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Avenida Chapultepec Shines

-1 DAYS AGO
Avenida Chapultepec Shines

Guadalajara continues its spree on colorful outdoor lighting with a new installation the length of the Chapultepec artistic zone.  Enjoy a night stroll, listen to some free music most weekends at a plethora of bars or dine at dozens of nearby restaurants offering a world different flavors.

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Canadian Embassy promotes ‘Super Ingredients’

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Canadian Embassy promotes ‘Super Ingredients’

 

Delegates and representatives from the food industry were encouraging people to eat healthy ingredients from Canada at a press conference on Monday 26 January. The Canadian ambassador to Mexico Sara Hradecky was among those promoting the country as a key exporter of canola oil, wheat, o...

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Chapala Rotary third largest in district

-1 DAYS AGO

On January 22, the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club, A.C., inducted their 42nd and 43rd  new members in a ceremony conducted by Membership Chair Sandra Loridans (left).   This makes the club the third largest in the District, following Guadalajara and Puerta Vallarta. 

President John...

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Chapala area hit by phone extortion scams

-1 DAYS AGO

Chapala area householders, including at least one expat, have been recent targets of scam artists out to make a quick and easy buck by placing threatening phone calls. 

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Jalisco berry exports up thanks to new Chinese market

-1 DAYS AGO

The Chinese market for Mexican raspberries and blackberries has opened and is expected to lead to skyrocketing profits and significant growth in the sector. The first batch was sent from Jalisco this month after a deal was signed in November 2014.

According to forecasts by the Ministry of Rural Dev...

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Some crimes decreasing in Jalisco, latest stats indicate

20 DAYS AGO

There were fewer homicides, kidnappings and bank robberies in Jalisco in 2014, although reports of extortion increased. 

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Peña Nieto visits White House but fails to get noticed

20 DAYS AGO
Peña Nieto visits White House but fails to get noticed

If President Enrique Peña Nieto envisioned his visit to Washington and meeting with President Barack Obama sparking favorable coverage abroad and revitalizing his tarnished international image, the reality fell short.

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Financial indicators as of Thursday, January 8, 2014

20 DAYS AGO

–Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 41,813.93 a decrease of 1,204.82 points from Thursday, December 31, 2014.

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PV writers’ conference set for March 6-8

-1 DAYS AGO

If there is a book inside you bursting to get out, the ninth Puerto Vallarta Writers’ Conference will be the place to release it.

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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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Mexico: 3rd best country to retire

20 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

20 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 29, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO

–Mexican Stock Market (BMV) opened at 41,862.33 a decrease of 626.4 points from Thursday, January 22, 2015.

–Interest paid on 28-day Treasury Certificates (CETES) was down at 2.70 percent from Thursday, January 22, 2015.

–Bank Interest paid on 28-day 10,000 to 50,000 peso Promissory ...

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Obituaries – Dryden Jones, Michael Hainsworth, Aida Texter

-1 DAYS AGO
Obituaries – Dryden Jones, Michael Hainsworth, Aida Texter

Dryden Jones

Dryden Jones died January 14 at his home in La Floresta at the age of 92. Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 14, 1923. In the spring of 1942 he was accepted at Harvard Collage but in November of 1942 he asked for a leave of absence to join the military. Jones became a pil...

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Obituary –Carol Anne Nilsen

20 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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Unstoppable Charros march on

20 DAYS AGO
Unstoppable Charros march on

The Charros de Jalisco recorded a 4-0 series victory over the Venados de Mazatlan to advance to the semi-finals of the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP) playoffs. 

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Charros in four-game whitewash over Mazatlan, move on to baseball semis

24 DAYS AGO
Charros in four-game whitewash over Mazatlan, move on to baseball semis

The Charros de Jalisco recorded a 4-0 series victory over the Venados de Mazatlán to advance to the semi-finals of the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (LMP) playoffs. The Guadalajara-based franchise wrapped up the series with a 4-1 win in Mazatlan on Monday night.

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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 30, 2015

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City Living - January 30, 2015

Super Bowl at Amsoc

The American Society is hosting a football fete this Sunday with its 60-inch TV the focal point along with snacks, chili an open bar and some friendly asides about who’s team will win. The doors open at 3 p.m. A cash bar will be open and a 70 peso donation will allow you to samp...

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City Living - January 17, 2015

14 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

14 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

27 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 30, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO
Laguna Chapalac – January 30, 2015

Bilingual Toastmasters

Six guests attended the most recent meeting of the Lake Chapala Bilingual Toastmasters club where new members Juan Magallon Moreno and Oscar Martinez assisted with the program. Maureen Jones received the bronze Competent Communicator award. 

The group will meet for a Sp...

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Laguna Chapalac – January 17, 2015

14 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 30, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO
North Banderas Beat - January 30, 2015

Market reborn

If you miss your favorite Wednesday market vendors who were previously at the Forever Spring market on Lazaro Cardenas in Bucerias, here’s some good news: “They can be found in the new market called Roots,” says organizer Alison Normanton. There were some issues which just couldn’t be...

