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Obituary - November 18, 2017

Obituary - November 18, 2017

Eddie Chavez

Eduardo Chavez Morin Vollweiler died October 20 at the age of 91 i...

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Coco’ breaks box office records

-1 DAYS AGO
‘Coco’ breaks box office records

“Coco,” a movie produced and helmed by U.S. filmmakers about Dia de los Muertos, has shattered box office records in Mexico, where it is now the top-grossing movie of all time with a present take of $US43 million, a number sure to keep climbing during the remainder of its theatrical run....

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Feature film making takes a new course

-1 DAYS AGO
Feature film making takes a new course

To the untrained eye, Marcelo Tobar’s film “Oso Polar” (Polar Bear), which picked up the Best Mexican Feature award at the recent Morelia Film Festival, looks to all intents and purposes like any other movie made in this country on a limited budget.

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Quartet of actors shine in smart play examining changing relationships

6 DAYS AGO
Quartet of actors shine in smart play examining changing relationships

The second play of the Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) season is the romantic drama “Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 4, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 4, 2017

LLT

“Time Stands Still,” Lakeside Little Theatre’s next production, is a poignant contemporary drama written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 18, 2017

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Ribera Arts Review - November 18, 2017

Vera Lynn tribute

Cindy Paul performs “We’ll Meet Again,” a tribute to Vera Lynn, at an event sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion at La Casa del Musico, La Paz 59 in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, 7-9 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - November 11, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 11, 2017

Music at Ajijic Plaza

Beginning 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, revelers on the Ajijic Plaza will dance and shout to the sounds of the 46th traditional Fiesta de los Musicos (Fidelomus). 

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At the Movies - November 18, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO

Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

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At the Movies - November 4, 2017

13 DAYS AGO

Thor: Ragnarok

Imprisoned, Thor finds himself in a lethal contest against the Hulk.

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Columns

The thick, luxuriant foliage of the Passion River Nature Trail

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The thick, luxuriant foliage  of the Passion River Nature Trail

Río de la Pasión (Passion River) is 22 kilometers long and for much of its length serves as a wiggly border between the states of Jalisco and Michoacán.

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Return to the Ceboruco Volcano: Lush vegetation, hissing fumaroles, glorious panoramas & mysterious night visitor

6 DAYS AGO
Return to the Ceboruco Volcano: Lush vegetation, hissing  fumaroles, glorious panoramas & mysterious night visitor

Ceboruco Volcano looms 2,260 meters high above the little town of Jala, Nayarit, located 120 kilometers northwest of Guadalajara.

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Comin’ south early on: Startling experiences in a brand new place

3 MONTHS AGO

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.

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Is the US flag merely a ‘designated’ emblem or does it symbolize the honor of a precious social and political concept?

4 MONTHS AGO

(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...

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Wi-Fi security: Ok if you’re only fooling around on Facebook

6 DAYS AGO

“The sky is falling!  Wi-Fi encryption has been cracked!”

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What is a hashtag?

1 MONTHS AGO

A question from a reader recently showed up in my inbox. The question is “What is a hashtag?”  Coincidentally the question I received arrived at about the same time as the date many people will consider the ten-year anniversary of the creation of the hashtag.

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

6 MONTHS AGO
Post Mother’s  Day deliberations

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...

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VIEWPOINT: Trump’s u-turn – not a bad thing?

6 MONTHS AGO

Should we be grateful that President Donald Trump had an “epiphany” and decided to change his mind about pulling the United States out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? 

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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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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Don’t speak up. I can’t hear you over the fiesta din

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Don’t speak up. I can’t hear you over the fiesta din

It’s fiesta time in Ajijic. If you’re new around here, brace yourself for a total transformation of the quaint and peaceful village pitched by your realtor and websites spieling expertise on retirement abroad.

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The time of traffic tangles in spades

6 DAYS AGO
The time of traffic tangles in spades

Been tearing your hair out lately over the pervasive traffic jams that plague our “paradise” community? I know I have. Well, buckle up and hang on to your hat. The nightmare is about to take a quantum leap.

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Which is worse? The disease or the cure

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Which is worse?  The disease or the cure

Remember when drugs were Bufferin, Ludens, Pepto Bismol and Geritol?

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The perversion of the Second Amendment

6 DAYS AGO
The perversion of the Second Amendment

More mass murder in the United States.  Here’s a take that is seldom considered.

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Expat Living

New anglican bishop assumes office

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New anglican bishop assumes office

Rev. Ricardo Joel Gómez Osnaya was elected Bishop of the Diocese of the West of the Anglican Church of Mexico at a special Synod held November 11 in Guadalajara at Cathedral de San Pablo, in Colonia Seattle in Zapopan.

