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Patti Smith & friends

7 DAYS AGO
Patti Smith & friends

“Correspondences” is an ever-evolving project between Soundwalk Collective and singer/poet Patti Smith. Spanning over 10 years, it traverses a wealth of geographies and their natural environments, where the artists have uncovered sonic steps left by poets, filmmakers, revolutionaries, an...

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Entertainment Guide - December 10, 2024

7 DAYS AGO

OFJ returns

The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) begins its 2024 winter season with music director Jose Luis Castillo conducting works by Kaija Saariaho, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. Jeslan Fernandez is the invited clarinetist.

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81-year-old actress ages up in ‘Frau Stern’ at Ajijic Jewish Film Festival, February 18

26 MINS AGO
81-year-old actress ages up in ‘Frau Stern’ at Ajijic Jewish Film Festival, February 18

“Frau Stern,” an award-winning indie film written and directed by Anatol Schuster, is a darkish comedy about a 90-year old Holocaust survivor who wants to die.

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Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’ at LLT

29 MINS AGO
Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’ at LLT

Lakeside Little Theatre presents “The Price” by Arthur Miller, directed by Monnie King and Peter King, March 1 to 10.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 17, 2024

41 MINS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 17, 2024

Art Walkers Tour

Art galleries and studios in Ajijic hold an Art Walkers Tour Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, including a map, are on sale for 50 pesos at any of the participating galleries.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 10, 2024

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 10, 2024

Art fairs

• A special Valentine’s Day edition of the LCS Art in the Garden shows will be held in the gardens of the Lake Chapala Society Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (16 de Septiembre 16A in Ajijic).

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At the Movies - February 17, 2024

25 MINS AGO

Freelance

An ex-special forces operative takes a job to provide security for a journalist as she interviews a dictator, but when a military coup breaks out in the middle of the interview, they are forced to escape into the jungle.

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At the Movies - February 10, 2024

7 DAYS AGO

Argylle

A reclusive author who writes espionage novels about a secret agent and a global spy syndicate realizes the plot of the new book she’s writing starts to mirror real-world events, in real time. This film will keep you in stitches!

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Columns

Law and order—Mexican style

14 DAYS AGO
Law and order—Mexican style

Having lived in Mexico for many years, I have come to believe that the word “ley” has a very different meaning here from the concept of “law” I grew up with as a child.

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A mystery solved: What exactly happened to the Guachimontón people?

2 MONTHS AGO
A mystery solved:  What exactly happened to  the Guachimontón people?

I thought Dr. Peter Jimenez was going to tell us about the Lake Chapala petroglyphs during an archaeological tour organized on November 15.

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Posadas 60 years ago: Times of slender means, simple joys, barefoot winters & finding tranquility in the cerro

1 MONTHS AGO

We got there early. In the corral behind Eustacio Ortiz’s tarpaper jacal, we stacked gunny sacks of chayote, wild camote, jicama, oranges, limones, peanuts, sugared candies.

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The Guadalupe/Juan Diego controversy: A collision of humankind’s primal need for devout faith and fervent reason

2 MONTHS AGO
The Guadalupe/Juan Diego controversy: A collision of  humankind’s primal need for devout faith and fervent reason

Tuesday, December 12, Mexico celebrates the moment in 1531 that Jesus’ mother in the form of the dark-complected Virgin of Guadalupe is said to have appeared to Juan Diego, a recently baptized Mejica (Aztec) peon. 

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ChatGPT holiday depression?

1 MONTHS AGO

As I write this I have just looked over my calendar to confirm I do have just a few plans for the coming holidays and for the most part I will be enjoying some time off, socializing, and some time just being lazy.

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Where to place your modem for best WI-Fi coverage

1 MONTHS AGO

Fast and reliable Wi-Fi internet connectivity is what everyone wants in their homes for use with their portable devices.

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AMLO silenced amid presidential succession machinations

6 MONTHS AGO
AMLO silenced amid presidential succession machinations

Getting Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to stay quiet for long can be a tricky task. Earlier this year, in response to one question at a trilateral confab press conference, he prattled on for half an hour, infuriating fellow leaders Biden and Trudeau.

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VIEWPOINT: Tourists aren’t drug cartel targets - they are collateral damage

11 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Tourists aren’t drug cartel targets - they are collateral damage

The risks of traveling through Mexico are well known to longtime expat residents, plus those who properly research this country, read newspapers and digest advice wisely.

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

7 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

7 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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Keeping pace on Mexico time

49 MINS AGO
 Keeping pace  on Mexico time

Some years ago I recall that T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “I’m on Mexico Time” became a hot commodity among lakeside expats.

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Keeping pace on Mexico time

49 MINS AGO
 Keeping pace  on Mexico time

Some years ago I recall that T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “I’m on Mexico Time” became a hot commodity among lakeside expats.

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Caution: If you are breathing happily, don’t read this

1 HOUR AGO

What is the current air quality in Chapala? I don’t know. And neither does Chapala. The local government does not keep air sensor data, according to people who keep air sensor data.

