For more than two days, Mexico was kept on tenterhooks by the news that a 12-year-old girl, “Frida Sofía,” had survived the collapse of a section of the Enrique ...
Search and rescue crews from Jalisco have been key in liberating survivors trapped in collapsed buildings following Tuesday’s earthquake in central Mexico, Guadalajara Spanis...
Jalisco Civil Protection says no damage has been reported in the state following...
In spite of dismal prognostications about how the state’s economic perform...
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August edit...
A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the Br...
The fifth annual gay pride festival in Puerto Vallarta will take place the week ...
On our way home
By the time you read this column, we will be on the long trek b...
Last year, my friend Mario Guerrero sent me the coordinates of a hill near San J...
Allyn Hunt, a former editor and owner of this newspaper and South of North colum...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
A question I get a lot is “What’s the maximum range of my Wi-Fi?&rdq...
For the next three months, one of central Guadalajara’s crown jewels, the Cabañas Cultural Institute, is availing the city of an exhibit which should please mightily those who appreciate the intersection of art and equine.
Efren González is a man on the move. For the past year, the artist has frequently been absent from his Ajijic studio-gallery, traveling to show his work and attend workshops both as an experienced teacher and a student keen to hone his skills.
“Private Lives” by Noël Coward, directed by Fred Koesling, is the next presentation at The Naked Stage Readers’ Theatre Friday to Sunday, September 22-24, 4 p.m.
A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Two rival Irish politicians — one loyal to England, the other a supporter of reunification — are forced to take a trip through Scotland’s countryside together, during which they work out a peace agreement that will end almost 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland.
Last year, my friend Mario Guerrero sent me the coordinates of a hill near San Juan de los Arcos – located 35 kilometers west of Guadalajara – where he thought there might be archaeological ruins.
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.
(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...
A question I get a lot is “What’s the maximum range of my Wi-Fi?”
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...
It was 32 years ago this month that my husband and I were simultaneously jolted awake by a deep rumbling of the earth.
Leave it to California to come up with America’s latest anti-imperialist twist.
The American Society (Amsoc) is gearing up for a busy patriotic month of September.
‘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...
The dishes at the Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic (CASA) September 18 get-together were not only delicious but gorgeously decked out in green, red and white in honor of Mexican Independence.
Eric and Catherine Luria will present “Starting Over and Over and Over,” a humanist Jewish perspective on self-renewal during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, at the service of the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, Septembe...
The third Sana-Clinica Pop-Up Clinic will be held Saturday, September 23, 2:30-6:30 p.m. at Mexico Refuge in San Antonio Tlayacapan.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
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...
Aeromexico this month started its new daily (except Tuesdays) direct service from Guadalajara to San Jose, California in conjunction with Delta Airlines.
Indian cuisine is strongly shaped by Indian history, its diverse cultural influences, religion, ancient traditions and the Indian people themselves.
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.
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.
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.
The first section of the new pedestrian zone on downtown Guadalajara’s Avendia Alcalde between calles Hospital and Jesus Garcia is almost complete and is expected to open some time next month,
If at some point you came up with the idea of a children’s amusement that, instead of being centered around thrills and entertainment, was dedicated to giving them a taste of adult work-a-day drudgery, you most likely consigned that notion to oblivion almost immediately.
Countless lakeshore inhabitants and visitors have traveled streets or come across schools bearing the names Marcos Castellanos, Encarnación Rosas and José Santana. Few are well versed in the historical background of these designations.
In spite of dismal prognostications about how the state’s economic performance would be affected by a Trump presidency, the vigor of Jalisco’s export sector is showing no signs of diminution, growing by 12.37 percent in the first half of 2017 from the same period last year, according to ...
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that rattled a vast swath of southern Mexico just over a week ago, evacuation exercises will be held Tuesday, September 19, 11 a.m., at numerous government buildings, schools and major businesses at lakeside.
Jalisco Civil Protection says no damage has been reported in the state following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Mexico’s southern coast late Thursday.
While the quake rattled Mexico City, causing people to rush out onto the streets in panic, it was not felt in Guadalajara. Resid...
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.
About an hour drive south from Guadalajara is the Colima Volcano, an active stratovolcano that straddles the Colima-Jalisco border.
“What you see here today is a travesty,” Congressman Joaquín Castro declared to a small, hushed crowd.
$ 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.
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...
Brigitte (‘Gitti’) Trottier
Brigitte Trottier, a longtime resident of Ajijic, died August 14, at the age of 74.
Guadalajara’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan slugged it out for an honorable draw on Mexican Independence Day in Las Vegas, although the decision proved controversial.