Last updateFri, 05 Aug 2016 9am

US lawmaker proud of Guadalajara roots

Guadalajara got a prime time shout out at the Democratic National Convention last week as U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra revealed his parents’ struggles as immigrants in the United States. 

Macrolibramiento opens with 44-peso charge for cars

The first section of Guadalajara’s Macrolibramiento (outer city ring road) is now in operation, linking the Chapala-Guadalajara highway with the autopista to Zaptolanejo, Lagos de Moreno, San Luis Potosi and many points north.

New Canadian Consul on his way

Francis Uy (right), departed his post as the Canadian Consul in Guadalajara July 30 after a three-year stint on the city.

Horse-drawn carriage fleet to be replaced with lighter models

Guadalajara city hall has announced major changes in the operation of touristic horse-drawn carriages (calandrias) after an equine collapsed during a ride on Avenida Chapultepec at the end of last week.

Cancer support offered at Amsoc

August activities at the American Society (Amsoc) in Guadalajara continue with the Cancer and Health Support Group meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m. 

Minerva in intensive care

Guadalajara’s fabled Minerva statue is to undergo major surgery – literally “going under the knife.”

City unveils a new brand identity

Mariachi music, folk dancers, indigenous groups and an uplifting promotional video were all part of this week’s splashy roll out of a new branding campaign for the metropolitan area, appropriately titled ”Guadalajara, Guadalajara,” named for the opening line of the famous song penned by José “Pepe” Guízar Morfín.