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Obituaries - June 27, 2020

Obituaries - June 27, 2020

Paul Francis Williams

Paul Francis Williams died of natural causes May 26 in Sa...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Expat Living

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Columns

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We all carry heavy burdens

One good thing as we clean up and stay isolated. It’s now okay to be a fla...

Adios Independence Day pride

Adios Independence Day pride

I’ve never felt more content to have made Mexico my home than I did on the...

Arts & Entertainment

May Festival goes digital

2 MONTHS AGO
May Festival goes digital

Culture in Jalisco hasn’t closed down because of the health emergency.

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Culture still alive & kicking

2 MONTHS AGO
Culture still alive & kicking

While live cultural happenings have been temporarily suspended, there are many ways to enjoy music, dance, theater and art from the comfort of home during the current lockdown.

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Harp fest show must go on!

1 MONTHS AGO

Like so many other local cultural activities, Chapala’s 18th annual Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Más has hit a Covid-19 stumbling block. 

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‘Living Blood’ fest accents roots of Mexican identity

3 MONTHS AGO
‘Living Blood’ fest accents roots of Mexican identity

Ajijic’s seventh Festival Cultural Sangre Viva celebrates Mexico’s ancestral roots with a program of diverse activities running Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 22, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO

Community cultural events

All events at the Centro Cultural Ajijic, The Antigua Presidencia de Chapala and the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala have been suspended until further notice.

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Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 14, 2020

BRAVO! Theatre

“The Book of Will” continues at BRAVO! Theatre. This is the story of William Shakespeare’s friends, who after his death gathered the pieces of his plays together and put them into folios which were formally printed into his plays.

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At the Movies - March 22 2020

3 MONTHS AGO

The Met Opera streams HD Live free

Every day for the duration of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each ...

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At the Movies - March 14, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO

Honey Boy

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams; and deal with his mental health.

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Columns

Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

27 DAYS AGO
Mind-blowing, wafer-thin spangles from around 100 BC

I first saw them in the delightful little museum of Ameca, located 60 kilometers west of Guadalajara.

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Jalisco’s unique Puente de Dios

1 MONTHS AGO
Jalisco’s unique Puente de Dios

El Puente de Dios, or God’s Bridge, is located 133 kilometers straight south of the town of Chapala. “It’s a big, beautiful cave with two arched entrances, through which a river flows for something like 200 meters,” I was told, with the assurance that, “there’s no...

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Pandemic tracking apps pros & cons

1 MONTHS AGO

There is good news and there is bad news, and this is not a joke.

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Epidemic requires reliable sources

2 MONTHS AGO

Crooks have created thousands upon thousands of fraudulent web domains related to coronavirus COVID-19 to prey on fearful and vulnerable internet users.

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VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

2 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Jalisco Governor Alfaro – The right man for a crisis?

“When it comes to taking action, the leader needs to judge exactly how much they can rely on individual co-operation through persuasion, and when they need to cross over into more rigid “command and control” (a choice that can quickly backfire if it is not taken with suitable cauti...

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OPINION: Will Mexican gov’t prove to be right, pay the price, or get a lucky break?

3 MONTHS AGO

How quickly is the virus actually spreading in Mexico? Due to painfully slow testing, the true number of cases here is almost certainly much higher than official statistics, which over the past week have risen at the non-alarming rate of around 60-70 a day.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

4 YEARS 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

4 YEARS 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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Adios Independence Day pride

-1 DAYS AGO
Adios Independence Day pride

I’ve never felt more content to have made Mexico my home than I did on the Fourth of July.  God knows this nation is far from perfect, but the disturbing state of affairs in my country of birth has irreparably shredded all sentiments of pride in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave....

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To mask or not to mask

6 DAYS AGO
To mask or not to mask

It’s perfectly understandable that lakesiders have become increasingly stressed out since the spread of the Covid-19 virus in this area has been officially acknowledged by health officials.

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We all carry heavy burdens

-1 DAYS AGO

One good thing as we clean up and stay isolated. It’s now okay to be a flaming hypochondriac. And washing your hands to a ceviche pink is no longer a sign of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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Judgment Day etiquette

6 DAYS AGO

It appears that Israel is “rebuilding the Temple,” in Jerusalem.  This is the third temple predicted in the Old Testament and a prophetic antecedent to the “End Times.” Which will include Judgment Day, with a halftime show sponsored by Coors Light.

