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Día de la cruz display

Día de la cruz display

Ajijic’s Centro Cultural and local merchants collaborated in putting up a ...

Obituaries - May 08, 2021

Obituaries - May 08, 2021

Mary Alice Sargent

Mary Alice Sargent, a former resident of Ajijic and San Anto...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Local group to stage debut opera

5 MONTHS AGO
Local group to stage debut opera

Expat opera buffs starved of a fix in these culturally bereft times, should go online Saturday evening to watch – and support – a local version of “Madame Butterfly,” the first original production sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara’s Conjunto Santander. 

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Urban artists are serious professionals, not hobbyists, contest winner says

5 MONTHS AGO
Urban artists are serious professionals, not hobbyists, contest winner says

Daniel Reséndiz, a Guadalajara artist better known as Mack, has defended the Jalisco’s government’s initiative to allow urban artists the opportunity  to paint murals on columns supporting elevated sections of Guadalajara’s new Tren Ligero (subway) line.

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Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

20 DAYS AGO
Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

Besides its links with locales that travel-hungry photographer Larry Orinovsky has visited or called home, perhaps his work’s most outstanding feature is its frequent depiction of beauty in the creations of others, be it carpentry, sculpture, architecture, handicrafts or even a row of colorful...

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Two local theaters team up to schedule workshop in May

20 DAYS AGO
Two local theaters team up to schedule workshop in May

The BRAVO! and Bare Stage theaters present “Giving and Taking Direction: with Bernadette Jones” from May 7 to June 25.

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Ribera Arts Review - May 08, 2021

43 MINS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - May 08, 2021

Concerts in the Park

The Lake Chapala Society Concerts in the Park Series continues this summer, serving up top quality and affordable outdoor entertainment in the LCS gardens, with social distancing.

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Ribera Arts Review - May 01, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - May 01, 2021

Art show and sale

An exhibition and sale of paintings by local artists and some children developing their talents will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 30, May 1 and 2, at the Hotel Real de Chapala, Paseo del Prado 20, La Floresta. The inauguration of the show is Friday, April 30, 5:30 p....

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At the Movies - May 08, 2021

1 HOUR AGO

Half Brothers

Renato, a Mexican aviation exec, is shocked to learn he has an American half-brother he never knew about, the free-spirited Asher.

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At the Movies - April 24, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

Nomadland

A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

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Columns

Ushering in Mexico’s hot spring: Tia Tepache and the jacarandas

1 MONTHS AGO
Ushering in Mexico’s hot spring: Tia Tepache and the jacarandas

March is a time when trees full of lavender and blue explode along many avenues of Guadalajara and stain certain rural roadsides like the magical blood of ancient Nahua gods.

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From New York ad executive to curing Indians in a remote village

2 MONTHS AGO
From New York ad executive  to curing Indians in a remote village

As the 1960s came to an end, a woman who had built a fast-paced New York advertising career (Helen Rubenstein’s advertising manager, vice-president of a mid-sized advertising agency, copy group head for Baten Barton Durstine and Osborn), who had reared a family, and seen her husband pass away,...

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The dark web & stolen data

14 DAYS 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

1 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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Money doesn’t fuel Canelo’s motivation but star boxer is not averse to its lures

1 HOUR AGO
Money doesn’t fuel Canelo’s motivation but star boxer is not averse to its lures

Regardless of the outcome, Tapatio pugilist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will walk away from Saturday’s big fight in Arlington, Texas (see story right), a mere $US22 million the richer.

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Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

3 MONTHS AGO
Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

With insurrection in Washington D.C. and Covid-19 vaccinations lagging around the world, only a fervent optimist can cherish January hopes that 2021 will be a year of golden good fortune.

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

4 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

4 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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Adapting to unknown territory

52 MINS AGO
Adapting to unknown territory

Judging by off-the-wall comments floating around in cyberspace these days, it’s obvious that newbie immigrants at lakeside and others who have been here for a while ought to make an effort to get their bearings in terms of local geography, Mexican history and long-held customs in the communiti...

