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Entertainment Guide - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - November 09, 2019

Monday recitals

November 11: Dúo Sommer, comprised of siblings Rodolfo and Roberto Peña Sommer (piano and violin), interpret works by Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel. 

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Apiculturists to the rescue

3 DAYS AGO
Apiculturists to the rescue

After a night storm Thursday, October 31, felled a large tree – and its resident hive of bees – a squad of Guadalajara bomberos (firefighters) and apicultoras (apiculturists) showed up the next afternoon to cordon off streets near Avenidas La Paz and Union in Colonia Americana and d...

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Malecón exhibit to showcase fanciful hand-made dolls

3 DAYS AGO
Malecón exhibit to showcase fanciful hand-made dolls

When Rebecca Roth started a doll-making workshop inside the women’s section at the Puente Grande state penitentiary 11 years ago, she never imagined the dimensions the project would reach beyond the prison’s walls.

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Maestros del Arte fair brings top craftsmen to our doorstep

10 DAYS AGO
Maestros del Arte fair brings top craftsmen to our doorstep

Outstanding artisans coming from far flung corners of Mexico will showcase a cornucopia of high-quality handicrafts and folk art at the 18th annual Feria Maestros del Arte, scheduled Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10 at Chapala’s Club de Yates, located at the east end of Paseo Ram...

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Ribera Arts Review - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 09, 2019

Feria Maestros del Arte

Outstanding artisans coming from far around Mexico will showcase high-quality handicrafts and folk art at the 18th annual Feria Maestros del Arte, Friday, November 8 through Sunday, November 10 at Chapala’s Club de Yates, located at the east end of Paseo Ramón C...

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Ribera Arts Review - November 02, 2019

10 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 02, 2019

Day of the Dead art

The Day of the Dead holiday is the inspiration for dozens of artists whose creations are being showcased in lakeside galleries.

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At the Movies - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO

Terminator: Dark Fate

Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.

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At the Movies - November 02, 2019

10 DAYS AGO

After the Wedding

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

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Columns

Sunday afternoon at Guachimontones: Two harp concerts on the same day!

3 DAYS AGO
Sunday afternoon at Guachimontones: Two harp concerts on the same day!

Visitors to the Phil Weigand Guachimontones Interactive Museum got a special treat last Sunday. Beside an altar created for the Day of the Dead, they found four large harps set up, and, at noon, they were able to enjoy a concert by harpist Santiago Di Morales and five of his students from the Suzuki...

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Archaeologists baffled by 2,000 bowls carved in rock

1 MONTHS AGO
Archaeologists baffled by 2,000 bowls carved in rock

Jalisco archaeologists are digging up strange and fascinating things near the town of Arandas, located about 100 kilometers due east of Guadalajara.

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Temporada de lluvias: Diverting a flash flood and getting ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

2 MONTHS AGO
Temporada de lluvias: Diverting  a flash flood and getting  ready to ‘eat with a big spoon’

This article was originally published in the August 14-20, 2004 edition. Allyn Hunt is a former editor of this newspaper.

Nacho Hernandez sat on his muddy horse staring across his milpa at the salto of dark red runoff slashing through a carefully planted field of corn. He snorted and swore.

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Spanish, mental black holes, planting milpas, heat & other local adventures

1 YEAR AGO

This column was first published June 21, 1997.

Spending time in Mexico means learning Spanish — if you want that time to have much significance.

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Password breaking points

10 DAYS AGO

It most definitely does not fall within my area of expertise, but based on what I have read, the average person can only take so much Chinese water torture or pokes from a cattle prod before they break. 

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The legal vacuum of emojis

3 MONTHS AGO

Members of my generation are sometimes confounded by the changes in our language that have been brought about by modern technology, specifically texting on smart phones. 

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VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

2 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Twitter, the good, the bad and the ugly

To aging tech naysayers Twitter might seem nothing more than a stream-of-nonsense outlet to bolster the egos of self-centered celebrities and non-entities alike.

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Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

3 MONTHS AGO
Zapotillo Dam opponents find support from  key federal official – but not Mexico’s president

Mexican Environment Minister Víctor Toledo appears to agree with many experts that the stalled Zapotillo Dam in north-eastern Jalisco is an unviable project that should be scrapped.

