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Obituaries – May 21, 2016

Obituaries – May 21, 2016

Juan Barbosa

Well-known Lakeside realtor Juan Barbosa died suddenly Thursday, M...

Mexican Lifestyles

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Expat Living

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City Living – May 21, 2016

City Living – May 21, 2016

Dearth of parking killing Chapalita

Trying to find a parking space in Colonia C...

Columns

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Rainy season countdown

Rainy season countdown

Just as the heat of May becomes almost unbearable, good old Mother Nature comes ...

Important Public Announcement!

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

Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide – May 21, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO

Tuesday recitals
The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. On May 24: Songs from Spain with Teresa Banderas (mezzosoprano...

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Beethoven focus of JPO summer season

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Beethoven focus of JPO summer season

Eight of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies will be performed as part of the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra’s summer season, which kicks off at the Teatro Degollado on June 9.

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'Faces on Paper' shows at Chapala's Antigua Presidencia

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'Faces on Paper' shows at Chapala's Antigua Presidencia

Artist Teresa Loza exhibits pieces at Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia at the corner of Madero and Hidalgo in Chapala beginning May 28; cocktail at 6 p.m.

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Professional restorer to offer courses in fresco murals

6 DAYS AGO
Professional restorer to offer courses in fresco murals

Trained in a technique that goes back to ancient Greece and Rome and used by Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera in the early 20th century,

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Ribera Arts Review – May 21, 2016

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Ribera Arts Review – May 21, 2016

Stepping Out

Friday, May 20
Los Traficantes del Ritmo — Jonathan Guzman on vocals and guitar, Humberto Saucedo on drums and Sergio Casas on vocals and bass — play at Adelita’s Bar & Grill in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Call 766-0097 for reservations.
Daniel Tejeda and Sol y Luna wi...

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Ribera Arts Review - May 14, 2016

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - May 14, 2016

Sculptures

Luz y Sombra (Light and Shadow), an exhibit of sculptures made from wood, clay and recycled materials, opens Friday, May 13, 5 p.m., at Casa Luna, Ocampo 22, Ajijic.

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Columns

How to help crooks empty your bank account: Old and new scams popular in western Mexico

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How to help crooks empty your bank account: Old and new scams popular in western Mexico

Two years ago a relative of mine had his credit cards and money stolen at Walmart by a well-dressed man who supposedly helped him clean mustard from the back of his shirt. I discovered then that “The old mustard-on-the-shirt trick” is well known to every reader of the Guadalajara Reporte...

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Exploring the ‘World’s Greatest Cave’

6 DAYS AGO
Exploring the ‘World’s Greatest Cave’

If you were to ask the average person—anywhere in the world—for the name of a Mexican cave—you would probably get in reply, “that cave with the giant crystals,” in reference to La Cueva de los Cristales connected to the Naica Mine 300 meters below the surface in Chihuah...

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The downside of a do-it-yourself approach to networking

-1 DAYS AGO

A story, the veracity of which is sometimes questioned, is that the internet was designed and created to survive a nuclear war.  It is true that the worldwide network we know today as The Internet was designed by the engineers at DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  And i...

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Wi-fi passwords: putting lipstick on a pig

6 DAYS AGO

One day an octogenarian client of mine exploded: “Get rid of all these passwords!  I can’t cope with this any longer!” 

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Trump puts the bite on Mexico

1 MONTHS AGO

Most commentators are calling it morally bankrupt; his supporters say it’s further proof that he’s the right man to bring “greatness” back to the United States. President Barack Obama describes the plan as “half-baked.”

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The never-ending wall

2 MONTHS AGO

“The wall just got 10 feet higher.”

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Important Public Announcement!

4 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

5 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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Rainy season countdown

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Rainy season countdown

Just as the heat of May becomes almost unbearable, good old Mother Nature comes through with some blessed relief.  It happened last Wednesday evening, when the skies suddenly opened, right on cue as we were stewing in our juices.

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Cinco de Mayo afterthoughts

6 DAYS AGO
Cinco de Mayo  afterthoughts

Last week Mexicans throughout the country and all around the globe marked the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla.

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Expat Living

Director, singer still rhapsodic after 25 years with Guadalajara church choir

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Director, singer still rhapsodic after 25 years with Guadalajara church choir

In 1991, when Father Charles Hood of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church told Debbie Matthew, a young musician from Texas who had already lived in Guadalajara for 11 years, that he wanted to start a choir at the English speaking church and that she should direct it, her reply came quickly.

