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Founded in 1983
Hidalgo #223
Chapala, Jalisco,
Mexico 45900
011 52 (376)
765-2877, 765-3676
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" Only Cover Story "

February 2011

Mexico’s Leapfrog Into The 21st Century

By Richard Rhoda, PHD

January 2011

Mother Mexico

By Bill Frayer
December 2010

The Straw Man

By Mildred Boyd
November 2010

—Lives On in Patzcuaro, Mexico

By Carol L. Bowman
October 2010

Pancho Villa’s Granddaughter

By James Tipton
September 2010

Magnificent Mazamitla

By Kay Davis
August 2010

Mexico Gets No Respect!

By Dr. Richard Rhoda
July 2010

Blue Birds With Wheels, Not Wings

By Carol L. Bowman
June 2010

Peter Morse Moir aka “Pedro Loco”

By Mark Sconce
May 2010

Lady With a Lance

By Mildred Boyd
April 2010

A Ticket to the Grand Show

By Neil McKinnon
March 2010

The National Highway

By Beatriz E. Garcia
February 2010

B. Traven’s Mexican Enigma

By Bill Mesusant
January 2010

In Search Of Juan Rulfo

By Harriet Hart
December 2009

Strolling Through Time

By Mildred Boyd
November 2009

QUERÉTARO—Muy Clasico!

By Maggie Van Ostrand
October 2009

The Allure Of Oaxaca

By Alvin Starkman M.A., LL.B.
September 2009

—The Jew From Shanghai

By Herbert W. Piekow
August 2009

The Renegade Spaniard

By Mildred Boyd
July 2009

The Magic Of Zacatecas

By Harriet Hart
June 2009

Learning To Act At The LLT

By Ed Tasca
May 2009

Mexico’s New Face of Spring Breakers: Retirees

By Carol L. Bowman
April 2009

—An Anthology of Travelers’ Tales

Reviewed by Thomas Hally
March 2009

The Chinese In Pre-Columbian Mexico

By Bill Mesusan

February 2009

A Tale Of Two Presidents

By Mildred Boyd

January 2009

Loving Pedro Infante

Novel by Denise Chávez Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001
A Review by James Tipton
December 2008

–Hero or Villain?

By Shep Lenchek
November 2008

SAN MIGUEL AND GUANAJUATO —Nice places to visit but...

Story by Carol L. Bowman
October 2008

View From The Terrace
Mexico’s Copper Canyon at Posada Barrancas

Story by Carol L. Bowman
—House of the Old Ones
By James Tipton
August 2008 A Glimpse Of The Past By Mildred Boyd
July 2008 Tequila–City of Surprises By Kay Davis
June 2008 The Tunnel Witches Of Guanajuato By Michael McLaughlin
May 2008 Tierra y Libertad! By Mildred Boyd
April 2008 John Huston’s Mexican Odyssey By Bill Mesusan
March 2008 Mysteries Of The Universe
—Where did the Mayas go?
By Mark S. McGrew
February 2008 Hidden Gems of Jalisco By Mary Piotrowski
January 2008 A Woman In Ajijic By Bill Mesusan
December 2007 Nacimientos
By Mildred Boyd

