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Obituary - June 16, 2018

Obituary - June 16, 2018

Leo Chester Brandon

Leo Chester Brandon, a well-known and well-loved resident o...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Columns

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The illusion of international diplomacy

When Ghengis Kahn began plundering Europe, I can assure you the initial reaction...

Mundial madness

Mundial madness

I wonder what newbie expats were thinking when they heard ear-splitting blasts o...

Arts & Entertainment

Romantic musical interludes to light up lakeside summer

6 DAYS AGO
Romantic musical interludes to light up lakeside summer

This summer, Viva La Musica has planned a four-concert series titled “Romance in the Village,” featuring chamber music concerts held in private homes and small concert halls at lakeside.

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Lakeside’s talented young musicians: la crème de la CREM

20 DAYS AGO
Lakeside’s talented young musicians: la crème de la CREM

Margrita van der Hoek believes fervently that all children at lakeside should have access to music education and the opportunity to play an instrument.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 23, 2018

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 23, 2018

Classical guitar concert

A concert by classical guitarists David Mozqueda and Winfried Kellner, and transversal flautist Nury Ulate, plays at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala, Friday, June 22, 7 p.m.  Admission is 100 pesos.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 16, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - June 16, 2018

LLT summer fundraiser

Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) will present “Spalding Gray – Terrors of Pleasure,” Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, 4 p.m.

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At the Movies - June 09, 2018

13 DAYS AGO

Blockers

Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night. Director: Kay Cannon. Cast: Leslie Mann, Kathryn Newton, Gina Gershon. Rated: R. Time: 1:42.

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At the Movies - May 26, 2018

27 DAYS AGO

Solo: A Star Wars Story

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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Columns

Under the knife: Having a hernia procedure in Mexico

-1 DAYS AGO
Under the knife: Having  a hernia procedure in Mexico

A common question asked by residents of the United States and Canada is whether or not they should consider heading south of the border for that operation they have been putting off.

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La Cañada has it all: Montezuma cypresses, equines & cow milking classes

6 DAYS AGO
La Cañada has it all: Montezuma cypresses, equines & cow milking classes

Many years ago I stumbled upon a hidden pool fed by a cold spring, the source of a bubbling stream of clear, clean water, all shaded by the most beautiful trees imaginable: enormous, stately, ancient Montezuma cypresses (sabinos in Spanish), but still popularly known by their name in Nahuatl, ahuehu...

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Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

1 MONTHS AGO
Ancient ritual at Las Trojes, a highland lakeside town, splices time together with simple drama

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.

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

6 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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Do online advertisers know more about us than we do ourselves?

27 DAYS AGO

The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University seeks to bring together expertise in technology to better understand its impact on society.

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Clarifying the rampant VPN fallacy

1 MONTHS AGO

A client asked me if using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) would protect his anonymity online.

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Is the race already won?

13 DAYS AGO
Is the race already won?

The momentum is clearly with left-of-center candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is increasing his lead over his rivals in the presidential race, polls suggest.

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From the editor’s desk: alternative spellings, a linguistic dilemma

1 MONTHS AGO
From the editor’s desk: alternative spellings, a linguistic dilemma

The Reporter was started in 1963 by a journalist from Eugene, Oregon.

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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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Mundial madness

-1 DAYS AGO
Mundial madness

I wonder what newbie expats were thinking when they heard ear-splitting blasts of cohete rockets rip the air at mid-morning last Saturday.

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In the dark

6 DAYS AGO
In the dark

It’s the time of the year when the first hint of stormy weather gives fair warning that a power failure could occur at the drop of a hat.

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The illusion of international diplomacy

-1 DAYS AGO

When Ghengis Kahn began plundering Europe, I can assure you the initial reaction in Europe was: “Hey, this can be settled diplomatically.”

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The plastic bag apocalypse

6 DAYS AGO
The plastic bag apocalypse

Plastic bags are well-nigh immortal. In many cases they will survive for over 100 years as landfill waste or litter, and can be used by vampires for lunch bags.

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Expat Living

Outstanding expats receive praise

-1 DAYS AGO
Outstanding expats receive praise

Six deceased expatriates were named among the 31 distinguished personalities of Ajijic recognized at a public ceremony held Thursday, June 14 at the town’s Centro Cultural.

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Book Club discusses ‘historical romp through Mexico’

20 DAYS AGO

The American Society (Amsoc) English-languge Book Club  will review “Mexican Kaleidoscope: Myths, Mysteries and Mystique” by Tony Burton (2016) at its next meeting on Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m.

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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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Music kids dig new garden

-1 DAYS AGO
Music kids dig new garden

Air guitar on a shovel, rhapsody with a rake or hold the beat banging a barrow, some young musicians now have the chance to improvise between lessons thanks to the Lake Chapala Garden Club.

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‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’: Not your grandparents’ Nora

-1 DAYS AGO
‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’:  Not your grandparents’ Nora

Now in its ninth season, The Naked Stage Readers Theatre prides itself on choosing plays that appeal to lakeside audiences. Their June production is no exception.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 16, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 16, 2018

Garden Guild

One of the area’s oldest expat organizations, the Lakeside Garden Guild, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 09, 2018

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 09, 2018

Kids, kings and queens

A children’s chess tournament is scheduled Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. on the Neill James Patio at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Whale-watching season begins

6 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

6 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

3 MONTHS 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

3 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

2 MONTHS 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

3 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

3 MONTHS 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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New species of turtle discovered in Puerto Vallarta

20 DAYS AGO

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.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 31, 2018

2 MONTHS 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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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

7 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

9 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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Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

1 MONTHS AGO
Copper Canyon train’s ritzy makeover

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...

