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A million souls await La Virgen’s homecoming

While the rest of the country celebrates Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day) on Wednesday, October 12, in Guadalajara the Italian sailor who stumbled across a continent and its people 519 years ago gets trumped by a diminutive miracle worker.

42 new roses blooming in ‘City of Roses’

The rose sculpture representing Mexico in Rosefest Guadalajara 2011 – beautifully decorated by 12 Huichol artisans from Zitacua, Nayarit – has been installed at the junction between Hidalgo and Chapultepec ahead of the Pan American Games.

The merchandising of national pride

The Universidad de Guadalajara, in conjunction with Mexico City’s Museo de Estanquillo, has brought part of a private collection belonging to the late writer and intellectual Carlos Monsivais to Guadalajara’s Casa Vallarta Cultural Center.