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Last updateTue, 22 May 2018 12pm

New Democrats Abroad GDL board extends invitation to July 4th party

Leaders of a new Democratic political group for U.S. expats, fresh from their election held this week, have settled on a beer garden inside La Bocha Argentinian restaurant for a party to introduce themselves to those interested in the Democratic party and to celebrate U.S. Independence Day. The gathering is set for Tuesday, July 4, 7 to 9 p.m. The restaurant is located on at Avenida Guadalupe 1144, Colonia Chapalita, Guadalajara.


Democrats in Guadalajara

The recently formed Guadalajara chapter of Democrats Abroad is holding elections for officers, June 27-30. If you are interested in joining and voting in the election you can become a member of Democrats Abroad by going to DemocratsAbroad.org and signup. If you do so before June 29 you can participate in the online voting on June 30.  Questions can be emailed directly to Elections Committee Chair Laura Santa-Cruz Diaz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.