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Obituaries - February 16, 2019

Obituaries - February 16, 2019

Linda S. Kaffel

Linda S. Kaffel died peacefully in her home in Ajijic with her ...

Caribbean Series to get underway

The Charros victory Monday night qualifies the local ball club for the annual Se...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Entertainment Guide - February 16, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - February 16, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented local musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. February 18: Pianists Tristan Pfaff and Justyna Chmielowiec join the Cuarteto Janus in a recital sponsored by the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero. Works by Hector Villa-Lobos, Alfredo Carrasco, Grieg, Saint...

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Aussie culture to be showcased during May’s cultural jamboree

-1 DAYS AGO
Aussie culture to be showcased during May’s cultural jamboree

Australia will be the invited country at this year’s 22nd Festival Cultural de Mayo, set for May 7-31 in metro area Guadalajara.

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Levi Kreis pays tribute to Canadian musical icons

-1 DAYS AGO
Levi Kreis pays tribute to Canadian musical icons

Tony-Award winning entertainer Levi Kreis gives four presentations of “O’ Canada,” focused on tunes made famous by Canadian musical stars, at The Spotlight Club, Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, at 4 and 7 p.m.

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Manhattan Chamber Players take on the ‘End of the World’

6 DAYS AGO
Manhattan Chamber Players take on the ‘End of the World’

February the 13th falls on a Wednesday next week (thankfully not a Friday), so that seems an appropriate day to attend a concert entitled “The End of the World,” part of the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 16, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 16, 2019

LLT

The next production of the Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) is “The Same Deep Water As Me” by Nick Payne, February 15 to 24.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 09, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 09, 2019

ASA art walk

The Ajijic Society of the Arts’ 8th annual Open Studios Art Walk showcasing 75 artists at some 30 locations takes place Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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At the Movies - February 16, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO

Escape Room

Six strangers, a maze of mysterious rooms and danger lurking around every corner.

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At the Movies - February 09, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

At Eternity’s Gate

Who doesn’t appreciate the forlorn and whistful Vincent van Gogh?

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Columns

A visit to La Taberna de la Reina: ‘If tequila is king, raicilla is the queen’

-1 DAYS AGO
A visit to La Taberna de la Reina: ‘If tequila is king, raicilla is the queen’

“Have you ever seen how they make raicilla, John?” asked my friend JP Mercado. Well, I had been told that raicilla was a kind of moonshine made in the mountains somewhere near Mascota, but beyond that I knew nothing, so when JP offered to take me to a taberna (rustic distillery) where th...

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The patrimony of La Primavera: city university publishes thick tome supporting a Jalisco geopark

6 DAYS AGO
The patrimony of La Primavera: city university  publishes thick tome supporting a Jalisco geopark

On January 30, geography researchers at the University of Guadalajara (UdG) presented a 535-page book on the geoheritage of La Primavera Sierra, describing in detail its “volcanic diversity.”

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

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

9 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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The perils of hyperlinks

6 DAYS AGO

A reader of the Guadalajara Reporter wrote to me asking if I could help him out by explaining what a link in an email is. The answer is simple; it is that thing in an email I said you should never, never, never, never, never, never, never, ever click on!

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Ramifications of new EU data law

27 DAYS AGO

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a far-reaching law and probably the best attempt so far to address the societal changes resulting from the explosion of data-gathering abilities made technically possible by the internet and mobile devices.

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Pipeline blast: finger pointing should be in one direction only

20 DAYS AGO

Sometimes playing the blame game just doesn’t cut it.

Such is the case with the gas pipeline explosion that killed more than 90 people in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo on January 17.

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Zapatistas slam Mayan Train project on 25th anniversary of 1994 uprising

1 MONTHS AGO
Zapatistas slam Mayan Train project on 25th anniversary of 1994 uprising

The new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received a stark warning on the 25th anniversary of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in southern Mexico.

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

2 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

2 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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Farewell to pleasures of the flesh

-1 DAYS AGO
Farewell  to pleasures of the flesh

While Carnaval festivities at lakeside lack the caché of big time celebrations in places like Rio de Janiero, New Orleans and Venice, you can be sure that we are in for plenty of high-spirited revelry that will crank up Friday, February 22 and run unabated until Shrove Tuesday, March 5.

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Payback for babies in the bread

13 DAYS AGO
Payback for babies  in the bread

Oh, rats. It just dawned on me that my Candelaria debts are coming due.

