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Obituaries – March 5, 2016

Obituaries – March 5, 2016

Gary Keeler

Riberas resident Gary Keeler died at home on Sunday, February 28.&nbs...;

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Important Public Announcement!

Many area expats are still unaware that there is prank-filled holiday observance...

Arts & Entertainment

Guadalajara Film Festival selection for English-only speakers

-1 DAYS AGO

If your Spanish is above par then the 31st Guadalajara International Film Festival from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 13 offers a huge variety of movies to enjoy.  Not only films from Latin America and Spain, but also other European nations and Japan, subtitled in Spanish. For those whose la...

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Entertainment Guide – March 5, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO

Contemporary Sounds

Popular contemporary music sessions continue each Monday with folk-rock band Leiden on March 7; and acoustic duet Espumas y Terciopelo on March 14.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Mondays, 8 p.m. Free.

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Weekend music options in Ajijic

-1 DAYS AGO

A multitude of options exist for enjoying live music at area restaurants and bars Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6. Here are a few of our favorites:

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‘Nunsense’ still crazy after all these years

7 DAYS AGO
‘Nunsense’ still crazy after all these years

A chorus line of nuns, dressed in full clerical garb, kick off the Lakeside Little Theatre (LLT) musical for Season 51.  “Nunsense,” one of off-Broadway’s biggest successes, ran for 3,672 performances from 1982 to 1993. By the time it closed it had been translated into 21 lang...

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Ribera Arts Review - March 5, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - March 5, 2016

Northern Lights

Last chance to enjoy fantastic musicians at the Northern Lights Festival de Febrero at the Broken Hearts and Madmen featuring the Gyphon Trio with vocalist Patricia O’Callaghan. The concert is Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera. Tickets are available at t...

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Ribera Arts Review - February 20, 2016

13 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - February 20, 2016

Tax receipts

Música Para Crecer A.C. is now in a position to arrange tax receipts for donations in U.S. dollars.

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At the Movies – Dirty Grandpa

-1 DAYS AGO

Straight-laced lawyer Jason goes on a road trip to Daytona Beach with his horndog grandfather Dick, who was recently widowed and is eager to party hard on spring break now that he’s a single man. Along the way, Dick prods Jason to let loose and have fun, and tries to convince him that he shoul...

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At the Movies – The Finest Hours

-1 DAYS AGO

The remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. On February 952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil t...

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Columns

British zoo, Emirates foundation & Michoacan University unite to bring extinct fish back to Jalisco

-1 DAYS AGO
British zoo, Emirates foundation & Michoacan University unite to bring extinct fish back to Jalisco

I recently camped at Balneario el Rincón, a waterpark near Teuchitlán, with several friends who are into birdwatching. One of them approached me, while I was setting up my tent, with a large printed announcement. 

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Pinar de la Venta launches do-it-yourself interpretive trail with ‘virtual signs’

7 DAYS AGO
Pinar de la Venta launches do-it-yourself interpretive trail with ‘virtual signs’

The Guadalajara metro-area suburb of Pinar de la Venta lies on the northern edge of the Primavera Forest and has numerous woodsy stretches good for hiking.

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Ten-year-old precocious girl faces evil as her ‘unknown’ mother is a victim of hard-to-understand hate

-1 DAYS AGO

Last week’s column here snagged some readers’ curiosity.  Campesino vocabulary –1950s, ‘60s – changed a lot, courtesy of U.S. war vets.  They migrated to Mexico, bringing a fresh Spanish vocabulary to rural Mexico.  Example: Lysander Kemp’s essay re...

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A very young, adopted child learns  to handle a pistol while trying to deal with contemptuous adults

7 DAYS AGO

The “jefe” of the Curiel family took away the pistol twelve-year-old Lena Curiel was carrying.  Toño Curiel wasn’t surprised his adopted daughter had the weapon.  He wasn’t angry at her.  But he quietly swore at whoever gave the loaded weapon to her.&nbs...;

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ISP, CFE reliability improves in Mexico – Can it get much better?

-1 DAYS AGO

In a recent conversation a friend of mine used the expression “two nines” in referring to the fact his most recent round of golf had been played on a nine-hole golf course and he had done two nines to complete his eighteen-hole round.  “Two nines” is also an expression f...