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North Banderas Beat - January 17, 2015

14 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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La Manzanillo Memo – January 10, 2015

21 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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La Manzanilla Memo – December 27, 2014

1 MONTHS AGO
La Manzanilla Memo – December 27, 2014

Christmas Tree Festival

For eight years running the Christmas Tree Silent Auction Festival has marked the kick-off to La Manzanilla’s holiday season.   

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Barra de Navidad a Melague Journal

-1 DAYS AGO
Barra de Navidad a Melague Journal

True Wealth

A wealth of experience gathered Wednesday January 22nd, 9 a.m. as it does all year round, at the Cabo Blanco Hotel in the heart of Barra de Navidad. Teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, parents and partners filled the seats of the Costalegre Rotary Club breakfast meeting. The invisible bon...

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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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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin - January 10, 2015

21 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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Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – December 27, 2014

1 MONTHS AGO
Puerto Vallarta Bulletin – December 27, 2014

Native Nativity

A manger, various barnyard animals, three kings, Joseph, Mary and Jesus typically make up the nativity scene placed under Christmas trees and in other places of prominence during the holiday season. 

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Arts & Entertainment

Entertainment Guide - January 30, 2015

1 MIN AGO
Entertainment Guide - January 30, 2015

Disney Live

Mickey Mouse and friends return for a series of shows.

Teatro Diana, Friday, January 30, 4 & 7 p.m.; Saturday, January 31, 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 1, noon, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. 200-600 pesos.

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Entertainment Guide - January 17, 2015

14 DAYS AGO
Entertainment Guide - January 17, 2015

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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Hit show ‘Always Patsy Cline’ baptizes new Ajijic theater

14 DAYS AGO
Hit show ‘Always Patsy Cline’ baptizes new Ajijic theater

As predicted, the long-awaited revival of My, My How Nice Productions’ production of Ted Swindley’s “Always Patsy Cline,” directed by Roseann Wilshere, was a runaway success, enjoying standing ovations and demands for encores at every one of its eight performances in early January. 

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Roll up, roll up: The circus is in town

27 DAYS AGO
Roll up, roll up: The circus is in town

Mexican circuses are being forced to eliminate animal acts from their shows as new bans on the use of wild beasts spread across the nation. Lakesiders may get their last chance to see tigers, dromedaries, a llama and star elephant Papaya do their tricks at Circo Unión, playing now through next wee...

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Ribera Arts Review - January 17, 2015

14 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 - January 30, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO

The Gambler

In this remake of a 1974 film, James Caan, an English professor who is also a compulsive gambler, finds that the only people who will have anything to do with him are those to whom he owes money. Jim Bennett is a lecturer reeling from the death of his beloved grandfather. His all-or-not...

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At the Movies - Horns

20 DAYS AGO

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

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Columns

City Museum offers do-it-yourself tours; Ronda XXVI heads for the woods

-1 DAYS AGO
City Museum offers do-it-yourself tours; Ronda XXVI heads for the woods

Recently Guadalajara’s Museo de la Ciudad, located downtown, asked Susy and me to do a presentation of our new bilingual book, Outdoors in Western Mexico, Volume Two, and to follow up the talk with a hike to one of the many natural beauty spots I’ve been writing about in the Reporter over the last t...

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

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

14 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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Newly appearing reconsiderations echo a rural Mexican family’s harsh lesson in trying to deal with life’s end

21 DAYS AGO

Suicides.  Popular lore long attributed them to folks buffeted by unbearable “blues” during the holiday season.  Especially around the New Year.  Now experts say most suicides in the United States occur in late spring and early summer. 

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

21 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 wonderful place to live

-1 DAYS AGO

Any one at lakeside this time of year who says they are bored truly is afflicted with an “inside” problem. It seems to me that it’s not a matter of finding something to do but to decide which of several events, fundraisers, concerts, and classes to attend. 

Sure hope you all are taking advanta...

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

14 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 30, 2015

-1 DAYS AGO

When I opened a used bookstore several years ago, I knew I’d need some days off, but I also knew I needed to be open on at least one weekend day. I ended up closing the store on Sundays and Mondays and spent the next few years never knowing what day of the week it was.

TGIF lost all meaning and I w...

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

21 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?

27 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

28 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

2 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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Tonala hosts 'Dance of Tastoanes'

Clad in traditional costumes, Tonala residents carry out the “Dance of the Tastoanes,” an annual ritual which dates back hundreds of years commemorating an indigenous insurgence during the Spanish invasion of western Mexico.

A prize-giving ceremony for the best masks and a homage to long-standing participants Celestino Ortega Hernandez and Ponciano Ortega Vazquez takes place Thursday, August 9, at 8 p.m. at the Jorge Wilmot Museo Nacional de Ceramica on Constitucion #104, between Hidalgo and Morelos in central Tonala.

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