Violent clashes between federal police and teachers blocking a major highway in Oaxaca left eight people dead Sunday.
Police say they were forced to use their weapons...
Roberta Jacobson, the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico, struck all the correct brot...
I cannot stress enough the importance of timely and correctly filing a Foreign B...
Jalisco’s first “disabled-inclusive” beach has opened in Cuast...
Catholic Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, the outspoken former archbishop ...
The massacre in Orlando, with its record number of dead, leaves us afraid that n...
Ajijic resident Tom Nussbaum says he watched the November 6, 2012 election resul...
Phil Rylett began learning Spanish at the same time he started teaching English ...
New consulate open house
Labour of Love
At least 18 years have passed since work began on the Church of ...
The fourth Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Children’s Art Program (CAP) Summer ...
In 2013 I paid my first visit to Selva Negra, the popular name for the Ahuisculc...
Back in January 2013, many of the 11th-grade students in Michael Hogan’s U...
Mexican memories were brutally hauled back into bitter recall with this nation&r...
Some of my most vivid memories of Mexico will come from the people I see along t...
The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!
Pleasing strains of traditional Mexican music will fill the air throughout next week as musicians from near and far congregate in Chapala to engage in the 14th Encuentro de Arpas, Salterios y Mas.
The works of renowned sculptor Miguel Miramontes Carmona, a longtime Chapala resident who died in October of last year at the age of 97, will be exhibited at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo, with the inauguration slated for Saturday, May 28, noon.
The Naked Stage presents “Bakersfield Mist” by Stephen Sachs from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26. Directed by Diana Rowland, the play features Roseann and Tony Wilshere.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defenses be enough? Director: Roland Emmerich. Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2:00.
Humans and orcs clash in this feature-film adaptation of the popular fantasy video-game series. After realizing that their home is becoming uninhabitable, a race of orcs travel to the land of Azeroth. There, they encounter the realm’s human denizens, who fight back against the invad...
In 2013 I paid my first visit to Selva Negra, the popular name for the Ahuisculco Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, located 30 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara.
“In May I’m taking a group of botany and biogeography students to El Bosque de Maples,” Professor Miguel Muñiz told me some months ago. “Would you like to come along?”
Mexican memories were brutally hauled back into bitter recall with this nation’s student massacre, October 2, 1968, and the killings two weeks ago, June 11, in Orlando, Florida.
Before Saturday night, June 11, many people believed, either quietly or noisily, but with considerable exasperation, that the United States wouldn’t allow itself to become more self-destructive. Omar Mateen changed that.
Back in January 2013, many of the 11th-grade students in Michael Hogan’s U.S. history class at Guadalajara’s American School attended an early screening of “Lincoln,” Steven Spielberg’s much touted biopic.
Many area expats are still unaware that there is prank-filled holiday observance between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
When the Spanish arrived in the Western Hemisphere, they recorded that the Aztecs viewed all flowers as gifts of the gods. The ancients in this area cultivated the red star-shaped cuetlaxóchitl (flower with leather petals) as an offering to their supreme diety – the god of the sun &ndas...
Some of my most vivid memories of Mexico will come from the people I see along the streets. People whose names I don’t know and who I have only fleeting contact with.
A recent email message from a reader brings up a sore subject previously addressed in this space. The irate Ajijic resident wrote:
New consulate open house
Wrestling for Father’s Day
Zapopan’s huge Plaza de las Americas (facing the Basilica) will host a wrestling extravaganza on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.
The fourth Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Children’s Art Program (CAP) Summer Art Camp runs Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to noon daily.
Three highly accomplished musicians —
Crew members of the USCGC Active, a United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter, rolled up their sleeves to help out at Puerto Vallarta community projects last week.
The David F. Lilley Post 14 of the American Legion in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay will hold a Memorial Day event for veterans at Steve’s Sports Bar at Basilio Badillo 286 in Colonia Emiliano Zapata Monday, May 30, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Philo Legacy
The Northshore was shocked by the sudden death of Philo Hayward due to heart failure in the summer of 2015.
