Last updateFri, 04 Jul 2014 2pm

The Guadalajara Reporter

  • 17-yr-old to spend 7 years in detention for role in double murder of students

    A youth referred to only as “Isaac” who was involved in the deaths of two 15-year-old Guadalajara schoolboys in June last year has been sentenced to spend a maximum seven years in detention after a juvenile court judge found him guilty of kidnapping but not homicide.

  • A new home for innovative minds

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto dropped into Guadalajara this week to cut the ribbon on a unique facility that will serve as a focal point for the development of innovative technology-and design- oriented projects in Jalisco.

  • Austrian film director pursues ‘holistic’ projects

    When Barbara Sackl came to Mexico 15 years ago, it was due to an invitation from an Austrian anthropologist for a trip to Chiapas  — a trip that ultimately didn’t pan out.

  • Cat protector works to improve Mexican attitudes toward felines

    Karla Martinez doesn’t have a lot of leisure time to spend with the 54 cats in her modern home and shelter in midtown Guadalajara.

  • Churches asked to refrain from ’rocket’ celebrations

    Fed up with being aroused at the crack of dawn by the deafening sound of rockets set off by exuberant Catholics celebrating religious holidays? Relief may be at hand.

  • City Living - June 13, 2014

    Farmer’s Market

    Zapopan’s plush open-air Andares mall has started a Saturday Farmer’s Market where shoppers can purchase a wide range of items directly from producers.

  • City Living - June 20, 2014

    Folk dance

    The Universidad de  Guadalajara (UdG) Ballet Folklorico is gearing up for another summer season of exciting performances at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara. The 10-show folk dance season starts on Sunday, July 6.

  • City Living - June 27, 2014

    St Mark’s Independence Day

    Don’t miss the gala 4th of July celebration at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church on Sunday, July 6.

  • City Living - June 6, 2014

    Learn about many of Jalisco’s 126 municipalities at a two-day, open-air expo/fair to be held in the esplanade in front of the Instituto Cultural Cabañas on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8.

  • City Living - May 16, 2014

    The Vienna-based art foundation, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), has teamed up with the Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ) to present “Atopia, migración, legado y ausencia de lugar,” a collection of 25 works, including two installations, that “focuses on the practices and representations of the ways in which artists have accessed, rehearsed, participated in and negotiated concepts of ‘place’ or ‘place of origin,’ their past, heritage, and cultural ambiguities, with all the dilemmas such notions provoke.”

  • City Living - May 30, 2014

    The celebrated Trompo Magico children’s museum is hosting a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of Guadalajara rock group Luis Delgadillo y los Keliguanes on Saturday, May 31, 4 p.m.

  • City takes aim at massage parlors, child prostitution

    To keep sexual services out of esteticas masculina (men’s grooming salons), Guadalajara city councilors have turned over their revision from city license inspectors to police officers. According to some reports from sex workers at the salons, inspectors were warning them to get rid of any evidence of a sexual nature before official revisions.

  • City’s Immigration office moves to ground floor level

    Foreigners should find their dealings at the National Immigration Institute (INM) in Guadalajara far more comfortable now that the federal agency has moved from the fourth floor of the Palacio Federal to a new, larger office on the ground floor.

  • City’s motorbike bandits target cell phone drivers

    There’s another good reason not to talk on your cell phone while driving – apart from the fact that it’s dangerous and against the law.

  • Coarse ‘Father Sideburns’ unafraid to use ‘language of the poor’

    The first time I encountered José Álvarez Franco, better known as Padre Patillas, or “Father Sideburns,” was during a baptismal service in his church in Tateposco when he referred to me as a “gringo” during the mass, prompting laughter throughout the congregation.

  • Concerned at property price dip, neighbors challenge city’s elevated third subway line

    Guadalajara’s third subway (tren ligero) line will run underground only briefly as it cuts through downtown Guadalajara on its way from the center of Zapopan to the bus station in Tonala.

  • Congress approves tough animal cruelty penalties

    With 32 votes in favor and one abstention, the Jalisco legislature Thursday approved reforms to the State Penal Code that could see people who intentionally kill animals or subject them to intense cruelty sent to prison for up to three years.

  • Cops crackdown on selfish parkers

    Traffic cops in Guadalajara are getting tough on inconsiderate motorists who park their vehicles in bays reserved exclusively for disabled people.

  • Cops in harmony after years of mistrust

    The fiercely territorial nature of policing in the metropolitan area thawed a little this week with the start of joint patrols by Guadalajara and Zapopan municipal cops.

  • Cops nab Ponzi scheme employees

    Police have detained two former senior employees of a fraudulent Guadalajara-based investment firm that scammed more than 150 people out of 130 million pesos.