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Obituaries - August 24, 2019

Obituaries - August 24, 2019

Ronald R. Napier

Ron Napier closed his eyes for the last time on August 12, 201...

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Recent mass shootings in the United States prompted the issuance of a series of ...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - August 17, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - August 17, 2019

Folk dance

The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara continues its summer season at the majestic Teatro Degollado – its spiritual home.

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’An amazing challenge,’ says new orchestra executive

6 DAYS AGO
’An amazing challenge,’  says new orchestra executive

The Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco (OFJ) may be on vacation until mid-August, but there is no rest for its newly appointed General Manager Jose Isidoro Ramos.

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Lakeside Little Theatre announces Season 55 ticket sale dates

13 DAYS AGO

Patrons can renew or purchase their reserved seats for Lakeside Little Theatre’s 55th season on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Satterugly brings unique art show to Ajijic

1 MONTHS AGO
Satterugly brings unique art show to Ajijic

The Guadalajara graphic artist who signs his work with the pseudonym Satterugly will open an out-of-the-box exhibit at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic on Saturday, July 13, 6 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - August 17, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 17, 2019

Expo Artesanal

Local artisans and artists will show their creations at the Expo Chapala Artesanal 33 in the plaza in Ajijic, through Sunday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - August 10, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - August 10, 2019

Spotlight Club

Viva Las Vegas with the Crazy Bitches female impersonators take the stage Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 7 p.m. Tickets: 250 pesos. Cassies Kitchen will be open for pizza, wings, chili and hot dogs.

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At the Movies - August 17, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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At the Movies - August 10, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Secret Life of Pets 2

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val. Cast: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Heart, Harrison Ford. Rated: PG. Time: 1:26.

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Columns

Spanish, mental black holes, planting milpas, heat & other local adventures

1 YEAR AGO

This column was first published June 21, 1997.

Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.

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Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

1 YEAR AGO
Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

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.

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The legal vacuum of emojis

20 DAYS AGO

Members of my generation are sometimes confounded by the changes in our language that have been brought about by modern technology, specifically texting on smart phones. 

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Tracking your every move: IT and your loss of privacy

1 MONTHS AGO

It seems like every time you read the news there is some new story revealing more about what a dystopian surveillance state we all live in now. 

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Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

13 DAYS AGO
Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from  key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

Mexican Environment Minister Víctor Toledo appears to agree with many experts that the stalled Zapotillo Dam in north-eastern Jalisco is an unviable project that should be scrapped.

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World-class talent shines in ballet gala at Auditorio Telmex

20 DAYS AGO
World-class talent shines  in ballet gala at Auditorio Telmex

Breathtaking excellence and virtuosity were the hallmarks of a spectacular evening of dance championed by Isaac Hernandez, the beloved hometown star of the English National Ballet, Saturday, June 20.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

3 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

3 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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The trap of unreliable sources

-1 DAYS AGO
The trap of unreliable sources

A few years back I penned a bit of a tirade for this space titled ”Curse you Mark Zuckerberg!” It reflected my annoyance at becoming a Facebook junky, something I considered a necessary evil in my line of work.

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A favor de empedrados

6 DAYS AGO
A favor de empedrados

There’s a movement afoot in Ajijic. Literally. It involves village natives from different walks of life, age groups and employment fields, people who don’t share the same political and social ideals.

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The unromantic comedy of bullfighting

-1 DAYS AGO
The unromantic comedy of bullfighting

In three weeks, the debate may surface again over this bull-fightering business, because of the upcoming bullfighting festival in Guadalajara: Feria Taurina La Antigua 2019.

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About pesky Lakeside motorcyclists

6 DAYS AGO
About pesky Lakeside motorcyclists

A motorcyclist cut in front of me the other day. And I almost hit him. I screamed outrageously at the man. It wasn’t anything I wouldn’t say in front of the president of the United States.

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Expat Living

Virgin of Zapopan makes a splash on Chapala sojourn

27 DAYS AGO
Virgin of Zapopan makes a splash on Chapala sojourn

It is always a big deal when the Virgen de Zapopan comes to town and this time was no exception.

