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Obituary - October 05, 2019

Obituary - October 05, 2019

Reginald Hector Doresa

Reginald Hector Doresa died September 25 at his home in ...

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Entertainment Guide - October 12, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - October 12, 2019

Opera selections

Croatian mezzosoprano Jelena Kordic, Australian-Mexican tenor Diego Torre and the Zapopan Municipal Choir (under its new director Mireya Ruvalcaba) are joined by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, led by musical director Jesus Medina, in a program featuring 16 selections from oper...

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Entertainment Guide - October 05, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - October 05, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday.

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Ephemeral exhibit opening in Ajijic

1 MONTHS AGO
Ephemeral exhibit opening in Ajijic

The expression “life hangs by a thread” aptly ties into the concept of “Impermanencia,” a collection of mixed media works by Luis Felipe Chávez González that will hang for just three days at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic, opening Friday, September 20, 7 p.m.

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Praise for a cultural treasure

1 MONTHS AGO
Praise for a cultural treasure

Denizens of Ajijic are very fortunate to have in their midst two major results of the creativity and initiative of Canadian violinist/teacher and long-time Guadalajara resident Chris Wilshere.

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Ribera Arts Review - October 12, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 12, 2019

Michel Giglia

Take a casual stroll through the streets of Paris with French entertainer Michel Giglia performing music from Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and more, at The Spotlight Club Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Accompaniment is from Jorge Hernandez on guitar and Leon Hernandez on a...

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Ribera Arts Review - October 12, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - October 12, 2019

Michel Giglia

Take a casual stroll through the streets of Paris with French entertainer Michel Giglia performing music from Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and more, at The Spotlight Club Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Accompaniment is from Jorge Hernandez on guitar and Leon Hernandez on a...

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At the Movies - October 12, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Where’d You Go, Bernadette

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family.

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At the Movies - October 05, 2019

13 DAYS AGO

Red Joan

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.

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Columns

‘Like dancing on ball bearings:’ Following trail markers up and over Cerro de Amatitán

20 DAYS AGO
‘Like dancing on ball bearings:’ Following  trail markers up and over Cerro de Amatitán

In several previous articles I’ve described the work done by Senderos de México to rehabilitate trails in Jalisco, including several near Lake Chapala.

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Local filmmaker wins international conservation prize for North America

27 DAYS AGO
Local filmmaker wins international conservation prize for North America

Manfred Meiners is a cinematographer, a photographer and a scuba diver from Guadalajara. He surprised local conservationists a few years ago when he published gorgeous photos of otters happily splashing in La Vega Dam near Teuchitlán.

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Temporada de lluvias: Diverting a flash flood and getting ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

1 MONTHS AGO
Temporada de lluvias: Diverting  a flash flood and getting  ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

This article was originally published in the August 14-20, 2004 edition. Allyn Hunt is a former editor of this newspaper.

Nacho Hernandez sat on his muddy horse staring across his milpa at the salto of dark red runoff slashing through a carefully planted field of corn. He snorted and swore.

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Spanish, mental black holes, planting milpas, heat & other local adventures

1 YEAR AGO

This column was first published June 21, 1997.

Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.

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The legal vacuum of emojis

2 MONTHS AGO

Members of my generation are sometimes confounded by the changes in our language that have been brought about by modern technology, specifically texting on smart phones. 

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Tracking your every move: IT and your loss of privacy

3 MONTHS AGO

It seems like every time you read the news there is some new story revealing more about what a dystopian surveillance state we all live in now. 

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VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

1 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

To aging tech naysayers Twitter might seem nothing more than a stream-of-nonsense outlet to bolster the egos of self-centered celebrities and non-entities alike.

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Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

2 MONTHS AGO
Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from  key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

Mexican Environment Minister Víctor Toledo appears to agree with many experts that the stalled Zapotillo Dam in north-eastern Jalisco is an unviable project that should be scrapped.

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

3 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

3 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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Sticking up for Wally’s World

13 DAYS AGO
Sticking up for Wally’s World

Attention Walmart shoppers! I notice that the local branch has been getting a lot of flak lately from expat Facebook posters.

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There is no Planet B!

20 DAYS AGO
There is no Planet B!

There are days I wake up feeling dread that Mother Earth is doomed. Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, human beings immersed in ignorance or blinded by greed have done a bang-up job of trashing the planet. Many scientists have warned that we’re fast approaching the point of no return...

