Secretary of Education Expands Child Sexual Abuse Investigation

Francisco Ayón López, Secretary of Education in Jalisco (SEJ), said today that he will work on a mechanism for immediate action when there are sexual abuse allegations in schools. This is in response to criticism that in the current case of alleged sexual abuse at a kindergarten in San Nicolas, months went by before action… Keep Reading


Lake Chapala Reporter Returns

After being on hiatus for a little over a year, the Lake Chapala Reporter has resumed publication with a new look and new vigor to serve the Lake Chapala community. With its focus only on the Lake Chapala area, and without a dependence or slant toward advertisers, this publication strives to be the real voice… Keep Reading

Renting-Real Estate

Broker Justus Hauser: Update on Real Estate

Lake Chapala Reporter: You were the broker who reported the price fixing scheme among most of the Lake Chapala real estate agencies to the government some years ago. That resulted in the 2015 federal convictions of the agencies and individuals with huge fines. Two years later, has the real estate community changed its ways? Justus… Keep Reading

Renting-Real Estate

Our Changing Skyline

In early 2015, Grupo Naimar, a real estate development company in Guadalajara, proposed an ambitious and complex project in Chapala called LakeCity. The concept was designed to meet the needs of an affluent Guadalajaran and North American retirement population. The complex would include over 2,000 condos in 5 towers, surrounded by a range of services… Keep Reading


US Fugitive Pedophile May Be Associated With Local Kindergarten Scandal

Fisgon Politico Jalisco has reported that US fugitive pedophile David Benjamin Creamer is suspected of being connected with the San Nicolas Kindergarten sex abuse scandal. Background Information (Source InsideLakeside) American pedophile known to be in Mexico, and last seen in Puerto Vallarta-Chapala-Ajiijic-Guadalajara areas. David Benjamin Creamer aka Dave Creamer aka Ben CreamerOne of the fugitives… Keep Reading


San Nicolas Kindergarten Staff Accused of Sexual Assault

Parents of children enrolled in a Chapala, Jalisco kindergarten have accused one of its staff of sexual abuse against 11 children. Three formal complaints filed with state authorities said children at a school in San Nicolás de Ibarra were abused by their English teacher with the full knowledge of the school’s principal. The teacher, identified… Keep Reading


Mexico Capturing and Returning US Fugitives

The days of fugitives successfully hiding out in Mexico may well be over. The US Marshals Service and Mexico’s law enforcement agencies are working together to capture more criminals crossing the border than in the past. Click here for more information.   Keep Reading


Mexico’s Self-Image Affects Its World Image

During my many years as a correspondent in Mexico, some of my best reporting happened around dinner tables. So on a recent trip back, I dined with a range of old contacts to catch up on how Mexico was handling its most pressing challenges, like the 2014 student massacre in southern Mexico, which shocked the… Keep Reading

Restaurant Reviews

Mesón Don Quijote Restaurant – Ajijic

A new restaurant in Ajijic with a Spanish chef sounded intriguing to me. Mexican restaurants certainly have their charms, but the ability to prepare Spanish dishes has never been one of them. In fact, the Mexican interpretation of paella is normally dreadful. It was therefore really exciting to hear of a new restaurant in Ajijic with a… Keep Reading

Non-Profit Organizations

Ninos Incapacitados del Lago A.C. – Financials

The treasurer of this organization, Larry Wynant, provided the following information. We operate three clinics (Chapala, Ajijic and Jocotopec) and at the end of 2015, had 162 children registered with our clinics; Our total clinic expenditures for 2015 amounted to $2,155,849 pesos; All Ninos volunteers and Board Members are unpaid.  Our administrative expenses (legal, accounting,… Keep Reading

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