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Ajijic eatery ‘brunching’ out

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Hector España mans the grill on Sunday, December 6, for the first Sunday brunch service in his Manix Restaurant’s history.  After nearly three decades of Sunday closures, the family restaurant in Ajijic now allows Sunday guests to choose from barbequed meats with slaw, potato salad and beans, or a lighter menu featuring salads and omelets.  Local musicians entertain diners while they enjoy the food.

Jalisco’s tourist-in-chief visits lakeside

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Jalisco Governor Aristóteles Sandoval turned up among the throng of tourists visiting lakeside last Sunday, sending out this Twitter selfie along with a message reading, “At the Chapala Malecón greeting our people. We’re going for an ice cream!”  The Jalisco chief executive was relaxing after finishing a two-day retreat with his cabinet held at a west-end Ajijic hotel. He scheduled a return visit for Friday, January 22 to preside at several official events before taking time off to celebrate his birthday.  

At the Movies – The Transporter Refuled

Frank Martin, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life  transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century.

Director: Camille Delamarre. Cast :Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman, Samir Guesmi. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:36.

Minimum wage to go up 4 percent

Mexico’s minimum wage will go up by around four percent from January 1. The daily rate will increase to approximately 73 pesos a day.  Despite criticism from some left-wing politicians that the hike is paltry and fails to meet the needs of the country’s poorest citizens, Mexican government officials say the raise is above the inflation rate. Although only 13 percent of Mexico’s workforce earn the minimum salary, according to the federal statistics agency Inegi, the figure represents a benchmark for employers to negotiate wage increases.