Last updateFri, 27 Feb 2015 4pm
The Good Life Reporter

Mexican takes gold at Guadalajara half marathon

The reign of Kenya has finally ended. Mexican runner Juan Luis Barrios Nieves won Guadalajara’s 24th International Half Marathon on Sunday, beating Kenyan runner Julius Kipyego, who has won the race for the past six years.

Transparency ATM unveiled

Maintaining his promise to make public service more transparent and accountable, Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval last week inaugurated an “electronic kiosk” where the general public can directly access information pertaining to state government finances.

Metro area is stop-start nightmare for drivers

Guadalajara is the ninth worst city in the world for driving times according to a joint study carried out by the companies Castrol and Tom Tom. The researchers visited 78 cities around the world and discovered that drivers in Guadalajara lose 33.24 percent of their total journey time idling. The average driver in the city will hit the brakes 24,840 times a year.

The taco that goes on and on and on

Guadalajara set a Guinness record Sunday with a 2,757-meter cochinita pibil taco, beating the previous record of 1,900 meters. Prepared by 300 volunteers coordinated by a team of chefs from the state of Yucatan, the taco was laid out on tables outside the landmark Cabañas Institute.

Road closure to disrupt city center transport



A one-kilometer section of Guadalajara’s busiest thoroughfares, Avenida Alcalde, will be closed to traffic as of Friday, February 19 as work continues on the city’s third subway (Tren Ligero) line. The avenue will be closed between Calle Ignacio Herrera y Cairo to the south and La Glorieta Normal to the north. This will seriously affect foreigners with business at the Immigration office in the Palacio Federal on Alcalde.  More than 25 bus routes are being rerouted because of the work.