church has welcomed Dr. Wayne Cook as its new Pastor of Congregational Care. His ministry will be responsible for supporting church members in sorrow, sickness and setbacks, ranging from hospital and shut-in visits, counseling for those suffering hard times and fellowship for t...

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Laguna Chapalac - August 12, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 12, 2017

Rotary mixer

The Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club’s mixer, Friday, August 4 was a rousing success.

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Laguna Chapalac - August 5, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 5, 2017

Horseback & Mariachis

Mariachi Real Axixic celebrates their first anniversary with a horseback ride, a mass and a concert Friday, August 4.

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

3 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

4 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

5 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

5 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

5 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 June news from the last 50 years

1 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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Looking Back: A review of May news from the last 50 years

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

1967

Reporter makes the Congressional Record

From Editor Bob Thurston’s Potpourri column:  The REPORTER finally made it into the U.S. Congressional Record. Between a poem by a Vietnam serviceman and an appropriations bill is the Potpourri column of April 22, 1967, in which our friend, P...

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Aeromexico launches new US route

1 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

1 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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Elegante: Elegance is all in the details

6 DAYS AGO
Elegante: Elegance is all in the details

Gourmet dining has almost as much to do with how you feel when you walk into a dining establishment as it does the food and service.

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Europe as waffles, crepes and omelets – a Grand Tour

1 MONTHS AGO
Europe as waffles, crepes and omelets – a Grand Tour

Waffles, crepes, omelets, hash browns – pretty standard stuff, right?

Not at Mina La Antigua, a new dining sensation at Lakeside. All these breakfast and brunch favorites are spread across a menu of over a hundred and twenty variations. That’s 70 waffle treatments, 40 crepes, dulce and ...

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

Bank customer hijacked

6 DAYS AGO

Two armed men Thursday robbed a bank customer of 275,000 pesos he had moments earlier withdrawn from the Banorte branch on Avenida Pablo Neruda, at Terranova and Alberta.

The assailants fired a shot into the air before threatening their victim and relieving him of his cash.  They fled on a mot...

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A birder’s paradise in downtown Guadalajara?

13 DAYS AGO
A birder’s paradise in downtown Guadalajara?

Feeling a bit of the excitement promised by the name – “¡A volar!” (Let’s fly!) – of the new bird exhibit at Guadalajara’s Museo de Paleontología (Museum of Paleontology),

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Drug company boss steps in to help ailing lakeshore town

6 DAYS AGO

Carlos Lomelí Bolaños, the pharmaceutical magnate and federal congressman for the left-of-center Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena), is donating medical supplies to residents in the lakeshore town of Poncitlan, where dozens of cases of kidney failure have been reported.

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Chapala’s Calle Zaragoza closed for repairs

13 DAYS AGO
Chapala’s Calle Zaragoza closed for repairs

Motorists beware while traveling the back streets of central Chapala. A major street repair project for a three-block segment of Calle Zaragoza under way this week will spawn detours and anticipated traffic jams in the vicinity.

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Avocado imports considered as high cost, shortages persist

6 DAYS AGO

The Mexican government is analyzing the possibility of importing avocados during the “high” season when exports from this country to the United States and other nations are at their highest.

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A decade on, debate still rages over polemic Jalisco dam

13 DAYS AGO
A decade on, debate still rages over polemic Jalisco dam

Checkered doesn’t even begin to describe the tragi-comical saga of the Zapotillo Dam project in north-eastern Jalisco.

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Financial services watchdog warns public of ‘phishing’ scam

6 DAYS AGO

The recent emergence in Mexico of phishing, which Google defines as “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information,

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Young lawmaker fights for reform of funding for political parties

13 DAYS AGO
Young lawmaker fights for reform of funding for political parties

A bill proposed by the independent lawmaker Pedro Kumamoto to dramatically cut the funding of political parties in Mexico was approved by the Jalisco Congress back in June.

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San Pancho to host surf festival

1 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

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

27 DAYS 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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Flags are burned on Flag Day

1 MONTHS AGO
Flags are burned on Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day. This marks the day in 1777 when the stars-and-stripes version of the flag was declared our country’s official symbol over other flags used by revolutionary militias.

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Business Briefs - July 8, 2017

1 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

6 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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Obituaries - August 5, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - August 5, 2017

Jane M. Payette

Jane M. Payette died Saturday, July 22 from natural causes, at her home in Chapala at the age of 84.

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Obituaries - July 29, 1017

20 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - July 29, 1017

Richard Freed

Richard Freed, a resident of Roca Azul, Jocotepec, died at home Friday, July 7 at the age of 79, with his wife Rosalind holding his hand.

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New women’s pro league kicks off in tandem with the men

20 DAYS AGO

While women’s soccer in Mexico has never caught on in the same manner as in the United States or Canada, great strides are nonetheless being made south of the border.

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No end in sight to soccer fans’

20 DAYS AGO

A Zapopan city councilor wants his municipality to take a lead in trying to eradicate the homophobic chant of “eeeeh puto” that many Mexican soccer fans yell every time an opposition goalie takes a goal kick.

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