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Obituaries - April 14 - 2018

Obituaries - April 14 - 2018

Bobby Lee Moore

Bobby Lee Moore passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26 afte...

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Sticking to #FactsFirst

Sticking to #FactsFirst

The current uproar over a presumed rise in crime is troubling many lakeside area...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - April 7, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - April 7, 2018

Ballet de Jalisco

After receiving rave reviews in previous years, the Ballet de Jalisco returns with seven presentations of the ballet “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” featuring the music of Rachmaninoff,  Tchaikowsky, Wolf-Ferrari, Saint-Säenz, Moniuszko, and Khachaturian. Chor...

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Entertainment Guide - March 31, 2018

12 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - March 31, 2018

Ballet de Jalisco

After receiving rave reviews in previous years, the Ballet de Jalisco returns with  seven presentations of the ballet “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” featuring the music of Rachmaninoff,  Tchaikowsky, Wolf-Ferrari, Saint-Säenz, Moniuszko, and Khachaturian...

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‘The Clean House’ shuts door on LLT’s 53rd season

6 DAYS AGO
‘The Clean House’ shuts door on LLT’s 53rd season

The last play of the Lakeside Little Theatre season is Sarah Ruhl’s 2004 “The Clean House.”

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Quality at Naked Stage

20 DAYS AGO
Quality at Naked Stage

Local theater goers are in for another treat at Naked Stage with the upcoming reading performance of “The Quality of Life” by Jane Anderson, running Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 31, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 31, 2018

LLT playhouse series

Lakeside Little Theatre screens the National Theatre Live presentation of Simon Stone’s radical production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Yerma,” Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, 3 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 31, 2018

12 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 31, 2018

LLT season finale

“The Clean House,” written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Russell Mack, continues at Lakeside Little Theatre, Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1.

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At the Movies - March 31, 2018

12 DAYS AGO

Red Sparrow

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon.

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At the Movies - March 24, 2018

20 DAYS AGO

12 Strong

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban.

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Columns

A lost jogger’s tale of survival

6 DAYS AGO
A lost jogger’s tale of survival

On Saturday, March 31, Pedro Álvarez Icaza went out for a run in the woods bordering the rural community of Pinar de la Venta, located eight kilometers west of Guadalajara, and my home for many years.

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Mexico’s first animal overpass in limbo

12 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s first animal overpass in limbo

Large wild animals need space to roam, to find food and mates. Highways limit this space and can result in the slow “strangulation” of certain species, without mentioning the thousands of animals of all sizes that are killed simply trying to cross the road.

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Posadas 50 years ago: Times of slender means, simple joys, barefoot winters

3 MONTHS AGO

We got there early. In the corral behind Eustacio Ortiz’s tarpaper jacal, we stacked gunny sacks of chayote, wild camote, jicama, oranges, limones, peanuts, sugared candies.

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

8 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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Don’t get locked out! Recovering lost passwords

20 DAYS AGO

Recently in this column I chronicled the story of the client who survived the loss of her computer because she had planned ahead and had done everything right. 

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Avoid catastrophes with preplanning

1 MONTHS AGO

One of my clients recently suffered an unfortunate loss, the fallout from which was mitigated by her having a very good disaster plan. 

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PRI presidential candidate cozies up to Jalisco faithful

3 MONTHS AGO
PRI presidential candidate cozies up to Jalisco faithful

Four of the five states registering the heftiest increases in violence in 2017 are not governed by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), José Antonio Meade, the party’s nominee for president, pointed out during his first visit to Guadalajara at the end of last month.

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Post Mother’s Day deliberations

10 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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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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Campaign fever rises

6 DAYS AGO
Campaign fever rises

While Mexican citizens have been muddling over expectations for the 2018 national, state and local elections for many months, most resident expats at lakeside have remained blissfully oblivious to the hottest topic on the nation’s social agenda.

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What’s in a name?

12 DAYS AGO
What’s in a name?

Not long ago, as the Reporter’s lakeside staff sat around chewing the fat at a rare social gathering, a colleague remarked that he was mystified by the title of this section of the newspaper.

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Worst job in the world: Sifting through 50 million Facebook users

6 DAYS AGO
Worst job in the world: Sifting through 50 million Facebook users

Lately, I have found myself slumped over my laptop longing for the good old days when a handful of friends could get together and kibitz at someone’s home or a local bistro just to fill up a lazy afternoon and empty a few tumblers.

