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Obituaries - May 08, 2021

Obituaries - May 08, 2021

Mary Alice Sargent

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

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New ballet troupe to make its debut on July 3

6 HOURS AGO
New ballet troupe to make its debut on July 3

The newly formed Metropolitan Ballet of Guadalajara will present two performances at a gala featuring 40 dancers, scheduled Saturday, July 3, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Teatro “Ignacio López Tarso” in Guadalajara.

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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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Photographer makes local debut at Ajijic inn

27 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

27 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 15, 2021

5 HOURS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - May 15, 2021

Concerts in the Park

• Effie Passero, a recent American Idol semi-finalist, presents two shows at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, May 16, 3:30 and 6 p.m.

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Ribera Arts Review - May 08, 2021

6 DAYS 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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At the Movies - May 15, 2021

6 HOURS AGO

Those Who Wish Me Dead

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him — and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

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At the Movies - May 08, 2021

6 DAYS 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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Columns

Barking and biting dogs – can anything be done?

20 DAYS AGO
Barking and biting dogs – can anything be done?

“Birds fly, bears growl and dogs bark. That’s how things are!”

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Mural depicts city’s history

1 MONTHS AGO
Mural depicts city’s history

Near the end of 2008 I heard a rumor that someone was painting an extraordinary mural inside the foyer of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce building on Avenida Vallarta.

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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

20 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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Ancient Aztecs feared world would end at new year

4 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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Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

7 MONTHS AGO
Covid messaging: mixed & chaotic, and can also lead to fatigue

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro has generally earned praise for the robust and no-nonsense way in which he has handled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

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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

6 DAYS 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

20 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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Shoot up … It makes everybody feel high

6 HOURS AGO

According to the Center for Disease Control, vaccinations in the U.S. were averaging 2.19 million doses per week over the last few months but are dropping off precipitously to an average of only 988,000 vaccinations recently.

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Rainbirds, get chirring!

13 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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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 15, 2021

5 HOURS AGO

Little Chapel

Pastor Pete Campbell continues his sermon series on the book of Daniel, Sunday, May 16, 11 a.m., at the praise and worship service at the Little Chapel by the Lake. “God keeps His word... Daniel Chapter 7.“

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Weekly Worship - May 08, 2021

6 DAYS 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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Laguna Chapalac - May 15, 2021

6 HOURS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - May 15, 2021

Open Circle

Betty Steinhauer presents “The Nomadic Intern - Creating My Own Adventure” at the Open Circle gathering at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.

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Laguna Chapalac - May 08, 2021

6 DAYS 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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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

2 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

7 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

6 DAYS 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

The dangers of riding the bus

6 HOURS AGO
The dangers of riding the bus

A cargo train passing through the Guadalajara metropolitan area collided with a city bus that, according to its driver, had lost its brakes.

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Briefly - May 01, 2021

13 DAYS AGO

New York-PV flights

JetBlue airlines announced this week that it will begin direct flights between JFK airport in New York and Puerto Vallarta, starting in either January or February of 2022.

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Major overhaul for minor Ajijic street

5 HOURS AGO
Major overhaul for minor Ajijic street

The Chapala government is undertaking a complete rehabilitation of Calle Francisco Villa, a short but heavily traveled street located on the west side of Ajijic.

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Latin America expert to talk on US-Mexico border crisis

6 HOURS AGO
Latin America expert to talk on US-Mexico border crisis

Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala Chapter hosts a stimulating Zoom talk by Dr. Aviva Chomsky on Monday, May 17, 7 p.m., as part of their monthly program series.

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Pueblo Mágico initiatives stalled

6 HOURS AGO
Pueblo Mágico initiatives stalled

More than five months after the federal government officially granted Ajijic Pueblo Mágico status, village residents are expressing concerns that the municipal government has not demonstrated any advancement in establishing an organizational structure and a comprehensive action plan.

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Moms mourn missing sons on dia de las madres

6 HOURS AGO
Moms mourn missing sons on dia de las madres

While moms throughout Jalisco were celebrated on May 10 (Mothers Day), there was nothing but sadness for the thousands of mamas still waiting for any scrap of news about their missing sons and daughters.

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

6 DAYS 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

7 DAYS 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

20 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

20 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?

3 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

6 DAYS 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

13 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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Tepatitlan on cloud nine

6 HOURS AGO

The northeastern Jalisco town of Tepatitlan is on the verge of something truly special, locals believe. If the town’s soccer team defeats Morelia in the final game of the  Liga de Expansión Mx (Mexico’s second tier pro league) on Saturday, May 15, it will represent the finest...

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Canelo sends opponent to operating room

6 HOURS AGO

Don’t get Tapatio champion boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez mad.

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