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¡Ay, qué calor!

¡Ay, qué calor!

It’s that time of year when folks get all hot and bothered about the hot a...

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - June 01, 2024

7 Days Ago
Entertainment Guide - June 01, 2024

OFJ season

The second program of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (OFJ) summer season welcomes guest director Chelsea Gallo and saxophonist Rodrigo Garibay.

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Culture to flood city during May

1 Months Ago
Culture to flood city during May

The 27th edition of Guadalajara’s May Cultural Festival gets underway May 7, 8 and 9, with three performances at the Teatro Degollado of Beethoven’s Ninth (Choral) Symphony, marking 200 years since its debut at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna, Austria.

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Lakeside charity to benefit from LLT’s staging of ‘tragic but ultimately uplifting’ play

7 Days Ago
Lakeside charity to benefit from LLT’s staging of ‘tragic but ultimately uplifting’ play

Lakeside Little Theatre will present the award-winning drama “Facing East” June 21, 22 and 23, in honor of Gay Pride Month and to raise funds for the local non-profit Ajijic Cares.

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Las Voces del Lago to perform next month

18 Days Ago
Las Voces del Lago to perform next month

Las Voces del Lago is hard at work preparing for its third concert series to be presented at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday,  June 13, 14 and 15, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, San Jorge 250, Riberas del Pilar.

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Ribera Arts Review - June 01, 2024

7 Days Ago
Ribera Arts Review - June 01, 2024

Film

The BRAVO Theatre is reprising its “Mamma Mia!” sing-a-long movie nights Friday to Sunday, May 31, June 1 and 2, 4 p.m. Roy Haynes will host each evening in a different surprise character.

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Ribera Arts Review - May 25, 2024

14 Days Ago
Ribera Arts Review - May 25, 2024

Film

• The Chapala Indie Film Festival will screen a selection of locally produced movie shorts on the Ajijic Malecon, Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m. Bring your blanket, tarp or pillow to enjoy the flicks under the stars.

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At the Movies - May 04, 2024

1 Months Ago

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows.

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At the Movies - April 20, 2024

1 Months Ago

Civil War

A journey across a dystopian future America, following a team of military-embedded journalists as they race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House.

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Columns

Breathtaking outdoor sites to visit in San Luis Potosí

20 Days Ago
Breathtaking outdoor sites to visit in San Luis Potosí

The state of San Luis Potosí is famed for its breathtaking landscapes, especially its fantastic waterfalls, rivers and cliffs — not to mention some surrealistic sculpture gardens.

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‘Ancestral watercolor’ exhibit launches May Culture Festival

28 Days Ago
‘Ancestral watercolor’ exhibit launches May Culture Festival

Getting a head’s start on Guadalajara’s 27th Festival Cultural de Mayo on May 2 was the opening of “Acuarelas Ancestrales” (Ancestral Watercolors), an exhibition of  paintings by local muralist Jorge Monroy, to be displayed at the Casa Feria in the city’s historic ...

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Daring alchemists: thunderous funerals, soaring castles aflame with burning proverbs

20 Days Ago
Daring alchemists: thunderous funerals, soaring castles aflame with burning proverbs

Two recent explosions at small fireworks workshops in the Ciénega region of Jalisco which claimed the lives of eight people have focused attention on this long-standing craft activity.

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Clearing fields, pitting oneself against unyielding heat and spined brush

1 Months Ago
Clearing fields, pitting oneself against unyielding heat and spined brush

On the cusp of May, the hottest month of the Jalisco highlands, campesinos are making a last push to burn off their fields, mend toppled fences of rock, barbed wire and long-spined huisache branches, readying milpas (corn fields) for hand planting before mid-June rains arrive.

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Choices, choices... new software & new cars

1 Months Ago

Software as a Service (SaaS) is the direction in which the software industry wants to move so that everyone is required to pay a recurring fee (every month or every year) to keep using their software.

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ChatGPT holiday depression?

5 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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Conservative Jalisco voters face presidential election dilemma

20 Days Ago
Conservative Jalisco voters face presidential election dilemma

In most of Mexico’s 32 states, voters have an easy choice in the June 2 presidential election.

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Is former ‘golden boy’ of local politics losing his glitter?

28 Days Ago
Is former ‘golden boy’ of local politics losing his glitter?

Has an optimistic young man with lofty goals of changing Mexico’s political system dominated by elitist, corrupt parties finally opted out by throwing in his lot with Morena, a party which, in the eyes of some Mexicans, is little more than a renaissance of the nation’s failed populist pa...

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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

8 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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¡Ay, qué calor!

14 Days Ago
¡Ay, qué calor!

It’s that time of year when folks get all hot and bothered about the hot and bothersome weather.

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La Voz de las Campanas

28 Days Ago
La Voz de las Campanas

This editorial is dedicated to Mr. Buckley, the grumpy gringo whose March 23 comment on a Facebook thread called the boisterous pealing of Ajijic’s church bells “annoying”  and demanded an explanation of its meaning.

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Fascinating home-made remedies

7 Days Ago

There have always been helpful magazines and innovative adventurers sharing various at-home recipes for curing all manner of physical defects and home repairs, including being elderly.

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Gringo Hunters: cross-border law and order operators

20 Days Ago
Gringo Hunters: cross-border law and order operators

Okay, this column is a warning.

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Expat Living

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

8 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

9 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

5 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 - June 01, 2024

7 Days Ago

St. Mark’s Anglican

An international worship community offering the only English-language worship in metro Guadalajara.

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Madama Butterfly at LLT

14 Days Ago

Japan at the turn of the 20th century: Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton of the U.S. Navy inspects a house overlooking Nagasaki harbor that he is leasing from Goro, a marriage broker.

