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Readers flock to used bookshop

3 DAYS AGO

Bookworms looking to get their hands on used volumes in English can head down to La Roma store, located on Pedro Moreno and Avenida Chapultepec. The store is stocked with over 10,000 titles, carefully categorized by genre. It is a great place to browse, with a diverse selection covering all types of...

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People’s Choice Awards surprise in Best of the Best

3 DAYS AGO

Winners of the 2014 Best of the Best, People’s Choice Awards were recently announced in the “Guadalajara Reporter” and online at www.bestoflakechapala.com. Before they can receive the certificates, the winners should contact the contest sponsors with the exact wording for their certificate and an em...

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Chapala property owners receive hefty tax increase

3 DAYS AGO

If you own a home in a high-end neighborhood and live in a fairly new house built with top notch materials you’re likely to be among the scores of Chapala area residents getting socked with a substantial hike in this year’s predial (property tax) bill. 

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Chapala progresses on public works projects

3 DAYS AGO
Chapala progresses on public works projects

Chapala’s urban planning department has issued progress reports on the major public works now under way.

The Chapala plaza remodeling project funded by the state government is essentially done, with only the installation of new street lamps and illuminated posts lining the perimeter along Calle Lóp...

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Tarahumara Project sets events for winter necessities

3 DAYS AGO
Tarahumara Project sets events for winter necessities

Tarahumara Project co-founder Libby Townsend has firmed up two fundraisers to help the traditional indigenous Tarahumara of the Copper Canyon in northern Mexico.

The first will be a colossal yard sale Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Project headquarters, ...

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Puerto Vallarta International Friendship Club (IFC) Monday Night Movies

3 DAYS AGO

Flicks are shown at 7 p.m. 40 peso price includes popcorn. Bar opens at 6:30 p.m.

January 26: “On The Waterfront” (1954), Elia Kazan Director, Marlon Brando, Lee J. Cobb.

February 2: “Around The World in 80 Days” (1956), Michael Todd Director, David Niven, Cantinflas, Robert Newton, Shirley McClai...

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FBI plans to fight corruption in Mexico

3 DAYS AGO

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has announced plans to expand its program to combat corruption in foreign countries. Roughly 30 agents will be assigned to offices in New York, Washington and Los Angeles, and given the sole task of detecting situations in which foreign governments are brib...

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Mexico seeks recapture of freed drug lord

3 DAYS AGO

A Mexican court has reversed the 2013 ruling that freed drug lord Caro Quintero from a Guadalajara maximum security prison and has again declared him responsible for the kidnap and murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, Enrique Camarena. 

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Canadian dies after condo fall

1 MONTHS AGO

A Canadian man has died after falling from a top floor of a condominium in Puerto Vallarta. Neighbors found Carl Veilleix, 52, lying in the garden of the Torre Malibu in the Las Amapas neighborhood on the morning of Sunday December 14. Security staff

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Cirque de Soleil plans permanent Nuevo Vallarta mega-production

2 MONTHS AGO

Montreal-based circus arts company Cirque du Soleil is teaming up with a resort developer to host permanent shows at a new theme park to be built in Nuevo Vallarta.

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Mexico: 3rd best country to retire

17 DAYS AGO
Mexico: 3rd best country to retire

A study has named Mexico as the third best destination to retire. The Annual Global Retirement Index compiled by the International Living Organization said that established expat havens in Jalisco and Guanajuato provided excellent support to retirees easing into a new life abroad. A great climate an...

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Non-Mexicans flood US border, outnumber Mexican migrants

17 DAYS AGO

A new study has found that for the first year in the six-decade record, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were apprehended at the U.S. border in 2014. 

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Financial indicators as of Thursday, January 22, 2015

3 DAYS AGO

Financial indicators as of Thursday, January 22, 2014

–Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 42,488.73 an increase of 1,504.51 points from Thursday, January 15, 2014.

–Interest paid on 28-day Treasury Certificates (CETES) was down at 2.72 percent from Thursday, January 15, 2014.

–Bank In...

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Financial indicators as of Wednesday, December 31, 2014

24 DAYS AGO

–Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 43,018.75 an increase of 2,014.31 points from Thursday, December 18, 2014.

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Obituary – Dr. Alejandro Cerda Valle

3 DAYS AGO
Obituary – Dr. Alejandro Cerda Valle

Dr. Alejandro Cerda Valle, who is best known at lakeside to his patients and customers at the Farmacias Express in Riberas del Pilar and San Antonio, died on January 15. 

Cerda Valle was born June 17, 1932, and was a loving husband, the father of eight children and 11 grandchildren. 