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Expat Living

Soriana snapshots

2 MONTHS AGO
Soriana snapshots

With leisure time no longer at a premium, Soriana supermarkets are offering enticing discounts in their gardening and outdoor section, although you won’t be able to discuss any purchases with your partner, because only one family member at a time may enter the stores.

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AMSOC saw light of day 75 years ago this month

3 MONTHS AGO
AMSOC saw light of day 75 years ago this month

The American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) turns 75 this month.  Celebrations, however, will have to be put on ice, as the community organization is closed due to the coronavirus threat.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

5 MONTHS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

1 YEAR AGO

American School race

Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot ...

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Weekly Worship - July 11, 2020

-1 DAYS AGO

Christ Church

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the sixth Sunday After Pentecost, July 12, celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Rev. Linda Ramos will celebrate and give a message with the theme “Good Thing...

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Miss Jalisco inspires

-1 DAYS AGO
Miss Jalisco inspires

Mariana Macias, Chapala’s victorious candidate in the recent 2019 Miss Jalisco pageant, has joined the circle of ten role models selected to inspire young ladies enrolled in ChangeMakers, the new educational program geared to foster the empowerment of local women.

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Laguna Chapalac - July 04, 2020

6 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at Lake Chapala Society. Each week the group highlights a different video of a past presentation.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 06, 2020

1 MONTHS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - June 06, 2020

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program at the garden at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation. This week, Lila Wells presents “I Love David Sedaris.” It will be available for view Sunday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. at opencircle...

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

Village & Covid-19

Normally at this time in March, the tourists and snowbirds are trickling northward as fundraisers and community events are winding down, ending the high season at a leisurely pace.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

6 MONTHS AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 14, 2020

La Cruz murals

Colectivo Tomate is an organization created in Puebla in 2004, with a mission to inspire action for social transformation. In 2009 it created the Ciudad Mural project, which aims to generate an encounter and connection experience between people through dialogue and art. The project i...

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North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 29, 2020

Veg Fest

The second edition of Vegfest Bucerías will be held in the Bucerias centro plaza Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

Bocce Ball Tournament

A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities.  Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

3 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 07, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO

El Salado

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro last week signed a decree to increase the size of the protected area of El Salado marshland by 23 percent.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

4 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 22, 2020

Chili Cook-off

The eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at Parque Parota (in front of Hotel Puerto de Luna and across the street from the Fiesta Americana Hotel).

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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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Coronavirus vs. the flu

3 MONTHS AGO
Coronavirus vs. the flu

Although their symptoms are similar, the coronavirus differs from flu in that there is no widespread immunity to it – the only people likely to have immunity are those who have already had it.

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San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

6 MONTHS AGO
San Blas: moving gently into the modern age

The Pacific Coast town and port of San Blas has been itching for a tourist boom ever since the opening of a speedy toll road from Tepic almost three years ago.

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Foodbank Lakeside receives DAR community service award

6 DAYS AGO
Foodbank Lakeside receives DAR community service award

On Monday, June 29, Regent Cynthia DeCoux Stone of the Thomas Paine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met with representatives of FoodBank Lakeside – Paola de Watterlot, Christine Philipson, Glorine and Larry Barnhardt, Alfredo Aldana, Mark Dansson, and Patricia Klauer ...

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Take your taste buds to Istanbul

5 MONTHS AGO
Take your taste buds to Istanbul

A new Turkish kebab restaurant, Estambul, has opened in a prominent location in Plaza del Sol, Guadalajara’s first shopping mall, which marked its 50th anniversary last year.

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New book explores little-known twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

4 MONTHS AGO
New book explores little-known  twists of US-Mexico fights & friendship

A remarkable English-speaking historian and author is in our midst – “the real thing,” as one commentator put it – and residents of Ajijic and Guadalajara have a chance to witness him present his latest publishing project on its official release date, Sunday, March 8, in Ajij...

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

1 YEAR AGO
The Trojan horse that keeps people locked  into adversity under the guise of security

“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

1 YEAR AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

As Guadalajara and Jalisco enter into their warm season, typically between April and June of each year, residents and seasonal visitors should take precautions to avoid heat stress.  What’s more, the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology reports that eve...