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The sport of American tourist spotting

7 DAYS AGO

Mexicans, and I’m guessing people in many foreign countries, have a way of recognizing American tourists from the moment they are heard saying, “Hey, how ya doin’?”

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Expat Living

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

4 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of September news from the last 50 years

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

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IKEA repreentatives to talk at American Society

5 MONTHS AGO
IKEA repreentatives to talk at American Society

Two representatives of Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA will give a talk at the American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) in Guadalajara on Tuesday, September 5, 10:30 a.m.

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City Living - January 25, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
City Living - January 25, 2020

Dragon dance

Sunday, January 26, experience the Chinese New Year with a presentation of the dragon dance, and other rituals, by the students and professors of Kung-Fu Dragón Inmortal, one of the most acclaimed Kung Fu schools in Guadalajara. The Chinese New Year falls on Saturday, January 25...

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City Living – March 16, 2019

4 YEARS 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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At LLT, Met Live’s reinvigorated ‘Carmen’ has modern-day relevance

31 MINS AGO
At LLT, Met Live’s reinvigorated  ‘Carmen’ has modern-day relevance

Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) and the Chapala Opera Guild offer “Carmen,” the fifth of a nine-opera Met Live in HD replay series Saturday, Sunday and Monday, February 24 to 26, 4 p.m.

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‘All You Need Is Love’ world premiere at St. Andrew’s

34 MINS AGO
‘All You Need Is Love’ world premiere at St. Andrew’s

There are certain songs we’ll never forget, and the four lads from Liverpool wrote many of them.

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Laguna Chapalac - February 17, 2024

46 MINS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 17, 2024

Open Circle

Phil Rylett presents “Touching Ajijic’s Past” at Open Circle, at the Lake Chapala Society, Sunday, February 18, 10:30 a.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - February 10, 2024

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 10, 2024

Open Circle

The Pedro Rey Mariachi School in Ajijic will present a Valentine’s concert at Open Circle, at the Lake Chapala Society, Sunday, February 11, 10:30 a.m.

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Museum showcases history of Vallarta art scene

8 MONTHS AGO
Museum showcases history of Vallarta art scene

Tucked away in Puerto Vallarta’s Colonia El Remance, nestled next to tourist favorite Zona Romantica, is ARTe Vallarta Museo, showcasing an art genre unique to the city: Arte Vallarta.

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North Banderas Beat - March 11, 2023

11 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 11, 2023

I’m forever in awe of folks who do what seems a zillion things in a day, not only to make a buck but because it ignites their passions.

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North Banderas Beat - February 10, 2024

7 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 10, 2024

Surrounded by art in all its forms is one of the many reasons my love of the area expands day by day.

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North Banderas Beat - January 27, 2024

21 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 27, 2024

When asked to write about my recent surgery and the process, I was as eager as anyone to know how it would go! To carry on from my last article, I wholeheartedly endorse the medical care at CMQ Hospital in Bucerias and my doctor Javier Díaz Núñez.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

3 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

Bocce Ball Tournament

A few weeks after hosting an elegant dinner dance in late January, the Bocce Ball Committee and aficionados of the sport donned shorts and t-shirts to face off in the 6th annual Bocce Ball Tournament on February 15.

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La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

4 YEARS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – February 15, 2020

Otra Vez

Last November, a little thrift store named Otra Vez opened its doors to the residents of La Manzanilla and became an instant hit with both the Mexican and expat communities.  Operating solely with donations and dedicated volunteers, it is now in its second year with no signs of slowin...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

3 YEARS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - April 04, 2020

In the Bahia de Navidad everyone is doing their part to stay safe and help each other. As some businesses close down, others stay open to keep the community safe and supplied with basic essentials and information regarding Covid-19.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

3 YEARS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 22, 2020

Four years ago, a small team of big-hearted Canadian and Americans decided they wanted to give something substantial back to the community.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

2 YEARS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - March 27, 2021

Officials in Jalisco and Puerto Vallarta, in the face of Covid-19, are hoping for a little-quieter-than-normal Semana Santa, but that doesn’t mean Tapatios will resist the lure of the beaches of the Bay of Banderas.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

3 YEARS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 06, 2021

Races

To celebrate the Día de Amor y Amistad (Valentine’s Day), two races, sponsored by the Municipal Sports Advisory Committee (Comude), will be held on Sunday, February 14 along two areas: the Malecon and the Rio Pitillal linear parkway.

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Mexican Lifestyles

Days of the Dead in Michoacán

3 YEARS AGO
Days of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Days of the Dead coincide with the Christian All Souls and All Saints Day, November 1 and November 2.

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When to tip – and not to tip

6 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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A tequila adventure in a different direction

2 YEARS AGO
A tequila adventure in a different direction

The Centro Educativo Jaltepec’s new tequila tour to benefit its students is far and away something beyond the typical tours to the agave regions.

