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Mexico’s efficient intercity bus system

With Easter vacation coming up, now is a great time to start planning your next trip to the soft sands of the Pacific, the clean, stark charm of one of Mexico’s colonial towns, the hot, pushy jungles of the south or even the fast, cosmopolitan delights of the nation’s capital. Busing it to any of these destinations can not only save some money over more elevated modes of travel, it enables some splendid vistas of countryside ripe for bored eyes.

Could, should and would the government capture El Chapo?

Last Friday’s disturbances in Guadalajara fueled rumors that Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, had finally been caught. While such speculation proved unfounded, authorities did come within a whisker of capturing the billionaire fugitive in Los Cabos recently.

Cinematic fever engulfs city

At the Guadalajara Film Festival’s opening gala, Mayahuel awards were presented to Gabriel Retes, Andy Garcia and English director Mike Leigh.

A photographic essay: down-and-out in New York

A idealistic, red-haired, Chilean-born photographer who has lived in or visited a dizzying number of places, from Nice, France, to New York, is opening a show at Casa Escorza in central Guadalajara. Appropriately enough, considering Emiliano Thibaut’s peripatetic life, this collection of 19 medium- and large-format photos focus on New York City, specifically its down-and-out population.

A secluded cultural mecca: the environs of the Expiatorio

Culturally vibrant, very centrally located, yet not in the centro historico of Guadalajara — that describes the few blocks centered around the soaring, neo-gothic church referred to as “El Expiatorio,” the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) Museo de las Artes and adjacent Paraninfo (which houses a famed Orozco mural in its interior), and the small Mercado Juarez a few blocks away.