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

3 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

3 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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Succumbing to Mexican serendipity

3 DAYS AGO
Succumbing to Mexican serendipity

After more than four decades residing hereabouts, I’m fully aware that life in Mexico is always full of surprises.

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The living and dead convened in the camposanto

10 DAYS AGO

It’s that time of year when live action overtakes the normally quiet grounds of local graveyards.

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The head-spinning medical wonders of the 21st century

3 DAYS AGO
The head-spinning medical wonders of the 21st century

Remember when drugs were Bufferin, Ludens, Pepto Bismol and Geritol? None embarrassed visitors who saw them hanging around your house. They were even suitable to mention at dinner conversations. Because they didn’t have anything to do with bladder leaks.

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Is Lakeside getting expensive?

18 DAYS AGO

People at Lakeside are complaining that prices are going up, and some have taken to buying their cornflakes out of a sack.

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Expat Living

Traditional Mexican food in Metro Park

10 DAYS AGO

Fans of “traditional” Mexican food should make a bee line for the Parque Metropolitano this weekend, for the 6th Encuentro Regional de Comida Tradicional, organized by the Jalisco Culture Department.

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Enjoy US Thanksgiving at American Society

10 DAYS AGO

The American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) is now taking phone reservations for its Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

8 MONTHS 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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City Living - March 09, 2019

8 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

While not as beloved as tacos or tortas ahogadas, ramen is becoming increasingly popular in Guadalajara.

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Weekly Worship - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - November 09, 2019

St. Andrew’s Anglican

Sunday, November 10, the Reverend Dr. Jim Priddy will preside and preach at St. Andrew’s service of Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Coffee hour, a time of fellowship and welcome, follows the service.

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Weekly Worship - November 02, 2019

10 DAYS AGO

Unitarian Universalists

Who could not be entranced by Mexico’s flamboyant and dramatic observances on Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead?

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Laguna Chapalac - April 13, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - April 13, 2019

Open Circle

John Stokdijk will present “Lest We Forget” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, November 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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Laguna Chapalac - November 02, 2019

10 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 02, 2019

Dia de los Muertos

Below are some Day of the Dead events scheduled in Lakeside communities.

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Mascota-Vallarta road repaired and operational

1 YEAR AGO

Ten months after work began, a 15-kilometer stretch of highway between Mascota and Puerto Vallarta has been repaired and is operational.

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Mango Festival returns to Puerto Vallarta

1 YEAR AGO

The second-annual Puerto Vallarta Mango Festival is coming to the city’s lovely Lazaro Cardenas Park, Saturday, July 7, an event sure to gladden the hearts of those who can’t live without the sticky sweet fruit.

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North Banderas Beat - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 09, 2019

Bucerias by bike

Bici Bucerias, a Northshore bicycle rental, repair and tour business on Lazaro Cardenas near Av. Fibba, was started by avid cyclist Joel Goralski to fill a tourism gap he saw in the bay area.

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North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - April 05, 2019

Swim Tournament

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.

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La Manzanilla Memo - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - November 09, 2019

I have to confess that I was pretty smug about being able to deal with summer in Mexico. After all, I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie, worked on the family farm, and went to sleep in a house with no air-conditioner.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

Pedro back on the beach

When I first arrived in La Manzanilla ten years ago, I wandered about exploring the town. 

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

Keeping up

• 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.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

8 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal March 16, 2019

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...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

7 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 30, 2019

Croc abuse

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...

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Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

8 MONTHS AGO
Puero Vallarta Bulletin March 16, 2019

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 ...

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Mexican Lifestyles

When to tip – and not to tip

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

2 YEARS AGO
Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years

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

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Chetumal & Bacalar: Dreamy Caribbean getaways face serious environmental issues

1 MONTHS AGO
Chetumal & Bacalar: Dreamy Caribbean getaways face serious environmental issues

Cancun, Merida, Tulum, Playa del Carmen. These cities tend to grab the most attention when it comes to tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula. Often overlooked is Chetumal in the southeastern corner of Quintana Roo.

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Get a speeding ticket discount

2 MONTHS AGO

Anyone in Jalisco who has an unpaid speeding ticket (fotoinfraccion) issued prior to June 30 can obtain a 50-percent discount through October 15.

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Min Wah — the easy answer to ‘What do you feel like eating tonight?’

3 DAYS AGO
Min Wah — the easy answer to ‘What do you feel like eating tonight?’

Min Wah has been a Lakeside landmark for 25 years as the place to hit for great Chinese food.

