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Phone Extortion Spikes at Lake Chapala

At least a dozen incidents of phone scamming of foreigners have been reported in the last month in the area. And it’s a man who speaks perfect English. He’ll pretend to know you, either directly (“I’m your neighbor, Michael, remember?”), or indirectly (a relative of your spouse, or a friend). There’s always a hard-luck story… Keep Reading


Lakeside Mail and Shipping Services Compared

For people who like receiving printed magazines and newspapers from north of the border, or who receive other mail regularly, using a mail service is a great idea. The primary reason is to receive it faster. A letter sent from north of the border to a residence here without going through a private mail service… Keep Reading

Interesting Finds

Savor the Past at Chapala’s Historical Archives

As both Chapala and Ajijic evolve as vibrant tourist towns, the past holds a special place in the hearts of those who are natives here and those who have lived here a long time. The Chapala Historical Archives, located next to Bancomer Bank near the major Chapala intersection of Madero and Hidalgo, offers nostalgia, perspective,… Keep Reading


Public Meeting on Sunday: Ajijic Pueblo Magico Project

The public is invited to attend an informative meeting on Sunday, August 27th starting at 10am in front of the Ajijic Cultural Center in the Ajijic Plaza. Mayor Javier Degollado will be there to present his project to qualify Ajijic to become a Pueblo Magico in February. The ambitious project will involve both infrastructure and… Keep Reading

Restaurant Reviews

Just Chillin’ Bar & Grill Just Keeps on Going

Sometimes the food, the atmosphere, and the service are only part of the story of a restaurant. The real story of Just Chillin’ Bar & Grill in downtown Ajijic is how they just keep on keepin’ on. You just want them to succeed because of how hard they work, how entrepreneurial they are, and how… Keep Reading


Ministerio Publico to Hold Public Meeting

A public meeting to discuss the process and status of complaints submitted to the Ministerio Publico (Fiscalia General de Jalisco) will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11am at the Chapala Malecon. Attendees will learn about the status of their investigations, referrals to other divisions, and psychological help for victims. They will also… Keep Reading

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