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Snob Appeal – Part II

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Snob Appeal – Part II

The byword for theatrical events at Lakeside is this: If you build it they will come.  No end to audience availability, no matter what the offering happens to be.

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Snob appeal: Part I

6 DAYS AGO
Snob appeal: Part I

There seems to be an overwhelming need and accommodation at Lakeside for live entertainment – a Mexican Hat Dance of endless expat entertainment possibilities, to say nothing about the various native cultural events that draw gringo attention and excitement. All this, plus the casinos, turn La...

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Expat Living

Democrats to hold annual meeting

-1 DAYS AGO

The Guadalajara chapter of Democrats Abroad will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, February 16. Ed Tasca, a popular humor columnist and published novelist and playwright, will speak “On the Coattails of Lincoln.”

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Christmas worship for English-speaking churches in Guadalajara

1 MONTHS AGO
Christmas worship for English-speaking churches in Guadalajara

At St. John Cristosomo Roman Catholic Church, the English-speaking group will celebrate Christmas with Mass on Tuesday, December 25, 11 a.m., with Father Miguel Sención and seasonal songs with organ, violin, clarinet and flute accompaniment by a four-member, musical family.

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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

2 YEARS 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 - February 16, 2019

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Weekly Worship - February 16, 2019

Unitarian Universalists

Paul Bennett and Fred Koesling will give the presentation “Humans and the Rest of Life on our Planet” at the next meeting of the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, February 17.

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Fundraiser for cancer victim

-1 DAYS AGO
Fundraiser for cancer victim

Daniel Cordero leads off the entertainment at The Iron Horse Bar in Riberas del Pilar Sunday, February 17, 1-10 p.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - February 16, 2019

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Laguna Chapalac - February 16, 2019

Open Circle

Dr. David Truly presents “The Rise and Fall of a Foreign Retirement Community in Mexico” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, February 17, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - February 09, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 09, 2019

Open Circle

Investment managers Yann Kostic and Tom Zachystal present “Why All the Volatility and What This Means for Investors” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, February 10, 10:30 a.m., on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

7 MONTHS 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

7 MONTHS 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 - February 09, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 09, 2019

Rhythm and Ribs

The popular Rhythm and Ribs annual fundraiser for the Manos de Amor children’s shelter celebrates its 15th year on Monday, February 18, starting 6 p.m.

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North Banderas Beat - January 26, 2019

21 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 26, 2019

Art classes

“The more we learn about our Mexican community, the more rewarding it is to get involved,” say part-time Bucerias expats Pat and Dusty Strong, both volunteers at the local library, Biblioteca Rey Nayar.

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La Manzanilla Memo - February 09, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - February 09, 2019

Annual Swim

January ended on an extraordinary high note for some of La Manzanilla’s residents.  On Sunday, January 27 aquatic enthusiasts participated in the Nadando por Ellos swimathon to raise funds to improve the quality of life and dignity for five of the pueblo’s poverty stric...

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 26, 2019

21 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 26, 2019

Efren’s Exhibit

Does it seem to anyone else but me that January is flying by?  I’m not sure if it’s because time has sped up or if it is all the activity in the town these days.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 16, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 16, 2019

What’s going on

Galeria Amiga presents Many Hands – No Hands from February 11 to March 8.  This show embraces the concept of artists – in this case multiple artists – becoming one with their work. Contact Jeanne McGee at 360-647-8137 or jeanne@artofphotography.com.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 02, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 02, 2019

Sunshine & coffee

Alison Grootveld grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and attended university in Portland, Oregon where she completed her bachelor’s degree with a focus in interior design. 

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 16, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO

Chili Cook-off

The 7th Annual Charity Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, February 23, 1-5 p.m. at El Rio BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho. Jim Sullivan will again chair this year’s “all you can eat” feast, featuring chili recipes from 18 popular PV area bars, restaurants and sponsors &ndash...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 02, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 02, 2019

Bilingual MP

Sixteen days after its inauguration, the new bilingual Ministerio Publico (MP or public prosecutor’s office) in Puerto Vallarta had opened 11 case files following complaints filed by the general public.

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

9 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

9 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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Brainstorms & bad saints yield bacon marmalade, blue cheese ice cream & good vibes

1 MONTHS AGO
Brainstorms & bad saints yield bacon  marmalade, blue cheese ice cream & good vibes

Can a “review” of a restaurant that is a “reviewer’s” favorite hangout and right across the street from home make any pretense of being objective? Obviously not, but neither, in said reviewer’s totally unbiased opinion, should such circumstances exclude Saint Malo...

