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Obituaries - April 13th, 2024

Obituaries - April 13th, 2024

Robbin Moore McGrath

Robbin Moore McGrath  (nee Melchiorre, Del Nagro) died p...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Expat Living

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Columns

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Good trouble

Good trouble

What do a few dedicated Lake Chapala Society volunteers have in common with the ...

Arts & Entertainment

‘Godmother of punk’ visits Guadalajara

1 MONTHS AGO
‘Godmother of punk’ visits Guadalajara

Patti Smith, the 77-year-old Chicago-born singer, poet and activist, has brought a unique audiovisual project and sensory experience, involving sound, film, installation and performance, to Guadalajara within the framework of the International Music Fair (FIMPRO).

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Entertainment Guide - March 02, 2024

1 MONTHS AGO
Entertainment Guide - March 02, 2024

Mexican composers

Young guest conductor Ines Rodriguez heads up a program of Mexican composers in the Jalisco Philharmonic’s fourth presentation of the year: Armando Lavalle, Dora Vera, Jose F. Vasquez and Carlos Chavez.

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French master’s slapstick farce is a pleasure to watch

19 HOURS AGO
French master’s slapstick farce is a pleasure to watch

Moliere’s “Tartuffe,” currently being performed at Lakeside Little Theatre, was first staged in 1664. While director Lynn Phelan has updated the play with the use of cell phones, Secret Service agents and references to current political events, the play’s theme required no ch...

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Top opera duo in Met Live’s Roméo et Juliette at LLT

19 HOURS AGO

Lakeside Little Theatre hosts the Met Live screening of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette Friday through Sunday, April 20 to 22, at 4 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - April 13, 2024

19 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - April 13, 2024

Exhibits

Joan Franklin’s Watercolor Exhibit is open Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 3 to 8 p.m. at Independencia 133, San Antonio. (Inside Adelita AM, across from the plaza.)

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Ribera Arts Review - March 23, 2023

21 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 23, 2023

Artists Together Salon

360 Xochi Quetzal Residency for Creatives is hosting a salon series, Artistas Juntos — Artists Together, Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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At the Movies - March 23, 2024

21 DAYS AGO

One Life

Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued over 600 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

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At the Movies - March 09, 2024

1 MONTHS AGO

No Way Up

Characters from different backgrounds are thrown together when the plane they’re travelling on crashes into the Pacific Ocean.

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Columns

The mines of El Pedernal: 2.4 square miles of volcanic glass

29 DAYS AGO
The mines of El Pedernal: 2.4 square miles of volcanic glass

Jalisco has the fourth-largest deposits of obsidian in the world. The ancient rulers of the Teuchitlan Nation, which dominated western Mexico for about 800 years, found that the very purest obsidian could be found in two large deposits: La Joya and El Pedernal.

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Patolli: the ancient Mexican board game

1 MONTHS AGO
Patolli: the ancient  Mexican board game

While hiking along the Angostura Interpretive Trail—located seven kilometers north of Lake Chapala—I came upon a flat rock about the size and height of a low table.

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Posadas 60 years ago: Times of slender means, simple joys, barefoot winters & finding tranquility in the cerro

3 MONTHS AGO

We got there early. In the corral behind Eustacio Ortiz’s tarpaper jacal, we stacked gunny sacks of chayote, wild camote, jicama, oranges, limones, peanuts, sugared candies.

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The Guadalupe/Juan Diego controversy: A collision of humankind’s primal need for devout faith and fervent reason

4 MONTHS AGO
The Guadalupe/Juan Diego controversy: A collision of  humankind’s primal need for devout faith and fervent reason

Tuesday, December 12, Mexico celebrates the moment in 1531 that Jesus’ mother in the form of the dark-complected Virgin of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to Juan Diego, a recently baptized Mejica (Aztec) peon. 

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ChatGPT holiday depression?

3 MONTHS AGO

As I write this I have just looked over my calendar to confirm I do have just a few plans for the coming holidays and for the most part I will be enjoying some time off, socializing, and some time just being lazy.

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Where to place your modem for best WI-Fi coverage

3 MONTHS AGO

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi internet connectivity is what everyone wants in their homes for use with their portable devices.

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When an eloquent orator saved the life of Mexico’s greatest president

29 DAYS AGO
When an eloquent orator saved the  life of Mexico’s greatest president

On Monday, March 18, Mexico takes the day off to honor the birthday (March 21, 1806) of the man widely considered the nation’s greatest ever president: Benito Juarez.

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AMLO silenced amid presidential succession machinations

7 MONTHS AGO
AMLO silenced amid presidential succession machinations

Getting Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to stay quiet for long can be a tricky task. Earlier this year, in response to one question at a trilateral confab press conference, he prattled on for half an hour, infuriating fellow leaders Biden and Trudeau.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

7 YEARS AGO

I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I’ve had the pleasure of living in for the past two years.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Packing Up

7 YEARS AGO

The wool coat looks worse for the non-wear. It is wrinkled from being unworn and crammed in the back of a closet for two years; dotted with dust and dog hair from a dog that departed the family a year ago; in need of a lint brush that can’t be found in the pile of things to be thrown away, don...

