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Today is Driver’s License Day

For those who have been waiting for the mobile driver’s license unit to return, tomorrow’s the day. It will be held at Chapala’s Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia (CCAP), the triangular building at the corner of Calle Madero and Hidalgo (the Carretera), on Thursday, February 15th. Applicants will be processed on a first come, first served… Keep Reading

Polls & Quizes/Safety-Crime

2018 Crime Survey Results Are In!

On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, we made available a survey designed to assess our readers’ opinions regarding crime in the Municipality of Chapala. The survey was made available on our website at, on our Facebook page, and in a newsletter we mailed to our reader distribution list on the same day. Our survey objectives… Keep Reading


New CFE Impostor Scam

Local attorney Spencer McMullen today related a scam involving impostor CFE staff. “I got a call yesterday that a woman from CFE (electric company) was at a client’s home with the police, and they were threatening to shut off their power in Chula Vista. They said that they needed an immediate payment of $40,000 pesos… Keep Reading

Pets & Animals/Safety-Crime

Latest Dog Poisoning Mysteries Solved

According to Chuni Medeles, Ajijic’s delegado, the mystery of the most recent incidents of dog poisoning have been solved, which will no doubt come as a relief to Lakeside pet owners. There were two separate incidents recently. In one case, a dog died after eating a rat whom the owner had poisoned on his own… Keep Reading

Polls & Quizes

Please Participate in Our Crime Survey

Mexico holds elections every 6 years for local as well as national posts. The next election will be held on July 1st of this year, so politicians are making statements about their accomplishments in the last 5 years (they take office in October). Municipality of Chapala’s Mayor Javier Degollado, who is running for re-election, has stated that he… Keep Reading

Pets & Animals

New Program Announced for Frequent Flier Pets

If you fly into Mexico more than once every six months with your dog or cat (the only animals considered to be pets), a new program can make the entry easier and faster. The program is called Programa Maskota Viajero Frecuente (Frequent Flier Pets Program), and it’s free. The current participating airports are: Cancun airport… Keep Reading

Getting Around/News

Mayor to Complete Ajijic Roadwork Before Election Season

Starting this week, the streets of Ajijic will be receiving maintenance from two groups of professional stonemasons, announced the mayor of Chapala, Javier Degollado González. For the time being, the biggest potholes on the streets most affected by vehicular traffic will be repaired. However, the mayor pointed out the urgency of also upgrading the water… Keep Reading


Mexican Justice System Chaotic in Transition

There are some unexpected consequences to Mexico’s recent US-backed attempts to apply US protections of criminals rights to the 19th century Mexican justice system. Under the US-based system: “… The (GDL police) chief said only 50 arrest warrants have been issued in Guadalajara in the past year and a half — while there are 1,300… Keep Reading

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