Last updateFri, 25 Sep 2020 8am

Youthful whirlwind back on Jalisco political scene

Two new Jalisco-registered political parties will be able to field candidates in next year’s state elections (scheduled July 6), after the State Electoral Institute(IEPC) this week approved the registrations of Hagamos and Futuro, the latter spearheaded by former independent state legislator Pedro Kumamoto.

Pandemic propels operatic group into new territory

The 25 members of the Jalisco State Choir (Coro del Estado de Jalisco), based in Guadalajara, have long been accustomed to the challenges of performing art music, from zarzuela, oratorio, opera and sacred music to Mexican music.

Local voting groups update ballot mailing help schedule

U.S. voters in Mexico who requested their ballots for the November 3, 2020, election should receive them by email by Saturday at the latest. And voters who hail from most states can and should return their marked ballots electronically (by email or state webpages), say local activists.

The most Mexican of Frenchmen

A minute of silence was held at last week’s press conference announcing details of Guadalajara’s 27th International Mariachi Festival, to honor singer and larger-than-life personality Francois Gouygou, better known as the Charro Frances (French Charro), who died in June in Chapala.