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Lakeside, Guadalajara & PV Democrats to host US Independence Day fiestas

1 MONTHS AGO
Lakeside, Guadalajara & PV Democrats to host US Independence Day fiestas

Democrats Abroad chapters in Lake Chapala, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta have all organized celebrations for the 243rd birthday of the United States.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

5 MONTHS 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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City Living - March 09, 2019

5 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

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Campanaria race stays in Ajijic

-1 DAYS AGO
Campanaria race stays in Ajijic

The sixth annual Campanaria Mountain Race will take place in Ajijic after all, thanks to a last-minute deal cut between the organizers — Club Salvajes — and the local Comunidad Indígena, which owns much of the terrain where the event’s trails are located.

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Weekly Worship - August 17, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - August 17, 2019

Unitarian Universalists 

How often do we overlook ,the importance of a good laugh? In this service called “The Healing Power of Laughter,” we will examine laughter and how it relates to health, happiness, and our relationships. 

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Laguna Chapalac - August 17, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 17, 2019

Open Circle

Rich Clucas will present “Breaking Children out of the Cycle of Poverty” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - August 10, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 10, 2019

Open Circle

Writer and journalist Alfredo Corchado will present his book “Homelands” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

1 YEAR AGO

Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.

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Mango Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta

1 YEAR AGO

The second-annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival is coming to the city’s lovely Lazaro Cardenas Park, Saturday, July 7, an event sure to gladden the hearts of those who can’t live without the sticky sweet fruit.

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North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

Swim Tournament

There will be lots of swimmers in the waters off La Cruz when Riviera Nayarit’s 9th Open Water Safe Swim Tournament takes place Saturday, April 6.

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North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

Kids art

Last November, volunteer artist Nancy Hache started teaching art classes at the Amigos de La Cruz Kids Club.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

4 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

Pedro back on the beach

When I first arrived in La Manzanilla ten years ago, I wandered about exploring the town. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

5 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

The ambulance is here

Several years ago, two residents of La Manzanilla, Dan Crosby and Cruz Gomez, spearheaded a project to raise money to buy an ambulance for our town.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

4 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

Keeping up

• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador through April 5.  Next exhibit – de Manos Mexicanos – runs April 11 to May 30 and features artists from Colima, Melaque and Barra de Navidad.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

5 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

A reason to party

Every day there is a reason to celebrate being alive and the Costalegre is here to help!

Carnival celebrations started off with amazing dancing, music, and food and continued with fabulous fireworks, parades, and more good food.  Every evening you could venture to the jardin...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

4 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

Croc abuse

According to a report in a local Spanish-language website, municipal police officers detained three male “foreigners” this week for throwing rocks and bottles at a crocodile in the Marina area.  The offenders, whose nationalities were not released, were trying to get a r...

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Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

5 MONTHS AGO
Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

Tourism still strong

This long weekend will see hotels around 90-percent full, Jalisco Tourism Secretary German Ralis Cumplido said this week.

The recent rupture of a sewage pipe and temporary beach closures hasn’t seemed to affect hotel reservations, he noted. And the absence this year of ...

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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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Scratch Zacatecas and find the earth

27 DAYS AGO
Scratch Zacatecas and find the earth

In a city with a corazón de plata (heart of silver) and a U.N. World Heritage designation based on its historical, artistic and mining culture, few visitors seem to focus on Zacatecas’ meteorology, geography, geology or topography.

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A Merida getaway: highly recommended

3 MONTHS AGO
A Merida getaway: highly recommended

When I told a family friend I was moving to Mexico their eyes lit up and they exclaimed, “You have to go to Merida!” Since coming to this country, whenever I’ve brought up this city it’s been met with enthusiastic comments about the beauty, food and surrounding nature.