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Understanding why computers sometimes turn into tortoises

27 DAYS AGO

It’s sooooo slooooow!  A couple of weeks ago I warned readers that this was a complaint I frequently hear from clients about their computers and that I was sure to have more to write on this topic than would fit into one column.

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The never-ending wall

-1 DAYS AGO

“The wall just got 10 feet higher.”

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US election: Should expats consider voting from a Mexican perspective?

20 DAYS AGO

There wasn’t a band playing “The World Turned Upside Down” (Yorktown 1781) but such musical accompaniment wouldn’t have seemed out of place Tuesday night as the outcomes of the New Hampshire Democratic and Republican primaries became clear.  

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Important Public Announcement!

2 MONTHS AGO

Many area expats are still unaware that there is prank-filled holiday observance between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Mexico’s Christmas gift to the world

2 MONTHS AGO
Mexico’s Christmas gift to the world

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...;

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A Midwesterner Moves to Mexico - Little Groceries

-1 DAYS AGO

There’s a time and a place for Costco. And sometimes a trip to Superama is a good place to walk the aisles – particularly if you’re looking for yellow cheese. But given the choice, I pick one of my little neighborhood groceries every time.

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A Midwesterner Moves to Mexico - The Lady on the Corner

7 DAYS AGO

I see her every Tuesday and Thursday when I take my grandson to soccer practice. She stands on the corner waiting for the light to change so she can pass through the line of stopped cars offering candies from a small basket that she holds close to her chest.

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Expat Living

Mexican fiesta in Zapopan colonia

13 DAYS AGO

More than a dozen bands from all over Mexico will descend on a Zapopan neighborhood when the “Verbena de la Musica Nuestra” (Carnival of Our Own Music) takes over the charming plaza of Atemajac del Valle Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28.

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Consulate lauds teaching institute

20 DAYS AGO

The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara Wednesday held a celebration to honor Guadalajara’s Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano (IMN), an institution that has been teaching  English to Mexican citizens for 67 years.  

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City Living - March 5, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO

Award for Book Fair president 

In the presence of U.S. Consul General Tayna Anderson, the Instituto Cultural Mexico Norteamericano (ICMN) presented their Educational and culture Merit Medal to  Raul Padilla, the long-serving president of Guadalajara’s International Book Fair and Int...

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City Living - February 27, 2016

7 DAYS AGO

St. Pat’s Day at American Society

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International Women’s Week: Sunshine Rotary plans multiple events with variety of events

-1 DAYS AGO
International Women’s Week: Sunshine Rotary plans multiple events with variety of events

The Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club is kicking off a week of events to celebrate women March 6-12. 

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Weekly Worship - March 5, 2016

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HU Chant

Chanting HU, an ancient name for the Divine, while in a contemplative state, is a simple technique to open your heart to greater happiness, love, inner peace and understanding.  Join in Saturday March 5, 10:30 a.m., at the Center for Spiritual Living located at Nicholas Bravo 17, Ajij...

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Laguna Chapalac - March 5, 2016

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Laguna Chapalac - March 5, 2016

CASA

The Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic (CASA) Award Banquet and 30th Anniversary bash held March 1 at Roberto’s Restaurant was a hit. (L-R) CASA President Monica Molloy and Lorraine Keefer presented Rick Feldmann, the top winner of the 2015 Bing Award (three first places in a calendar yea...

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Laguna Chapalac - February 27, 2016

7 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - February 27, 2016

Spayghetti

Attendees enjoyed the festivities at the 3rd “Spayghetti No Balls” dinner gala at the Raquet Club on February 19.

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Veteran’s Day to be observed in Vallarta park

3 MONTHS AGO
Veteran’s Day to be observed in Vallarta park

The Navy League of Vallarta and American Legion Post 14 invite all American, Canadian and Mexican citizens to pay tribute to all those who  served in their country’s armed forces.

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PV writer’s conference stressing publishing

1 YEAR AGO

As aspiring writers well know, authoring a book is one thing, getting it published is another.

An opportunity to bridge that gap will be offered at the Puerto Vallarta International Writers Conference at Bibioteca Los Mangos March 6-8. Evelyn Bryne of White Bird Publications will be attending to gi...

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North Banderas Beat – February 27, 2016

7 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat – February 27, 2016

Got talent?

Here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for to show off your hidden talents, beyond singing along with the karaoke machine in your favorite vacation hangout.

