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Briefly - May 4, 2019

Airport work begins

Work on the controversial new Mexico City Airport kicked off April 29. The Santa Lucia air base will be transformed into the capital’s second airport at a cost of around $US4 billion.

Enraged husband kills wife outside governor’s mansion

The murder of a young woman by her enraged husband outside the official residence of the Jalisco governor, the Casa Jalisco, has triggered a wave of protest over the high incidence of domestic violence and femicides (murders of women) in the state.

Work kicks off on city’s polemic 20,000-seat arena

Despite the opposition of local residents and environmentalists, work has started on a major new cultural and commercial complex on the city’s northern beltway (periferico).

Well-informed Mexican analyst delves into US political psyche

An influential Mexican opinion leader addressed the systematic challenges in fortifying democratic institutions in the United States at the Democrats Abroad Mexico Annual General Meeting held two weeks ago in San Miguel de Allende.

The seven-church visit

On Maundy Thursday (April 18), thousands of Catholics will go to church seven times for the “Visit to the Seven Churches,” a tradition dating back to medieval Spain that commemorates Christ’s departure from the Last Supper and his walk through the Garden of Gethsemane.

Two-week craft fair to run through April 24

Craftsmen and women from all corners of Jalisco will descend into Guadalajara to set up their stalls in the downtown Plaza Liberation over the Easter holiday.