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American Society preps for Thanksgiving, other events

6 DAYS AGO

The American Society (Amsoc) is gearing up for upcoming winter season with a series of events through November and early December.

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City Living - March 4, 2017

8 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

9 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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Ajijic Rotary chips in for cancer patients

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Ajijic Rotary chips in for cancer patients

Proceeds from the recent De-Feet Breast Cancer Catrina Race were disbursed at the November 14 meeting of Ajijic Rotary Club. 

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Weekly Worship - November 18, 2017

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Weekly Worship - November 18, 2017

Jewish Congregation

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.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 18, 2017

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Laguna Chapalac - November 18, 2017

Golf Classic

Eighty-eight players competed in the 14th annual Golf Classic held November 9 at Chapala Country Club in Vista del Lago – a fundraiser for the Chapala delegation of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross).

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Laguna Chapalac - November 11, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day

The Lake Chapala Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Remembrance Day ceremony Saturday, November 11, 10:30 a.m. at the Sisters of the Order of the Benedictinas del Santisimo Sacramento, Calle Jesus Garcia Norte, across from Panino’s Deli in San Antonio Tlayacapan.&...

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Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Pride Festival enjoys support of progressive-minded city government

6 MONTHS AGO
Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Pride Festival enjoys support of progressive-minded city government

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. 

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Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

6 MONTHS AGO
Young jazzistas prepare for May 7 concert

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Puerto Vallarta’s only youth-based jazz orchestra, returns to the Jazz Foundation on Sunday, May 7, 7 p.m. for the third presentation of its First-Sunday-of-the-Month concert series. 

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North Banderas Beat - November 18, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 18, 2017

Spay/neuter news

The new Bucerias Spay/Neuter committee has plans for more than just sponsorships of free clinics.

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North Banderas Beat - November 4, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 4, 2017

Monthly beach cleanup

Everyone loves a nice, clean beach. And Bucerias has a beautiful, long and uncrowded beach. While trash cans are provided at most of the access points, not all the garbage makes it to the proper place.

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La Manzanilla Memo - November 18, 2017

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La Manzanilla Memo - November 18, 2017

In a while, crocodile!

It is well known on the Costa Alegre that La Manzanilla is home to the largest cocodrilario (crocodile sanctuary) on the Jalisco coast. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - November 4, 2017

13 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - November 4, 2017

Even though the calendar tells me that it is November and the thermometers are still singing HOT! HOT! HOT!, there are definite hints around the town that summer is officially over. 

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

6 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

For the Love of Coffee

Located on Vincente Guerrero in Villa Obregon, La Taza Negra is an oasis for coffee lovers.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 25, 2017

7 MONTHS 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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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 11, 2017

6 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - November 11, 2017

Veterans Day

The U.S., Canadian and Mexican Community will pay respect to veterans at Parque Hidalgo Saturday, November 11, 11a.m. U.S. Consular Agent Kelly Trainor, Canadian Senior Consular Program Officer Adam Charlebois, DIF President Candelaria Tovar Hernandez and a representative from the Mexi...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 17, 2017

8 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

When to tip – and not to tip

20 DAYS 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

2 MONTHS 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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Aeromexico launches new US route

4 MONTHS AGO

Aeromexico this month started its new daily (except Tuesdays) direct service from Guadalajara to San Jose, California in conjunction with Delta Airlines.

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San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

4 MONTHS AGO
San Miguel de Allende named world’s top city

San Miguel de Allende has been named the world’s top destination for 2017 by Travel + Leisure Magazine, a publication upscale enough so that even the website feels glossy.

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Correction - September 30, 2017

1 MONTHS AGO
Correction - September 30, 2017

Last week, we incorrectly identified the owner of Indian Curry in a photograph that accompanied a review on that eatery. 

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Curried flavors: a new Indian cuisine venue

1 MONTHS AGO
Curried flavors: a new Indian cuisine venue

Indian cuisine is strongly shaped by Indian history, its diverse cultural influences, religion, ancient traditions and the Indian people themselves.

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Useful, portable guide to Mexican profanity hot off the presses

1 MONTHS AGO
Useful, portable guide to Mexican profanity hot off the presses

“Señor Bradley’s Guide to Mouthing Off in Mexico” diverges from a work-a-day linguistic handbook in a few ways: it is unclinical and casual in tone, expressions a partisan affection for Mexico and its linguistic idiosyncrasies, and utilizes a discernible voice. 

