Last updateFri, 17 May 2019 2pm

State orchestra director leaves post

The contract of Marco Parisotto, the Canadian musical director of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO), has not been renewed, the state Culture Department (Secretaria de Cultura) announced in a press release prior to the Christmas holiday.

A small town’s homage to 3 Kings

Thousands of pilgrims have started to swarm into the rural village of Cajititlan de los Reyes (roughly located half-way between Guadalajara and Chapala) to pay devotion to the town’s religious patrons Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar, better known as the Wisemen of the Orient.

More migrants decide to stay in Jalisco in 2018

About 140 refugee applications were filed between January and August of 2018 in Jalisco, according to the Comisión Mexicana de Ayuda a Refugiados (COMAR). That figure may not seem impressive, but it’s a massive increase from last year’s four claims and distinguishes Jalisco as the eighth state with the most asylum claims.