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Entertainment Guide – September 10, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO

Amber Wagner, JPO
U.S. soprano Amber Wagner sings pieces by Richard Wagner, accompanied by the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.
Palcco, Friday, September 9, 8:30 p.m. 150-280 pesos.

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Jalisco Philharmonic fall season kicks off October 6 at Palcco

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Jalisco Philharmonic fall season kicks off October 6 at Palcco

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra Director Marco Parisotto takes the stage of the Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco) Thursday, October 6, 8:30 p.m. to start a full fall season of concerts.

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Javier Zaragoza named Senior of the Year

6 DAYS AGO
Javier Zaragoza named Senior of the Year

Ajijic artist Javier Zaragoza has been designated Chapala Senior Citizen of the Year by the municipality’s Family Development Agency (DIF).

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Northern Lights presents two outstanding fall concerts

6 DAYS AGO
Northern Lights presents two outstanding fall concerts

“Superstar qualities” (Le Libre). “Stylish and articulate” (New York Times). “Vivid and powerful voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). 

These are just some of the extraordinary comments made by reviewers of two equally exceptional musicians – David Fu...

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Ribera Arts Review – September 10, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review – September 10, 2016

Photo exhibition

Visual Arts students from the University of Guadalajara’s School of Art, Architecture and Design are showing photographs throughout September at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala.

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Ribera Arts Review – September 3, 2016

6 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review – September 3, 2016

Christmas carols

Lake Chapala Chorale singers rehearse each and every Friday from now until Christmas from 3-5 p.m. Contact Kay Borkowski for more information: kaybork@yahoo.com.
Photo exhibit

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At the Movies - The Benefactor

6 DAYS AGO

A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

Director: Andrew Renzi. Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James. Rated: N/A. Time: 1:33.

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At the Movies - Skip Trace

6 DAYS AGO

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.

Director: Renny Harlin. Cast: Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:47.

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Columns

Striving to understand West Mexico’s ancient cultures: Archaeologist uses present to interpret the past

6 DAYS AGO
Striving to understand West Mexico’s ancient cultures: Archaeologist uses present to interpret the past

The Austrian-born anthropologist and historian Eric Wolf once complained that for a long time the field of Mesoamerican archaeology was in the hands of “shardists” and “pyramidiots” whose archaeological horizons were limited to dating and classifying pieces of pottery or rest...

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Picking out a good hotel: Can you trust Tripadvisor?

13 DAYS AGO
Picking out a good hotel: Can you trust Tripadvisor?

The other day I was discussing good and bad hotels with two of my very well-traveled students of English. “Tell me about your worst experience,” I challenged them.

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Disputing the Grito: How did the Independence War start? What did Hidalgo say?

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Disputing the Grito:  How did the Independence War start? What did Hidalgo say?

Several tons of rhetoric have been uttered and written about Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo, the Catholic priest who is known as the “father” of Mexico’s independence movement. Almost all concern the “Cry of Dolores,” known more simply as the Grito, his famed 1810 call for i...

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The indefensible exploration of courage, fear, death and the attempt to turn them into art

6 DAYS AGO

This weekend the novillera season for up-and-coming toreros starts at Guadalajara’s Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso.

“How can you defend bullfighting?” a reader asks.

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Slow wireless? Time, perhaps, to reconfigure your network

-1 DAYS AGO

Does your wireless internet network seem slow or unreliable?  Human nature dictates that most people answer “yes” to that question but this is simply because no matter how fast the connection may be, everyone wants more speed than what they are getting.  Studies have shown that...

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Search engine bias: Telling you what you want to hear

6 DAYS AGO

With a good friend I recently got into a heated political discussion; that seems to be the nature of most political discussions lately.  At one point I told her, “You have been spending way too much time inside your search engine bubble!”  That proved to be a fortunate segue in...

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VIEWPOINT: Pothole politics & ‘velocity patching’

1 MONTHS AGO
VIEWPOINT: Pothole  politics & ‘velocity patching’

When Guadalajara Mayor Enrique Alfaro began to speak about baches at a press conference this week, I was rather hoping he would announce a contest – with a new car as the prize – to identify the biggest pothole in the city. 

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A band rises through ‘force of will,’ makes the big time

1 MONTHS AGO
A band rises through ‘force of will,’ makes the big time

Thousands of bands all over the world spend years perfecting their craft and never get the chance to walk out on a prestigious stage in front of a large audience.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - So Long, Farewell ...

1 MONTHS AGO

I had planned on writing a nice, lengthy, last column worthy of the place I’ve had the pleasure of living in for the past two years.

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A midwesterner moves to Mexico - Packing Up

1 MONTHS AGO

The wool coat looks worse for the non-wear. It is wrinkled from being unworn and crammed in the back of a closet for two years; dotted with dust and dog hair from a dog that departed the family a year ago; in need of a lint brush that can’t be found in the pile of things to be thrown away, don...