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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

3 YEARS AGO

The Mexican Senate has approved reforms to the General Law of National Assets, increasing the fines for establishments or individuals that restrict access to Mexico’s beaches, to more than one million pesos.

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A date with Belabot & Michibot

2 MONTHS AGO
A date with Belabot & Michibot

In a naked move to capitalize on the current interest in AI, I decided to accept an invitation to eat at El Gato in Guadalajara, and to write about the experience.

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The TexMex taste of my childhood

11 MONTHS AGO
The TexMex taste of my childhood

A meal at La Fiesta starts with a delicious salsa and chips delivered to the table.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

4 YEARS 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

5 YEARS 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

Environmental sustainability paramount at new US mission

1 HOUR AGO
Environmental sustainability paramount at new US mission

According to Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington, the design architects for the new U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, the multi-building campus includes a 12,000-square-meter office building, entry pavilions, support and utility buildings, recreational areas and two 150-vehicle underground p...

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FIFA announces Guadalajara’s 2026 World Cup schedule

1 HOUR AGO
FIFA announces Guadalajara’s 2026 World Cup schedule

The official calendar for the 2026 World Cup, to be hosted jointly by the United States, Mexico and Canada, was revealed this week, with Guadalajara’s Akron Stadium set to host four first-round games.

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Glitches dim video-mapping glamor

56 MINS AGO
Glitches dim video-mapping glamor

The video-mapping projections screened at the Chapala waterfront pitched as a highlight of the February 8 to 13 Carnaval festivities were plagued by last-minute schedule changes and technical issues that tarnished the program’s expected glamor.

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New wheels and life insurance for Chapala cops

1 HOUR AGO
New wheels and life  insurance for Chapala cops

The Chapala police force received a boost last week with the acquisition of new patrol vehicles, life insurance policies and uniforms for officers.

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Cabañas showcases city’s visual riches

1 HOUR AGO
Cabañas showcases city’s visual riches

An outstanding collection of photographs commemorating 200 years since the founding of Jalisco as a free, sovereign state is on display until March 17 at Guadalajara’s Instituto Cultural Cabañas.

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Environmental nightmare seen from space

1 HOUR AGO
Environmental nightmare seen from space

Remember the 1973 science fiction thriller Soylent Green? Look no farther than the increasingly slimy shores of Lake Chapala for what could turn into an impending true-life tale of ecological disaster.

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Consulate to offer voter assistance workshops

1 HOUR AGO
Consulate to offer voter assistance workshops

For guidance on how U.S. citizens residing in Mexico can vote in the 2024 elections, representatives of the Guadalajara Consulate General will conduct voter assistance workshops to be held Monday, February 26 on the grounds of the Lake Chapala Society, Calle 16 de Septiembre 16-A in Ajijic.

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Election interference in Jalisco a real threat, NGO says

1 HOUR AGO

The possibility that criminal groups will interfere in June’s federal and local elections is higher in Jalisco than in most other states in Mexico, an independent study has concluded.

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PV welcomes female tennis players to 1st WTA tournament

1 HOUR AGO

Puerto Vallarta is hosting a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) event for the first time.

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Puerto Vallarta to host its 15th Ceviche Festival

21 DAYS AGO

Puerto Vallarta will host the 15th edition of the Festival del Ceviche y Aguachile on Sunday, January 28 in the Parque Hidalgo. 

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Election will ‘test American democracy’

1 MONTHS AGO

A report by the Eurasia Group says that the November 5 presidential election in the United States will “test American democracy to a degree the nation hasn’t experienced in 150 years.”

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US Consulate once again focus of Gaza ire

1 MONTHS AGO

A group of protestors marched from the Minerva Glorieta to the U.S. Consulate, where they condemned the “complicity of the United States with Israel” and its “policy of extermination of the Palestinian people.”

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

2 YEARS AGO
UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

UK spirits giant Diageo will invest $US500 million to expand its tequila production center located in the Jalisco municipality of Atotonilco El Alto and build one new distillery in La Barca, generating more than 1,000 direct jobs for Jalisco, company executives and Governor Enrique Alfaro announced ...

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The British Council marks a milestone

5 YEARS 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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Obituaries - February 03, 2024

14 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - February 03, 2024

Mary Agnes Bahns

Former Ajijic resident Mary Agnes Bahns, 88, passed away December 26, 2023 at the Legacy Arbors Memory Care in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Obituaries - December 30, 2023

1 MONTHS AGO
Obituaries - December 30, 2023

Lori Naudin Truly

Lori Lee Naudin Truly, a long-time resident and visitor in Ajijic, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2023 at the Christopher House Hospice in Austin, Texas surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Where to watch the Super Bowl

7 DAYS AGO

To watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 11, these organizations promise to help you with big-screen television and partying:

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Charros part of new pro softball league

14 DAYS AGO
Charros part of new pro softball league

A major sporting development that has largely gone under the radar is the creation of the first professional women’s softball league in Mexico.

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