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Church’s nine exorcists swamped with work

12 DAYS AGO
Church’s nine exorcists swamped with work

Without any warnings, I find out a record number of  people in Mexico believed they’re possessed and are seeking exorcisms. This is worrying, because all I have in my bodega is some raccoon repellent. And it never worked.

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Expat Living

Nat Geo audio-visual show to play Teatro Diana in May

6 DAYS AGO

A National Geographic multimedia concert featuring symphonic music and eye-popping footage of Earth’s natural bounty will come to Guadalajara next month.

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Downtown buzzing with regional art & crafts

6 DAYS AGO

Lovers of Mexican arts and crafts should head over to the Plaza Liberacion in Guadalajara’s centro historico this weekend for the final days of a fair that has been going on throughout the Easter holidays.

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City Living - March 4, 2017

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 7, 2018

6 DAYS AGO

HU Chant

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. 

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Rotarians roll up their sleeves

6 DAYS AGO
Rotarians roll up their sleeves

The Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club (CSRC), in partnership with community members from Mezcala, have completed the building of a structure that will serve as a rainwater collection and filtration point as well as a community “store” that will support the sale of produce to help sustain four ...

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Laguna Chapalac - April 7, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 7, 2018

LCS Wine Tasting

The Lake Chapala Society holds its third annual wine tasting, Saturday April 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets, 150 pesos for members, 180 pesos non-members and 200 pesos on the day of the event, are available at the LCS office.

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Laguna Chapalac - March 31, 2018

12 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - March 31, 2018

Open Circle

Susa Silvermarie will present “The Fool’s Way to Joyful Aging” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Whale-watching season begins

4 MONTHS AGO
Whale-watching season begins

Un-mothball your windbreaker, polish your binocular lens and ready your soul to shiver in awe at the sight of the ocean’s great mammalian leviathans, for whale watching season is upon us once again.

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Puerto Vallarta claims fame to boasting world’s longest hanging vehicular bridge

4 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta claims fame to boasting world’s longest hanging vehicular bridge

The Cuale River is one of the Vallarta-area’s principal attractions, a green snake winding its way through the western Sierra Madre mountains before it empties into the sea right in the middle of Puerto Vallarta proper.

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North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 24, 2018

Pet Picnic

The annual Bucerias Pet Picnic was held recently at the Abuelos de Bucerias Tercera Edad senior center.

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North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2018

Working vacation

You are coming to Bucerias, one of the most popular beach resort towns in the state of Nayarit, to do some upkeep on your family’s rental property. A week should be long enough to get the work done.

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La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - April 7, 2018

Semana Santa

Every condo, casita, hotel room and campsite was filled with families, music and fun. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 24, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 24, 2018

Cisco’s Amigo’s success

Success cannot adequately describe the outstanding accomplishment of the recent clinic held here in La Manzanilla.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

12 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 31, 2018

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.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 17, 2018

27 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 17, 2018

Celebrating Easter

Mexican Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, March 25 and end on Saturday, April 7.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

12 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

Cookoff update

The 6th Annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Jay Sadler Project, raised 101,000 pesos, thanks to the many participants:

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 13, 2018

27 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 13, 2018

Chorus fundraiser

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus holds its sixth annual fundraising gala – Crystal Ball, an Evening Under the Stars – on Friday, March 23, 7 p.m. at the Casa Karma Boutique Resort (Barra de Navidad 1247, Conchas Chinas).

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

5 MONTHS 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

7 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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New program to make traveling to Mexico with pets easier

1 MONTHS AGO

Mexico’s National Health, Inoculation and Agricultural Quality Service (SENASICA) has initiated a program making it easier for pet owners to travel with their (most commonly) hirsute companions. 

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Kayak rates Guadalajara tops for budget travelers

1 MONTHS AGO

Kayak, a web-based company known for hooking travelers up with accommodations and flights for a discount, has released the 2018 edition of its annual Travel Hacker Guide. 

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Jitomate Gourmet: Italian rich with Italian flair

20 DAYS AGO
Jitomate Gourmet: Italian rich with Italian flair

Jitomate Gourmet – a unique, compact gourmet sala, modestly but deftly decorated for gourmet presentations – is known for its bada-bing Italian pizzas, reputed to be the best pizzas around (a cliché these days – but not at lakeside), chiefly because their standards are authe...

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El Ancla Restaurant, Bar and Grill – West with the day or night

1 MONTHS AGO

Ajijic restaurant patrons: here’s an ALERT: if you often choose your dining spots on the basis of location, especially those of you who believe all the best restaurants are on the east end or in the center of town, you owe it to yourself and your Ajijic dining credentials to pay a visit to El ...