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Independence heroes on the home front

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Independence heroes on the home front

Miguel Hidalgo, known as the father of independent Mexico, survived less than a year after calling for a popular uprising with the famed Grito de Independencia at the dawn of September 16, 1810. Final chapters of his life are based on significant events that took place in and near Guadalajara.

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Topes: The Curse of the Sleeping Policeman

6 DAYS AGO
Topes: The Curse of the Sleeping Policeman

September always makes me think of everything I love about Mexico: its fabulous foods, colorful fiesta traditions, amazing crafts and most of all, its ingenious and warm-hearted people.  But rather than share thoughts on those topics, a local government snafu inspires a tirade on one of the cou...

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Expat Living

St. Mark’s Anglican ready to party

-1 DAYS AGO

St. Mark’s Anglican Church is already decorating for its annual fiesta celebrating Mexican independence. The festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, after the Spanish-language mass at 12:30 pm.  The public is invited.  The fiesta will include comida típica, mar...

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Events on offer at American Society in September

-1 DAYS AGO

The American Society (Amsoc) celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day with a delicious meal of chamorro en adobo (pork shank in adobo) on Thursday, September 15. Chamorro en adobo consists of pork on the bone that has been marinated in a traditional Mexican sauce, then baked slowly until the meat ...

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City Living – September 10, 2016

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City Living – September 10, 2016

Hey, Sr. Governor, want to take a peek my Olympic medal?

The 14 athletes from Jalisco who participated in the Rio Olympics have received a total of 1.3 million pesos from the Jalisco government as an incentive to keep their efforts going through to Tokyo 2020. 

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City Living - July 23, 2016

1 MONTHS AGO
City Living - July 23, 2016

Mushroom Festival at Lion’s Club

The Circulo de Produccion farmer’s market cooperative hosts a Feria de Hongos (Mushroom Festival) Sunday, July 31 at the Club de Leones, Av. de los Leones 75, Colonia Tepeyac Casino, Zapopan.

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Weekly Worship – September 10, 2016

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St. Andrew’s Anglican

At St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, we know that we all face losses in life. How we find meaning in those losses is critical to our ability to turn around and move in a new direction. It may come as a surprise to know that “turn around” is the meaning of t...

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Weekly Worship – September 10, 2016

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St. Andrew’s Anglican

At St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, we know that we all face losses in life. How we find meaning in those losses is critical to our ability to turn around and move in a new direction. It may come as a surprise to know that “turn around” is the meaning of t...

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Laguna Chapalac – September 10, 2016

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Laguna Chapalac – September 10, 2016

Thriller

Rehearsals for this fall’s Thriller/Zombie presentation in the Ajijic Plaza start Saturday, September 10 at Club Exotica at the back of El Jardin Restaurant on the Ajijic Plaza. Several thousand spectators are expected to see the show featuring about 100 zombies on Saturday, October ...

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Laguna Chapalac – September 3, 2016

6 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – September 3, 2016

Fiestas Patrias

The Lake Chapala Society will host the Fiesta Mexicana Mi Mexico, Colores y Cariño Friday, September 2, 3-6 p.m. in the LCS garden. A Mexican show of mariachi and ballet folklorico along with a greased pole climbing competition and the release of color paper balloons is plann...

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Holiday fun in Puerto Vallarta

2 MONTHS AGO
Holiday fun in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta American Legion Post 14 Commander Dennis Rike and his wife Dinia on the Vallarta Adventures special Canada Day/July 4th cruise across Banderas Bay to Las Caletas on July 2.

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US Coast Guard lends a hand in Vallarta

3 MONTHS AGO
US Coast Guard lends a hand in Vallarta

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.

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North Banderas Beat - March 19, 2016

5 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

6 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

5 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

5 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

5 MONTHS AGO
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

6 MONTHS AGO
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

4 MONTHS AGO
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

5 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

Surf’s up in Michoacán

2 MONTHS AGO
Surf’s up in Michoacán

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. 

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A winning day out: Swimming to a hidden beach

1 YEAR 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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Where to eat chiles en nogada in GDL

6 DAYS AGO

Chiles en nogada consists of poblano chiles filled with picadillo (a mixture usually containing shredded meat, aromatics, fruits and spices) topped with a walnut-based cream sauce, called nogada, and pomegranate seeds, giving it the three colors of the Mexican flag: green for the chili, white for th...

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Tepetate Pian: A taste of Bangkok in Ajijic

6 DAYS AGO

The rich spiciness and variety of Thai food is an exciting dining option that is close at hand and ready to enjoy.