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Laguna Chapalac - June 01, 2024

7 Days Ago
Laguna Chapalac - June 01, 2024

Open Circle

Greg Custer  presents “Murder, Mayhem, and Mexico: Non-natural death and what the statistics reveal” at the next gathering of Open Circle, Sunday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. in the garden of the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - May 25, 2024

14 Days Ago
Laguna Chapalac - May 25, 2024

Open Circle

Kat Miller  presents “The Aging Paradox: Unveiling the Dynamic Interplay Between Decline and Expansion” at the next gathering of Open Circle, Sunday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. in the garden of the Lake Chapala Society.

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Museum showcases history of Vallarta art scene

1 YEAR 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

1 YEAR 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 - March 23, 2024

2 Months Ago
North Banderas Beat - March 23, 2024

Spring has a special vibe around Banderas Bay. This time of year, I live in denial, as others speak of the season ending, I dig in my heals, “NO”!

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North Banderas Beat - March 09, 2024

3 Months Ago
North Banderas Beat - March 09, 2024

Sometimes living in paradise feels like a fairytale and other times it feels like magic.

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La Manzanilla Memo - March 01, 2020

4 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

4 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

4 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

3 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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The capital offers excellent dining options for Easter

2 Months Ago
The capital offers excellent dining options for Easter

If you’re looking for a place to visit over Easter but don’t want to find yourself surrounded by loud, drunken hordes, skip the beach and consider Mexico City. The traffic will be less frenetic, the air cleaner, the museums and restaurants less crowded.

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A date with Belabot & Michibot

6 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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Weathering the calor: avoiding heat stress

5 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

Man shot at Guadalajara Airport

7 Days Ago

A platform taxi driver said to be in his early 30s was shot and seriously injured at the gas station/convenience store located at the Guadalajara International Airport Wednesday, May 29. 

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Hotel lift plunges 3 floors

7 Days Ago

Guadalajara firefighters rescued ten people trapped in an elevator that plunged several floors at the Aránzazu Hotel in downtown Guadalajara last weekend.

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Push to finish Red Cross facility

7 Days Ago
Push to finish Red Cross facility

The new Cruz Roja Chapala (CRC) healthcare facility is near completion, but still needs around six million pesos to finish construction and equip the building. Fundraising efforts are now going into high gear to get the job done.

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Chapala, metro-area decide not to apply dry law on election day

7 Days Ago

Early this week the Chapala government posted a notice on Facebook that a dry law (ley seca) would be applied in the municipality from midnight to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, Mexico’s election day.

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Scorching weather to drag on, maybe until start of July

14 Days Ago

The sweltering heat wave will continue this weekend and into next week in most parts of Jalisco, with temperatures ranging from 38 to 45 degrees Celcius (104-113F).

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Sewage spill recurs on Ajijic beach

14 Days Ago
Sewage spill recurs on Ajijic beach

Leakage of wastewater from an above-ground sewage collection tank located on the beach a short distance east of the Ajijic pier was detected on the morning of Saturday, May 18.

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Nine die in campaign rally stage collapse

14 Days Ago

Nine people died and dozens were injured on May 22, when a fierce wind surge caused the collapse of a stage at a campaign rally for Lorenia Canavati, the Citizens Movement (MC) candidate for mayor of San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo Leon.

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Independent panel tries to learn from Covid management errors

20 Days Ago

Mexico ranked fourth worldwide in the number of “excess deaths” during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an independent commission installed in February to examine how Mexico managed the global health emergency.

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PV awaits huge influx for Pride week

28 Days Ago

Puerto Vallarta will receive 22,000 visitors for the 11th edition of Vallarta Pride, scheduled May 17 to 26. 

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Less frequented beach gets a brand new pier

1 Months Ago
Less frequented beach gets a brand new pier

Jalisco’s Secretary of Tourism Vanessa Pérez Lamas was on hand recently at the inauguration of the revamped pier in Boca de Tomatlán,

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Mexican voters to get free coffee, cookies

14 Days Ago

The Jalisco branch of the National Restaurant Chamber (Canirac) says that many eateries in the state will offer free coffee, juice and cookies, or discounts on food, to Mexican citizens who vote in the federal and local elections on Sunday, June 2.

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Trump to send hit squads to Mexico?

28 Days Ago

According to a report by Rolling Stone, should Donald Trump be reelected he intends to send “hit squads” of U.S. special forces into Mexico on covert missions targeting the heads of drug cartels. 

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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

6 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 - June 01, 2024

7 Days Ago
Obituary - June 01, 2024

María Elvira Curiel Lomelí

María Elvira Curiel Lomelí, the mother of Chapala’s incumbent mayor, died May 24 while undergoing treatment for a medical emergency at a Guadalajara hospital.

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Obituaries - May 04, 2024

1 Months Ago
Obituaries - May 04, 2024

Karyn Carpenter

After a long fight against cancer, Karyn Carpenter died on April 23 in Ajijic, the village she had made her home for several years.

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Chivas women to host European champions

7 Days Ago

The Chivas’ women’s team has one important game left on their calendar, even though the ladies were eliminated from this season’s Liga Mx Femenil playoffs at the quarter-final stage last month.

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Boxer at a crossroads: Where does Canelo go from here?

20 Days Ago
Boxer at a crossroads: Where does Canelo go from here?

Fresh from his straightforward victory over compatriot Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas on May 6, Guadalajara superstar boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has bragged that no rival can match his talent at the current moment.

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Tapatios praise pope as he heads for retirement

Catholics in Guadalajara seemed stunned Monday after learning that Pope Benedict XVI has become the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign his position as head of the Roman Catholic Church.


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