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Protesting taxi drivers block Guadalajara street

More than 200 taxis parked on Avenida Juarez in Guadalajara, blocking traffic for four hours on Tuesday 28 December. The protesters, who gathered outside the Government Palace, were calling for a zero-tolerance policy towards “pirate” transport companies like motor-taxis and unregulated services like Uber, which are technically illegal. Demonstrators also demanded the resignation of Transport Secretary Mauricio Gudiño. 


Canadian Ambassador visits lakeside during busy Jalisco sojourn

During her January 28 visit to lakeside Canadian Ambassador Sara Hradecky stopped by Lake Chapala Society headquarters to commemorate 90 years of cordial Canada-Mexico diplomatic relations.

After joining LCS President Ben White, Ajijic Administrator Héctor España and Guadalajara Consul-Trade Commissioner Francis Miguel Uy in a champagne toast  to mark the occasion, the ambassador presided over the planting of a maple tree sapling that will take root as living symbol of friendly ties between the two nations. 

 

Hradecky and her staff started their busy tour agenda at Chapala’s Centro Cultural González Gallo to offer information on travel, study and doing business in Canada to Mexican citizens, wrapping up the day with an appearance at  the monthly gathering of the Canadian Club of Lake Chapala.

 

 

 

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.

Cardinal calls society to question the rise in suicides in Jalisco

Following a spate of at least three suicides in Guadalajara last week, Cardinal Jose Francisco Robles Ortega (Archbishop of Guadalajara), called for people to reflect on the value of human life and work to improve conditions in the community. 

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, oats and meat. The conference was designed to foster trade and encourage people to eat food that combats obesity and diabetes. 

Farmers and heads of the food industry came to the platform to promote their products, such as barley, which is high in fiber and low in fat, and pulses whic

h are rich in vitamins and great for weight loss. Those in attendance were served a delicious menu, beginning with a barley salad, followed by a lentil hamburger and a carrot cake. 

A catalogue of products available in Mexico is available on the website, which contains a list of quick and delicious recipes and information about the stores selling Canadian foods. www.saboresdecanada.mx

During her January 28 visit to lakeside Canadian Ambassador Sara Hradecky stopped by La Nueva Posada as the guest of the Canadian Club and the also Lake Chapala Society headquarters to commemorate 90 years of cordial Canada-Mexico diplomatic relations. At both venues the ambassador presided over the planting of maple tree saplings that will take root as living symbol of friendly ties between the two nations.  With Hradecky (holding shovel) are Guadalajara Canadian Consul, Francis Uy and Chapala, Mayor Joaquín Huerta Barrios, DIF Presidnt Maricela Navarro Rodríguez, Lake Chapala Chamber of Commerce President Yolanda Martinez, Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club President Elect Sheila Paull, President of the Canadian Club at Lake Chapala Barbara Wills and Bob Foster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One in two Jalisco students at risk of not finishing high school

Over half of high school students leave before finishing their studies, according to University of Guadalajara Rector Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla.

Bravo said that a variety of factors influenced the decision to drop out. Among them were a lack of economic resources which make it difficult to cover school costs. Another significant minority were young women who become pregnant. 

“The lack of orientation is a problem,” Bravo said. “Students become dissatisfied with study and seek a professional or technical path. Another factor is that they may live far away from their schools. Others left in search of opportunities in the United States.”

The government is seeking to lower the high school dropout rate. At the beginning of the year, Artistoteles Sandoval announced that by 2018, all young people that apply to enter an educational institution will have a place guaranteed.

Light-train crash causes disruptions

A full frontal collision between two trains in station Atemajac in Guadalajara left 29 passengers injured. The crash occurred in the afternoon of Monday January 26, apparently due to a confusion between the two train operators, who were later arrested.