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Zapopan mayor axes police chief

Zapopan Mayor Hector Robles has fired his chief of police in a bid to “reinforce security strategies” in the metro area municipality.


Four charged in tourism minister murder case

Police have arrested four members of a local drug cartel in connection with the slaying of Jalisco Tourism Secretary Jose de Jesus Gallegos Alvarez on March 9.


Tapatia nun to become saint

Guadalajara-born nun Maria Guadalupe Anastasia García Zavala (Madre Lupita) will become a saint on Sunday, May 12 in a special ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.


Attack on young campers sparks outrage

Four inebriated men armed with machetes attacked a group of 22 young campers enjoying an overnight sleep out in the area of rock formations known as El Diente, located to the north of Guadalajara in the municipality of Zapopan.

The campers were aged between 6 and 16 and members of the Dragon Brigade. They were accompanied by three adults and were preparing for a rappelling course the following day.


Speed camera ‘blockers’ don’t work, traffic agency confirms

Jalisco Secretaría de Movilidad (SM) officials say U.S. manufactured anti-photo license covers designed to make car tags invisible to speed cameras do not work.  Selling the micas (covers) with the promise that motorists will be able to escape speeding tickets is fraudulent and should be denounced at the Consumer Protection Agency, say Movilidad officials. 


H&M is to open store

Swedish multinational retail-clothing company H&M is to open its first store in Guadalajara in the Plaza Galerias.

Operating since 1947, the chain has 2,800 branches in 48 countries and  is the second biggest retail clothing company in the world with more than 95,000 employees.


Rented planes help control forest fires

Two firefighting aircraft rented by the Zapopan municipal government from the United States last week were put to use immediately.


City inks agreement with Changwon

Guadalajara has inked a sister city relationship with Changwon, the eighth most populous city is South Korea.

Changwon Mayor Wan Su Park visited Mexico this week to sign the agreement alongside his Guadalajara counterpart, Ramiro Hernandez.


Authorities reject ‘No Car Day’ program

Guadalajara transportation authorities have thrown cold water on calls to introduce a program similar to Mexico “City’s “Hoy No Circula” (Day Without a Car) – for the short term at least.

Civic groups have demanded tough measures to halt rising contamination mostly caused by 1.7 million vehicles circulating in the metropolitan area.


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