Last updateFri, 07 Dec 2018 11am

To tree or not to tree

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) is doing a fine job of organizing activities to foster cross-cultural understanding and help foreign immigrants successfully adapt to life in Mexico.

Welcome home snowbirds!

While Central American migrants face resistance and rejection at Mexico’s borders, Lake Chapala warmly embraces hordes of refugees coming here from northern latitudes.


“Coco,” the 2017 hit cartoon feature revolving around Mexico’s Día de Muertos traditions, is back in local movie theaters, bringing up renewed reflections on the country’s core family values.

Fight the bite

For as long as I can remember local expats have groused about being harassed by unscrupulous traffic cops who coerce them into shelling out on-the-spot payoffs to avoid paying official fines, or worse, threats of having their vehicles towed off for impoundment.