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Good trouble

19 HOURS AGO
Good trouble

What do a few dedicated Lake Chapala Society volunteers have in common with the late civil rights activist John E. Lewis? It turns out to be the shared belief that that raising “good trouble” can bring about positive changes in favor of the common good.

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Rampant restaurant rivalry

29 DAYS AGO
Rampant restaurant rivalry

Lakeside is a paradise for people who enjoy dining out.

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The epic journey of the Monarch Butterfly

20 HOURS AGO

The majestic monarch butterflies know instinctively when it’s time to come down to Mexico. Environmental clues include frostbitten eyeballs, runny proboscis and hailstone leg mutilations. All these signs say: Pack up some protein bars and head south for the winter.

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The epic journey of the Monarch Butterfly

20 HOURS AGO

The majestic monarch butterflies know instinctively when it’s time to come down to Mexico. Environmental clues include frostbitten eyeballs, runny proboscis and hailstone leg mutilations. All these signs say: Pack up some protein bars and head south for the winter.

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Expat Living

Looking Back: A review of September news from the last 50 years

6 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of September news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our September editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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IKEA repreentatives to talk at American Society

7 MONTHS AGO
IKEA repreentatives to talk at American Society

Two representatives of Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA will give a talk at the American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) in Guadalajara on Tuesday, September 5, 10:30 a.m.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

5 YEARS AGO

American School race

Think green – the sixth annual Eco Race and Green Market are scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at Guadalajara’s American School Foundation. Everyone is welcomed to this event meant to raise awareness about conserving the planet’s resources. Expect to learn a lot ...

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Eclipse watch brunch a smashing success for Niños Incapacitados

19 HOURS AGO
Eclipse watch brunch a smashing success for Niños Incapacitados

Volunteers did a fantastic job keeping the 130-odd attendees at the Niños Incapacitados Solar Eclipse Bubbly Brunch fed and feted April 8.

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Weekly Worship - April 13 2024

19 HOURS AGO
Weekly Worship - April 13 2024

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Sunday, April 14, Bob Koches will present is “System Science, Love, & the Interconnected Web of Existence.”

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Laguna Chapalac - April 13, 2024

19 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 13, 2024

Open Circle

Dale Palfrey will present “Hocus-Pocus: Illusions of Magic Towns” at Open Circle Sunday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - March 23, 2023

21 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Rex Gale presents “TED, TEDx, and TEDxAjijic?” at the Lake Chapala Society on Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.

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Museum showcases history of Vallarta art scene

10 MONTHS AGO
Museum showcases history of Vallarta art scene

Tucked away in Puerto Vallarta’s Colonia El Remance, nestled next to tourist favorite Zona Romantica, is ARTe Vallarta Museo, showcasing an art genre unique to the city: Arte Vallarta.

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North Banderas Beat - March 11, 2023

1 YEAR AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 11, 2023

I’m forever in awe of folks who do what seems a zillion things in a day, not only to make a buck but because it ignites their passions.

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North Banderas Beat - March 23, 2024

21 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 23, 2024

Spring has a special vibe around Banderas Bay. This time of year, I live in denial, as others speak of the season ending, I dig in my heals, “NO”!

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North Banderas Beat - March 09, 2024

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 09, 2024

Sometimes living in paradise feels like a fairytale and other times it feels like magic.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

Bocce Ball Tournament

A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities.  Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

3 YEARS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

Officials in Jalisco and Puerto Vallarta, in the face of Covid-19, are hoping for a little-quieter-than-normal Semana Santa, but that doesn’t mean Tapatios will resist the lure of the beaches of the Bay of Banderas.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

3 YEARS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

Races

To celebrate the Día de Amor y Amistad (Valentine’s Day), two races, sponsored by the Municipal Sports Advisory Committee (Comude), will be held on Sunday, February 14 along two areas: the Malecon and the Rio Pitillal linear parkway.

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

3 YEARS AGO
Days of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.

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When to tip – and not to tip

6 YEARS AGO
When to tip – and not to tip

Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.

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A tequila adventure in a different direction

2 YEARS AGO
A tequila adventure in a different direction

The Centro Educativo Jaltepec’s new tequila tour to benefit its students is far and away something beyond the typical tours to the agave regions.

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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

3 YEARS AGO

The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.

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The capital offers excellent dining options for Easter

21 DAYS AGO
The capital offers excellent dining options for Easter

If you’re looking for a place to visit over Easter but don’t want to find yourself surrounded by loud, drunken hordes, skip the beach and consider Mexico City. The traffic will be less frenetic, the air cleaner, the museums and restaurants less crowded.

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A date with Belabot & Michibot

4 MONTHS AGO
A date with Belabot & Michibot

In a naked move to capitalize on the current interest in AI, I decided to accept an invitation to eat at El Gato in Guadalajara, and to write about the experience.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

5 YEARS AGO
Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

As Guadalajara and Jalisco enter into their warm season, typically between April and June of each year, residents and seasonal visitors should take precautions to avoid heat stress.  What’s more, the University of Guadalajara’s Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology reports that eve...

