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Aguirre 2.0

I expect many readers weren’t living here 20 years ago when Alejandro Agui...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - November 27, 2021

3 HOURS AGO

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

The final program of the season sees two OFJ ensembles interpreting “The Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen and “Quinteto Instrumental” by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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Troves of abstraction fill Cabañas museum

13 DAYS AGO
Troves of abstraction fill Cabañas museum

It isn’t that Guadalajara’s Instituto Cultural Cabañas never includes non-pictorial art among the four or five shows that it typically exhibits simultaneously.

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‘Eurydice:’ impressive, gratifying grand opera, courtesy of New York Met

7 DAYS AGO
‘Eurydice:’ impressive, gratifying  grand opera, courtesy of New York Met

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days.

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LLT provides powerful glimpse into oppression

13 DAYS AGO
LLT provides powerful glimpse into oppression

The Lakeside Little Theatre production of “The Madres” by Stephanie Alison Walker gives the audience a personal and painful look into Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

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Ribera Arts Review - November 27, 2021

3 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 27, 2021

Concerts in the Park

December 1, in a special tribute for World AIDS Day in collaborations with Ajijic Cares, the Queen Live Forever Band plays at 3:30 p.m. and Roy Gomez Cruz performs the Freddie Mercury Story at 6 p.m. Tickets, 350 general and 500 pesos VIP, are available at the LCS website using...

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Ribera Arts Review - November 20, 2021

7 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - November 20, 2021

Concerts in the Park

Wendy Laurier performs Heat Wave, a tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Sunday, November 21, with two shows: 2:30 and 5 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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At the Movies - November 27, 2021

5 HOURS AGO

Encanto

A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith.

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At the Movies - November 20, 2021

7 DAYS AGO

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

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Columns

Young Guadalajara hiker/entrepreneur develops ultralight backpacks

7 DAYS AGO
Young Guadalajara hiker/entrepreneur develops ultralight backpacks

When a hiker decides to spend the night sleeping under the stars, he or she becomes a backpacker and is immediately confronted by a dilemma: How can I get the most comfort at my campsite while carrying the least amount of weight on my back?

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Bonsais and butterflies hidden away in the Metropolitano Park

13 DAYS AGO
Bonsais and butterflies hidden away in the Metropolitano Park

The Parque Metropolitano is Guadalajara’s biggest urban park, a carpet of green covering 108 hectares and a favorite site for joggers, cyclists and dog walkers.

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The dark web & stolen data

7 MONTHS AGO

My friend Sally received an urgent message from her free email provider, Google Gmail, saying she needed to immediately change her password.

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COMPUTER CORNER: Fighting Google’s changes in URL protocols

8 MONTHS AGO

Internet users have a really hard time understanding URLs. Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the protocol used to specify addresses on the internet. Typically a URL begins with “https://www” and includes a domain name such as “google.com” then can continue for dozens, hundred...

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Remembering Mexico’s second worst student massacre

5 MONTHS AGO
Remembering Mexico’s second worst student massacre

June 10 sees the 50th anniversary of “El Halconazo,” or the “Corpus Christi Massacre,” when a government-trained paramilitary group known as Los Halcones (The Hawks) attacked and murdered students demonstrating against restrictions on their freedoms in Mexico City.

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Past & present converge, as indigenous human rights defender is recognized

9 MONTHS AGO
Past & present converge, as indigenous human rights defender is recognized

While not widely reported, the unveiling of a statue of indigenous warrior Francisco Tenamaxtli in Guadalajara’s Plaza Fundadores (Founders Square) on Guadalajara’s 478th birthday was of special significance – not least for the eternal struggle to recognize human rights.

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

5 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

5 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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Aguirre 2.0

7 DAYS AGO

I expect many readers weren’t living here 20 years ago when Alejandro Aguirre served his first term as Chapala mayor.

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Tributes to the dearly departed

21 DAYS AGO

One of the most fascinating facets of Mexico’s commemoration of Día de Muertos is the custom of creating memorial altars laden with offerings to attract lost souls for holiday visits with living loved ones.

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The sport of American tourist spotting

4 HOURS AGO

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

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Adventures in invasive surgery, Part II

7 DAYS AGO

Following from last week’s tale of surgical restoration, my new doctor gave me a new date. New hope. New life. 

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Expat Living

Briefly - July, 10 2021

4 MONTHS AGO

Tragic cycle ride

A young female cyclist who was wearing headphones died when she was struck by a light train at the intersection of Lazaro Cardenas and Colon in Guadalajara.

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

9 MONTHS AGO
Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

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

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Reporter marks seven years

Founder and publisher of the Colony Reporter, Bob Thurston, writes in his Potpourri column: With last week’s issue of the Reporter we finis...

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City Living - January 25, 2020

1 YEAR 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

2 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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Weekly Worship - November 27, 2021

3 HOURS AGO

Lakeside Presbyterian

Sunday, November 28, Pastor Wayne will give the sermon. David is perhaps the greatest of all the kings of Israel.

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Weekly Worship - November 20, 2021

7 DAYS AGO

Christ Church Lakeside

Christ Church Lakeside, a parish of the Diocese of the West in the Anglican Church of Mexico, will observe the last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King Sunday, November 21, by celebrating the Holy Eucharist Service in person and via Zoom at 10:30 a.m. in our location two ...

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Laguna Chapalac - November 27, 2021

4 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 27, 2021

Christmas Bazaars

ANAVETS will host a bazaar, Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Large round tables will rent for 100 pesos. Contact Cindy Thompson, rcteaz@yahoo.com or 331-895-6866.

