Taking action on the heels of recent rumors that investors have set their eyes on Ajijic’s neighboring mountain range to plant new residential developments, concerned residen...
A new police motorcycle unit has been established in Guadalajara to help protect the public against the epidemic of asaltos conejeros, or assaults on bank customers who have just w...
One issue that portends to cast a shadow over the early days of the incoming Mexican presidency is the construction of the new Mexico City airport, which according to recent report...
In Guadalajara, the memory of the famous Italian navigator is dismissed without ...
In multilateral meetings around the world, policies related to junk food, mother...
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are...
Three months ago, Brooklyn-born Zoe Armiger, a former production manager on NBC&...
Window closing, not door
It’s the beginning of April and many who have jo...
The Jalisco coast, already kind of a big deal in the world of turtle enthusiasts...
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...
The Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, one of the country’s premier folk dance troupes, presents a short fall season.
Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) presents “Proof” by David Auburn and directed by Randy Warren, October 19-28.
The Lake Chapala area is about to witness the birth of its own orchestra. Spearheaded by several expat musicians, the organization will be known as the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra. Its mission will include serving the local communities as a performing arts ensemble and as a vehicle for educatio...
Potter Productions presents “Spoon River Anthology” at the Spotlight Club, Friday to Sunday, October 12-14, 4 p.m.
Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life.
The home of Jorge Martínez – the founder of the University of Guadalajara Art School – is right in the heart of downtown, but the moment we stepped inside, we left the noise of the city behind and found ourselves in an amazing wonderland where every wall and corner was filled with...
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.
Cookies are among the least understood aspects of computer technology.
He’s still two months away from his inauguration but Mexico’s quick-tempered president-elect has already been letting off some “Trump-like” steam regarding his feelings towards the media.
Violence, corruption, reform? Over the ensuing years, historians may be divided as to which word best characterizes the six-year presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, which comes to a conclusion in less than three months’ time.
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...
People at Lakeside are always talking about their physical complaints. But sometimes, if you hear somebody talking about soft tissue manipulation, lumbo-sacral massage, belly lifts, hormone therapy ... they’re just talking dirty.
Everything in Mexican mores and customs is about respect.
The English Book Club in Guadalajara meets at the American Society (Amsoc) Thursday, October 18, 10 a.m. when the tome “The End of, Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light” by Paul Godard will be discussed.
Longtime Guadalajara-area resident Paul Fisher, newly at the helm of a small, English-speaking congregation, English Fellowship, has set his sights on an ambitious choral performance for early December, which will take advantage of some of his own talents and those of the choir of his flock’s ...
‘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...
Abundant Life Church
Visit this Sunday, October 14. Abundand Life Church’s new youth pastor, Jesús Garcia, will be speaking of the great care that God has for us.
Kathleen Durham will present “Eleanor Roosevelt, One Shrewd Lady“ at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 14, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).
Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.
The annual Bucerias Pet Picnic was held recently at the Abuelos de Bucerias Tercera Edad senior center.
Every condo, casita, hotel room and campsite was filled with families, music and fun.
Window closing, not door
It’s the beginning of April and many who have joined the community to escape all or part of the northern climes are planning their travels home.
Mexican Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, March 25 and end on Saturday, April 7.
The Jalisco coast, already kind of a big deal in the world of turtle enthusiasts, has recently gifted a new species of shelled reptile to an excitable science community.
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...
Xolo, Ajijic’s new Latin American restaurant, is pronounced something like Scholo. If you can’t pronounce it, you may never be asked to find it.
‘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.
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.
In Guadalajara, the memory of the famous Italian navigator is dismissed without sympathy, as all eyes turn to a venerated 400-year-old religious statue, whose mere presence on the streets will draw some one million spectators.
For many people, the drama surrounding the nomination of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has more to do with the continuity of the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling than an alleged case of sexual abuse 35 years ago. However, in Mexico, and Jalisco especially, the str...
Sign up for the second annual five-kilometer Catrina Run to help support therapy treatments for breast cancer survivors.
It may be October (and not April), but Patrick Oden is still busy preparing and sending off forms to the IRS for U.S. clients at his Chapala office. In a phone conversation, Oden said he had just filed a return for a client with a hefty income and tax obligations.
According to straitstimes.com, three Mexican brothers, who were set to be hanged for drug trafficking crimes have been pardoned by Malaysia’a Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor.
Three crocodiles have been killed by vigilantes in recent weeks in Puerto Vallarta – one of them in a fashion taken right out of the playbook of the drug cartels.
In multilateral meetings around the world, policies related to junk food, mother’s milk and access to medicines and vaccines — all widely thought to have been moving in a direction favorable to underdeveloped countries such as Mexico — have taken a turn in the opposite direction.&n...
A former medical student from the United States will be sentenced November 7 after pleading guilty to the attempted murder of a U.S. foreign service employee at a Guadalajara mall in January 2017.
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.
Madge Loewen died surrounded by friends on Friday, September 21, at age 87.
The Charros de Jalisco get the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) baseball season underway Saturday, October 13, 5 p.m. at the Charros Stadium in Zapopan.