Last updateFri, 12 Apr 2019 2pm

GDL Democrats abroad taking shape

Nominations for the new Guadalajara Democrats Abroad chapter board are still open. Anyone interested in running should contact Laura Santa Cruz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 9. The candidates so far are: Chair, Will Chapman; Vice Chair, Jude Wallesen; Secretary, Cam Esser; Treasurer, Will Prescott; Members at Large, Héctor Dueñas Peña, Michaele Rivera, Franklyn Dunne, Rick Rice and Elaine Halleck.

Guadalajara & San Jose cuddle up closer

San Jose, California and Guadalajara, two cities at the center of their country’s tech industry, have declared a partnership for the purposes of mutual economic growth based on the exchange of each other’s technology-based businesses, ideas and labor forces.  

Amsoc Book club meets Thursday, May 18

The American Society (Amsoc) Book Club will discuss ”Dreams of My Russian Summers”  by Andrei Makine (1995), at its Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m. meeting. This entertaining novel tells the poignant story of a boy growing up amid the harsh realities of Soviet life in the 1960s and ‘70s, and of his extraordinary love for an elegant Frenchwoman, Charlotte Lemonnier, who is his grandmother.  Movie: 1:15 p.m. to be announced.

American School hosts second annual Eco Race

The American School Foundation of Guadalajara will host its second annual Eco Race & Feria Ambiental (environmental-themed fair), Sunday, May 17. The schedule is as follows: 8 a.m.,10k and 5k races, 320 pesos to participate; 9:30 a.m., 2k race, 200 pesos to participate. The general public is welcome to take part.  The school is located at Calle Colomos 2100, Providencia.  Visit trotime.com.mx for more information.  

Briefly - May 13, 2017

Beachfront privatizers beware

Those seeking to privatize beaches in Jalisco could be faced with stiff fines and even jail time, following recent law changes approved by the Jalisco State legislature. 

Consul general shares musical knowledge

Tanya Anderson, the U.S. Consul General in Guadalajara, gives a presentation about American music as a part of the Instituto Cultural Mexicano Norteamericano’s Consulate Speaker Series.


Her lecture’s timing was deliberate: April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a time to reflect on this musical genre’s artistic and cultural importance worldwide.  

Memorial Mass for Amsoc member

A Memorial Mass for American Society (Amsoc) member Carolina Turnquist will be held Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m. at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church located at Chichimecas 836 at the corner of Aztecas, Colonia Monraz in Guadalajara.