Last updateFri, 29 Apr 2016 3pm

Mayors sign women’s rights agreement

To mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the nine municipalities that comprise the Guadalajara metropolitan area signed an agreement aimed at guaranteeing that women have equal opportunities and are free to fully exercise their rights.

Tapatios celebrate Oscar win but not for Mexican director

Hundreds of fans partied in various locations across Mexico in celebration of Leonardo DiCaprio’s long anticipated Oscar win, while snubbing Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu achievement of becoming the first director to collect consecutive Academy Awards since Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1950. 

Airport blockade dates back to six-decade-old land dispute

Members of a communal land holding (ejido) demanding payment for territory expropriated for the construction of the Guadalajara International Airport nearly 60 years ago blocked the facility this week.

Police crackdown on Guadalajara nightclubs

A sweeping operation to enforce regulations in Guadalajara bars and nightclubs has led to the closure of seven establishments. Bar Americas, one of Jalisco’s most popular and iconic nightlife destinations, was forcibly closed after 87 pills and 92 packets of white powder were discovered in the bathrooms. Five people have been arrested under suspicion of drug dealing. 

Tamiflu over prescribed, health chiefs say

Doctors in Guadalajara admit they are prescribing the anti-viral Tamiflu, even when they are unsure whether their patient has influenza or not.

Eye in the sky: new crime-fighting device takes off

The Guadalajara Police Department has a pair of new recruits – two drones that will be deployed to bolster security in the historic center and other high-crime areas. Guadalajara Mayor Enrique Alfaro says the drones will be used to combat high rates of street robbery and car theft.

Tinted window crackdown in full effect

More than 1,000 drivers have been fined in the two days since state authorities decided to strictly enforce regulations governing  tinted car windows. The legislation also aims to tackle the problem of drivers covering their licence plates to avoid being detected by security cameras for infringements. Traffic agents were strategically posted in five points of metropolitan Guadalajara and inspected hundreds of cars. At the end of the second day, 14 cars and four motorcycles had been seized for having their licence plates covered.