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Looking Back: A review of August news from the last 50 years


First Fiestas de Octubre

American Legion Post Three named Barbara Bertram as their candidate for the U.S. float to participate in the first Fiestas de Octubre parade. A number of U.S. expat organizations in Jalisco are expected to send representatives to a community council meeting at the Consulate to present their princesses for the float, said Fred Mardus, chairman of the float committee. The Jalisco Department of Tourism is currently preparing a heady program of some 50 classes of events and the city is carefully tending its one million rose bushes so that they will be in full flower during the festival. Special events include a fiesta taurina with the best matadors in the world, international soccer games, a national charreada, water skiing events on Lake Cajititlan and motor boat races on Lake Chapala.

Guadalajara Torture Museum offers two sinister shows

At least for the next month, Guadalajara is taking its place — alongside Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and the Chinese “Bodies” exhibit that showcases preserved and dissected human remains — as the locale for two gruesome but probably necessary museum exhibits.