Last updateFri, 23 Oct 2020 11am

Governor calls for strict measures in tourist spots

In addition to warning that he will hit the panic button if the surge in the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t flatten by mid-month (see story page one), Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro is calling on the mayors of the state’s major tourist destinations to tighten the screws on enforcement of disease prevention measures.

Cartel bungles hit on police chief

Last week’s attempt on the life of Mexico City police chief Omar Garcia Harfuch could be a harbinger of further violent confrontations between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and federal authorities, say close observers of the country’s crime scene.

Event organizers in limbo

Organizers of social events such as weddings, quinceañeras andanniversary parties, along with their affiliated workers (waiters, bartenders, etc.), staged a march and short demonstration in downtown Guadalajara this week, calling on the state government to provide protocols and a timeline for when they will be permitted to restart their labors.

State Congress seeks to license real estate agents

The Jalisco state Congress is organizing six round-table meetings – open to the various sectors of the public – prior to the drafting of a bill aimed at regulating the activities of real estate professionals in the state, Citizen Movement (MC) legislator Mirza Flores Gómez announced this week.