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Vegan version of popular Canadian dish surfaces in Santa Teresita – a la Mexicana

1 MONTHS AGO
Vegan version of popular Canadian dish  surfaces in Santa Teresita – a la Mexicana

Poutine, that quintessential savory French-Canadian concoction of french fries topped with melting cheese and gravy, had not made it into my brain until a few days ago, yet it has been alive and well in a small eatery—Pinche Poutine—in a bustling Guadalajara neighborhood for three years ...

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City’s first vegan pizzeria opens

2 MONTHS AGO
City’s first vegan pizzeria opens

Guadalajara’s first vegan pizzeria has opened in Colonia La Calma in the western section of the metropolitan area.

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

2 MONTHS 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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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

5 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).

Reviewed by Michael Hogan

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

5 MONTHS 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

9 MONTHS 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

Del Toro assists math whizzes

6 DAYS AGO

A group of Mexican students won a silver medal, three bronze medals and two honorable mentions at the International Mathematics Olympiad held recently in London.

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Development at El Cielo halted

6 DAYS AGO
Development  at El Cielo halted

Tlajomulco Mayor Salvador Zamora symbolically slaps a closure order on the sales offices of the second development stage of El Cielo, the upper-middle class subdivision that hugs the perimeter of the Primavera Forest between El Palomar and Santa Anita, and also includes a golf course.

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Cops pay out of pocket

-1 DAYS AGO

A study by the organization Causa en Común suggests that almost half of Jalisco state police have to supplement their share of bullets from their own pockets.

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Chapala to hike municipal fees for 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

The Chapala City Council has approved hikes in municipal fees and taxes to take effect for the 2020 calendar year.

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Federal funding for 2018 undergoes audit

-1 DAYS AGO

Chapala is one of 15 Jalisco municipalities designated for an auditing process to examine the spending of federal funds during 2018.

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Metro-area mayors seek NGO’s help in reducing homicides

6 DAYS AGO
Metro-area mayors seek NGO’s help in reducing homicides

Mayors from the metro-area municipalities of Guadalajara, Zapopan, Tonala and Tlajomulco (along with a representative from Tlaquepaque) hold up an agreement they signed Tuesday with México Evalúa to halt the increasing number of intentional homicides in the city.

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Mexico’s southern border bristles with surprises

-1 DAYS AGO

Riveting as goings-on at the U.S.-Mexico border may be, developments at this country’s southern border with Guatemala have recently been turning heads.

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Mexico’s bad luck day

6 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s bad luck day

Be prepared for a one-and-only 2019 occurrence next Tuesday.

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Most Vallarta beaches now swimmable after sewage pipe rupture

5 MONTHS AGO

A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

New Year’s Party

New York City might boast the largest block party at Times Square each New Year’s Eve, but here in La Manzanilla we raucously rang in 2019 in fine fashion.

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Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

2 MONTHS AGO
Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church, who is facing serious charges of sexual misconduct in California, hit back Friday, denouncing prosecutors for tainting the case by their remarks.

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Detained Luz del Mundo leader's lawyers blast prosecutors

2 MONTHS AGO
Detained Luz del Mundo leader's lawyers blast prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church who faces charges of human trafficking, child rape and child porn in California, hit back Friday, saying prosecutors have tainted the case by their remarks.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 - August 10, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Obituary - August 10, 2019

Alberto Don Olivera

Well-known lakeside dentist Alberto Don Olivera died at his home on or about July 23. His lifeless body was found lying in the yard by his gardener. The cause of death remains unknown.

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Obituaries - July 27, 2019

20 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - July 27, 2019

Nancy Gray Hagen

Nancy Gray Hagen died of cancer at her home in Ajijic on July 17.

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Pan Am Games lift off in Lima, Peru

20 DAYS AGO

Memories of the XVI Pan American Games held in Guadalajara eight years ago still linger in the minds of many Tapatios.

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Jalisco excels in World University Games

27 DAYS AGO
Jalisco excels in World University Games

Jalisco athletes accounted for almost half of the 21 medals won by Mexico in the 2019 Summer Universiade, a multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) which took place during the first two weeks of July in Naples, Italy.

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