Last updateFri, 24 Jan 2020 9am

National Guard is deployed in Jalisco

The 3,550 new National Guard (Guardia Nacional or GN) members stationed in the state of Jalisco will not be spending their time hunting migrants but chasing and capturing criminals, Governor Enrique Alfaro stressed this week.

Dengue season ready to kick in

Jalisco Health Secretary Fernando Petersen Aranguren has warned that the chances of contracting the mosquito-borne disease dengue will increase significantly once the rainy season commences in earnest later this month.

San gabriel cleanup continues

Work on cleaning the muddy streets of San Gabriel after the small Jalisco town was flooded out during a recent storm is almost complete, reports Víctor Hugo Roldán, head of Civil Protection in the state. 

Jalisco/US relations thriving, governor says

Tweeting after he sat down for breakfast Thursday with U.S. Consul General Robin Matthewman, Jalisco Governor Enrique Ramirez said, “One thing is clear; in Jalisco we have a great working relationship, respect and friendship with our northern neighbor.”

New federal security force to begin Jalisco operations July 1

Even though the federal government has committed to sending 6,000 members of its National Guard to the southern border with Guatemala to deal with the migrant crisis there, the state of Jalisco will be getting its full complement of officers from the newly created federal security force, Alfonso Durazo, Mexico’s secretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection, revealed this week.

Flood engulfs small Jalisco town

Five people are known to have died while several others are still missing after a river burst its banks and flooded the small town of San Gabriel, located in the south of Jalisco about 30 kilometers north-west of Ciudad Guzman.