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Obituary –Carol Anne Nilsen

17 DAYS AGO
Obituary –Carol Anne Nilsen

Carol Anne Nilsen died December 28, 2014, from a sudden illness in her seasonal home in Upper Ajijic. Nilsen was born on July 16, 1941, in Seattle, Washington, and lived her entire life there. She was a talented violinist and fiddler. She and her husband, Sven, started an informal group in Ajijic th...

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Tomateros Defeat Charros 3-1 in 4th of 7-game championship series

19 HOURS AGO
Tomateros Defeat Charros 3-1 in 4th of 7-game championship series

Culiacan is up three games to one in the championship series as of Monday afternoon. The Charros had multiple opportunities to score as they loaded the bases 3 separate times during the game but were unable to capitalize. As a team, the Charros were 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and stra...

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Charros victorious in second game of final

3 DAYS AGO
Charros victorious in second game of final

 

The Charros used strong pitching from starter Juan Delgadillo and relievers Terance Marin and Manny Acosta to shutout the Tomateros de Culiacan in the 2nd game of the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico last night and even the Championship series at 1 game apiece.

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Expat Living

2015 closings at US, Canadian diplomatic missions

1 MONTHS AGO

The United States Embassy and Consulates in Mexico will close on the following dates: January 1 and 19; February 2 and 16; March 16; April 2 and 3; May 1, 5, 10 and 25; July 3, September 7 and 16; October 12; November 2, 11, 16 and 26; December 25. The Canadian Embassy and Consulates in Mexico will ...

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City Living - January 23, 2015

4 DAYS AGO
City Living - January 23, 2015

Agave plants removed at Minerva

The field of agave that has graced Guadalajara’s Minerva traffic circle since 21011 now is just a memory. Jimadores harvested

980 Agave Azul plants for Tequila Herradura, which will replant some 25,000 ornamental bushes and flowers around the city’s guardian in the ...

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City Living - January 17, 2015

11 DAYS AGO
City Living - January 17, 2015

Presentation

Reporter columnist John Pint, and his wife Suzy, will present their new book,” Outdoors in Western Mexico 2,” at the Guadalajara Museum of Paleontology on Saturday, January 24, noon. 

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Drinking juices for vibrant health

11 DAYS AGO

Folks seeking insights on ways to recover or maintain optimum health may be interested in signing up for a introductory course on boosting the immune system and cellular nutrition by consuming fresh juices. The four-hour class scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2 to 6 p.m., will be conducted by bil...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday cheer at lakeside

24 DAYS AGO
PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday cheer at lakeside

Fernando Gomez (center) and Steve Cross (not shown), owners of Casa Flores B&B, hosted a pre-Christmas movie day for the students and staff of the Jocotepec School for Special Children at Cinemas del Lago in Ajijic’s Bugambilias Mall. During the annual outing, the children saw an animated Disn...

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Laguna Chapalac – January 23, 2015

3 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – January 23, 2015

Bilingual Toastmasters

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Laguna Chapalac – January 17, 2015

11 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – January 17, 2015

Bilingual Toastmasters

The Lake Chapala Bilingual Toastmasters’ meeting will be held, in Spanish, at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) sala on Monday, January 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During the January 12 meeting, the presented speeches included Janice Taylor and her introduction to the work of Juan G...

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Suspense in Bucerias: expat pens first novel

2 MONTHS AGO
Suspense in Bucerias: expat pens first novel

After more than two decades wintering and living on the Jalisco coast, Barbara McKinley Morrison has used her experiences to pen her first novel.

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

2 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal

A warm welcome to all snowbirds from the north as they flock back to the coastal towns of Barra de Navidad and Melaque. November marks the traditional beginning of the high tourist season on the coast.

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North Banderas Beat - January 17, 2015

11 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 17, 2015

Bucerias Festival

The annual Fiestas Patronales of Nuestra Señora de la Paz, the church in Bucerias Centro, runs from January 16 through 24. As usual, there will be plenty of games of chance, food and drink booths, musical entertainment and carnival rides – pretty much something for everyone.

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North Banderas Beat - January 3, 2015

24 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 3, 2015

Bike & food tour

Bici Bucerias’ bike and food tour departs from their office on Lazaro Cardenas, across from the Decameron Resort, every Wednesday at 9 a.m.  The first one was held on December 2.

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La Manzanillo Memo – January 23, 2015

3 DAYS AGO
La Manzanillo Memo – January 23, 2015

A new year and lots of new businesses have cropped up in our little village. 

