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Obituary - July 17, 2021

Obituary - July 17, 2021

Michael Molloy

Michael Molloy died peacefully July 8 in his Ajijic home, after a ...

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Daring the Delta strain

Daring the Delta strain

Am I the only one noticing a lot of risky behavior going on in our community the...

Arts & Entertainment

Cabañas offers retrospective of Mexican art on the cusp

25 DAYS AGO
Cabañas offers retrospective of Mexican art on the cusp

For a generation of artists probably at the apex of their careers between 1967 and 1977, Jalisco was a good place to be, if a current exhibition at Instituto Cultural Cabañas is any indication.

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Performing arts specialist is new culture secretary

1 MONTHS AGO
Performing arts specialist is new culture secretary

Lourdes Ariadna González Pérez, Jalisco’s newly appointed secretary of culture, assumed office on June 16.

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‘The Walking Man’ rests in Ajijic

5 DAYS AGO
‘The Walking Man’ rests in Ajijic

He arrived at Casa del Sol Inn on Friday afternoon. Long and sinewy, “The Walking Man” was strapped sideways to the top of a modest, gray sedan.

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‘Soft, passionate’ paintings on view at Ajijic soirée

11 DAYS AGO
‘Soft, passionate’ paintings on view at Ajijic soirée

A meet-the-artist event to peruse the work of an accomplished oil painter whose approach is a little different from a great deal of Lakeside art, is on tap for Saturday, July 24, 4 to 6 p.m., at Casa del Sol Inn in Ajijic.

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Ribera Arts Review - July 24, 2021

5 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 24, 2021

Concert

Cesar Patlan gives a classical guitar concert, Sunday, July 25, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala.

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Ribera Arts Review - July 17, 2021

11 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - July 17, 2021

Theater at LLT

Lakeside Little Theatre’s Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) presents “Light Sensitive,” written by Jim Geoghan and directed by Dave McIntosh, Friday to Sunday, July 16-18. All performances are at 4 p.m. on The Angel Terrace.

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At the Movies - July 24, 2021

5 DAYS AGO

Jungle Cruise

Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.

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At the Movies - July 10, 2021

19 DAYS AGO

Space Jam:A New Legacy

NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this sequel.

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Columns

Treating sewage with the help of volcanic rocks & artificial wetlands

11 DAYS AGO
Treating sewage with the help of volcanic rocks & artificial wetlands

Building a sewage treatment plan is one thing and maintaining it is another, I have learned over the years.

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Salud Digna: low-cost private health care in Mexico

19 DAYS AGO
Salud Digna: low-cost private health care in Mexico

For years I had heard rumors of a place in Guadalajara called Salud Digna where people of scarce economic means could get an eye examination and a good pair of glasses for a price they could actually afford.

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Mexico’s renewal: la temporada seca is a time of bare-bone revelation and spring promise

2 MONTHS AGO
Mexico’s renewal: la temporada seca is a time of bare-bone  revelation and spring promise

The stiff-backed mountains surrounding Guadalajara have long ago turned southern California tan — since December the humpback flanks have been shedding green, turning brown.

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

4 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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The dark web & stolen data

3 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

4 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

1 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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Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

6 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 ...

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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Daring the Delta strain

11 DAYS AGO
Daring the Delta strain

Am I the only one noticing a lot of risky behavior going on in our community these days? Last I heard, the coronavirus pandemic is not only still with us, but now surging in a new wave with the virulent Delta strain.

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Damning in the dark

25 DAYS AGO
Damning in the dark

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, the age old adage says. And so it was while I was furiously cranking out copy as this week’s Reporter deadline loomed just hours away.

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Identifying a new psychological disorder

5 DAYS AGO

Studies seem to show that most people trying to get back to normal after pandemic protocols and worries are experiencing fatigue and listlessness.

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An entire Mexican island is missing

19 DAYS AGO

We have lost an island. A pretty big one at 80 square kilometers.

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Expat Living

Briefly - July, 10 2021

19 DAYS 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

5 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 - July 24, 2021

5 DAYS AGO

Little Chapel by the Lake

Sunday, July 25, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Pastor Pete Campbell will continue to preach from the book of Daniel, chapter 11, Power and Politics.