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Lake Chapala’s legendary monsters

13 DAYS AGO
Lake Chapala’s legendary monsters

Remember back six months from now when there were reports of one or more crocodiles sighted in Lake Chapala´s waters?

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Rainbirds, get chirring!

6 DAYS AGO

The rainbirds have looked at their tiny shadows and will be here soon warning that rains will be coming to freshen the air, help the farmers irrigate, deliver communities water supplies, either for drinking, sanitation or general use.

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Leaf blower concerts

13 DAYS AGO
Leaf blower concerts

It’s time again to curse leaf blowers.

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Expat Living

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

2 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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Briefly - February 06, 2021

3 MONTHS AGO

AstraZeneca vaccine not for sale

Mexico’s health regulator, Cofepris, has issued a warning about the illegal sale of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Mexico.

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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 - May 08, 2021

42 MINS AGO

Lake Chapala Baptist

The Lake Chapala Baptist Church will be open Sunday, May 9, 10:45 a.m., for in-person service. Covid protocols, including masks, sanitizing and social distancing will be followed.

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Weekly Worship - May 01, 2021

6 DAYS AGO

St. Andrew’s Anglican

The fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, St. Andrews has in-person service. All Covid protocols are followed and masks must be worn.

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Laguna Chapalac - May 08, 2021

49 MINS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - May 08, 2021

Global birders day

Lake Chapala Birders is an informal group of bird observers led by John and Rosemary Keeling.

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Laguna Chapalac - May 01, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - May 01, 2021

Bird watching workshop

Because of the great success of a workshop held in early April, another bird watching get-together is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 2, 8 a.m.

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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 - March 27, 2021

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 27, 2021

As my last official article for this 2020/2021 season, I want to thank my readers, and the publishers, for allowing me to use my voice to support the area I love and am proud to call home.

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North Banderas Beat - March 13, 2021

1 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 13, 2021

Wellbeing

Typically, this is the time of year when folks get crazed about getting beach body fit. For me, it’s about checking in on how I’m feeling.

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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

1 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

3 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

6 MONTHS 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

3 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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Senate beefs up laws on access to beaches

7 MONTHS 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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Masocta-PV highway not totally safe, US says

7 MONTHS AGO

Despite the recent renovations to the Highway 554 linking the Jalisco town of Mascota with Puerto Vallarta (reported in last week’s edition), the U.S. State Department believes the road is far from safe for travel.

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The Scallion dining experience – just follow the crowds

58 MINS AGO
The Scallion dining experience – just follow the crowds

Scallion Ajijic Bistro has become Social Centro at Lakeside.

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Breakfast with an exalted reputation

2 MONTHS AGO
Breakfast with an exalted reputation

Although Guadalajara’s Boulangerie Central has been open long enough to receive the city’s highest rating on Trip Advisor for its breakfasts, for some reason I had never been there until this week.

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Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic, elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

2 MONTHS AGO
Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic,  elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a message from God — seriously — delivered to me in the middle of my morning sun, reading and coffee ritual, which never fails to turn my mind to higher things.

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Prolific local author, prodded by pandemic, elucidates existential anxieties – and their solutions

2 MONTHS AGO

“Living is no Laughing Matter” came to me like a message from God — seriously — delivered to me in the middle of my morning sun, reading and coffee ritual, which never fails to turn my mind to higher things.

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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

2 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

Switch to our vaccination model, governor urges federal government

1 HOUR AGO
Switch to our vaccination model, governor urges federal government

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has urged the federal government to adopt the fluid model for vaccinations used between April 28 and May 4 that saw 161,689 doses of the CanSino vaccine administered to the state’s teachers and educational personnel.