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North Banderas Beat - February 13, 2016

20 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - February 13, 2016

Free Spay/Neuter Clinic

A free spay and neuter clinic is set for La Cruz from Thursday, February 18 to Sunday, February 21, sponsored by Amigos de La Cruz.

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La Manzanilla Memo – March 5, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – March 5, 2016

Night Under the Stars 

La Catalina Foundation’s 12th annual fundraiser was once again an enjoyable success.  The entertainment committee outdid themselves this year with song and dance.  The town square was filled with supporters who were treated to not only to performances of ...

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La Manzanilla Memo - February 20, 2016

13 DAYS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo - February 20, 2016

What is mariachi?

If you were to ask that question to persons in the United States or Canada, more than half would  answer thus: “A group of men in tight black outfits playing ‘La Cucaracha’ on their guitars and trumpets.”  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – February 27, 2016

7 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – February  27, 2016

The Only Tours 

Ray Calhoun discovered the Costa Alegre in the late 1980s. His seasonal work at a British Columbia marina allowed him time to head south in winter. 

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 13, 2016

20 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - February 13, 2016

Art Walk

The Valentine’s Day Art Walk starts at the Ed Gilliam Studio, and continues to Casa Camera (11 artists will be featured) and La Taza Negra for iced coffee, watercolors and jewelry.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – March 5, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – March 5, 2016

Rubber Ducky

It is all about fun, food and friendship at the 7th Annual Duckaton Fundraiser for SETAC (Solidaridad Ed Thomas A.C.) You’ll enjoy live entertainment, food, open bar, and great prizes all for a good cause.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 20, 2016

13 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - February 20, 2016

The Pots are Simmering

The 4th Annual American Legion Charity Chili Cook-Off will fire up on Saturday, February 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. at El Rio BBQ Bar and Grill on the Cuale River in Colonia Paso Ancho.

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Mexican Lifestyles

Mexican sayings: homegrown philosophy is colorful linguistic challenge

-1 DAYS AGO

Dime como hablas y te dire quien eres (Tell me how you talk and I’ll tell you who you are) is a popular Mexican dicho (saying) that aptly underlies, from a proverbial viewpoint, the difference in the use of language between Mexicans and foreigners.

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Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

7 DAYS AGO

In this monthly series, the Guadalajara Reporter republishes a few of the headlines from its February editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.

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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

8 MONTHS AGO
A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

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...

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Direct flights to Costa Rica in Sept.

9 MONTHS AGO

Discount airline Volaris will connect Guadalajara with San Jose, Costa Rica, with two direct weekly flights, beginning September 10. The flights will leave Guadalajara on Thursdays and Sundays at 7:20 a.m., returning the same days at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets are already on sale on the airline’s...

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Josy’s: Diner-like simplicity, good food, good value

-1 DAYS AGO

If a Mexicana were to open a “diner” in Ajijic, Josy’s would be it. The building construct even has the shape of what we expats know as the classic compact diner, long and rectangular. (Note: Early 20th Century food-service trucks or wagons with “walk-up” windows took p...

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Capirotada: The sweet taste of Lent

7 DAYS AGO
Capirotada: The sweet  taste of Lent

Although the 40-day period of Lent is meant to be a time of penance and fasting, one of the guilty pleasures of the season is savoring the wonderful culinary specialties Mexican cooks whip up only at this time of year. 

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Popular Ajijic author pens new thriller

2 MONTHS AGO
Popular Ajijic author pens new thriller

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...

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UK pavilion to be focus of FIL

3 MONTHS AGO
UK pavilion to be focus of FIL

The United Kingdom pavilion at the FIL is sure to be a hive of activity.  Here a just a few of the highlights. See fil.com.mx for a full schedule.

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Chikungunya virus spreading throughout Mexico

8 MONTHS AGO

The chikungunya virus has extended to ten Mexican states, and while only two cases have been reported in Jalisco, neighboring Colima has 34 confirmed cases.

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The dangers of expired meds

10 MONTHS AGO
The dangers of expired meds

Elias Iñiguez Mejia, the president of the Health Committee in the Jalisco Congress, is pushing for a statewide campaign to disseminate the risks posed by out-of-date medicines, as well as their correct disposal.

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News

Police crackdown on Guadalajara nightclubs

-1 DAYS AGO

A sweeping operation to enforce regulations in Guadalajara bars and nightclubs has led to the closure of seven establishments. Bar Americas, one of Jalisco’s most popular and iconic nightlife destinations, was forcibly closed after 87 pills and 92 packets of white powder were discovered in the...