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

3 MONTHS 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

8 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

4 MONTHS 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

4 MONTHS 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

Metro-area bus drivers go on strike

-1 DAYS AGO
Metro-area bus drivers go on strike

Around 300 Guadalajara bus drivers on various routes left hundreds of passengers stranded Wednesday after calling a lightning strike to demand a fare increase.

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Mother kills kids, herself, saying institutions ignored her in time of need

6 DAYS AGO

A depressed Tlaquepaque woman who feared she would lose her home because she couldn’t pay the mortgage took her own life, and that of her two children aged seven and 14.  

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Lake Chapala surges

-1 DAYS AGO

Heavy precipitation and gushing feeder rivers pushed Lake Chapala’s level up a full nine centimeters over last weekend, with the bounty continuing day by day.  The Jalisco Water Commission reports the lake has gained 87 centimeters since the start of the rainy season. As of Thursday, Sept...

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Mayor to give first Informe

-1 DAYS AGO

Chapala Mayor Javier Degollado will present his Informe de Gobierno, a report on the administration’s work and accomplishments during its first year in office Friday, September 9, 7 p.m., at the Auditorio de la Ribera, La Floresta. Jalisco Governor Aristóteles Sandoval is expected to at...

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The ‘Grito’ & holiday closures

-1 DAYS AGO

Father Miguel Hidalgo’s emotional 1810 “Grito” exhorting Mexicans to take up arms against their Spanish masters will be reenacted in the main plazas of cities, towns and villages the length and breadth of Mexico, at 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.

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Motorists give outer ring road the cold shoulder

-1 DAYS AGO
Motorists give outer ring road the cold shoulder

The first stage of the Macrolibramiento (outer city ring road) hasn’t exactly been a hit with motorists, according to a report in Spanish-language daily Mural. 

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Mexicans hammer president for ‘treasonous’ Trump invite

6 DAYS AGO
Mexicans hammer president for ‘treasonous’ Trump invite

By meeting with U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has Enrique Peña Nieto committed yet another calamitous faux pas in his endlessly controversial career as president of Mexico?

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National News Briefs - September 3, 2016

6 DAYS AGO

Magna gasoline creeps up again
The price of Magna gasoline increased by two centavos to 13.98 pesos a liter September 1.  This means that the three percent maximum limit over a 12-month period that was imposed last year has now been reached and no more hikes should be expected in 2016. Premium g...

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Kids with cancer swim with dolphins

2 MONTHS AGO
Kids with cancer swim with dolphins

Children in the Puerto Vallarta area undergoing treatment for cancer enjoyed an unforgettable day of fun and adventure, swimming and cavorting with dolphins Saturday, June 18.

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Cuastecomates: the ground-breaking ‘disabled-inclusive’ beach town in Jalisco

3 MONTHS AGO
Cuastecomates: the ground-breaking ‘disabled-inclusive’ beach town in Jalisco

Jalisco’s first “disabled-inclusive” beach has opened in Cuastecomates in the municipality of Cihuatlán just north of Melaque.   

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How does your waste generation match averages?

21 DAYS AGO

Are you below or above average in waste generation? If you have the time or inclination (and a suitable device), why not weigh the trash you throw out each day.

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Del Toro’s ghoulish monsters on exhibit in Los Angeles

1 MONTHS AGO
Del Toro’s ghoulish monsters on exhibit in Los Angeles

Fans of Guadalajara-born film director Guillermo del Toro who happen to be in Los Angeles this fall should head over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see an exhibit featuring around 600 spooky monsters and objects from the filmmaker’s private collection.

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Tips and tricks for US ‘persons’ filing a Foreign Bank Account Report

2 MONTHS AGO

I cannot stress enough the importance of timely and correctly filing a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) if you are required to.

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BMW starts work on new plant

2 MONTHS AGO

German carmaker BMW has laid the first stone of its new assembly plant San Luis Potosi.

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Obituaries – September 10, 2016

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituaries – September 10, 2016

Robert Roland Tennison

Bob Tennison died in his sleep on August 31 at the age of 93.

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Obituaries - August 20, 2016

21 DAYS AGO
Obituaries - August 20, 2016

Jaime Lopez-Balbontin

Jaime Lopez-Balbontin, a long-time California Central Coast resident, died in Guadalajara on Thursday, August 11, after suffering a severe and sudden stroke. 

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‘Canelo’ fights in Dallas, Texas Sept. 17

-1 DAYS AGO

Mexican Independence Day weekend will rise to fever pitch in Dallas, Texas when Tapatio boxing idol Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on WBO light middleweight champion Liam Smith of England at Cowboys Stadium Saturday, September 17.

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World baseball stars coming to town next March

6 DAYS AGO
World baseball stars coming to town next March

Baseball fans rejoice! The Estadio Charros in Guadalajara has been selected to host one of the four group phases of the fourth World Baseball Classic, from March 9-22, 2017.

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