The Jalisco State Congress Thursday gave a thumbs up to the “Ley Antiruido” (Anti-noise Law), an initiative that will see establishments and individuals that fail to ke...
Elizabeth de la Rosa, the woman severely burned in a bus fire set by cartel members in the wake of the May 21 attempted assassination of a former Jalisco attorney general, has retu...
Forty underage girls at risk of being trafficked were rescued last Saturday in P...
In multilateral meetings around the world, policies related to junk food, mother...
Ajijic’s Jose Isabel “Chabelo” Gonzalez Valenzuela captured hi...
If you’re new to Mexico and find yourself stricken by a tummy bug, you are...
A massive cult following has grown over the past five decades based around a lin...
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...
Not long ago I was contacted by a reader of the Guadalajara Reporter who lives i...
The phantasmagorical works of surrealist British/Mexican artist Leonora Carringt...
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 de Jalisco present “La Fille mal gardée” (The Wayward Daughter), a comic ballet in two acts, inspired by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s 1789 painting, La réprimande/Une jeune fille querellée par sa mère.
From time to time, curators at the University of Guadalajara’s centerpiece museum, the Museo de Las Artes or MUSA, undertake exhibits highlighting its crown jewels:
Did you know that the art of recycling is also a 21st century art form?
Children’s Art Sale
Saturday, August 4, the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) holds its Children’s Art Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds going to the artist and the remainder to support the program. All of the art was created during the summer art camp that ended August 3....
Jaws has got nothing on this monster. After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
By John Pint
Tres Mujeres is a small tequila distillery conveniently situated alongside Highway 15, just 30 kilometers west of Guadalajara.
Three short but blustery storms, each followed by 12- to 16-hour apagones (blackouts): No need to check the calendar, without a doubt it’s summertime in rural Jalisco!
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.
Many new laptop computers are now being sold with Solid State Drives (SSD) in place of the traditional mechanical drives with motor and spinning disks.
The subject of this column this week applies to the probably 60 percent of Guadalajara Reporter readers who use Google Chrome as their web browser. Try to imagine this fictitious scenario:
The phantasmagorical works of surrealist British/Mexican artist Leonora Carrington – known for her haunting, autobiographical paintings that incorporate images of sorcery, metamorphosis, alchemy and the occult – are being featured in a splendid retrospective housed in Mexico City’s...
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...
Getting around on lakeside area highways and by-ways can put your nerves on edge on the best of days.
As of January, 2018, the Supreme Court has made medical marijuana legal in all of Mexico, but the Secretary of Health has not signed off on the dispensing regulations. That was supposed to happen after the July elections.
A massive cult following has grown over the past five decades based around a line of durable plastic toys that boast a signature human figure with a cherub-like smiling face.
‘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...
“Elijah was drawn to the mountain of God by the Lord who gave him food and drink. The Father is drawing us to himself by offering us the Bread of Life at this Mass.”
The Lakeside British Society holds its monthly luncheon Saturday, August 4, 12:45 p.m., at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.
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...
Which is more a telling sign that your civilization has crested and is about to batter itself into oblivion on the rocks of history: an excessive pursuit of leisure, a la the decadent court of Caligula, or a tendency towards self-flagellating, obsessive internal criticism – which, come to thin...
“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.
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.
It comes around once a year, and when it does, it brings a whole lot of noise and celebration to the Guadalajara metropolitan area, laced up in trajes de charro and gently swelling strings, belting brass and rhythmic guitar.
Just a few weeks after Portugal announced its program as guest of honor for this year’s International Book Fair (FIL) in Guadalajara, organizers of the humongous annual literary fest revealed the identity of the invited country for the 2019 edition.
Time management and productivity were the topics of an interactive workshop held Saturday, July 28, during the annual meeting of beneficiaries of the Lake Chapala Society’s student aid program.
The Jalisco government will pay all the hospital costs in the United States for “Elizabeth,” the Guadalajara woman severely burned in a bus fire set by cartel members in the wake of the attempted assassination of a former state attorney general in May.
A Mexican federal court has dismissed all charges against Elba Esther Gordillo, the flamboyant former teachers union leader known as La Maestra.
Forty underage girls at risk of being trafficked were rescued last Saturday in Puerto Vallarta by the coordinated efforts of various law enforcement agencies, mainly federal. The majority were between 13 and 15 years old.
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.
Patrick Joseph Carroll
Former lakeside resident Patrick Joseph (Pat) Carroll died July 24 at Grace Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 81.
Tapatio Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the city’s most famous ever pugilist, cut the ribbon this week at a new center to develop Jalisco’s next generation of boxers.