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Winter warning: Catching a cold, getting the sniffles is all too easy here

5 YEARS AGO
Winter warning: Catching a cold,  getting the sniffles is all too easy here

Returning snowbirds should not be fooled by the warmer winter weather in this region. Big swings in temperature can play havoc with a person’s health and bring on cold symptoms in a flash.

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News

Green Festival in Santa Anita

21 DAYS AGO

Eco-conscious citizens might wish to head over to the “Green Festival” at the Galerias Santa Anita on Avenida Lopez Mateos Sur on Saturday, March 23, where you’ll find vendors of organic foods, plants, esoteric items, and much more.

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Easter comes alive in downtown Guadalajara

21 DAYS AGO
Easter comes alive in downtown Guadalajara

Guadalajara city fathers are hoping for a record number of visitors over the peak Easter period and, for the second year running, the Archbishopric of Guadalajara will stage a mini Passion Play in the historic center.

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LCS Children’s Art Camp celebrates raffle winner

19 HOURS AGO

Su Elliott is the happy winner of Ricardo Sánchez Garcia’s “La Vuelta del Jefe” watercolor painting that was donated to be raffled as a benefit for The LCS Children’s Art Program.

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Chapala candidates hit campaign trail

20 HOURS AGO

The race is now on for election of the person who will next hold the reins at Chapala City Hall. The field recently expanded to six contenders, with two female runners added to the starting lineup.

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Eclipses can be dangerous

21 DAYS AGO
Eclipses can be dangerous

The sun is incredibly bright and directly looking at it for anything longer than a few seconds can result in damage to the back of the eye.

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Tlaquepaque hosts annual Passion Play

21 DAYS AGO

A reenactment of the last days of Jesus takes place on the main streets of San Martin de las Flores, a neighborhood of Tlaquepaque, on Easter Thursday and Good Friday.

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Presidential debate is a big turn-off

21 HOURS AGO

The first of three scheduled debates among the three candidates running for the Mexican presidency—Claudia Sheinbaum (Morena-PT-PVEM), Xóchitl Gálvez (PAN-PRI-PRD) and Jorge Máynez (Movimiento Ciudadano)—turned out to be a damp squib, in the view of many political an...

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Solar eclipse enthralls North America

21 HOURS AGO
Solar eclipse enthralls North America

Local authorities in Mazatlan handed out more than 150,000 free glasses for safe viewing of the April 8 solar eclipse.

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Melaque marks 6th anniversary of cultural center

1 MONTHS AGO
Melaque marks  6th anniversary  of cultural center

The labor of love on the new mural at the Centro des Artes y Cultura (CENAC) in San Patricio Melaque is now complete. It has been an interesting week watching it develop from a wall sketch to a spectacular finished mural.

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Rookie, ex-bouncer wins Mexico Open

1 MONTHS AGO

Jake Knapp, a 29-year-old rookie, won his first PGA Tour title at the Mexico Open at the Vidanta course in Puerto Vallartra last weekend.

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Trump says he wouldn’t give Latin America ‘10 cents’ in aid to help slow down migration

21 HOURS AGO

If the United States is serious about wanting to reduce the migrant surge at the border, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the U.S. government must earmark at least US$20 billion in aid to Latin American and Caribbean countries to kickstart massive regional development, and thus begin to ad...

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Pageant queen in Paris

1 MONTHS AGO
Pageant queen in Paris

Mariana Macias of San Antonio Tlayacapan recently flew off to France to walk the runway during Paris Fashion Week, underway from February 26 to March 6.

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

2 YEARS AGO
UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

UK spirits giant Diageo will invest $US500 million to expand its tequila production center located in the Jalisco municipality of Atotonilco El Alto and build one new distillery in La Barca, generating more than 1,000 direct jobs for Jalisco, company executives and Governor Enrique Alfaro announced ...

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The British Council marks a milestone

5 YEARS AGO

It’s been 75 years since the arrival in Mexico of the British Council, a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization that promotes a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language, while encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational understanding and co-ope...

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Obituaries - April 13th, 2024

20 HOURS AGO
Obituaries - April 13th, 2024

Robbin Moore McGrath

Robbin Moore McGrath (nee Melchiorre, Del Nagro) died peacefully at her home on Monday, March 18 after living in the shadow of cancer for the past year.

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Obituaries - March 09, 2024

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - March 09, 2024

Andree Hampson

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Astros nix women’s team, while men play in two leagues per year

20 HOURS AGO

The Astros de Jalisco women’s basketball team will not participate in the 2024 Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional Femenil (LNBPF) due to a lack of resources.

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Charros women one step from glory

29 DAYS AGO
Charros women one step from glory

The Charros de Jalisco softball team are tied 1-1 with the Sultanes de Monterrey in the final series of the inaugural season of the professional Liga Mexicana de Softbol (Mexican Softball League).

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