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Finding that happy Lakeside home

6 DAYS AGO

It’s that time of year when a caravan of real estate agents large enough to keep Trump up at night bear down on potential home buyers.

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The Mexican diet: under-rated?

13 DAYS AGO
The Mexican diet: under-rated?

I don’t know what to eat anymore. Dietary science has gotten so complicated there should be an Bon Appetit hotline to check the latest versions of a healthful meal. 

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Expat Living

Popular US eatery gets a revamp

13 DAYS AGO
Popular US eatery gets a revamp

Iconic U.S. chain restaurant P.F. Chang’s last week celebrated its 10th anniversary in Guadalajara with a relaunch of its flagship outlet in Plaza Andares.

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Culinary masters honored

13 DAYS AGO
Culinary masters honored

Several luminaries of the local gastronomic scene were honored during the eighth National Meeting of Information on Traditional Mexican Cuisine, held September 28 at the Centro Cultural Constitución in Zapopan.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

7 MONTHS 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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City Living - March 09, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

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Weekly Worship - October 12, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - October 12, 2019

Jewish Congregation

Shabbat Torah services are held the first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m., and Shabbat evening services and potluck every second and fourth Friday, 6 p.m.

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Dancing in the streets to welcome Torah to its new Ajijic home

6 DAYS AGO
Dancing in the streets to welcome Torah to its new Ajijic home

Members of the Lake Chapala Jewish Congregation will joyfully celebrate the gift of their new Torah on October 22.

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Laguna Chapalac - October 12, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - October 12, 2019

Open Circle

Ken Hunt will present “Scientific and Technological Literacy: A Moral Obligation” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - August 03, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 03, 2019

British Luncheon

The Lakeside British and Commonwealth Society holds its monthly luncheon on Saturday, October 5, 12:45 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.  Gary Fish will speak on “Grieving.”

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

1 YEAR AGO

Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.

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Mango Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta

1 YEAR AGO

The second-annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival is coming to the city’s lovely Lazaro Cardenas Park, Saturday, July 7, an event sure to gladden the hearts of those who can’t live without the sticky sweet fruit.

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North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

Swim Tournament

There will be lots of swimmers in the waters off La Cruz when Riviera Nayarit’s 9th Open Water Safe Swim Tournament takes place Saturday, April 6.

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North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

6 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

Kids art

Last November, volunteer artist Nancy Hache started teaching art classes at the Amigos de La Cruz Kids Club.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

6 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

Pedro back on the beach

When I first arrived in La Manzanilla ten years ago, I wandered about exploring the town. 

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

The ambulance is here

Several years ago, two residents of La Manzanilla, Dan Crosby and Cruz Gomez, spearheaded a project to raise money to buy an ambulance for our town.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

6 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

Keeping up

• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador through April 5.  Next exhibit – de Manos Mexicanos – runs April 11 to May 30 and features artists from Colima, Melaque and Barra de Navidad.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

A reason to party

Every day there is a reason to celebrate being alive and the Costalegre is here to help!

Carnival celebrations started off with amazing dancing, music, and food and continued with fabulous fireworks, parades, and more good food.  Every evening you could venture to the jardin...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

6 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

Croc abuse

According to a report in a local Spanish-language website, municipal police officers detained three male “foreigners” this week for throwing rocks and bottles at a crocodile in the Marina area.  The offenders, whose nationalities were not released, were trying to get a r...

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Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

Tourism still strong

This long weekend will see hotels around 90-percent full, Jalisco Tourism Secretary German Ralis Cumplido said this week.

The recent rupture of a sewage pipe and temporary beach closures hasn’t seemed to affect hotel reservations, he noted. And the absence this year of ...

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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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Get a speeding ticket discount

1 MONTHS AGO

Anyone in Jalisco who has an unpaid speeding ticket (fotoinfraccion) issued prior to June 30 can obtain a 50-percent discount through October 15.

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GDL-Colima road closed

1 MONTHS AGO

A landslide has prompted authorities to close a section of the Guadalajara-Colima Via Libre (free highway), between Ciudad Guzmán and San Marcos.

