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Last updateFri, 24 Apr 2015 4pm

Bike share program gathers steam slowly

As it awaits its launch in Zapopan later this month, the MiBici bike share program still has a long way to go to become accepted in the hearts and minds of Tapatios.


City’s most painful day remembered

Victims and those affected by the April 22, 1992 sewer line explosions that killed more than 200 people in working class areas of Guadalajara gathered this week to mark the tragedy’s 23rd anniversary. 

Cash truckers make demands

Truck drivers who have been hauling away rubble from the new Guadalajara Tren Ligero (subway) construction site parked their rigs in the city center to demand payment from the state government dating back from the start of the work seven months ago.  According to the owners of some 150 trucks, drivers have made some 10,000 trips to the Picachos dump for which they have not received a single peso.

Traffic cop loses cool after filmed seeking mordida

It’s not just citizens in the United States who are using their cell phones to document abuses by law-enforcement officials.

A Guadalajara traffic cop is behind bars after he allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old student who was filming him soliciting a bribe from the driver of a city bus.

Break-up of idyllic couple proves love & business is risky mix

The private lives of public figures rarely make the front pages of Mexico’s “established” journals. An unwritten rule for many newspaper editors is to leave dirty laundry well hidden away from the public glare.

Calandrias under fire from animal activists

Members of  the animal advocacy group Igualdad Animal staged a silent protest in Guadalajara’s Plaza de Armas on Saturday, April 4 to highlight what they say is the mistreatment of horses that pull the traditional carriages (calandrias) through the streets of the city center.  The protestors also handed out more than 1,000 leaflets detailing  the “inhumane abuse” the horses suffer as they take tourists through the traffic-filled historic downtown area.  Calandria owners– and many city officials – dispute the activists’ claims, pointing out that the horses are in good health and subject to regular veterinary examinations.