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Scrutiny turns to GDL light train network

1 HOUR AGO
Scrutiny turns to GDL light train network

A day after this week’s tragic metro line overpass collapse in Mexico City that killed 24 people, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro ordered an immediate safety review of Guadalajara’s three Tren Ligero lines, with special emphasis on the elevated section of the recently opened 21-kilometer...

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Día de la cruz display

35 MINS AGO
Día de la cruz display

Ajijic’s Centro Cultural and local merchants collaborated in putting up a colorful Day of the Holy Cross altar displayed at the plaza bandstand Monday, May 3.

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Chapala advances to semis

36 MINS AGO
Chapala advances to semis

Chapala’s soccer team has found a rich vein of form to progress to the semi finals of the annual Copa Jalisco amateur competition, after clobbering Tuxcueca in two back-to-back encounters.

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State closes temporary Covid-19 hospital

1 HOUR AGO
State closes temporary Covid-19 hospital

Due to the lower rates of Covid-19 hospitalizations in Jalisco, the state government has suspended its operation at the Ángel Leaño Hospital,

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Double homicide reported in San Cristobal in Jocotepec

1 HOUR AGO

State authorities are investigating a presumed double homicide of two men whose bodies were discovered Tuesday, May 4, inside a property in a subdivision of San Cristobal Zapotitlán, in the municipality of Jocotepec.

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Businesses face human capital risk due to Covid, advisory firm says

1 HOUR AGO

New practices such as working from home, plus the anxiety caused by changes in routine and loss of income during the pandemic, have altered the dynamics of many businesses in Mexico, leading to higher human capital risk, according to analysis by human capital advisory firm QIBO.

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Forget it, indigenous groups tell president after Mayan apology

1 HOUR AGO

Various communities, groups, organizations and individuals that make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) have rejected an apology issued by Mexico’s president to the indigenous Mayan people for the wrongs committed against them over more than five centuries.

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Isla Cuale, nearing 95, gets a facelift

13 DAYS AGO
Isla Cuale, nearing 95, gets a facelift

It is literally an oasis in the middle of the busy city of Puerto Vallarta, the sparkling gem of a tourist town hugging the Bay of Banderas, from the Marina district marking the northern border, curving and stretching south to Conchas Chinas and beyond to the road to Mismaloya.

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Navy captain takes control in Vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO

Following the assassination of former Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval last month, the Mexican Navy (Semar) has taken charge of municipal public security in Puerto Vallarta.

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Chile raises Chinese vaccine concerns

14 DAYS AGO

Doubts are being raised in Chile over the effectiveness of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, which has already been applied to half of that nation’s adult population, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

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Are wealthy nations doing enough to vaccinate the rest of the world?

2 MONTHS AGO

As rich nations ramp up their Covid vaccination programs, many low-income and developing countries have yet to administer a single jab. 

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The British Council marks a milestone

2 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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Inflation soars to 6.77 percent in 2018

3 YEARS 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 - May 08, 2021

55 MINS AGO
Obituaries - May 08, 2021

Mary Alice Sargent

Mary Alice Sargent, a former resident of Ajijic and San Antonio Tlayacapan, died peacefully during the evening of April 21, in Jacksonville, Alabama. She was 86.

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Obituaries - May 01, 2021

6 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - May 01, 2021

Barbara Jeri Gross

While visiting her best friend Karen Bloom in Michigan, Barbara Jeri Gross passed away unexpectedly on April 4.

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Eight Jalisco athletes bound for Tokyo so far

1 HOUR AGO
Eight Jalisco athletes bound for Tokyo so far

Two more Jaliscienses have booked their passage for the Tokyo Olympics: Úrsula Sánchez and José Luis Santana (right), who will participate in the women’s and men’s marathons. 

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Stadium capacities increased as Chivas, Atlas seek playoff glory

1 HOUR AGO

The Liga Mx pro soccer season has entered the playoff stage with both of Guadalajara’s teams, Chivas and Atlas, still involved.

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