The sight of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador being driven in a modest Volkswagen Jetta to his inauguration as Mexico’s next president accompanied by a token security detail was p...
Jalisco’s new governor Enrique Alfaro took the oath of office Thursday, promising no letup in the fight against crime in the state.
Pat Apt, who has lived at lakeside for 26 years, has been an artist all her life...
Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this re...
United for Barra meets Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. at the Sunset Bar. This ...
Mention the words “ataque de abejas” (bee attack) to anyone living i...
Sergio López Ruelas says he couldn’t have imagined his life if he h...
We all know that software and cyber technology with all its magical twists, perm...
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means le...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
On Saturday, December 1, I got to watch Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off&...
The American School Art Fest 2018, which takes place Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a performance by Circo Dragon, a well-known local circus arts group.
On Saturday, December 1, I got to watch Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” at Ajijic’s Lakeside Little Theatre, directed by Dave McIntosh and assisted by Ann Swinston.
Classical guitar concert
The Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo offers a guitar recital by Erik Gonzalez Saturday, December 8, 6 p.m. He will perform Christmas carols and other music. Entrance: 100 pesos.
A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Mention the words “ataque de abejas” (bee attack) to anyone living in rural Mexico and for the next half hour you will surely be regaled with story after story about relatives and friends whose brush with bees ended either miraculously well or tragically bad.
The construction of the Macrolibramiento (Guadalajara’s outer ring road) was presented to the public as a way of reducing traffic through the metropolitan area by forcing semis, trucks and buses to bypass the city.
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.
This column was first published in the April 9, 1988 edition of this newspaper.
Just behind the high ochre ridge that slices the northern horizon at the west end of Lake Chapala lie two small villages, the remnants of a once vast hacienda.
Regular readers of this column already know that my advice is to never ever click on links in emails, and here comes just one more example why.
Sergio López Ruelas says he couldn’t have imagined his life if he hadn’t been a librarian. “When they asked me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always told them I wanted to work with books,” he told the Reporter this week. “It’s my calling, ...
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...
I’m as cynical at the next person when it comes to trusting politicians to make good on their promises.
We all know that software and cyber technology with all its magical twists, permutations and applications will be at the helm of taking us into the future.
It’s time for my recommendations for Christmas. For all of our griping about how Christmas has changed from the days we were getting gifts of oranges, handkerchiefs, cufflinks, stockings and ties (and what man didn’t want a LOL Santa tie with his nose lighting up?), the truth is the yule...
Pioneering Guadalajara forensic scientist Jesús Mario Rivas Souza, who carried out an astonishing 131,974 autopsies between 1953 and 2013, passed away November 27 at his Bugambilias home.He was 92 years old and succumbed to pneumonia.
‘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...
Shabbat Torah services are held the first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., and Shabbat evening services and potluck every second and fourth Friday, 6 p.m., at the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation.
US football classic
The 119th annual Army/Navy football game will be shown Saturday, December 8, at American Legion Post 7 Chapala.
Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.
After several years at the La Cruz Sunday market offering cats and kittens for adoption, as well as selling cat-related items, Paraiso Felino, the no-kill cat shelter located in the inland town of San Juan de Abajo, is instead setting up a weekly booth in a new location.
Each year on November 20, the citizens of Mexico celebrate the day that was the beginning of a decade-long battle against a corrupt government, which had held power for 30 years and the controlling, upper-class land owners.
United for Barra meets Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. at the Sunset Bar. This meeting is in Spanish, but volunteers will help with translations at its conclusion.
Meet Julio Cesar Bautista Rosas, owner and head chef at The Wok Place in Melaque – a new restaurant inspired by Vietnamese and Thai cuisine that uses fresh, local ingredients.
Outgoing Jalisco Governor Aristóteles Sandoval has opened a new facility to provide justice specifically to women in Puerto Vallarta and its outlying region.
Town hall meeting
The Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security Administration) at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara will be holding a town hall meeting for the Riviera Nayarit (Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas) community on Wednesday, November 28. An informational town meeti...
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.
Those keen to travel through Mexico’s glorious Copper Canyon in luxurious grandeur are now getting the opportunity thanks to the May 17 launch of the Chepe Express, a premium tourism concept that compliments the popular – but more modest – train ride, Ferromex’s Ferrocarril C...
If you read last week’s account of several days spent in Oaxaca City exposed to what a San Francisco-trained chef – Julio Aguilera of Oaxaca-cathedral-adjacent El Destilado – likes to sink his teeth into on the city’s wide spectrum of gustatory options, plus an account of his...
The owner of Gosha’s has the personality for success – confident, positive and a determined customer pleaser.
‘Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together’ by Andrew Selee. New York: Public Affairs, 2018.
Reviewed by Dr. Michael Hogan
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.
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.
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.
This newspaper will close its offices Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. Both days are official Federal holidays.
A grenade attack on the U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara on Friday evening may have been ordered by the leader of the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), Mexican newspaper are reporting.
Pat Apt, who has lived at lakeside for 26 years, has been an artist all her life. While living in Maine, her dream was to be a full-time artist, which she realized she could do in Mexico.
Motorists traveling the Libramiento bypass are alerted to take precautions while traveling in the vicinity of the Chapala Fire Department station where heavy machinery is carving out a rustic pathway to assure safe passage for students en route to nearby educational institutions.
A 57-year-old Canadian man died after falling from the third floor balcony of the Decameron Hotel in Bucerias, Nayarit.
On November 26, UNESCO representatives from 24 countries convened in Port Louis, Mauritius.
In a move greeted with widespread incredulity in Mexico, President Enrique Peña Nieto has bestowed the Aztec Eagle Award on Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, for his role in securing a satisfactory resolution to the recent trilateral trade talks.
The populace of La Manzanilla is increasing each day. As winter residents arrive, there is wave of excitement rippling through the town.
After a five-year posting, UK Ambassador to Mexico Duncan Taylor has left his role to hand over the task to Corin Robertson, whose last job was director at the National Security Secretariat in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
An October 20 New York Times editorial by Roberta S. Jacobson, the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, casts light on the chaotic period of her term of office following Donald Trump’s accession to the presidency in January, 2017, a period when she admits she often had to “defend the indefe...
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...
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.
Longtime Chapala resident Paul J. Dupont died November 25 at the age of 85 while undergoing treatment for cancer in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Leftie pitcher Orlando Lara made history October 26, throwing the first no-hitter in the history of the Charros de Jalisco.