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Lake Chapala's Birds

1 MONTHS AGO
Lake Chapala's Birds

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.

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Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

2 MONTHS AGO
Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are not alone.

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Remember, dogs are feeling the heat, too

1 YEAR 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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News

Have you seen this man?

6 DAYS AGO
Have you seen this man?

Bill Wolff has been missing since 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4. He was last seen in Ajijic on Calle Colon driving a 1996 black Mercedes Benz, license plate: U98SARB.

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Heartfelt easter marches

6 DAYS AGO
Heartfelt easter marches

For the second year, Guadalajara’s Barrio de Analco neighborhood staged a dramatic Good Friday Marcha del Silencio (Procession of Silence) to honor Our Lady of Solitude.

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Juanita Reed memorial unveiled

6 DAYS AGO
Juanita Reed memorial unveiled

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Lakeside Garden Guild adopted sponsorship of a stunning sculpture by Estela Hidalgo, created in fond remembrance of longtime Ajijic resident Juanita Hidano Reed.

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April calendar

12 DAYS AGO
April calendar

After the hectic Easter vacation period ends April 8, life quiets down in the lakeside area until the end of the month.

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Jalisco’s famous heavyweight bell

12 DAYS AGO
Jalisco’s famous heavyweight bell

Arandas, a sleepy town of some 80,000 in the farm-rich Los Altos region of Jalisco, may not figure on the “must see” lists of many visitors to this state.

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Heat stroke, exhaustion are real threats

12 DAYS AGO

The breeze in Guadalajara and around Lake Chapala can be deceptive, making many, especially newcomers and visitors, think they have little to fear from the sun.

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Clocks spring forward Sunday

12 DAYS AGO
Clocks spring forward Sunday

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins in Mexico on Sunday, April 1 at 2 a.m. Clocks must be turned forward one hour.

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Controversial pro-Obrador video titillates, outrages

20 DAYS AGO
Controversial pro-Obrador video titillates, outrages

The bit of political vaudeville known as “La Niña Bien,” a music video in which a “Good Girl” – code, in Mexico, for a rich but somewhat gauche young woman – proclaims her intention to vote for leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AML...

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US Consulate to hold info fair in Nuevo Vallarta

6 DAYS AGO

After a successful recent event in Ajijic, the United States Consulate General in Guadalajara will be hosting an information fair for expats in the Puerto Vallarta area next week.

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It’s fiesta time in Melaque! Week-long fiesta precedes St. Patrick Day

1 MONTHS AGO
It’s fiesta time in Melaque!  Week-long fiesta precedes St. Patrick Day

One might ask why Mexicans so embrace St. Patrick’s Day and the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint.

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Trump inspects prototype border walls

27 DAYS AGO
Trump inspects prototype border walls

Last Tuesday, U.S. president Donald Trump paid a visit to a bare patch of desert outside of San Diego to inspect border wall prototypes, looking over them in the baking heat not unlike, perhaps, the way a demanding fashion designer peruses a series of fabric swatches.

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Is the smoke clearing? Or is it smoking?

3 MONTHS AGO

Tah-dah! The U.S. tax bill is the law of the land.  Lots of major changes, too many to go over, but I will select just a few income tax items worthy of note to those who live and play outside the United States.That’s Mexico, for us!

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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

3 MONTHS AGO
Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

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.

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Business Briefs - July 8, 2017

9 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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Obituary - March 10, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituary - March 10, 2018

Glenn Wilson Hatfield

Glenn Wilson Hatfield, 88, died on October 13, 2017, at his home in the Rossmoor retirement community of Walnut Creek, California, after a fall that fractured his hip and a hospitalization at John Muir hospital. 

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Obituaries - March 3, 2018

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - March 3, 2018

Ross C. Brownridge

Ross C. Brownridge, a longtime resident of the lakeside area, died at Casa Anastasia in Ajijic on Tuesday, February 6, at the age of 88.

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Clinton, Canelo, Slim: MVPs of the Caribbean Series?

2 MONTHS AGO
Clinton, Canelo, Slim: MVPs of the Caribbean Series?

Guadalajara boxing legend Saul “Canelo” Alvarez prepares to throw the opening pitch of the 2018 Serie de Caribe, held at the Charros Stadium in Zapopan.

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Canelo, Golovkin to do it all over again

2 MONTHS AGO

Guadalajara boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will face off in an eagerly anticipated rematch on May 5.

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