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La Manzanillo Memo – January 10, 2015

18 DAYS AGO
La Manzanillo Memo – January 10, 2015

The visiting holiday revelers have packed it in and headed home.  We had a great holiday season with tour buses lined up on the streets, stores running out of totopos and tomatoes, and the one tortilla factory in town opened from sunup to sundown trying to meet the demand for fresh tortillas.&n...

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque - December 20

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque - December 20

Festival Del Mar

The five-day Festival del Mar Melaque Costalegre from December 10-14 was described by municipal tourism director and organizer Francisco Carrillo Torres as “the foundation of much bigger things to come.”

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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - December 6

1 MONTHS AGO
Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - December 6

Journeyman drummer Ian Hoffman moved to Barra de Navidad five years ago after traveling extensively throughout Mexico. He says he is “amazed and excited” by all the talented musicians who now play in the area, including many students from the Instituto Universitario de Bellas Artes de Colima.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 23, 2015

3 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 23, 2015

There is never a dull moment in Puerto Vallarta. Here’s a look at what’s going on.

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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 10, 2015

18 DAYS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 10, 2015

Skin Deep

A one-evening-only seminar will give you the information to get your skin in shape. You will be amazed by both the simplicity and the results you will see and feel by using natural ingredients right from your kitchen. 

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Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - January 17, 2015

11 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - January 17, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sculptors launch open air workshop on Chapala beach

17 DAYS AGO
Sculptors launch open air  workshop on Chapala beach

Four of Jalisco’s most accomplished sculptors gathered at the Chapala waterfront early Tuesday, January 6 to begin chiseling out giant blocks of cantera stone that will be transformed over two week´s time into monuments revolving around themes of Lake Chapala and water conservation.

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Sculptors Encounter: mission accomplished

3 DAYS AGO
Sculptors Encounter: mission accomplished

The four abstract stone figures produced during the recently completed Encuentro de Escultores have been placed on provisional display along Chapala’s waterfront Malecón.

Starting out with two-ton blocks of raw cantera, distinguished artists Estela Hidalgo, Dolores Ortiz, David Agredano an...

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Bravo! Theatre hosts scene study workshops with Roseann Wilshere

3 DAYS AGO
Bravo! Theatre hosts scene study workshops with Roseann Wilshere

Respected Canadian professional director, actress and local resident Roseann Wilshere, will run a series of Scene Study Workshops beginning on Monday, February 2, between 3  and 5:30 p.m. at the new Bravo! Theatre on Rio Bravo, Ajijic as an integral part of the new theater’s repertoire.

Wils...

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Ribera Arts Review - January 17, 2015

11 DAYS AGO
Ribera Arts Review - January 17, 2015

Viva la Musica Party

Viva la Musica will host its annual Membership Party for renewing members, new members and guests on  Sunday, January 18, 4 p.m.  at the home of Tony and Roseann Wilshere, on the lakefront at Rio Bravo 35, Ajijic. A champagne reception with canapes will be f...

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At the Movies - Horns

17 DAYS AGO

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance.

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At the movies - The Best of Me

18 DAYS AGO

The Best of Me

Twenty-one years after being torn apart by forces beyond their control, two lovers who have never forgotten one another get a second chance at happiness in this romantic drama from bestselling author Nicholas Sparks.

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Columns

Secrets of Río de la Pasión: Mammoth bones, Spanish moss & ecotourism

17 DAYS AGO
Secrets of Río de la Pasión: Mammoth  bones, Spanish moss & ecotourism

Do you know way to San José? Of course, I mean San José de Gracia, one of the most dynamic little towns in western Mexico, located 80 kilometers south east of Guadalajara and about 90 minutes from Jocótepec. 

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A mathematician reflects on death: Caleb Gattegno lights a candle in the darkness

24 DAYS AGO
A mathematician reflects on death: Caleb Gattegno lights a candle in the darkness

Thirty-six years ago, one of the deepest thinkers I’ve ever bumped into wrote a short essay on death. I tried to read it all those years ago but the ideas were too difficult for me to grasp ... or maybe I just wasn’t ready.

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President Pena Nieto’s political meltdown?  Some cartel members think so. So do many Mexicans

3 DAYS AGO

I live in a tile-and-carrizo-roofed house built in the early 1970s.  It’s set in the cerro some distance above Joctotopec.  

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South of North: ‘What Matters in the End,’ title of a fine book, surprisingly mirrors what’s on many people’s minds

11 DAYS AGO

The United States Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which collects such data, reports that there were 40,000 known suicides in the U.S. in 2012.  That is the most recent year for which complete data are available.  And 40,600 suicide deaths make it the 10th leading cause of d...