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Emanuel’s Kitchen: taste sensations, fusion as fine art

1 MONTHS AGO
Emanuel’s Kitchen: taste sensations, fusion as fine art

There are eaters and there are diners. And both are served well in Ajijic.

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The US & Mexico: inextricably intertwined

5 MONTHS AGO

‘Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together’ by Andrew Selee.  New York: Public Affairs, 2018.

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Hogan

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Lake Chapala's Birds

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

3 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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Moctezuma’s Revenge: part of the Mexican traveling experience

1 YEAR 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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News

State governor pleads for calm

-1 DAYS AGO

The current spate of homicides – 10 were reported on February 12 alone – prompted Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro to urge citizens to remain calm while his administration implements new security strategies. At the same time, he reminded constituents of his limited time in office.

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Motorcycle crackdown hoping to curb crime Jalisco

-1 DAYS AGO
Motorcycle crackdown hoping to curb crime Jalisco

New laws governing motorcycles will go into effect in Jalisco March 1 as part of the state government’s initiative to reduce crime.

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Political differences spawn expat dust-up

-1 DAYS AGO

Police were called to the Chapala Malecón early Monday, February 11 to break up an altercation between a U.S. resident who is a staunch opponent of Donald Trump and several other expats who customarily gather there for coffee and conversation.

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City Hall starts anticipated legal action

-1 DAYS AGO
City Hall starts anticipated legal action

The Chapala government this week lodged formal complaints against department heads from the 2015-2018 administration who failed to account for equipment, vehicles, funding and official records held under their responsibility.

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Taking a stand against femicide

6 DAYS AGO
Taking a stand against femicide

A rodada (critical mass) comprised entirely of female cyclists from various civic organizations took to city streets on the evening of February 6 to draw attention to growing number of femicides in Jalisco.

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Clampdown on kids on motos

6 DAYS AGO

A new set of fines for transporting a child on a motorcycle has been approved by the Jalisco State Congress. 

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Malnourishment plagues rural Mexico

6 DAYS AGO

Mexico may appear to be a bountiful country with countless food stands, markets and grocery stores, but that doesn’t negate the fact that one out five people experienced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2016, according to a report by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Devel...

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Getting Mexico to read

6 DAYS AGO
Getting Mexico to read

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador debuted yet another new initiative this past week in Mocorito, Sinaloa, this time promoting literacy under the #EstrategiadeLectura hashtag. The objective is simple: to encourage reading among his constituents.

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La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - January 12, 2019

New Year’s Party

New York City might boast the largest block party at Times Square each New Year’s Eve, but here in La Manzanilla we raucously rang in 2019 in fine fashion.

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Paradise is only a boat ride away in Yelapa

1 MONTHS AGO
Paradise is only a boat ride away in Yelapa

As 2019 gains momentum, consider visiting the remote village of Yelapa in Cabo Corrientes for an off-the-grid experience in the Mexican jungle.

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Expat Venezuelans praise Trump’s stance

20 DAYS AGO
Expat Venezuelans praise Trump’s stance

As expected, Mexico has joined the ranks of Russia, China and Turkey in defending Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, as tens of thousands of his countrymen marched in support of the nation’s “interim” president, Juan Guiadó, this past week.

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Trump: Mexico is paying for wall via trade deal

2 MONTHS AGO
Trump: Mexico is paying for wall via trade deal

In what appears to be nothing more than a face-saving – or obfuscation – exercise, U.S. President Donald Trump is equating Mexico paying for his border wall with a future reduction in the trade deficit with its southern neighbor.

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The British Council marks a milestone

8 MONTHS 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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Obituaries - February 16, 2019

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - February 16, 2019

Linda S. Kaffel

Linda S. Kaffel died peacefully in her home in Ajijic with her daughter and good friends by her side on February 4 at the age of 73.

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Obituary - February 02, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Obituary - February 02, 2019

Lois Lynn Hanna

Lois Lynn Hanna, a Lakeside resident from 1985 to 2014, living in both Chapala and Ajijic, died October 17, 2017 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

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Caribbean Series to get underway

13 DAYS AGO

The Charros victory Monday night qualifies the local ball club for the annual Serie del Caribe (Caribbean Series), which takes place in Panama February 4-10. 

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Charros trail final series 1-2

20 DAYS AGO

After a close 9-10 loss on the road Thursday evening, the Charros de Jalisco trail the Yaquis de Ciudad Obregon 1-2 in the best-of-seven final series of the Mexican Pacific League (LMP).

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