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Ajijic hosts Purépecha festival

Native folk from 13 communities in the state of Michoacan will showcase their crafts, customs and regional cuisine at the Ajijic Plaza during the Union de Pueblos Purépecha Festival to be held next weekend, kicking off on Friday, December 12around 5 p.m.

The event will offer holiday shoppers a perfect opportunity to pick up great deals on hand-embroidered clothing, rebozo shawls, hats and choice artesanias fashioned from pottery, copper, straw and wood.

Entertainment highlights will include performances by the masked Diablo dancers from Tocuaro and the ancient Juego de Pelota (warriors’ ball game) demonstrated by a group from Tzintzuntzan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lakesiders honor veterans

Several hundred Chapala area expats paused this week to honor veterans of the armed services at ceremonies commemorating the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice ended the bloody hostilities of World War I.

Mexico ready to splurge during El Buen Fin

Dozens of businesses in the Guadalajara metro area will be offering discounts of between 10 to 50 percent throughout the fourth edition of El Buen Fin, Mexico’s equivalent to Black Friday, which takes place from Friday, November  14 to Monday, November 17 (a holiday marking the Mexican Revolution).

Man dies from gunshot wound

Retired Chapala teacher Efraín Gutierrez Ortega, 61, died of a gunshot wound to the head, possibly self-inflicted, in the wake of a violent domestic dispute at his house (shown left) on August 20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Movies: Annabelle

More grist for the halloween market. The demonic doll from gets her very own feature in this spin-off in this prequel to “The Conjuring”. Director: John R. Leonetti.

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola, Kerry O’Malley. Rated: R. Time: 1:38

Luz del Mundo pilgrims flood city

The Luz del Mundo (Light of the World) temple in Guadalajara’s Colonia Hermosa Provincia has been inundated with the faithful this week as church members from around the world converge to celebrate their yearly Holy Convocation.