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GDL Astros ready for new season

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Entertainment Guide - February 24, 2024

1 DAY AGO
Entertainment Guide - February 24, 2024

Beatles symphony

Experience the classic hits of the Fab Four, played by a live orchestra in the concert “The Beatles: Tributo sinfónico.”

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Patti Smith & friends

15 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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Movies That Matter Film Festival returns to Ajijic March 3

1 DAY AGO

The Lake Chapala Chapter of Democrats Abroad 11th annual Film Festival starts Sunday, March 3 at the Cine+Lago Theater in Plaza Bugambilias in Ajijic. Ten films in the series will run at 2 p.m. every Sunday and Thursday during March.

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Director to speak after Sunday’s Jewish Film Festival’s “Miss America” feature

1 DAY AGO

David Arond, the director of “Bess Meyerson: The First and Only Jewish Miss America,” will speak after the movie presentation this Sunday. 

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Ribera Arts Review - February 24, 2024

1 DAY AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 24, 2024

Live Music

• Seats are still available for the Festival de Febrero concert at the Auditorio de la Ribera on Saturday, February, 4 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - February 17, 2024

8 DAYS 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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At the Movies - February 24, 2024

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Zone of Interest

Auschwitz commandant Rudolf and his wife strive to build a dream life for their family beside the camp.

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At the Movies - February 17, 2024

8 DAYS 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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Columns

Law and order—Mexican style

22 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

2 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

2 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

8 DAYS 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

8 DAYS 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

8 DAYS 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

15 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

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 - February 24, 2024

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Heritage Baptist Church

Beginning an exposition of the Hebrew Epistle a person becomes very aware of our smallness and the immensity of God.

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Discounted books for sale

1 DAY AGO

The program celebrating the 482nd anniversary of the founding of Guadalajara includes a Magno Remate de Libros (Great Book Sale) in the city center from Monday, February 26 to Sunday, March 10. 

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Laguna Chapalac - February 24, 2024

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Laguna Chapalac - February 24, 2024

American Legion

It is country night at American Legion Post 7 Chapala, Saturday, February 24, 4 to 7 p.m. Line dancing lessons for all levels and abilities will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - February 17, 2024

8 DAYS 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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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 24, 2024

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North Banderas Beat - February 24, 2024

Looking out to the bay I’m blessed with awesomeness of the wildlife: whales breaching, turtles bobbing along, bait fish creating art as they buzz about, pelicans diving to catch fish, flying rays and so much more.

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North Banderas Beat - February 10, 2024

15 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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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

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

3 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

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

Children’s cancer charity to open third GDL shelter

1 DAY AGO

Nariz Roja (Red Nose), the Guadalajara-based charity that supports children with cancer, has managed to raise 7.3 million pesos (US$426,000) needed to complete the purchase of a property to house its third shelter in the city.

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Mother Language Festival in Zapopan

1 DAY AGO

A festival in Zapopan that wraps up this weekend coincides with International Mother Language Day, a worldwide annual observance to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity that was marked on Wednesday, February 21.

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Lakeside author to present book in Ajijic

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Lakeside author to present book in Ajijic

Author Nancy J. Hill’s first public reading of her book “Unfolding” was in Paris, France.

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Capirotada Fair on March 16

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Saturday, March 16, the seventh Feria de la Capirotada will be held at Ajijic’s waterfront Malecón, from 2 to 7 p.m.

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Dry season nears, likely to be one of hottest ever

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Dry season nears, likely  to be one of hottest ever

The world’s major scientific weather monitoring bodies recently announced that a new global heat record was set in 2023.

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Five teens killed in Tlaquapque shooting

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Five teenagers—reportedly all aged between 14 and 15—were gunned down in a brutal attack by an armed commando at a house in a Tlaquepaque neighborhood in the early hours of February 18. Two other men in their early 20s were also killed in the assault.

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Thousands gather in rallies for democracy

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Thousands gather in rallies for democracy

A crowd of around 40,000 gathered in Guadalajara on Sunday, February 18 for the “March for Democracy,” a protest criticizing the president’s attacks on autonomous oversight agencies and to demand free and fair elections, replicated more 110 cities across Mexico, as well as in the U...

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Consulate to offer voter assistance workshops

8 DAYS 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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PV welcomes female tennis players to 1st WTA tournament

8 DAYS 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

29 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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Obituary - February 24, 2024

1 DAY AGO
Obituary - February 24, 2024

Jeanne Louise Salmon

Jeanne Louise Salmon died peacefully at her home in Ajijic, accompanied by her husband and her two pets, Kiki and Luna, on January 27, at the age of 77.

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Obituaries - February 03, 2024

22 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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GDL Astros ready for new season

1 DAY AGO

Basketball fans can mark their calendars once again as the Guadalajara Astros begin the defense of their CIBACOPA (Pacific Coast Basketball Circuit) crown next week.

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Where to watch the Super Bowl

15 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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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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