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Slim & China team up to make SUVs

Slim & China team up to make SUVs

Not content with the fortunes generated by his telecommunications and dozens of ...

Obituaries – March 11, 2017

Obituaries – March 11, 2017

Anthony Bateman

Long-time resident Anthony (Tony) Bateman died suddenly at his ...

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State orchestra heads to Germany

7 DAYS AGO
State orchestra heads to Germany

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), directed by Canadian Marco Parisotto, will perform three concerts in Germany later this month.

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Entertainment Guide - April 13, 2017

7 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - April 13, 2017

Monday music

Classical recitals are held each Monday at this classy and relatively new cultural complex to the north of the city. April 24: Charlie Jazz and his quartet continue their history of jazz series.

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Traditional observances bring Easter story to life

12 DAYS AGO
Traditional observances bring Easter story to life

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.

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Ajijic to mark Earth Day with three Saturday ‘teach-ins’ at Seis Esquinas

12 DAYS AGO

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.

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Ribera Arts Review - April 13, 2017

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - April 13, 2017

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.  

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Ribera Arts Review - April 8, 2017

12 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - April 8, 2017

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. 

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At the Movies - April 13, 2017

7 DAYS AGO

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.

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At the Movies - April 1, 2017

20 DAYS AGO

The Disappointments Room

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home. Director: D.J. Caruso. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido, Duncan Joiner. Rated: R. Time: 1:25.

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Columns

Nature photographer stalks the elusive Mexican jaguar

12 DAYS AGO
Nature photographer stalks the elusive Mexican jaguar

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. 

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Tequila Cascahuín: Making Mexico’s famed firewater the traditional way

20 DAYS AGO
Tequila Cascahuín: Making Mexico’s famed firewater the traditional way

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.

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Newspaper folks: Gritting teeth, learning to burn books and make it all make sense

7 DAYS AGO

Many habitual, devoted readers wonder how “book burners” manage their destructive habit.  

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Mexico’s Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) Semana Santa and a scientific look at Christ’s death

12 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) Semana Santa and a scientific look at Christ’s death

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. 

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Twitter purges: Beware the F-word ... and the R-word?

1 MONTHS 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. 

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Outfoxing the cybercrooks

1 MONTHS AGO

Finally, finally, after five decades of waiting the question has been answered!  I will come back to that in due course but first some discussion of other more current questions.

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

9 MONTHS 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

9 MONTHS 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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¡Qué vergüenza!

12 DAYS AGO
¡Qué vergüenza!

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.

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Springtime enchantment

20 DAYS AGO
Springtime enchantment

I still recall my very first glimpse of Lake Chapala as if it were yesterday.

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My Lakeside medical care

7 DAYS AGO

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? 

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Can We Exorcise El Niño?

27 DAYS AGO

As Easter and its celebrated miracle approaches, we here at Lakeside also go through a major transformation. In the weather, that is.

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Expat Living

American Society Book Club tackles Genghis Khan

7 DAYS AGO

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. 

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New play brings wit and charm to ‘unknown story’ of Mexican-American collaboration

20 DAYS AGO
New play brings wit and charm to ‘unknown story’ of Mexican-American collaboration

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...

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City Living - March 4, 2017

1 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

2 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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Weekly Worship - April 13, 2017

7 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - April 13, 2017

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! On this Easter Sunday, April 16, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church joins with Christians all over the world to celebrate the miracle of Jesus’s resurrection.

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Laguna Chapalac - April 13, 2017

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 13, 2017

Open Circle

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.

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Laguna Chapalac - April 8, 2017

12 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 8, 2017

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...

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PV vets mark their day with service, golf, evening buffet

5 MONTHS AGO

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).

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Holiday fun in Puerto Vallarta

9 MONTHS AGO
Holiday fun in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta American Legion Post 14 Commander Dennis Rike and his wife Dinia on the Vallarta Adventures special Canada Day/July 4th cruise across Banderas Bay to Las Caletas on July 2.

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North Banderas Beat - March 25, 2017

27 DAYS 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

1 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

1 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

1 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

27 DAYS 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

1 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

1 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

1 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 February news from the last 50 years

2 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

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Free funerals

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 ...

