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Obituaries - August 24, 2019

Obituaries - August 24, 2019

Ronald R. Napier

Ron Napier closed his eyes for the last time on August 12, 201...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Get a speeding ticket discount

Anyone in Jalisco who has an unpaid speeding ticket (fotoinfraccion) issued prio...

Expat Living

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Columns

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Heads up for Fuego Patrio relay

Heads up for Fuego Patrio relay

Just before sunset on Sunday, September 15, many north shore residents will prob...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - September 07, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. September 9: The Juan Castañón jazz trio. September 16: Dans les Arbres, a French-Norwegian jazz/folk combo. September 23: Homage to three Latin American trova greats: Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milan&ea...

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Entertainment Guide - August 31, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - August 31, 2019

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. September 2: Classical pianists Alejandro Pérez Cisneros and Gabriel Alejandro San Antonio Martínez.

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Praise for a cultural treasure

20 DAYS AGO
Praise for a cultural treasure

Denizens of Ajijic are very fortunate to have in their midst two major results of the creativity and initiative of Canadian violinist/teacher and long-time Guadalajara resident Chris Wilshere.

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Praise for a cultural treasure

20 DAYS AGO
Praise for a cultural treasure

Denizens of Ajijic are very fortunate to have in their midst two major results of the creativity and initiative of Canadian violinist/teacher and long-time Guadalajara resident Chris Wilshere.

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Ribera Arts Review - September 07, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Monday recitals

Talented musicians of different genres showcased each Monday. September 9: The Juan Castañón jazz trio. September 16: Dans les Arbres, a French-Norwegian jazz/folk combo. September 23: Homage to three Latin American trova greats: Silvio Rodríguez, Pablo Milan&ea...

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Ribera Arts Review - September 07, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - September 07, 2019

Franz Liszt Romance

A concert of piano and voice by mezzosoprano Valeria Navarro and pianist Samuel Armas will be held at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo, Friday, September 6, 7 p.m. Admission: 150 pesos.

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At the Movies - September 07, 2019

6 DAYS AGO

Yesterday

A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

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At the Movies - August 17, 2019

27 DAYS AGO

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

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Columns

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

13 DAYS 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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The legal vacuum of emojis

1 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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Tracking your every move: IT and your loss of privacy

2 MONTHS AGO

It seems like every time you read the news there is some new story revealing more about what a dystopian surveillance state we all live in now. 

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

6 DAYS 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

1 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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Hidalgo’s campout at Atequiza

6 DAYS AGO
Hidalgo’s campout at Atequiza

Miguel Hidalgo, the father of Mexico’s emancipation from the Spanish throne, survived less than a year after calling for a popular uprising with the famed Grito de Independencia at dawn on September 16, 1810. Final chapters of his life are based on significant events that took place in and nea...

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Chowing down the national colors

13 DAYS AGO
Chowing down the national colors

September, Mexico’s mes patrio, is upon us. It’s the month the nation celebrates Independence Day and other dates of patriotic pride.

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Are you rattled yet?

6 DAYS AGO
Are you rattled yet?

Some bad news gets under the radar for a long time, but despite that it still surfaces, hoping somebody will notice it and do something about it.

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First health test—find the right doctor

20 DAYS AGO
First health test—find the right doctor

One question we hear a lot down here at Lakeside—should I get my medical care or surgery in Mexico, in Canada, in Cuba, in Europe, in the States? Or do it myself?

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Expat Living

Bee Fair to offer extensive range of bee products

13 DAYS AGO

The 2019 Feria de las Abejas (Bee Fair) will be held Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1 in the Parque Metropolitano in Zapopan.

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Vertical race takes in 200,000 pesos for burn unit

20 DAYS AGO
Vertical race takes in 200,000 pesos for burn unit

A vertical race up 312 stairs and 12 floors of the specialists’ section of the Nuevo Hospital Civil de Guadalajara was held last Sunday, August 18, organized by the Civil Protection and Firemen of Zapopan to benefit the hospital’s Children’s Burn Unit.

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City Living – March 16, 2019

6 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

6 MONTHS AGO

RAMEN FESTIVAL

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

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Top-notch fashions showcased at Maestros del Arte fundraiser

6 DAYS AGO
Top-notch fashions showcased at Maestros del Arte fundraiser

The Feria Maestros del Arte presents a unique fund-raiser fashion show Thursday, September 19, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Arileo Steakhouse, Carretera Jocotepec-Chapala 1088.

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Weekly Worship - September 07, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Weekly Worship - September 07, 2019

HU - The Sound of Soul

Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine, while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding.

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Laguna Chapalac - September 07, 2019

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - September 07, 2019

British Luncheon

The Lakeside British and Commonwealth Society holds its monthly luncheon on Saturday, September 7, 12:45 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.