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

6 DAYS AGO

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

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City Living – May 21, 2016

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City Living – May 21, 2016

Dearth of parking killing Chapalita

Trying to find a parking space in Colonia Chapalita is no fun to say the least. Some 100 businesses in the area have had to take out their parking spots and add greenery in their place in order to get their business licenses renewed this year. Clients tired of ge...

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City Living - April 8, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
City Living - April 8, 2016

The effects of caffeine found in drinks widely consumed by adolescents was one of the many themes presented by students at the American School of Guadalajara’s annual Science Fair.

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Cruz Roja party circuit builds steam

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Cruz Roja party circuit builds steam

”This is a great way for people to get together for socializing and for giving,” declared Zhanna Sosensky, standing up to encourage 45 guests gathered for a delightful gourmet dinner held May 13 at the La Floresta home of David Ozmand and Gaetane Montreuil.  Sosenky was pioneer host...

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Weekly Worship – May 21, 2016

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Lake Chapala Baptist

Says Brother Bob Hendrick: “In the letter to the Hebrews, there is a list of people God considered ‘faithful.’ Knowing the stories of some of them, it seems that God’s standard is pretty low. Among those listed are Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah. Gid...

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Laguna Chapalac – May 21, 2016

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Laguna Chapalac – May 21, 2016

Bingo!

Have Hammer will Travel is starting “Bingolago,” a bingo game to be held every Tuesday, beginning May 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at restaurant Maria Isabel on the lakeshore. Grand prizes include a week in a condo with Super Blackout Bingo.

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Laguna Chapalac - May 14, 2016

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - May 14, 2016

Panorama food fest 

Maru Toledo, Jalisco’s leading authority on regional culinary traditions, will be among the top chefs featured at Festival Gourmet Panorama, running Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, at the Chapinaya events center, located off the Chapala-Jocotepec highway, a few k...

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PV Legion post holds Memorial Day event

-1 DAYS AGO

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.

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Veteran’s Day to be observed in Vallarta park

6 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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North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2016

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2016

The Philo Legacy

The Northshore was shocked by the sudden death of Philo Hayward due to heart failure in the summer of 2015. 

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North Banderas Beat – March 12, 2016

2 MONTHS AGO
North Banderas Beat – March 12, 2016

Chacala Festival

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...

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La Manzanilla Memo – April 1, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – April 1, 2016

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!

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Laguna Chapalac - March 19, 2016

2 MONTHS AGO
Laguna Chapalac - March 19, 2016

Something’s Cooking!

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of the cooking classes offered by local legend Eileen Zack.  

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 26, 2016

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - March 26, 2016

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.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – March 12, 2016

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – March  12, 2016

For Bibliophiles

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...

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - April 16, 2015

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - April 16, 2015

Shop-A-Holic

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.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – April 1, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – April 1, 2016

Making New Friends

There are many informal get-togethers organized by the ExPats group in Vallarta. This gives you a chance to meet others living here full- or part-time, or people who are on vacation. Here are April’s events:

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Mexican Lifestyles

#FreeGadgetSlaves

2 MONTHS AGO
#FreeGadgetSlaves

The other day, still in an early morning daze, I dashed out of the house to do a few errands. As soon as I got to my first destination I realized I had left my cell phone behind, recharging on the bedside table. 

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Mexican sayings: homegrown philosophy is colorful linguistic challenge

2 MONTHS 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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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

10 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.

11 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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La Nueva Posada: classic dishes & romantic Old World colonial charm

-1 DAYS AGO

Location, location, location best describes La Nueva Posada Hotel and Restaurant which overlooks Lake Chapala and has both indoor and outside garden and terrace as dining venues.

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Armando’s Hideaway: originality, coziness for one & all

6 DAYS AGO

The word hideaway conjures up a number of images: remote, discrete, off-track, lamp-lit with castle-keep stone walls and suave whispered welcomes.

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New novel asks, ‘Could culture war over same-sex marriage evolve into civil war?’

6 DAYS AGO

Ajijic resident Tom Nussbaum says he watched the November 6, 2012 election results on television with disbelief and joy. 

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Popular Ajijic author pens new thriller

5 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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Laughter: medicine kids actually enjoy

28 DAYS AGO
Laughter: medicine kids actually enjoy

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.

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Six transplants from one donor

28 DAYS AGO

The relatives of a 30-plus year old man declared brain-dead after an automobile accident donated his organs and tissues and brought new life to six patients last week.

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News

Making a statement on International Day Against Homophobia

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Making a statement on International Day Against Homophobia

Gay rights activists in Guadalajara participate in an after-dark, silent march on International Day Against Homophobia (Tuesday) to remember those who have been murdered in hate crimes committed against the LGBT community in Mexico.  Earlier in the day, a small protest was held outside the Ja...

