The metropolitan area was once more blanketed in smoke and ash in the past week, as firefighters from various agencies battled several fires raging in the protected wooded area to ...
A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptur...
‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy K...
By Elaine Halleck
A smidgen of seemingly very exotic culture is enlivening a co...
• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador th...
Sometimes playing the blame game just doesn’t cut it.
Such is the case wi...
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means le...
I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I&rsqu...
“Meticulous and delicate” is how one biographer describes the collec...
To express their deep gratitude to Rosemary and John Keeling for their many year...
A Mother’s Day special featuring the music of three greats of Mexican music: Agustin Lara, Jose Alfred Jimenez and Juan Gabriel. An orchestra, a mariachi band and a trio interpret a selection of much-loved works. The show also includes folk dancing.
To express their deep gratitude to Rosemary and John Keeling for their many years shepherding Viva La Musica, the CREM String Quartet and Chorus, ranging in age from 6 to 18, took turns performing at Ajijic’s Haus der Musik, May 2.
Alert to local foodies. Get a taste of an array of 40 different Jalisco-made food products at Expo Chapala Gourmet to be held Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at the segment of the Chapala waterfront Malecón running adjacent to Avenida Madero. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.
Fountains of Life
Lakeside-based photographer Xill Fessenden presents the exhibition, “Fountains of Life: Elder Women of Axixic” (Fuentes de la Vida, Mujeres Mayores de Axixic), at an open-air gallery on the main plaza, with a gala opening Sunday, May 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Old Man and the Gun
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
This column was first published June 21, 1997.
Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.
This column was first published in the April 9, 1988 edition of this newspaper.
Just behind the high ochre ridge that slices the northern horizon at the west end of Lake Chapala lie two small villages, the remnants of a once vast hacienda.
A password is a sequence of characters used by computer users to verify their identity, or to control who has access to things such as email, bank accounts, etc.
A reader of the Guadalajara Reporter wrote to me asking if I could help him out by explaining what a link in an email is. The answer is simple; it is that thing in an email I said you should never, never, never, never, never, never, never, ever click on!
Sometimes playing the blame game just doesn’t cut it.
Such is the case with the gas pipeline explosion that killed more than 90 people in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo on January 17.
The new government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received a stark warning on the 25th anniversary of the uprising of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in southern Mexico.
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.
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...
Gone at last is the nemesis of lakeside’s immigrant motorists. News is out that the reviled traffic cop widely known as El Gordo has been transferred from the regional branch of Movilidad Jalisco to a new post in Guadalajara.
Easter 2019 is behind us. With the Christian divinity unified,we have to begin the process again of listening to His wisdom, that is, all the things He’s trying to tell us.
As expected, two African runners won last weekend’s 33rd edition of the Guadalajara Half Marathon.
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 ...
Anyone who walks the Ajijic Malecon understands to tread carefully along the two bridges.
Hot-air balloons will soar over Lake Chapala Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12 during the regional Feria del Globo Ribera de Chapala, headquartered at La Cristiania Park.
Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.
There will be lots of swimmers in the waters off La Cruz when Riviera Nayarit’s 9th Open Water Safe Swim Tournament takes place Saturday, April 6.
Pedro back on the beach
When I first arrived in La Manzanilla ten years ago, I wandered about exploring the town.
• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador through April 5. Next exhibit – de Manos Mexicanos – runs April 11 to May 30 and features artists from Colima, Melaque and Barra de Navidad.
A reason to party
Every day there is a reason to celebrate being alive and the Costalegre is here to help!
Carnival celebrations started off with amazing dancing, music, and food and continued with fabulous fireworks, parades, and more good food. Every evening you could venture to the jardin...
According to a report in a local Spanish-language website, municipal police officers detained three male “foreigners” this week for throwing rocks and bottles at a crocodile in the Marina area. The offenders, whose nationalities were not released, were trying to get a r...
Tourism still strong
This long weekend will see hotels around 90-percent full, Jalisco Tourism Secretary German Ralis Cumplido said this week.
The recent rupture of a sewage pipe and temporary beach closures hasn’t seemed to affect hotel reservations, he noted. And the absence this year of ...
Tipping is woven into the fabric of Mexico’s social culture, chiefly because of its informal, cash-driven economy.
In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our August editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
Those keen to travel through Mexico’s glorious Copper Canyon in luxurious grandeur are now getting the opportunity thanks to the May 17 launch of the Chepe Express, a premium tourism concept that compliments the popular – but more modest – train ride, Ferromex’s Ferrocarril C...
If you read last week’s account of several days spent in Oaxaca City exposed to what a San Francisco-trained chef – Julio Aguilera of Oaxaca-cathedral-adjacent El Destilado – likes to sink his teeth into on the city’s wide spectrum of gustatory options, plus an account of his...
Dyed roses are still roses, created generally from pure white, but with a presentation of originality that makes them part nature, part art and part fantasy.
At first glance, the new-ish restaurant Peku (just off Avenida Chapultepec in Guadalajara and also, as of February, behind the upscale Plaza Andares) would seem to owe its concept to fast food, a la Chicken McNuggets.
‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy King (with Tony Burton, Arturo Garcia and Richard Rhoda). Groppe Libros (Guadalajara, 2019).
Reviewed by Michael Hogan
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...
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.
With temperatures continuing on the rise through the hottest weeks of the year, a string of festivities and special events will break everyday routines and help counteract heat-induced lethargy.
Chapala’s Ecology Department is hitting the ground to prepare local businesses for full implementation of a state ban on the use of plastic bags and other disposable goods, set to take effect at the start of 2020 with application of fines for non-compliance.
Lakeside communities will benefit from substantial government investment in street and highway infrastructure improvement programmed for this year, despite inconveniences that may arise as projects get rolling on par with the start of the summer rainy season.
Sebastián Ofner of Austria, ranked 147th in the world, won the second edition of the Puerto Vallara Tennis Open, defeating Australia’s John-Patrick Smith (ranked 198) in the final.
Despite the reports of chaos at the U.S. border caused by an increased flow of migrants seeking asylum in the United States, my recent brief trip to San Diego, California proved uneventful, with no issues to report while crossing over at San Ysidro.
Don’t waste your valuable time this Easter. Be prepared for those seasonal closedowns that can wreck the plans of unknowing foreign residents.
A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.
As expected, Mexico has joined the ranks of Russia, China and Turkey in defending Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, as tens of thousands of his countrymen marched in support of the nation’s “interim” president, Juan Guiadó, this past week.
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...
Data released this week by the National Statistics Agency (Inegi) showed the consumer price index to have risen by 0.59 percent in December, leaving inflation for 2017 at 6.77 percent – the highest level since 2000, when the rate was 8.96 percent.
Ajijic resident Aivars Taurins died March 3 at the age of 80.
’Padre Ramon’ Rios
Anglican priest Ramon Rios Fierros, assistant pastor at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Guadalajara, died March 20 at the age of 61, leaving his wife Yolanda, two young daughters, his mother and a devoted group of Spanish speaking worshippers, whom he led for seve...
Tapatio boxing champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who was born into a working-class family in Guadalajara, isn’t short of a buck or two today.