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Laguna Chapalac - August 31, 2019

13 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - August 31, 2019

Open Circle

Ken Corbin will discuss the exciting trends on the horizon at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 1, 10:30 a.m. to noon, on the patio of the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

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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 - April 05, 2019

5 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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North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

5 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 22, 2019

Kids art

Last November, volunteer artist Nancy Hache started teaching art classes at the Amigos de La Cruz Kids Club.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 23, 2019

5 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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La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

6 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 09, 2019

The ambulance is here

Several years ago, two residents of La Manzanilla, Dan Crosby and Cruz Gomez, spearheaded a project to raise money to buy an ambulance for our town.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 30, 2019

5 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

6 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

5 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

6 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

1 YEAR 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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Get a speeding ticket discount

13 DAYS 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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GDL-Colima road closed

13 DAYS AGO

A landslide has prompted authorities to close a section of the Guadalajara-Colima Via Libre (free highway), between Ciudad Guzmán and San Marcos.

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La Ceiba: try a truly uncommon meat dish

20 DAYS AGO
La Ceiba: try a truly uncommon meat dish

Drive out west of Ajijic past Villa Lucerna until you come to a huge sign that says, “Mangia.” It’s on the mountain side. And you can’t miss it — it could be the name of an Italian Food Court.

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La Ceiba: try a truly uncommon meat dish

20 DAYS AGO
La Ceiba: try a truly uncommon meat dish

Drive out west of Ajijic past Villa Lucerna until you come to a huge sign that says, “Mangia.” It’s on the mountain side. And you can’t miss it — it could be the name of an Italian Food Court.

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

3 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

6 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

6 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

10 MONTHS 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

State Congress focuses on suicide

6 DAYS AGO

New legislation approved by the Jalisco State Congress obliges two public health agencies to develop policies to attend to people with potential suicidal tendencies.

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British embassy to fund sustainable mobility projects

6 DAYS AGO

Guadalajara is one of five Mexican cities chosen to benefit from Future Cities (Ciudades del Futuro), an initiative that forms part of the Prosperity Fund Programme sponsored by the British Embassy in Mexico City.   

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Bikers to end 1,000-mile ride in Chapala

6 DAYS AGO
Bikers to end 1,000-mile ride in Chapala

The Chapala area will witness the conclusion to one of the toughest rides in Mexico, the 2019 Family Bikers-Saddlesore Endurance Motorcycle Rally, endorsed by the Asphalt Rats Endurance Motorcycling (AREM) and the worldwide Iron Butt Association.

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San Antonio gets a museum

6 DAYS AGO
San Antonio gets a museum

A growing collection of antiquities representing the history of San Antonio Tlayacapan will finally have a home in a community museum placed under the guardianship of the non-profit organization Acalli, A.C.

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Atequiza hosts Corn Festival

6 DAYS AGO
Atequiza hosts Corn Festival

Lakeside residents already familiar with Fiestas Patrias celebrations along the North Shore corridor might enjoy a visit to the annual Feria del Elote, running September 13 through 16 in the nearby town of Atequiza, a suburb of Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos.

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Dengue epidemic concerns grow

13 DAYS AGO
Dengue epidemic concerns grow

Despite the soaring number of confirmed dengue cases in Jalisco, and outbreaks reported in several Guadalajara colonias, the general population doesn’t take the illness seriously enough, a University of Guadalajara researcher said this week.

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Mexico to launch Wi-Fi 6 with help from Huawei

13 DAYS AGO

Twenty years following the creation of Wi-Fi, it appears Mexico is ready to implement the latest version, Wi-Fi 6. Reports say that the Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei will lead efforts, after the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, the leading professional association in...

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Trump’s new man in Mexico has no diplomatic experience

13 DAYS AGO
Trump’s new man in Mexico has no diplomatic experience

Christopher Landau, Donald Trump’s choice as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, presented his credentials to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on August 26, 487 days after career diplomat Roberta Jacobsen resigned her post.

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Vallarta: Best destination?

13 DAYS 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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Most Vallarta beaches now swimmable after sewage pipe rupture

6 MONTHS AGO

A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.

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

20 DAYS 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

3 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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Obituaries - August 24, 2019

20 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - August 24, 2019

Ronald R. Napier

Ron Napier closed his eyes for the last time on August 12, 2019, at the age of 98, having lived his life in accordance with his philosophy of fully enjoying each day.

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Obituary - August 10, 2019

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituary - August 10, 2019

Alberto Don Olivera

Well-known lakeside dentist Alberto Don Olivera died at his home on or about July 23. His lifeless body was found lying in the yard by his gardener. The cause of death remains unknown.

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Pan Am Games lift off in Lima, Peru

1 MONTHS AGO

Memories of the XVI Pan American Games held in Guadalajara eight years ago still linger in the minds of many Tapatios.

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Jalisco excels in World University Games

1 MONTHS AGO
Jalisco excels in World University Games

Jalisco athletes accounted for almost half of the 21 medals won by Mexico in the 2019 Summer Universiade, a multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) which took place during the first two weeks of July in Naples, Italy.

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