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Mexican delicacies highlight patriotic fiestas dining options

1 MONTHS AGO

Lakeside restaurants are expecting big crowds for the long weekend’s festivities, so reserve early to save yourself a table at your favorite eatery.

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The Trojan horse that keeps people locked into adversity under the guise of security

5 MONTHS AGO
The Trojan horse that keeps people locked  into adversity under the guise of security

“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.

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In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

8 MONTHS AGO
In-depth study of Mexican migration covers all the bases

‘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

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

8 MONTHS 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

1 YEAR 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

Same-sex couple denied registration of newborn triplets

3 DAYS AGO

Municipal authorities in Guadalajara and Chapala denied a married same-sex couple, named Alma and Ariana, the right to register their recently born triplets as their own, says Union Diversa de Jalisco, a local LGBT activist/support organization.

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

10 DAYS AGO
Looking Back: A review of October news from the last 50 years

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

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Expat found dead in San Antonio home

3 DAYS AGO

The body of U.S. citizen Jason Eric Bailey, 53, was discovered early Thursday, November 7, in the rental home he occupied in the Hamacas Country Villas condo complex in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

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Crosswalk design depends on public opinion

10 DAYS AGO

The Chapala government is preparing to run a public opinion poll to select the design for pedestrian crosswalks in central Ajijic before continuing the rehabilitation of Calle Constitución-Ocampo.

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Dressed to kill

3 DAYS AGO
Dressed to kill

The satellite town of Zapotlanejo has continued its record-breaking accomplishments during its Day of the Dead festival.

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Zapotlanejo’s record-breaking approach to Day of the Dead

10 DAYS AGO
Zapotlanejo’s record-breaking approach to Day of the Dead

In recent years, the town of Zapotlanejo, located ten miles east of Guadalajara, has staked a claim to fame by breaking the Guinness record – on various occasions – for constructing the tallest ever catrina.

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Bosses ordered to attend to work-related stress

18 DAYS AGO

Mexican employers running businesses of all sizes are now legally obliged to provide attention to staff exhibiting symptoms of work-related stress or anxiety following the introduction of a new Official Mexican Standard or Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) this week.

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Clocks go back Sunday

18 DAYS AGO
Clocks go back Sunday

Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends in Mexico on Sunday, October 27 at 2 a.m.

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Puerto Vallarta snags top award

2 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta snags top award

Puerto Vallarta has won the Crystal Apple Award for “Best International Destination 2019” at a ceremony held September 9 at the Theatre on the Lake in Chicago, Illinois. 

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Vallarta: Best destination?

2 MONTHS AGO
Vallarta: Best destination?

Puerto Vallarta has been nominated in the “Best Destination” category in the 2019 Crystal Apple Awards, sponsored by Apple Vacations. 


“It fills us with pride to be recognized by such an important international company,” said Jalisco Tourism Minister Germán Ral...

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U.S. sets Sept deadline to apply for young entrepreneur program

2 MONTHS AGO

The State Department has opened applications for the Young Leaders of the Americas (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

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Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

5 MONTHS AGO
Lawyers of detained Luz del Mundo leader slam CA prosecutors

Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church, who is facing serious charges of sexual misconduct in California, hit back Friday, denouncing prosecutors for tainting the case by their remarks.

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The British Council marks a milestone

1 YEAR 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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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

1 YEAR AGO
Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

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.

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Obituary - November 09, 2019

3 DAYS AGO
Obituary - November 09, 2019

Clifford Rogers

Clifford Rogers, an Ajijic resident for the past 20 years, died October 12 following a heart attack.

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Obituary - July 13, 2019

18 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 13, 2019

Charlie Klestadt

Long-time resident Charlie Klestadt died in the early hours of Friday, October 18 at his Ajijic home, with his wife of 50 years at his side. He had been in failing health since suffering a stroke last April.

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Mexico defeats US at baseball, advances to Tokyo finals

3 DAYS AGO

Baseball fans went home happy after Mexico closed Group A of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 2019 with a 10-2 victory over the Netherlands at the Charros stadium in Guadalajara Tuesday.

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‘Canelo’ back in action Saturday

10 DAYS AGO

Guadalajara’s boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is calling Saturday’s fight against World Boxing Organization light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev the most important fight of his career.

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