Last updateFri, 23 Sep 2016 9am

Mars colony announcement expected at Guadalajara congress

Engineer, inventor and business magnate Elon Musk will give a talk at the 67th International Aeronautical Congress (IAC), to be held at Expo Guadalajara September 26-30, in which he is expected to elaborate on his plans to colonize Mars. 

Famed archaeologist remembered

Friends of the late archaeologist Phil Weigand gathered at the Jalisco Culture Secretariat building in downtown Guadalajara September 9 to pay tribute to “the man who discovered the lost civilization of Teuchitlán,” symbolized by the Guachimontones circular pyramids. 

Tragedy avoided in train crossing collision

The absence of stop lights or barriers at busy train crossings in the Guadalajara metropolitan area is an omission that perplexes most foreigners and angers many safety-conscious Mexican citizens.

GDL mayor brags about austerity

Guadalajara Mayor Enrique Alfaro gave his first state-of-the-municipality report (informe) this week, underscoring the substantial savings his “austerity programs” have achieved.

Deranged shooter opens fire at police HQ

In the kind of incident that is far more common north of the border, a clearly unbalanced  man shot and killed an employee at the Guadalajara headquarters of the state Attorney General’s Office (Fiscalia General del Estado or FGE) on Wednesday. 

Metro-area bus drivers go on strike

Around 300 Guadalajara bus drivers on various routes left hundreds of passengers stranded Wednesday after calling a lightning strike to demand a fare increase.

Urban colossus set to rise from Kodak’s ruins

History seemed to repeat itself this week when a group of environmental activists staged a small protest outside the mega development taking shape on the 42-hectare grounds of the former Kodak plant on Avenida Mariano Otero near Guadalajara’s Plaza del Sol.