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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

1 YEAR AGO
Winter warning: Catching a cold,  getting the sniffles is all too easy here

Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this region. Big swings in temperature can play havoc with a person’s health and bring on cold symptoms in a flash.

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News

City’s biggest park welcomes back visitors

6 DAYS AGO
City’s biggest park welcomes back visitors

Walkers, joggers and cyclists are returning to the Parque Metropolitano on the west side of Guadalajara.

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Lawyers latest group to protest

6 DAYS AGO
Lawyers latest group to protest

Lawyers protest this week outside the Conciliation and Arbitration Board in Guadalajara, calling on state authorities to resume the work of the judicial system in Jalisco.

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Virgin of Zapopan’s summer junket on hold

-1 DAYS AGO
Virgin of Zapopan’s summer junket on hold

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into plans for the Virgen de Zapopan’s traditional summer sojourn to Chapala.

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Body discovered near Santa Cruz

-1 DAYS AGO

The corpse of a presumed homicide victim was discovered in the early hours of Monday, June 29, on an isolated dirt road in the vicinity of the Boca Laguna waterskiing club on the outskirts of Santa Cruz de la Soledad.

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No concerns for first baby born to Covid-19 positive mother

-1 DAYS AGO

A baby born to a Covid-19 positive mother at the “Zoquipan” General Hospital in Zapopan has tested negative for the disease and does not present any medical condition, doctors say.

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Governor calls for strict measures in tourist spots

2 MINS AGO

In addition to warning that he will hit the panic button if the surge in the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t flatten by mid-month (see story page one), Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro is calling on the mayors of the state’s major tourist destinations to tighten the screws on enforcement of dis...

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Prison for ‘negligent’ Covid-19 infectors, lawmaker proposes

-1 DAYS AGO

National Action Party (PAN) state legislator Irma de Anda has proposed changes to the penal code that would sanction people who willfully or negligently infect others with coronavirus with a prison term of up to three years. 

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Mexico’s Census resumed after Covid-19 suspension

6 DAYS AGO
Mexico’s Census resumed after Covid-19 suspension

The 2020 head count of Mexico’s population is underway again after the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) survey was suspended in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping the country.

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Restaurants reopen on Vallarta malecon

1 MONTHS AGO
Restaurants reopen on Vallarta malecon

Restaurants on an eight-block stretch of Puerto Vallarta’s malecon reopened to the public on May 25, along with mandatory sanitary protocols in place. 

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‘Nayarit is closed,’ governor says

3 MONTHS AGO
‘Nayarit is closed,’ governor says

The governor of Nayarit , Antonio Echeverria, is upset that despite directives to stay at home, “irresponsible” tourists from neighboring Jalisco, and Guadalajara in particular, are heading to the state’s coastal resorts and putting the health of locals at risk.

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Stringent self-isolation rules for Canadians returning home – not so much for Americans

2 MONTHS AGO
Stringent self-isolation rules for Canadians returning home – not so much for Americans

The United States and Canada have vastly different approaches to making sure that travelers self-isolate after returning home from time abroad.

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US consul general urges Americans living in region to follow her example and stay at home

3 MONTHS AGO
US consul general urges Americans living in region to follow her example and stay at home

The U.S. consul general in Guadalajara is taking on board guidelines issued by Mexico’s federal government and is working from home during these challenging times.

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 YEARS 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

2 YEARS 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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Obituaries - June 27, 2020

13 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - June 27, 2020

Paul Francis Williams

Paul Francis Williams died of natural causes May 26 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. He was 70 years old.

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Obituaries - June 13, 2020

27 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - June 13, 2020

Mary Cleola Brandon Hengstebeck Wester

Long-time lakeside resident Cleo Hengstebeck Wester died at the Hospital San Antonio on June 4 at the age of 99.

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When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

1 MONTHS AGO
When will live US sports return – at least to our TV screens?

Fed up with watching reruns of famous championship games? Fans might not have to wait too long for live sports to return, reports suggest.

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Mexico, US & Canada in Olympics soccer tourney

3 MONTHS AGO

The 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, to determine which men’s under-23 national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games soccer tournament, will be held in Guadalajara from March 20 to April 1.

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