The stunning arrests of two fugitive former state governors within the space of six days might be the spark that beleaguered President Enrique Pena Nieto and his Institutional Revo...
The first, 54-kilometer section of the new Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta “Via Corta” (Short Route) toll road opened at the start of the Easter holidays.
Animal exhibits and entertainment galore await visitors at Expo Ganadera, Chapala’s fourth annual livestock show, set to run Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 30 on the ...
“I doubt if anybody would call me boring,” quips Kelly Hayes-Raitt, after making a presentation to some 50 people at a meeting of Democrats Abroad in Ajijic.
The sky over Cajititlan will be crowded with inflatable objects of all shapes an...
Guadalajara Mayor Eduardo Avina Batiz announced this week t...
A new biography on the extraordinary life of the late Leonora Carrington, the Br...
A mini-series on the life of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ...
On our way home
By the time you read this column, we will be on the long trek b...
My friend and neighbor, Guadalajara muralist Jorge Monroy, loves to paint. ...
Here’s yet another perplexing example of a world turning itself upside dow...
In the 1500s, sealed off by mountains on both the east and west of the thinly ex...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), directed by Canadian Marco Parisotto, will perform three concerts in Germany later this month.
Easter, the most important holiday on the Christian calendar, will be celebrated throughout the coming week with a series of traditional activities that literally bring religious doctrine to life.
Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The day, marked on April 22, is observed worldwide with rallies, conferences, outdoor activities and service projects.
Traditional music fest
La Son de las Olas traditional Mexican music festival hosted by the Chapala municipal government continues with more events through Easter Sunday, April 16.
Galeria Sol Mexicano
An artists’ reception featuring Enrique Gordiano Avila, Paulina Careterro and Frank Howell opens Friday, April 7, 4-7 p.m. at Galeria Sol Mexicano. All three artists are regular exhibitors at the gallery and have some exciting new work for this show.
The Fate of the Furious
When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Alejandro Prieto is a prize-winning nature photographer whose pictures have graced the pages of internationally known magazines such as National Geographic and BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Many years ago we used to take all our visitors from abroad to José Cuervo in Tequila so they could learn first hand all about the process of making Mexico’s most famous alcoholic drink.
Many habitual, devoted readers wonder how “book burners” manage their destructive habit.
Sunday, April 9, one of Mexico’s most charming religious observations, Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday), offers folk artisans an opportunity to demonstrate their skills at fashioning intricate palm-frond designs commemorating Christ’s entry into Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago....
Censorship is defined as the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etcetera. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to somebody’s security.
Here’s yet another perplexing example of a world turning itself upside down.
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’ve been picking up some disturbing scuttlebutt about foreigners behaving badly in our community, making me worry that a few “Ugly Gringos” may give all of us expats a bad name.
One question we hear a lot down here at Lakeside: Should I get my surgery in Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Europe, the States? Or do it myself?
The American Society Book Club meeting in Thursday, April 20, 10 a.m. will discuss “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford.
A handful of bigger-than-life historical characters—including Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Maximiliano I and his wife Carlota, Benito Juarez, General Ulysses Grant and Secretary of State William Seward—are audaciously brought to life in Michael Hogan’s new play, “Lincoln an...
‘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...
Sunday, April 16, Dr. Gene Basin will give a talk on “Modern Science and Spirituality” at the Open Circle meeting held in the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Sala, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Toy round up
The Poco A Poco charity is asking for toys and diapers for children living in the indigenous Lakeside communities of San Pedro Itzican and western Mezcala. Wanted are new toys (no war or battery operated), diapers, sports balls, coloring books, crayons and other gifts for deserving kid...
American Legion Post 14 and the Puerto Vallarta Navy League invite U.S. Canadian and Mexican citizens to celebrate Remembrance Day and Veterans Day at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 11 at Steve’s Sports Bar (Post 14 headquarters) for free coffee and pastries (breakfast can be purchased).
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.
Guadalajara Mayor Eduardo Avina Batiz announced this week that the city has begun work on a municipal funeral parlor in the Sector Libertad. All funerals will be free to the poor. The 450,000-peso building will have four chapels, waiting rooms, office and its own carpentry shop ...
In the depths of New York’s bitterly cold winter, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon: two friends would be available for a two-week surf trip in May.
It’s a glorious feeling as you swim into the beautiful secluded beach of the Marieta Islands (Islas Marietas). As you pass under a rocky arch in the island there is a moment when the tide turns in your favor and washes you gently towards the sandy shoreline. It is as if the island has deemed y...
French flair, classic “sensualist” dishes on a gourmet menu comes to Ajijic at an interesting venue called St. Remy Du Lac.
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.
“The world has hit a frightening high tide of reactionary, fundamentalist, strong-arm madness, where religious tolerance, diversity, inclusiveness and truth have become existential threats, requiring extreme measures of self-righteousness in order to prevail. If left uncontrolled, where ...
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.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our April editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
Thousands of U.S. citizens reside throughout metropolitan Guadalajara, say local members of Democrats Abroad, and many of them are Democrats.
The Lake Chapala Birders reports sightings of 151 species by 25 birders during three separate trips taken in March.
Chapala’s second annual Expo Ganadera livestock show kicks into action Friday, April 21 with a packed program of activities and entertainment spectacles set to run through Sunday, April 30 on the grounds of the J. González Gallo Lienzo Charro, located on Avenida Madero, opposite the Pem...
Eighteen children are able to hear sounds for the first time after being fitted with cochlear implants, surgically implanted electronic devices that provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing in both ears.
Jalisco Tourism Secretary Enrique Ramos is supporting moves to make private citizens who rent out rooms, apartments or homes through the website airbnb.com to pay the three-percent state hospitality tax, as do hotels and other established businesses offering accommodation to visitors.
Not content with the fortunes generated by his telecommunications and dozens of ancillary businesses, Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim, is now trying to make inroads in the lucrative automobile sector.
Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last week gave a four-day course in sea search and rescue to 20 members of Jalisco and Michoacan Civil Protection units.
Since I have been closely following the unfolding – and somewhat constantly shifting – tax policy of the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, I get asked often what will happen, if anything, to FATCA, the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
Clocks spring forward in both the United States and Canada on Sunday, March 12 but Mexico will wait another three weeks to make its Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch.
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...
According to the Mexican Tourism Board, this country’s global air connectivity is growing at a record pace, with airlines around the world adding new routes, additional flights on existing routes, and upgrading to the latest aircraft models with larger capacities to meet the demand for travel ...
Long-time resident Anthony (Tony) Bateman died suddenly at his Ajijic home on Saturday, February 25 at age 68.
After dumping world number one Andy Murray from the recent Indian Wells Masters, Canada’s Vasek Pospisil might have seen last week’s ATP Jalisco Open in Guadalajara as a great chance to secure his first tournament victory of 2017.
More top-class tennis can be seen at Guadalajara’s Centro Panamericano de Tenis next weekend as Mexico takes on Paraguay in an important Davis Cup tie.