Last updateFri, 20 May 2016 5pm

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 Jalisco Congress to draw attention to the absence of legislation regarding hate crimes.

No more gated communities, state legislator demands

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.

City bikers can take the train

Travelers on Guadalajara’s Tren Ligero (subway) network are now able to travel on the trains with their bicycles on weekdays and Saturdays – albeit only at certain hours of the day – and also leave them padlocked at cycle ports recently installed at all the stations.

Fares on ‘luxury’ buses reduced

Owners of Guadalajara’s 180 “luxury” city buses have been told to lower their fares from 12 to seven pesos for the next two months because they do not provide the services advertised. The “de lujo” buses operate on five routes throughout the metropolitan area.

Luxury buses are obliged to offer air conditioning, televisions and soft seating, and are prohibited from taking on standing passengers.   
Within the next 60 days, each company will have to demonstrate that 100 percent of the buses on their route offer the advertised services before they will again be able to charge 12 pesos.

GDL-Austin flight in August

Discount airline Volaris has announced the launch of a service between Guadalajara and Austin, Texas starting August 7.

Local teen wins gold at Math Olympiad

The arithmetical abilities of Olga Medrano Martín del Campo have made her a star at the tender age of 17.