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Chapala faithful galvanized for arrival of Queen of the Lake

As Mother Nature begins working her rainy season wonders, local Roman Catholics are making ready to raise prayers to Mother Mary for divine intervention to protect and replenish Lake Chapala.


Local divers to compete in Edinburgh

Four Tapatio divers are among the eight-person Mexican team that has traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland to compete in the 2013 World Diving Series, which takes place April 19 to 21.


Thousands turn out for Octoberfest parade

The Fiestas de Octubre got off to a ‘thrilling’ start Sunday with a lively parade that brought downtown Guadalajara to a standstill. Dancers, including this Michael Jackson look-a-like, mixed with marching bands and gloriously decorated floats to create a carnival atmosphere that will continue throughout the month at the Benito Juarez fairgrounds to the north of the city. 


Lawyers to sue authorities over pothole problem in ‘Bachelajara’

Fed up of driving along roads riddled with potholes, a group of Guadalajara-based lawyers have banded together and are preparing legal action to force the local authorities to carry out adequate road repairs.


Zapopan hospital suffers partial collapse

Four people were injured and eight others suffered nervous breakdowns after the roof of the pediatric ward in Zapopan’s Civil Hospital collapsed on Saturday.


Faithful Catholics to flock to Virgin’s ‘homecoming’

Religion and politics meet once again on Saturday, October 12, when vast crowds will gather in Guadalajara. More than a million people – some say two or three – will jam the streets to celebrate the return of the Virgin of Zapopan to her 18th century basilica and in somewhat more subdued festivities a handful of dignitaries and the Spanish and Italian consuls will mark the anniversary of the day Christopher Columbus is said to have sighted land in what he thought was the Far East. The religious celebrations will eclipse the civic ones by far. Unfortunately for Columbus, the anniversary of his “discovery” is also a reminder here of Spain’s bloody conquest of Latin America’s native peoples. For the Virgin of Zapopan, on the other hand, the day celebrates the many miracles attributed to her.


Female teams to prowl city for DUIs

An army of female inspectors will take to the streets next month as Jalisco authorities step up efforts to clamp down on drinking and driving, considered the major cause of traffic accidents in the state, particularly in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.


City to host Latin America’s largest beer fest

Guadalajara’s answer to Oktoberfest, the annual Festival de Cerveza, returns from October 18 to 20 at the Estadio Omnilife.


Astronauts to touch down in city in 2016

The Expo Guadalajara has been chosen as the venue for the International Astronautical Congress in 2016.


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