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Dropping laptops on the floor: bargain-basement vs. more costly products

17 DAYS AGO

The column appearing here a few weeks ago brought several email responses to my inbox.  I hesitate to refer to them as hostile, but it is clear to see that some readers of the Reporter do not agree with my assessment of the quality of computer hardware being sold today.  Obviously there ar...

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Making headlines in 2014: internet growth, streaming video & machines taking over

1 MONTHS AGO

It has become an end-of-year tradition for me to devote this column to a look back at the year just past to recap some of the noteworthy happenings in the world of Information Technology.  2014 failed to record any seismic events equaling the magnitude of last year’s revelations of government e...

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A list of resolutions

3 DAYS AGO

Most of the folks I know seem to be divided into two camps – those who are vociferous in their rejection of Facebook and those who cheerfully admit their growing “addiction” to the social media site. Those who avidly avoid Facebook participation have concerns about privacy and the time the vast site...

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Driving off into the sunset: faithful, much-traveled VW van finds new owner

11 DAYS AGO
Driving off into the sunset: faithful, much-traveled VW van finds new owner

One of lakeside’s most distinctive vehicles has left the area. Owner Marianne Carlson turned over the keys of “Tawanda,” the painted VW van she has driven for 20 years, to Norberto H. Dorantes from Tlajomulco. 

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A Midwesterner moves to Mexico – January 23, 2015

3 DAYS AGO

It was four days before Christmas and traffic was heavy. Car after car was idling with people waiting for the light to change as they headed to the Costco on the left or the mall on the right.

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A Midwesterner moves to Mexico – 25 Things I’ve Learned From Living in Mexico

17 DAYS AGO

The holiday season is a time for making lists. Wish lists, grocery lists, lists of presents you’ve bought and presents you haven’t, gifts to return and gifts to keep, New Year’s resolutions. The list goes on.

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Mexican Lifestyles

QUIZ: 20 questions on 2014: What can you remember?

24 DAYS AGO
QUIZ: 20 questions on 2014: What can you remember?

How closely were you following the pages of the Guadalajara Reporter – and Mexican and international news in general – last year? Take our New Year quiz and see what kind of news addict you are. 

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Mexican couple draws on fitting background to create lively outings

1 MONTHS AGO
Mexican couple draws on fitting background to create lively outings

In offering tours of substance to Lakeside residents, the husband-and-wife team of Rosie Cepeda and Carlos Alfaro bring some uncommon experience.
With her background as a high-school chemistry teacher in northern Mexico, Cepeda’s interest in natural sciences and education shows.

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Tlalpu-what? The little town in Michoacan that foiled the grinch

1 MONTHS AGO
Tlalpu-what? The little town in Michoacan that foiled the grinch

Can anyone think of a happy story connected with mining? Apart from the occasional strike-it-rich tale (generally plagued by unexpected barbs of misfortune), the world brims with tragic accounts of mining-related greed, exploitation, danger, slave labor, disasters, strikes, illnesses and poverty.

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Sugary, oblong Three Kings Day cake includes a small plastic surprise

25 DAYS AGO
Sugary, oblong Three Kings Day cake includes a small plastic surprise

A special culinary treat customarily served on January 6 is the rosca de reyes – a sweet bread shaped in round or oblong form and decorated with jewel-like candied fruits to resemble a crown. Bakers slip tiny plastic figures shaped like infants into the dough before popping the bread in the oven.&nb...

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Hunting down the best fish tacos in GDL

2 MONTHS AGO
Hunting down the best fish tacos in GDL

Ask any two Tapatios where to find the best fish tacos in Guadalajara and a long discussion is sure to ensue, with each extolling the virtues of his or her particular neighborhood haunt.

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Rebuilding your life after the death of a loved one

3 MONTHS AGO

Put yourself in this scenario: Your name is Judy. Your husband’s name is Bob. Together you have discovered Lake Chapala in central Mexico (for Bob it is “love at first sight”) and there you have recently purchased your retirement home, where “One entire sliding-glass wall opened onto a view of the l...

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English-language book publisher in Mexico announces changes

3 MONTHS AGO

Editorial Wisemaz, the only full-service English-language book publisher in Mexico, announces a reorganization designed to clarify the company’s mission and streamline sales and distribution in the United States and Canada.

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Weighing up the risks of common medications

1 MONTHS AGO
Weighing up the risks of common medications

With some public health experts warning about the overuse of antibiotics and vaccines, many individuals struggle with uncertainty when faced with situations that call for their use.

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Vaccines: An objective evaluation

2 MONTHS AGO
Vaccines: An objective evaluation

There are two questions that many people ask themselves about vaccines: “Are they safe?” and “Do they work?”

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