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Mexican delicacies highlight patriotic fiestas dining options

1 MONTHS AGO

Lakeside restaurants are expecting big crowds for the long weekend’s festivities, so reserve early to save yourself a table at your favorite eatery.

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La Ceiba: try a truly uncommon meat dish

1 MONTHS AGO
La Ceiba: try a truly uncommon meat dish

Drive out west of Ajijic past Villa Lucerna until you come to a huge sign that says, “Mangia.” It’s on the mountain side. And you can’t miss it — it could be the name of an Italian Food Court.

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

4 MONTHS 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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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

7 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).

Reviewed by Michael Hogan

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

7 MONTHS 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

11 MONTHS 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

Women & Latinos headline as state orchestra fires up for fall season

6 DAYS AGO
Women & Latinos headline as state orchestra fires up for fall season

Although it is not rock hard yet, the fall-winter schedule of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) is 99-percent firm and is slated to kick off at Teatro Degollado October 31, in a concert with Day of the Dead touches.

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Veggies the focus of Chapalita fair

6 DAYS AGO

Health and lifestyle conscious denizens should make a beeline for the fourth Festival Vegetariano y Vegano GDL (Vegetarian and Vegan Festival), scheduled Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 19, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Zapopan’s Parque Zuno, Avenida Niño Obrero 637, Colonia Chapalita.

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Climate change impact discussion at Ecology Fiesta

13 DAYS AGO
Climate change impact discussion at Ecology Fiesta

Representatives of the Mexican branch of Climate Reality Project, founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, will be featured in a keynote address at the Ecology and Recycling Fiesta taking place Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Lake Chapala Society south campus.

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Former press chief does it again

13 DAYS AGO

Chapala officials revealed this week that former press chief José Guadalupe Vidrio Oliva has filed a new labor suit against the municipal government.

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Public internet access to get big upgrade

13 DAYS AGO

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro this week announced the launch of a new IT project, Red Jalisco, that will bring state-of-the-art, high-speed internet to more than 11,000 locations in the state, including schools, health facilities, government offices and public spaces.

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Criminals using drones to scope out targets

13 DAYS AGO

Zapopan Mayor Pablo Lemus has warned citizens that criminals are employing drones to spy on homes in the municipality and target them for burglaries.

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Mexico wants to hear out teen activist

13 DAYS AGO

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg may be mocked by certain world leaders, but she’s piqued the interest of Mexican legislators who are keen to hear her opinions on climate change and how to solve the problem. 

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Blow to Cancun as big UK travel group goes bust

20 DAYS AGO

The Riviera Maya region of Mexico will be seriously impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, industry specialists and government officials say.

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Puerto Vallarta snags top award

1 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta snags top award

Puerto Vallarta has won the Crystal Apple Award for “Best International Destination 2019” at a ceremony held September 9 at the Theatre on the Lake in Chicago, Illinois. 

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Vallarta: Best destination?

1 MONTHS AGO
Vallarta: Best destination?

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated in the “Best Destination” category in the 2019 Crystal Apple Awards, sponsored by Apple Vacations. 


“It fills us with pride to be recognized by such an important international company,” said Jalisco Tourism Minister Germán Ral...

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U.S. sets Sept deadline to apply for young entrepreneur program

1 MONTHS AGO

The State Department has opened applications for the Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

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Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

4 MONTHS AGO
Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church, who is facing serious charges of sexual misconduct in California, hit back Friday, denouncing prosecutors for tainting the case by their remarks.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 - October 05, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Obituary - October 05, 2019

Reginald Hector Doresa

Reginald Hector Doresa died September 25 at his home in Chapala, 12 days shy of his 102nd birthday.

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Obituaries - August 24, 2019

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - August 24, 2019

Ronald R. Napier

Ron Napier closed his eyes for the last time on August 12, 2019, at the age of 98, having lived his life in accordance with his philosophy of fully enjoying each day.

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Thrilling baseball in store as Mexico faces United States

13 DAYS AGO

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 2019, the top international baseball event of the year and 2020 Olympic qualifier, is fast approaching.

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Astros struggling to hit their stride

13 DAYS AGO

The Jalisco Astros continued their inauspicious start to the Mexican National Basketball League (LNBP) season, losing twice on the road to the Mexico City Capitanes last week by margins of 80-96 and 70-82.

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