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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

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Letter to the Editor

Chapala040The “Lake City” complex is said to be planned for a site across the street from the Monte Carlo Hotel facility.  I am sure for such a mega project, perhaps at a cost to exceed 6 billion pesos, significant on-site studies have long ago been executed.  Nevertheless, as a Foundation Engineer and with 13 years of water relate projects in an about the lake, may I suggest a few basic concerns of which hopefully all have been satisfied.

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Cooler Heads

Breaking the story about the LakeCity project has certainly had wide ramifications. The Lake Chapala Reporter has been vilified, I have personally been vilified, the developers, the project, the government—everyone is being trashed. To be clear, first of all, I am personally as concerned about the implications of such a development in our community as… Keep Reading

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Letter to the Editor

Well done Lisa.  Your comments today are so right, and it would seem that we all need to be regularly reminded that no matter how long we may have lived here and think of this lovely area as 'home', unless we are Mexican - like it or not - we are always going to be visitors. 

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We Are Guests Here

Most of us expats are not Mexican citizens, which means we can’t vote, which means politicians can ignore us if they want to. If we make ourselves so disliked that the last thing they want to do is listen to us or talk to us, we will lose our voice and our ability to shape… Keep Reading

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LCR Responds to Letter to the Editor

LetterThe following letter has been submitted to the Guadalajara Reporter in response to the Letter to the Editor written by Michael Kavanaugh in their September 20 – 26 issue. Whether the Guadalajara Reporter chooses to print it remains to be seen.

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Guadalajara Reporter

There’s still time for the Guadalajara Reporter to do the right thing: to care about the Lake Chapala area enough to tell its readers the truth, thereby earning some credibility and integrity. The main reason this magazine was named the Lake Chapala Reporter is because it seemed to us that the Guadalajara Reporter wasn’t doing… Keep Reading

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Muckraking (Is This a Bad Word?)

A leader in our real estate comunity (whom we understand will issue a press release soon), has called the Lake Chapala Reporter a “muckraking publication” this week because we reported the May, 2014 ruling that found many of the top Lake Chapala real estate agencies and brokers guilty of price fixing. We looked up the… Keep Reading

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The news that Lake Chapala’s most visible businesses, its real estate agencies and brokers, have been found guilty of price fixing (see this month’s lead story) by Mexico’s commission on economic competition (similar to the US’s Anti-Trust Commission), should give us all a long, deep pause. Our largest real estate agencies and individual brokers (most of whom are still doing business here) were found to have cheated their own community residents of millions of pesos between 2003 and 2008. Read that sentence again.

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Letters to the Editor

Letters may be submitted to info@LakeChapalaReporter.com   Submitted June 11, 2014: Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the interview with Spencer McMullen that you published in the June 2014 issue of the Reporter. In this interview McMullen alleges that at least two American lawyers are practicing law in Chapala without Mexican licenses and… Keep Reading

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Editor’s Note

The horrifying news that a Canadian couple living in La Floresta was murdered last Saturday night has spread throughout the expat community and struck fear into the hearts of many. We had hoped that Lakeside’s violence was in the past. As stunned as we were in May of 2012 when drug cartels killed 18 Mexicans… Keep Reading

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