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St. Andrew’s stained-glass windows explained

11 DAYS AGO
St. Andrew’s stained-glass windows explained

The newly installed stained- glass windows at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar came about thanks to the generosity and hard work of several members of the congregation.

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Laguna Chapalac - July 24, 2021

5 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Michael McLaughlin presents “Reefer Madness” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, July 25, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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Laguna Chapalac - July 17, 2021

11 DAYS AGO

Open Circle

Ricardo Fletes Corona presents “Street Children – Populations, Experiences and Reflections” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

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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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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

9 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

9 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

9 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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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

Airport upgrade under way

5 DAYS AGO
Airport upgrade under way

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro waves the “starting flag” (banderazo) for work to begin officially on the second runway at Guadalajara’s Miguel Hidalgo International Airport.

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A smile worth a thousand words

5 DAYS AGO
A smile worth a thousand words

On Sunday June 27, coinciding with the appearance of a full moon, a male river hippopotamus was born to mama Tami at the Guadalajara Zoo after an eight-month pregnancy.

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Richard Tingen remembered

5 DAYS AGO
Richard Tingen remembered

Family and friends of Richard Tingen gathered on Friday, July 16, for a bittersweet memorial celebration.

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Schools stocked with new furniture

5 DAYS AGO
Schools stocked with new furniture

In preparation for next month’s projected return to classroom studies, the Chapala government has delivered new desks and chairs to 11 public primary schools and two special education institutions located in the municipality.

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Tonala craftspeople go online

5 DAYS AGO
Tonala craftspeople go online

The National Ceramics School located in the crafts center of Tonala has launched a website on which ceramic artisans can advertise at no cost and sell their wares.

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Overhaul starts for celebrated city building

5 DAYS AGO
Overhaul starts for celebrated city building

A major makeover began mid-June at the Casa de las Artesanias de Jalisco, housed in an architecturally lauded building adjoining Guadalajara’s Agua Azul Park for the past five decades.

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No more restrictions, pandemic supremo promises

5 DAYS AGO

Despite the rising transmission rate amid a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Deputy Heath Minister Hugo López-Gatell has ruled out further lockdowns and closures of businesses in Mexico, saying that “people are tired” of restrictions and confinement measures.

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Mexican airlines eye promising future

5 DAYS AGO

The news this week that Aeromexico has ordered 12 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft provided another shot in the arm for Mexico’s aviation sector, 

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Puerto Vallarta recovering at lightning speed

1 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta recovering at lightning speed

Puerto Vallarta has been one of the quickest areas to see a recovery from the Covid-19 shutdown that decimated much of Jalisco’s economy last year.

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Would-be dam and pipeline generate local unease

2 MONTHS AGO
Would-be dam and pipeline generate local unease

Just over two years ago, alarm bells rang when all of a sudden, residents on and near Los Horcones River, south of Puerto Vallarta, saw a dozen or so workers and earth-moving equipment, and then heard dynamite blasts.

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Mexico & Canada disappointed as US border stays closed

5 DAYS AGO

The U.S. government has decided not to reciprocate Canada’s decision to restore all travel across their shared border.

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Mexicans head to Florida to search for survivors in collapsed building

25 DAYS AGO

Two Mexican rescue teams have flown to Surfside, Florida to assist in the effort to locate survivors after the collapse of an apartment building last week. 

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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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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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Obituary - July 17, 2021

11 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 17, 2021

Michael Molloy

Michael Molloy died peacefully July 8 in his Ajijic home, after a courageous battle with a malignant brain tumor.

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Obituary - July 03, 2021

25 DAYS AGO
Obituary - July 03, 2021

Donald Lott

Donald (Don) Lott, a noted musician and “super-salesman,” died after suffering a heart attack on June 16. He was 83.

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End the discriminatory chant, soccer bosses urge fans

5 DAYS AGO

In their boldest move yet to stamp out the homophobic chant used by Mexican futbol fans, soccer authorities in this country have changed the name of the upcoming Liga Mx season.

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Mariachis continue winning run; Japanese pitcher a fan favorite

1 MONTHS AGO
Mariachis continue winning run; Japanese pitcher a fan favorite

Mexican Baseball League (LMB) newcomers, the Mariachis de Guadalajara, go marching on. 

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