Policy disagreements that led to this week’s shock resignation by Mexican Finance Minister Carlos Urzua are to be expected during a major transformation such as the country i...
A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptur...
Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual l...
The first phase of ticket sales has been launched for the World Baseball Softbal...
“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World”...
In these parts Huichol artistry is frequently on display is street stalls and on...
Democrats Abroad chapters in Lake Chapala, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta have ...
• Galeria Amiga presents artist Julian Portilla from Ecuador th...
In my closets are stacks of copybooks filled with stories I’ve penned for ...
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has announced a new Plan Maestro de Desarrollo (...
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...
It seems like every time you read the news there is some new story revealing mor...
The acclaimed Ballet Folclórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara returns to the stage for a short summer season.
The Guadalajara graphic artist who signs his work with the pseudonym Satterugly will open an out-of-the-box exhibit at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic on Saturday, July 13, 6 p.m.
The art of the brush is matched up with the art of the pen for Expo Coloquio Internacional Pretextos del Solsticio, a unique program headquartered at the Centro Cultural de Ajijic (CCA) opening Friday, June 21.
Mariana Vigueras, a talented singer with experience in classical, opera, jazz, rock, soul and Mexico’s many musical variations, entertains Friday, July 12, 6 to 9 p.m. at Los Telares Restaurant in Ajijic. Reservations: (376) 766-0428.
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
In my closets are stacks of copybooks filled with stories I’ve penned for the Guadalajara Reporter going back 30 years, all of them written with a pencil and many while swinging in a hammock out in the woods, inspired by squirrels and woodpeckers.
FedEx Mexico has awarded its 2019 Small-Business Grant to graduates of Guadalajara’s ITESO University.
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.
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.
Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has announced a new Plan Maestro de Desarrollo (Master Development Plan) for the southern coastal stretch of Jalisco commonly referred to as Costa Alegre.
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.
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...
Small in stature, measuring just 34 centimeters from head to toe, La Virgen de Zapopan is a spiritual giant in Jalisco’s Roman Catholic community, deeply trusted as an intermediary for divine protection against strife, disease and pestilence, deadly storms and natural disasters.
My garden, a lovely house-front apron of flowering plants, shrubs and fruit trees, has been under siege by cutter ants, with no hope of a diplomatic settlement.
Democrats Abroad chapters in Lake Chapala, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta have all organized celebrations for the 243rd birthday of the United States.
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 ...
The Lake Chapala Society Children’s Art Program is holding its 7th Annual Art Camp from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2.
Christ Church Lakeside
Christ Church Lakeside (CCL), a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 14, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 11 a.m. in La Huerta Events Center. Rev. Jim Powers will celebrate while J...
If you’re headed to the Guadalajara airport late evening or early morning, add 20 minutes on to your schedule for traffic delays due to pavement crews working the graveyard shift. It looks like they have a few weeks to go to finish the repaving of the Guadalajara-Chapala highwa...
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.
When I told a family friend I was moving to Mexico their eyes lit up and they exclaimed, “You have to go to Merida!” Since coming to this country, whenever I’ve brought up this city it’s been met with enthusiastic comments about the beauty, food and surrounding nature.
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...
Guadalajara’s first vegan pizzeria has opened in Colonia La Calma in the western section of the metropolitan area.
Perhaps one of the nicest surprises is the one that has been hanging around unnoticed right under your nose for a long time.
“Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World” by Todd Miller. Verso: London/New York, 2019.
‘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.
All information regarding the construction of the new U.S. consulate general in Guadalajara is not to be disclosed for five years under a municipal transparency directive.
Four-time champion Fernando “Dory” Mejía González is set to defend his title in a field of 500 scrappy runners registered to tackle Ajijic’s grueling 13.8-kilometer Chupinaya mountain race on Sunday, July 14.
Lake Chapala Society volunteer Steve Balfour and local Chamber of Commerce delegate Benjamin Mora brought in Chapala Traffic Department Director Gerardo Bautista and Police Chief Raúl Valenciano as guest speakers for the July 9 session of the Conexiones Entre Amigos program.
The fourth edition of the Tlaquepaque Beer Festival (Festival de Cerveza) takes place Saturday, July 20, noon to 11:30 p.m.
Mexico has spent US$17 million to remove over half a million tons of foul-smelling sargassum seaweed from its Caribbean beaches.
A large, 40-inch drainage pipe at Puerto Vallarta’s northern limits ruptured March 3, sending raw sewage into the El Salado estuary.
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.
Lawyers representing Naasón Joaquín García, the spiritual leader of the Luz del Mundo Church who faces charges of human trafficking, child rape and child porn in California, hit back Friday, saying prosecutors have tainted the case by their remarks.
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.
William (Bill) Russell Lindsay
William (Bill) Russell Lindsay, 86, a long-time Lakeside visitor and snowbird, died Sunday, June 29 in Oshawa, Ontario.
The first phase of ticket sales has been launched for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 2019, the top international baseball event of the year and 2020 Olympic qualifier, with tickets now available for the Group A opening round to be staged at the 16,500-seat Estadio Charros...