Tag: Guadalajara

Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" en español

Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" en español
This week I attended the FIL, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, considered the most important book festival in the Spanish-language. There I had the unique opportunity to see Mexican actor, Diego Luna, perform “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg in Spanish. You may recall Luna from such movies as “Y tu mamá también” and he also had... Read more »

FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara

[View the story “FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara” on Storify] FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara The annual Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important book festival in the Spanish-speaking world and the second largest book festival after Frankfurt. It began November 24 and ends December 2, 2012. Storified by Teresa Puente ·... Read more »

Six people killed and 37 injured in shooting at the "Butter Club" in Guadalajara

I used to read the news about the crime and narco crimes in Mexico and think that is far from the Mexico I know. Shooting at Butter Club in Guadalajara from mural.com That was only happening at the border or only in cities controlled by drug lords. I would say that is isolated to certain... Read more »

Narcobloqueos make it dangerous to deport immigrants to Mexico

Snowmaggedon 2011. Protests and attacks on journalists in Egypt. These have been the two main headlines capturing our attention with the Snowtormenta stranding some of us at home this week. But there is news in the rest of the world. A friend of mine in Guadalajara, Mexico, sent me a link to a story that... Read more »

Murder of Chicago-based diplomat Jaime Almonte Borja makes me question my own safety as I travel in Mexico

I’ve been off the radar the last week or so driving around Mexico. Puerto Vallarta. Photo by Teresa Puente. I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Puerto Vallarta where I watched fireworks on the beach. I visited some beach towns north of there called Sayulita and Chacala and also travelled to the Costa Alegre or the... Read more »

Obama, Calderon, Harper: three amigos answer questions

So what did the three amigos talk about after all? At the summit of North American Leaders President Barack Obama said he would push for a draft bill on comprehensive immigration reform this year. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper wouldn’t back down on requiring visas for all Mexicans traveling to Canada. Obama also defended his... Read more »

Three amigos meet in Mexico: Obama, Calderon and Harper

It’s being called the Three Amigos summit as the three leaders of North America – our President Barack Obama, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper are convening in Guadalajara, Mexico Monday. On their agenda are important issues like free trade, the drug war, immigration, the swine flu and the environment. But... Read more »

Obama is in my second hometown Guadalajara

President Barack Obama flew south of the border to Guadalajara, Mexico, Sunday evening to meet with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Guadalajara is Mexico’s second largest city with a population of around 3 million and I lived there for almost four years. I feel like it’s my second home, after... Read more »