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Pan dulce: A Mexican way of life

2 MONTHS AGO
Pan dulce: A Mexican way of life

Mexicans love their pan dulce (sweet bread), usually washed down with a full glass of milk, coffee or hot chocolate. Morning, afternoon or evening, these pastries adorn nearly every table at every friendly gathering. 

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Surf’s up in Michoacán

10 MONTHS AGO
Surf’s up in Michoacán

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. 

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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

1 YEAR AGO
A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

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...

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St. Remy Du Lac: Where everyone’s a French gourmet

20 DAYS AGO
St. Remy Du Lac: Where everyone’s a French gourmet

French flair, classic “sensualist” dishes on a gourmet menu comes to Ajijic at an interesting venue called St. Remy Du Lac. 

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Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

1 MONTHS AGO
Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine

Wine lovers visiting last weekend’s Vid Forum fair enjoyed the opportunity to taste and stock up on dozens of different labels from around the globe. 

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Investigative labor of love honors lives of 28 migrants who perished in California plane wreck

27 DAYS 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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The road to doomsday: Local author updates novel

1 MONTHS AGO
The road to doomsday: Local author updates novel

“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 ...

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

7 DAYS 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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Alzheimer’s Disease set to double by 2030

6 MONTHS AGO

World Alzheimer’s Day was marked on Wednesday, September 21 but Genaro Gabriel Ortiz, president of the Asociación Jalisciense de Alzheimer, said there was no positive news to celebrate regarding the disease.

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News

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

7 DAYS AGO
Looking Back: A review of April news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our April editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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Democrats set reception to gauge interest in GDL chapter

7 DAYS AGO

Thousands of U.S. citizens reside throughout metropolitan Guadalajara, say local members of Democrats Abroad, and many of them are Democrats.

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Lake Chapala birders plan Cajititlan trip

7 DAYS AGO
Lake Chapala birders plan Cajititlan trip

The Lake Chapala Birders reports sightings of 151 species by 25 birders during three separate trips taken in March. 

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Chapala rustles up action-packed stock show

7 DAYS AGO
Chapala rustles up action-packed stock show

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...

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Deaf kids get cochlear implants

7 DAYS AGO

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.

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Airbnb renters to pay three percent tax

7 DAYS AGO

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.

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Slim & China team up to make SUVs

7 DAYS AGO
Slim & China team up to make SUVs

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.

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Americans flocking to Mexico

7 DAYS AGO

Six out of every ten visitors who entered Mexico in 2016 were from the United States, according to a report issued recently by the National Tourism Council (CNET) and the Universidad Anáhuac.

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Sea search & rescue in Vallarta

20 DAYS AGO
Sea search & rescue in Vallarta

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. 

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Record turnout for Vallarta Chili Cook-Off

27 DAYS AGO

The American Legion and Nacho Daddy’s won bragging rights by sharing the top prizes at the 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off at beautiful El Rio BBQ. 

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Will FATCA be repealed?

1 MONTHS AGO

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.  

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Daylight Saving Time switch for US, Canada this Sunday but not Mexico

1 MONTHS AGO

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.

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Investors go crazy for Cuervo

2 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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Boost in demand for travel to Mexico offers business growth opportunity for airline industry

2 MONTHS AGO
Boost in demand for travel to Mexico offers business growth opportunity for airline industry

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 ...

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Obituaries – March 11, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries – March 11, 2017

Anthony Bateman

Long-time resident Anthony (Tony) Bateman died suddenly at his Ajijic home on Saturday, February 25 at age 68.

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Obituaries - March 4, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - March 4, 2017

Robert Atkinson

Ajijic resident and Halifax, Nova Scotia native Bob Atkinson died peacefully February 24 at the age of 66.

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17-year-old Canadian reaches Jalisco Open final

20 DAYS AGO
17-year-old Canadian reaches Jalisco Open final

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. 

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Mexico plays crucial Davis Cup tie at Guadalajara Tennis Center next weekend

20 DAYS AGO

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.

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