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 ruptur...
‘Echoes From the Wall: Real Stories of Mexican Immigrants’ by Judy K...
• 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...
Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
The final concert in the OFJ’s first season of 2019 welcomes guest conductor Iván del Prado (Cuba). Works by Massenet. Deletes, Thomas, Rossini and Sibelius. The invited artist is soprano Anabel de la Mora.
Ed Tasca has been writing works of humor for decades. A popular columnist at lakeside, he also writes plays and novels and books of essays.
Art in Jocotepec
Works by artists El Chile de Jocotepec and Claudia Larissa Lopez will be up at the Sala de Cultural Jose Vaca Flores Saturday, April 13. A cocktail reception with live music by Braulio Jacob is set for 7:30 p.m. All welcome.
Tim Burton is a genius when it comes to turning classical Disney films into something slightly more “moody.”
Now that the temperature is rising and the weather report predicts zero percent precipitation, why not dust off your tent and spend a night communing with the crickets and counting the stars?
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...
The Lake Chapala area is rife with cultural activities, many revolving around religious celebrations that give foreign settlers insights into essential human values that make the community tick.
Once the leader of a murderous drug cartel in Mexico, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was convicted last month, after a high-profile trial, of running a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related charges.
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 ...
Christ Church Lakeside
The little church with a big heart, Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Sunday of Passsion, Palm Sunday, April 14, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Ch...
Ed Tasca will present “Creationism vs. Darwinism, with Final Commentaries from Darwin and God” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. to noon on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).
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.
On Maundy Thursday (April 18), thousands of Catholics will go to church seven times for the “Visit to the Seven Churches,” a tradition dating back to medieval Spain that commemorates Christ’s departure from the Last Supper and his walk through the Garden of Gethsemane.
Chapala has been selected as the site for a new branch of Proulex, the University of Guadalajara’s chain of foreign language teaching centers.
Jane Custer was only 14 when she fell in love with Mexico, having visited for the first time with her mother.
Throughout March, 30 Jalisco branches of the Soriana Supermarket chain collected 93,182.90 pesos from rounding out customer tabs as donations to Taiyari, A.C., a non-profit that supports impoverished children suffering from heart ailments.
Firefighters from Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Chapala, Jocotepec and Jalisco’s Unidad Estatal Protección Civil y Bomberos joined forces to combat a brush fire that broke out early Wednesday, April 3 on the hillside above the Las Brisas residential complex on Chapala’s no...
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...
Life stops for many soccer fans when the Guadalajara Chivas take on their perennial rivals, America of Mexico City.