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Laguna Chapalac - November 20, 2021

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - November 20, 2021

Grand piano makes debut

Mary Bragg received her Yamaha grand piano at La Pueblita on November 10. The same day, 13-year old piano prodigy Lee Schneider gave a concert for all  La Pueblita residents.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

1 YEAR AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - March 28, 2020

Village & Covid-19

Normally at this time in March, the tourists and snowbirds are trickling northward as fundraisers and community events are winding down, ending the high season at a leisurely pace.

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‘Tis the season to be scammed

1 YEAR AGO

At this time of year, as the snowbirds return and tourists are everywhere, it’s paradise … for scammers.

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North Banderas Beat - November 20, 2021

7 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 20, 2021

Folks visiting the north bay, in my perception, fall into three categories: sun worshippers embracing pool time all day long, foodies who delight in all things Mexican, and music lovers eager to dance the night away, whether to flamenco, world music, jazz, bossa nova, rock ‘n’ roll or al...

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North Banderas Beat - November 06, 2021

21 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - November 06, 2021

Smiles and sunshine

Nothing compares to returning to north Banderas Bay after a summer away. After the crazy months of restrictions we’re embracing living outdoors, dancing, connecting with others, taking endless beach walks, and eating the healthiest food that is readily available.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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

8 MONTHS 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

9 MONTHS 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

1 YEAR 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

4 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

27 DAYS 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

1 YEAR 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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Casa del Sol Inn: A refreshing new recipe for the traditional brunch

1 MONTHS AGO
Casa del Sol Inn: A refreshing new recipe for the traditional brunch

If you believe in nutritionist Adele Davis’s dictum, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper,” you will want to give the Casa del Sol Inn’s breakfast/brunch a try.

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Fig Fest salutes juicy, healthy fruit

1 MONTHS AGO
Fig Fest salutes juicy, healthy fruit

Figs (higos) are one of the juiciest, sweetest and most fragrant fruits you will find anywhere. Not only that, they are rich in fiber and essential minerals such as manganese, calcium, magnesium, copper and potassium.

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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

2 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

3 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

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

5 HOURS AGO

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

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Briefly - November 27, 2021

5 HOURS AGO

Abducted marines released

Two Mexican marines kidnapped after the wife of an alleged drug kingpin was arrested in Guadalajara were released in a Puerto Vallarta neighborhood last weekend. 

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Local barber perishes in motorcycle accident

4 HOURS AGO

A young man from San Antonio Tlayacapan was killed instantly on Friday, November 19 when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a collision in front of the Ajijic Pemex service station.

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Voters called to Sunday opinion poll

4 HOURS AGO
Voters called to Sunday opinion poll

Chapala Mayor Alejandro Aguirre and District 17 state legislator María Dolores López Jara announced the mechanisms for the statewide public opinion survey on the fiscal pact between the state and federal government that will be held locally on Sunday, November 28.

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Cutting-edge Tequila gets noticed

5 HOURS AGO

SEGITTUR, a division of Spain’s Ministry of Tourism dedicated to the management of innovation and tourism technologies, has designated the town of Tequila as the first Smart Tourist Destination (DTI) in Mexico and Latin America.

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Lawyers file complaint as video allegedly shows Jalisco Supreme Court judge molesting teen

6 HOURS AGO

A magistrate assigned to Jalisco’s Supreme Court is under investigation after a video was leaked showing him allegedly abusing a 15-year-old girl in the kitchen of a house during a family gathering last March.

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AMLO looks to speed up public works

3 HOURS AGO

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is taking flak for issuing a decree that prioritizes public works as a matter of national security and grants ministries the power to ignore regulators.

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Yes, wearing a face mask does work

6 HOURS AGO

Mask-wearing is the single most effective public health measure at tackling Covid-19, according to a study undertaken by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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Infants die in hotel accidents

1 MONTHS AGO

Three tragedies at Puerto Vallarta hotels in the space of a week emphasize the importance for parents and guardians to take extra care of small children while on vacation.

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Carnival cruise ship Returns to vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO
Carnival cruise ship Returns to vallarta

The first cruise ship in more than 18 months arrived in Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday.

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US borders set to reopen in November

1 MONTHS AGO

The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada to fully vaccinated foreigners for non-essential travel in “early November,” the White House announced this week.

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Adult foreigners traveling to US will need to be double-jabbed

2 MONTHS AGO
Adult foreigners traveling to US will need to be double-jabbed

New regulations for travelers entering the United States will come into effect in November, the Joe Biden administration has announced.

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UK’s Diagio expands in Jalisco

1 MONTHS 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

3 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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Obituary - November 27, 2021

1 HOUR AGO
Obituary - November 27, 2021

Dr. Howard Handthorne Frederick

April 1, 1949-August 22, 2021

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Obituaries - November 20, 2021

7 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - November 20, 2021

Betty Petersen

Internationally renowned artist Betty Petersen passed away November 7 at age 91.

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Astros, 0-2, face uphill battle in final

7 DAYS AGO

The Astros de Jalisco lost their first two home games of the National Professional Basketball League (LNBP) championship final against Fuerza Regia of Monterrey on Wednesday and Thursday, by scores of 101-111 and 73-90.  

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Canada makes history, freezing out Mexico in -9°C Edmonton

7 DAYS AGO
Canada makes history, freezing out Mexico in -9°C Edmonton

In its soccer history, Canada has beaten Mexico only four times in 33 games. The last win was 21 years ago in the Gold Cup. The Canucks had never triumphed in a World Cup qualifier.

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