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The remarkable story of British artist who found fame in Mexico but not at home

7 MONTHS AGO
The remarkable story of British artist who found fame in Mexico but not at home

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.

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

7 MONTHS 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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Hot season eating tips

7 MONTHS AGO
Hot season eating tips

There’s a less welcome aspect of spring that sneaks in with Jalisco’s sunshine and heat.

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News

Women entrepreneurs on Avenida Chapultepec

-1 DAYS AGO
Women entrepreneurs on Avenida Chapultepec

More than 150 women entrepreneurs will be exhibiting a wide range of products and services at the Expo Emprende y Hecho por Mujeres show that is running Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, along the central divider of Guadalajara’s Avenida Chapultepec.  

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Famous Canine to be honored with bronze statue

-1 DAYS AGO
Famous Canine to be honored with bronze statue

Local sculptor Marco Antonio Jasso will soon debut a new work honoring “Frida,” the search-and-rescue dog that shot to international fame following the September 7 and 19 earthquakes in central Mexico.

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First stone laid at planned retirement development

-1 DAYS AGO
First stone laid at planned retirement development

The firm Centro para el Retiro de Ajijic (Ajijic Retirement Center) laid the first stone of a planned 200-unit assisted living center on Thursday, November 16.

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Ajijic cuts loose with San Andres fiestas

-1 DAYS AGO
Ajijic cuts loose with San Andres fiestas

Ajijic’s unbridled salute to spiritual patron Saint Andrew the Apostle blasts off Tuesday, November 21, continuing on a festive roll through the first weekend of December.

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Alpine Pueblo Magico hosts cultural festival

-1 DAYS AGO

This weekend, the pine tree festooned town of Tapalpa will offer – along with fresh, alpine air – two days of music and art, free of charge, as part of the Festival Tapalpa 2017.

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Trump policies not hitting Jalisco denizens as hard as some may think

-1 DAYS AGO

According to Jalisco’s Department of Social Development (SEDIS), policies implemented by the Trump Administration targeting Mexican immigrants have, at least in some areas, had the opposite of their intended effect.

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Honoring Mexico’s mail carriers

6 DAYS AGO
Honoring Mexico’s mail carriers

Local mail carriers hope that customers show their appreciation for their labor with a donation on November 12, Dia del Cartero.

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Prototypes of Trump’s wall create spectacle in San Diego

13 DAYS AGO
Prototypes of Trump’s wall create spectacle in San Diego

Eight builders, including a Hispanic-owned, Arizona company and an Israeli radar maker, unveiled models for walls to be constructed at the Mexican-American border, according to Voice of America.

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Dog-centric holiday coming to PV Sunday

13 DAYS AGO

If you haven’t heard of it, Kukur Tihar is a Hindu holiday which celebrates that miraculous and much fussed over creature known as the dog. 

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San Pancho to host surf festival

4 MONTHS AGO

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.

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Tapatio film director opens up on clashes with disgraced movie mogul

27 DAYS AGO
Tapatio film director opens up on clashes with disgraced movie mogul

Filmic wizard and Guadalajara native Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “the Devil’s Backbone,” “Hellboy”) has weighed in on the  sex scandal which has been swirling around Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s considerable suited bulk f...

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Colima Volcano photo wins Nat Geo prize

3 MONTHS AGO
Colima Volcano photo wins Nat Geo prize

About an hour drive south from Guadalajara is the Colima Volcano, an active stratovolcano that straddles the Colima-Jalisco border. 

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Business Briefs - July 8, 2017

4 MONTHS AGO

$ 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.

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Investors go crazy for Cuervo

9 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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Obituary - November 18, 2017

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituary - November 18, 2017

Eddie Chavez

Eduardo Chavez Morin Vollweiler died October 20 at the age of 91 in an IMSS hospital in Guadalajara after a fall.

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Obituary - October 28, 2017

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - October 28, 2017

Mitchell Perey

Mitchell Perey, a second-generation Lakesider, died of cancer on October 20 at the age of 74.

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Marathon Runners hit streets Sunday

13 DAYS AGO
Marathon Runners hit streets Sunday

For many competitors it’s 26 miles 385 yards of pure pain.  But for those who finish a marathon, the euphoria is usually indescribable.

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Charros off to flying start – but only at home!

20 DAYS AGO
Charros off to flying start – but only at home!

As of Thursday, October 26, the Charros de Jalisco were tied at the top of the Mexican Pacific League baseball standings, thanks to their 100-percent, 6-0 home record.

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