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No more gated communities, state legislator demands

-1 DAYS AGO

A state legislator from the Citizen’s Movement has submitted a proposal that would effectively prohibit gated communities (cotos) in Jalisco, and open up many of their streets and avenues to general traffic.

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Referendum on town delegates still on hold

6 DAYS AGO

At the urging of citizens backed by members of the Chapala City Council, Mayor Javier Degollado has repeatedly pledged to hold public referendums to name permanent delegados (town administrators) for Ajijic, Atotonilquillo, San Antonio Tlayacapan, San Nicolas de Ibarra and Santa Cruz de la Soledad.&...

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Chinese outfit proposes Chapala choo-choo

6 DAYS AGO
Chinese outfit proposes Chapala choo-choo

Chapala Mayor Javier Degollado recently welcomed a group of businessmen representing the China Railway Construction Company who are keen on investing in a multi-million dollar magnetic commuter train line linking Chapala and Tonala.

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Jalisco Congress sets wage limit for public servants

-1 DAYS AGO

No public servant in Jalisco will be able to earn more than the governor of Jalisco, the state Congress voted unanimously last week. Currently, 45 state officials earn more than Governor

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IMSS trying to put on a friendly face

-1 DAYS AGO

A major new initiative at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) in Jalisco seeks to vastly improve relations between staff at the health care institution’s facilities and the general public.

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Pacific hurricane season begins

-1 DAYS AGO

The Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) issued its first outlook for the Pacific hurricane season on May 6, forecasting a near average season with 17 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes.

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100,000 Strong in the Americas leaves footprints across Mexico

6 DAYS AGO
100,000 Strong in the Americas leaves footprints across Mexico

In a world plagued by international conflict and cultural misunderstanding, it’s encouraging to hear that the next generations of Mexican and American leaders are already benefiting from one of the most ambitious bridge-building efforts ever undertaken by their respective nations.

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Beach paradise closed as degraded coral reef is nursed back to health

6 DAYS AGO
Beach paradise closed as degraded  coral reef is nursed back to health

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)

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State cops nab US citizen suspected of pimping

6 DAYS AGO
State cops  nab US citizen suspected  of pimping

Jalisco state police have arrested a U.S. citizen for allegedly facilitating prostitution in Puerto Vallarta.

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Request your ballot now, say local US vote rousters

20 DAYS AGO
Request your ballot now, say local US vote rousters

Even though it is spring and November seems a long way off, this is the ideal time to apply online to participate in the upcoming American election, say activists charged with getting out the vote among the expat community in the Chapala and Guadalajara areas, as well as in other parts of Mexico.&nb...

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The ‘Panama Papers’ and the ‘ordinary expat’

1 MONTHS AGO

Over the course of the past few days we have added new words to the lexicon “Panama Papers” – millions of documents leaked from a Panama law firm. 

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Financial Indicators as of Thursday, April 7, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO

Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 45,281.94 a decrease of 909.53 points from Thursday, March 31, 2016.

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Famed Tapatio brew hits US shelves

1 MONTHS AGO
Famed Tapatio brew hits US shelves

Guadalajara’s very own popular beer has made its “official” debut in the United States under the moniker “Estrella Jalisco.”  

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Obituaries – May 21, 2016

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Obituaries – May 21, 2016

Juan Barbosa

Well-known Lakeside realtor Juan Barbosa died suddenly Thursday, May 12 at his San Antonio Tlayacapan home.  He succumbed to a life-long heart condition at age 51.
Barbosa was born April 9, 1965, in Vigo, Spain, the son of María del Rosario Gallego and José Manueal Ba...

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Obituary - April 30, 2016

20 DAYS AGO
Obituary - April 30, 2016

Patsi Dunn

Patsi Dunn 85, died peacefully in her sleep on April 2, 2016. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dunn and her husband, Jerry, retired to Mexico 32 years ago.

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Chivas waste chance in ‘Clasico’ quarter final

6 DAYS AGO

Bitter rivals Chivas and America tied without goals in the first leg of the quarter final of the Liga MX playoffs Thursday evening at the Estadio Omnilife in Guadalajara.

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‘Canelo’ makes short shrift of plucky British challenger

6 DAYS AGO
‘Canelo’ makes short shrift of plucky British challenger

With a devastating blow to the chin in the sixth round, Middleweight world champion Tapatio boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocked out British challenger Amir Khan May 7.

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