Last updateFri, 20 Oct 2017 12pm

A stroll through city’s House of Wax

Wax museums have been giving us a slightly vertiginous, eerie, hair-raising sensation as far back as the 18th century. 

US consulate severs ties with language institute

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara has announced that it is ending its established partnership with the Instituto Cultural Mexicano-Norteamericano de Jalisco.

Former first lady seeks independent route to Los Pinos

New legislation that allows independent candidates to enter the race to become Mexico’s next president has prompted a flurry of registrations from wannabes, the majority of whom stand little or no chance of ever stepping foot in Los Pinos (Mexico’s equivalent of the White House).

Bull fighting season gets underway

Guadalajara’s premiere bull-fighting season gets underway this month, with senior matadors taking center stage at the Nuevo Progreso Plaza de Toros. 

Neighbors snub planetarium plan

Residents of two Guadalajara neighborhoods have expressed their opposition to plans to build the city’s new planetarium on the former site of the headquarters of the University of Guadalajara’s now-defunct students’ union, the Federation de Estudiantes de Guadalajara (FEG). 

Zapopan council proposes low-cost home insurance

Zapopan city council is investigating the possibility of offering householders the chance of purchasing an “insurance policy” for their homes, that can be paid in conjunction with next year’s property taxes (predial). Councilor Augusto Valencia said the policy could protect against earthquake damage, as well as flooding and robbery.  An annual cost of between 50 and 100 pesos has been suggested, although this figure seems somewhat unrealistic.