Chacala is a relaxing fishing village situated in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit, about 25 miles north of Bucerias/northshore. Each March, the Puerto de Chacala Music and Art Festival brings together musicians and other artists for a three-day, three-night celebration, comp...
A Dream Come True
Walt Disney once said that “Any dream can come true if you have the courage to pursue it.” Well Mr. Disney, our pueblo just proved you were right!
Labour of Love
At least 18 years have passed since work began on the Church of San Felipe de Jesus in Barra’s barrio. With continuous effort by the community half of the church is complete.
When Leone Ewoldt built her house in Villa Obregon in 2006, she had a room made for a book exchange because of her love of reading and sharing books with others. Having sold everything, including hundreds of books when she left Seattle, her new little room soon filled up and the bo...
Only a few Fridays left to shop at the Marsol Hotel Market, which takes place in the lobby from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and runs through the end of April.
Aguagente has committed itself to an ambitious social responsibility program, pledging its support for the nonprofit group Techo, which builds homes for Mexico’s poorest citizens.
In the depths of New York’s bitterly cold winter, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon: two friends would be available for a two-week surf trip in May.
It’s a glorious feeling as you swim into the beautiful secluded beach of the Marieta Islands (Islas Marietas). As you pass under a rocky arch in the island there is a moment when the tide turns in your favor and washes you gently towards the sandy shoreline. It is as if the island has deemed y...
Ajijic’s CocinART restaurant is centrally located just off Colon in a courtyard-like setting that is loaded with charm and atmosphere, not to mention an interesting menu and excellent food.
If you want some of the best tasting and most creative food in Ajijic … go to Gossip’s Kitchen!
Ajijic resident Tom Nussbaum says he watched the November 6, 2012 election results on television with disbelief and joy.
Robert Bruce Drynan of Ajijic is the author of “Domain of the Scorpion” (2009), a thriller set in Colombia and Venezuela and Panama, that introduces several characters we meet again in his latest novel, “The Shadow of Nemesis,” set largely in Mexico. “Domain of the Scor...
More than 600 doctors in some 24 cities in the country are registered with Risaterapia (laughter therapy) A.C., a group that brings doses of medicine that smiling children take willingly.
Should doctors in Mexico be immune from facing criminal charges when accused of negligence?
A former senior official at the Jalisco Attorney General’s Office (FGE) has been arrested in Texas on several federal charges, including laundering the proceeds of drug trafficking.
Now that the Chapala-Ajijic bypass (Libramiento) is in good condition, Mayor Javier Degollado is asking Jalisco’s Transportation Department (Secretaria de Movilidad or Semov) to implement regular speed traps to keep lead-footed motorists in check.
Catholic Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, the outspoken former archbishop of Guadalajara, admitted this week that a rehab center in Tlaquepaque was used to provide shelter to priests who were known pedophiles.
Roberta Jacobson, the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico, struck all the correct brotherly/sisterly notes after she “presented her credentials” to President Enrique Peña Nieto this week.
Jalisco’s first “disabled-inclusive” beach has opened in Cuastecomates in the municipality of Cihuatlán just north of Melaque.
Visitors to the Marieta Islands off the Jalisco/Nayarit coast will be prohibited from visiting the fabled Playa de Amor (Beach of Love, or Hidden Beach as it it is more commonly known)
The massacre in Orlando, with its record number of dead, leaves us afraid that nothing more can be said, except that another one is coming.
I cannot stress enough the importance of timely and correctly filing a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) if you are required to.
Guadalajara Formula One racer Sergio “Checo” Perez obtained his second podium finish in three races at last Sunday’s European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, kicking off rumors that the next step in his career could a seat with the famed Ferrari team.
The Ladies Army 8 Championships (a tournament of the World Women’s Open Hardcourt Bike Polo) will be held Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 at the Instituto Tecnologico de Zapopan.