Motorists hot-footing it into Guadalajara from the Lake Chapala area, as well as from the city airport, had a double-take this week after an imposing new statue greeted them moment...
Don’t call the national 911 hotline for help in an emergency, advises a lakeside businessman who was involved in a recent highway accident.
Foreigners who plan to travel outside Mexico while their residency visas are en trámite (in process) with the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) must obtain author...
The task of initiating environmentally friendly projects in cities can place a f...
Foreigners living in Mexico under resident immigration permits run the risk losi...
Jalisco’s deaf population is demanding that something be done about their ...
A San Francisco jury which found an illegal immigrant not guilty of murder in th...
Six months after the men’s team were crowned champions of Mexico, the wome...
Several agonizing years in the making, “Loving Vincent” has finally ...
The fifth annual gay pride festival in Puerto Vallarta will take place the week ...
Last Thursday it was my pleasure to tag along with Jim Cook and Jim Boles on the...
Allyn Hunt, a former editor and owner of this newspaper and South of North colum...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
When I was school age, the story went around campus of the girl who failed her d...
A group of classical musicians will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No...
Founded in 1951, the Dalian Acrobatic Troupe is one of the most well known acrobatic troupes in China.
The International Book Fair (FIL) presents free nightly shows in the Foro Expo, in front of the entrance to the Expo Guadalajara, all at 9 p.m. The line-up is a mix of artists from Madrid, this year’s invited guest at FIL, and Mexico.
A group of classical musicians will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in the gazebo of the Lake Chapala Society Saturday, December 9, 2:30 p.m.
Rabbit in the Moon Gallery presents a show of original prints, etchings and block prints by Juan Navarro, Luis Pinedo, Pat Apt, Xilotl and Jesus Lopez Vega.
Daddy’s Home 2
Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
Last month it was birds and now it’s bees. Guadalajara’s Museum of Paleontology continues its fine tradition of hosting fascinating exhibits which may not have much to do with dinosaur bones, but excel at making natural science interesting and understandable to the average person.
Three of Great Britain’s top experts on tarantulas – Andrew Smith, Stuart Longhorn and Guy Tansley – recently paid a visit to the Ecological Center of Pinar de la Venta, where naturalist Rodrigo Orozco is raising 6,000 tarantulas in captivity with an aim to ending poaching of these...
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.
(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...
“The sky is falling! Wi-Fi encryption has been cracked!”
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...
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 was lucky to get a front row seat for a trip down memory lane with Michael Eager, guest speaker at the November 15 meeting of the Lake Chapala Garden Club.
Ajijic’s fiestas patronales come into all their glory on November 30, the Feast of Saint Andrew. In keeping with local custom, the last day of the nine-day celebration is sponsored by los hijos ausentes, the village’s absent sons and daughters who have settled in other parts of Mexico an...
It should be said somewhere that the cascade of ugly stories about sexual harassment and assault against women these days can be associated with the ages-old portrayal of women’s status in any given society.
The American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) annual Thanksgiving bash went off with nary a stray gobble at their Chapalita headquarters.
‘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...
Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding.
The Lakeside Assistance Group (LAG) holds its fourth annual pancake breakfast at Tobolandia Water Park, Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m. to noon.
World AIDS Day
Ajijic Cares, an organization that promotes safe sex to Lakeside young people and seeks to destigmatize HIV/AIDS in the community while supporting awareness and treatment, will hold an event Friday, December 1, 5 p.m. at the amphitheater on the Ajijic malecon.
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.
The Beta Sigma Phi service sorority of Bucerias and La Cruz hosts their annual Christmas Boutique on Saturday, December 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Lazaro Cardenas 52, in Bucerias.
The spirit of rebellion formed during the Mexican Revolution, a 10-year affair that ended nearly a century ago, still resonates today in modern Mexico.
Getting around town can be challenging no matter where you live, but the availability and convenience of the bus systems in Mexico never cease to amaze me.
Closing time concerns
Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña says pending legislation in the Jalisco Congress regarding closing hours for bars and night clubs will be damaging to Puerto Vallarta’s economy.
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...
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.
Aeromexico this month started its new daily (except Tuesdays) direct service from Guadalajara to San Jose, California in conjunction with Delta Airlines.
Last week, we incorrectly identified the owner of Indian Curry in a photograph that accompanied a review on that eatery.
“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.
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.
The Jalisco Social Assistance Institute (IJAS) has handed out its annual recognition awards to two charities and one benefactor, each receiving 300,000 pesos.
After a 10-month lull, reports of multiple animal poisonings have put Ajijic pet owners on alert again.
The Chapala municipal government has launched a pilot project to study the possible benefits of turning over its trash collection service to a private enterprise.
To commemorate World Aids Day, Friday, December 1, Jalisco’s Department of Health (SSJ) is offering activities centered around prevention of the disease which has claimed millions of lives worldwide.
Ground-breaking reforms approved by the Jalisco legislature last year mean that next July’s elections in the state will contain an equal number of candidates of both sexes.
The launch in Jalisco of Petro Seven marks another step in the realignment of Mexico’s gas station market, two years after major reforms opened up the energy sector to private participation.
The news cycle of the past few months has been littered with the sullied or destroyed reputations of powerful men, people who have used their leverage within a given industry to prey on women - or, in one case, young men or boys - with what they had thought was complete impunity.
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.
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...
$ 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.
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...
Jill Habermeyer died in Guadalajara, November 15 at the age of 75.
If all goes well over the next month, the Charros de Jalisco are on course for a spot in the Mexican Pacific League (LMP) playoffs in January.
NFL fans in Mexico were treated to a Tom Brady masterclass as the New England Patriots thrashed the Oakland Raiders 33-8 at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City Sunday.