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An Oaxaca food odyssey

1 MONTHS AGO
An Oaxaca food odyssey

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...

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German restaurant/biergarten offers uncommon & darned authentic cuisine

-1 DAYS AGO
German restaurant/biergarten offers uncommon & darned authentic cuisine

“This doesn’t seem like a fusion,” remarked my dining companion as we perused the menu at Heidi’s Restaurante Alemán y Biergarten (German restaurant and beer garden) in Guadalajara.

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Sampling ‘gourmex’ at Bobby’s La Terraza

13 DAYS AGO
Sampling ‘gourmex’ at Bobby’s La Terraza

I’d like to underscore two key dining appreciation issues for all Ajijic diners.

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Lake Chapala's Birds

3 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

4 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

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

-1 DAYS AGO
Looking Back: A review of June news from the last 50 years

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

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Tec, USAID join forces for human rights

-1 DAYS AGO

A new “memorandum of understanding” between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Tec de Monterrey looks to “generate academic opportunities for the professionalization of the work of those who defend human rights, particularly the rights of journalists.”

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Who’s who in Chapala mayor’s race

-1 DAYS AGO
Who’s who in Chapala mayor’s race

Barreling down the final stretch on the 2018 campaign trail, candidates for Chapala’s mayor seat are drumming up support with final campaign activities ending Wednesday, June 27.

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Chapala highway rehab project suspended

-1 DAYS AGO

After completing barely one quarter of the reconstruction of the 16-kilometer roadway linking the Guadalajara-Octolán highway to Chapala’s city limits, Jalisco’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works (SIOP) and the federal Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) su...

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Mayoral candidate issues Lake Cajititlan flood warning

6 DAYS AGO

Lake Cajititlan, located some ten kilometers off the Guadalajara-Chapala highway, is, according to a Tlajomulco mayoral candidate, in imminent danger of bursting its banks as the Jalisco’s rainy season gears up for a record deluge.

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Tlajomulco dog lovers denounce ‘serial killer’

6 DAYS AGO
Tlajomulco dog lovers denounce ‘serial killer’

It’s not just in Ajijic where animal lovers are concerned by malefactors intent of harming canines. 

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Mexican students choosing Canada over United States

13 DAYS AGO
Mexican students choosing Canada over United States

Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, the number of Mexican students who have chosen to study in Canada has risen by 16 percent.

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AMLO: big business coercing workers to vote for opponent

20 DAYS AGO

No doubt fearing that history will repeat itself and he’ll be dislodged – as he was in 2006 – from his frontrunner position at the last minute, left-winger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (often referred to as AMLO) has accused several leading companies in Mexico of pressuring their em...

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Briefly in vallarta

27 DAYS AGO

May Fest finale

Puerto Vallarta concludes its centennial cerebrations Thursday, May 31 with a spectacular free evening show on the malecon, featuring mariachi, Guadalajara band Sonido Satanas, and ranchero superstar Pepe Aguilar.

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Mexican plane crash leasing company under scrutiny

27 DAYS AGO

According to several news agency reports, the Mexican charter company that leased the Boeing 737 that crashed last week in Havana, Cuba, killing 110 people, was under investigation for serious breaches of security.

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Mexico responds to Trump tariff decision

20 DAYS AGO
Mexico responds to Trump tariff decision

Barely two months after stating he would temporarily exempt Mexico, Canada and the European Union from the steel and aluminum tariffs (25 and 10 percent, respectively) recently applied to China and other countries, U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to include those entities much earlier than e...

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Trump blasted for calling illegal immigrants ‘animals’

1 MONTHS AGO
Trump blasted for calling illegal immigrants ‘animals’

Even if he was referring, as has been claimed, to members of the notorious MS-13 gang, Trump’s comments on Wednesday have yet again raised hackles both in his own country and here in Mexico. 

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The British Council marks a milestone

20 DAYS AGO

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...

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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

5 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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Obituary - June 16, 2018

6 DAYS AGO
Obituary - June 16, 2018

Leo Chester Brandon

Leo Chester Brandon, a well-known and well-loved resident of the Lake Chapala area, died in the IMSS Ayala Hospital in Guadalajara, Tuesday, June 5, a few days after learning that he was suffering from cancer. He was 79 years old.

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Obituaries - June 02, 2018

20 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - June 02, 2018

Susanna Kirchberg

Susanna (Suzy) Marie Kirchberg de Alvarado died in her Rutersville, Texas home on May 3 at the age of 50. 

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Mexico stuns Germany in World Cup opener & did celebrations cause an earthquake?

2 DAYS AGO
Mexico stuns Germany in World Cup opener & did celebrations cause an earthquake?

Mexico was rocked by a wave of emotion Sunday as the national soccer team battled to a deserved 1-0 triumph in their opening World Cup group game against holders Germany.

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From Tamaulipas to Moscow – by school bus

6 DAYS AGO
From Tamaulipas to Moscow – by school bus

On Monday, April 25, a sextet of soccer fanatics from Durango, who had spent the last four years mindfully saving every penny they earned, bundled themselves and a medium-sized school bus decorated in imitable Mexican style aboard a ship in Altamira, Tamaulipas, arriving in Germany via the Baltic Se...

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