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Tamiflu over prescribed, health chiefs say

-1 DAYS AGO

Doctors in Guadalajara admit they are prescribing the anti-viral Tamiflu, even when they are unsure whether their patient has influenza or not.

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Women take spotlight on International Women's Day

-1 DAYS AGO

The municipality of Chapala will commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8, with a series of special activities scheduled throughout the coming week.

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Chapala raises new flag

6 DAYS AGO
Chapala raises new flag

Scores of school kids joined local officials for the debut of a giant flag raised outside Chapala City Hall early Wednesday, February 24 to commemorate Mexico’s Día de la Bandera.

The brand new national banner measures eight by three meters, in proportion to the 15-meter tall flag po...

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Jalisco identity theft capital of Mexico

-1 DAYS AGO

The state of Jalisco has the highest rate of identity theft in the country, according to data collected by the Guadalajara College of Certified Public Accountants (CCPG). There were 30,000 cases reported in 2015 out of a total of 92,000 complaints reported in the whole of Mexico. This represents a r...

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Flu rages, pharmacies run out of Tamiflu

7 DAYS AGO
Flu rages, pharmacies run out of Tamiflu

State health authorities are playing down the seriousness of the spike in flu cases, even though doctors say clinics are bursting at the seams with probable sufferers.

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Dissident teachers fired for boycotting evaluations bo

-1 DAYS AGO

Mexico’s Education Secretary Aurelio Nuño has insisted that his decision to fire 3,360 teachers “is irrevocable.” The teachers were let go because they failed to attend mandatory evaluation tests, which were part of sweeping reforms introduced by President Enrique Peñ...

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Cruz, Rubio blocking US envoy confirmation

7 DAYS AGO
Cruz, Rubio blocking US envoy confirmation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says delays to the confirmation of Roberta Jacobson as the new U.S. ambassador to Mexico are an “insult” to this country. 

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Mazatlan: the music mecca of Mexico

2 MONTHS AGO
Mazatlan: the music mecca of Mexico

Mazatlan is the music mecca of Mexico, or at least that’s the word around town. You can see signs of it everywhere, from banda, Mexican ballads, mariachis, and the sweet sound of Jazz and blues, rock, folk, country and classical music.

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Explore Nayarit’s coast

3 MONTHS AGO
Explore Nayarit’s coast

Holiday events & gift ideas

The holidays are quickly approaching. To help make your holiday a little bit brighter – and shopping for friends, family and neighbors a little easier – our team has compiled a list of holiday events and creative gifts ideas that give back to the communit...

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IRS to investigate expats in Mexico

7 DAYS AGO

From March, Mexico plans to deliver data to the United States on all Americans with investments in Mexican banks of more than US$50,000.

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Life of British/Mexican artist heads to film

20 DAYS AGO

The BCC is to finance a biographical film about the late British artist Leonora Carrington, an iconic figure who lived a large part of her adult life in Mexico. 

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Financial Indicators as of Thursday, March 3, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO

Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 44,615.75 an increase of 1,442.02 points from Thursday, February 25, 2016.

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Financial Indicators as of Thursday, February 25, 2016

7 DAYS AGO

- Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 43,173.73 a decrease of 411.5 points from Thursday, February 18, 2016.

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Obituaries – March 5, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituaries – March 5, 2016

Gary Keeler

Riberas resident Gary Keeler died at home on Sunday, February 28. 

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Obituaries – February 27, 2016

7 DAYS AGO
Obituaries – February 27, 2016

Jay Shuffle

Popular lakeside singer and harmonica player Jay Shuffle died peacefully in his sleep on Valentine’s Day morning, at the age of 66. 

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Fair winds blow for Copa Porsche contests on Lake Chapala

7 DAYS AGO
Fair winds blow for Copa Porsche contests on Lake Chapala

Leopoldo Seifert, Juan Varela and Yanic Gentry shared honors as co-winners of the first annual Copa Porsche sailing regatta held last weekend at Chapala’s Club de Yates. The three young Jalisco-born athletes racked up equal scores to tie for the championship title. 

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‘Canelo’ to take on British challenger

27 DAYS AGO
‘Canelo’ to take on British challenger

Guadalajara boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his WBC World Middleweight title against Great Britain’s Amir Khan on May 7 in Las Vegas. 

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