November 2007

DAY OF THE DEAD—What Does It Mean to Us?
By Kay Davis

October 2007

What Rights, Whose Land?
By Ed Lusch
September 2007 Copper Canyon Trip
(Bumps and All)
By Bob Tennison
August 2007 Writers at Lakeside By James Tipton
July 2007 In Defense of Malinche By Mildred Boyd
June 2007 Carved In Stone By Bill Mesusan
May 2007 EMILIO FERNANDEZ—Ten of a Kind By Maggie Van Ostrand
April 2007 Mexico’s Earliest Books By Ralph Graves
March 2007 A Lady of Letters By Mildred Boyd
February 2007 City of the Gods By Neil McKinnon
January 2007 The Weavers Of Mexico by Mildred Boyd
December 2006 A Christmas Tree For Mexico by Phyllis Rauch
November 2006 Maria Felix: The Fantasy of the World by James Tipton
October 2006 The Day Of The Dead by Mildred Boyd
September 2006 Following in Their Footsteps
by Bill Mesusan
August 2006 Don Churrero by Maggie Van Ostrand
July 2006 So You Think You Can Salsa? by Margie Harrell
June 2006 Tianguis Of Ancient Mexico by Ralph F. Graves
May 2006 The Many Faces of Mexico by Joy Birnbach Dunstan
April 2006 Fateful Encounter by Mildred Boyd
March 2006 Viva! Los Colorados Valientes by Teresíta Sabín
February 2006 Diego Rivera—A Palette Full of Compassion by Ed Lusch
January 2006 The Village by Maggie Van Ostrand
December 2005 President Vicente Fox —Up Close and Personal by Paul Jackson
November 2005 Doin’ The Canyon In Style Part I—Creel and Cusarare by Carol L. Bowman
October 2005 The Five Senses Of Frida by Maggie Van Ostrand
September 2005 Calle Rico by Phyllis Rauch
August 2005 The Fighting Nun by Mildred Boyd
July 2005 A Brief Encounter In Mexico by Margie Harrell
June 2005 THE SONORAN DESERT—Land of Extremes by Ed Lusch
May 2005 The Huichols: Enduring, Evolving or in Crisis? by Teresita Sabin de Simental
April 2005 Manners In Mexico by Mark McGrew
March 2005 Mexico’s Ancient Astronomers by Ralph Graves
February 2005 Not a Lot of Ocelots by Vern and Lori Geiger
January 2005 Among Lakeside’s Most Illustrious by Arthur Melby
December 2004 Lakeside 2020 by Tony Passarello
November 2004 A Rendezvous With Destiny at the Hill of the Bells by Ruth Ross Merrimer
October 2004 The Neill James Legacy by Mildred Boyd
September 2004 Pancho Villa—Re-Evaluated by Shep Lenchek
August 2004 The Mystical Manatee by Ed Lusch
July 2004 The Man Who Bought a City by Mildred Boyd
June2004 The Enduring Huichol by Jeannette Saylor
May 2004 The Princess and the Priest by Mildred Boyd
April 2004 Mexico’s First Superpower by Ralph F. Graves
March 2004 World’s Largest Woodpecker by Vern and Lori Geiger
February 2004 Carnaval in Mexico! by Ralph F. Graves
January 2004 Women at War by Mildred Boyd
December 2003 A Gift From Nature by Ed Lusch
November 2003 A Peasant Ponders on Life and Death by Ruth Ross Merrimer
October 2003 The Women of Mexico by Mildred Boyd
September 2003 Children For a Cleaner World by Judy Dykstra-Brown
August 2003 Iturbide—The Aristocrat Who Made Richer the Poor of Mexico by Shep Lenchek
July 2003 Mexico’s Mountain of Flame by Ruth Ross Merrimer
June 2003 Alvarado—Captain From Castile by Mildred Boyd
May 2003 The Mexican Bobcat—A Natural History Short Story by Ed Lusch
April 2003 The Madonna and the Serpent by Lawrence H. Freeman
March 2003 The Mexican Governor and the California Journalist by Ruth Ross Merrimer
February 2003 Monarchs of Michoacan by Mildred Boyd
January 2003 MAKING WAR —AZTEC STYLE by Ralph F. Graves
December 2002 A Miracle in Mexico by Alejandro Grattan
November 2002 LIBERAL LION: The Extraordinary Career of Melchor Ocampo by Jim Tuck
October 2002 The Purepecha Empire -Paradise Lost by Xill Fessenden
September 2002 Mexico's National Bird by Ed Lusch
August 2002 Hernan Cortes -The Caesar Of Mexico by Mildred Boyd
July 2002 Lake Chapala - An Apocalyptic Vision by Ed Lusch
June 2002 The Mexican Unsung Heroes of WWII by Maggie Van Ostrand
May 2002 The Devil And Don Vasco by Mildred Boyd
April 2002 Where The Hummingbirds Were by Mildred Boyd
March 2002 A Virginal Look At Lakeside by Joy Birnbach Dunstan
February 2002 Who Actually Discovered The New World by Ralph F. Graves
January 2002 A Tale Of Two Rebels by Mildred Boyd
December 2001 The Idols Of San Juan Cosala. A Christmas Story by Idella Purnell
November 2001 The Anti-Clerical Who Led a Catholic Rebellion by Jim Tuck
October 2001 Ask What You Can Do For Your Country. John F. Kennedy
September 2001 Gold, Glory And Sixteen Horses by Mildred Boyd
August 2001 Viva los Charros! by Judy King
July 2001 The Biggest Little Man In Mexico by Alejandro Grattan-Domínguez
June 2001 CHILDREN'S ART. Alive and Well in Ajijic! by Mildred Boyd
May 2001 Around Lake Chapala In Seven Days by Gail Nott
April 2001 Mexico's Hairless "Wonder Dogs" by Ralph F. Graves
March 2001 Lake Chapala's Enduring Pescadores by E. A Lusch /Interview Translations By Patricia Martinez
February 2001 The History Of Lakeside by Lawrence H. Freeman
January 2001 The Marvelously Melodic Marimba by James Marthai
December 2000 The Biggest Popsicle In Mexico by Jay Lotven
November 2000 Chapala Railway Station To Become Museum by Gail Nott
October 2000 Mexico And Atlantis by Lawrence Freeman
September 2000 Benito Juarez : Hero Or Heretic? by Shep Lenchek Surprisingly
August 2000 Bringing Up Children In Anscient Mexico by Ralph F. Graves
July 2000 The Fall of the Maya Empire  
June 2000 The Battle Of Mezcala Island by Robert M. Burnet
May 2000 Santana: An Eagle Or A Chicken? by Prof. Amos C. Miller
April 2000 The Little Ship That Led The Way To The New World  
March 2000 The Legend Of "El Loco" by Andrew Bosworth
February 2000 The Enigma Of Mexico's Plumed Serpent by Ralph F. Graves
January 2000 Maize -- Gift Of The Gods by Nancy Wolf
December 1999 Motherhood In Mexico by Marilyn P. Davis
November 1999 Mexico Vs. U.S. A Civility Scorecard by Art Emig
October 1999 Guzman -- The Cruelest Conquistador by Shep Lenchek
September 1999 The History Of The Lake Chapala Society by Jerry Hesser
August 1999 Freedom's Odd Couple by Jim Tuck
July 1999 New Spain's Fifty Magical Years by Morgan Bedford
June 1999 La Frontera Fabulosa by June Summers
May 1999 What Price Survival? by Ronald A. Barnett
April 1999 Tlatchtli - Early Mexicos "Old Ball Game" by Ralph Graves
March 1999 I Live In Ajijic by Neill James
February 1999 Volcanoes In The Neighborhood by Alice Hathaway
January 1999 Mexico's First Emperor by Juan Gregorio H
December 1998 Men Who Must Decide Fate Of Mexico by Morgan Bedford
November 1998 The Ejido: Property Purchaser's Peril by Shep Lenchek
October 1998 Jalisco's Great Treasure by Rosemary Wehinger Bowly
September 1998 Puebla-The City Built By Angels by Dave Good
August 1998 A Brief History Of Ajijic by June Nay Summers
July 1998 The Aztec Way Of Poetry by Ronald A. Barnett
June 1998 The Birth Of The Baja by June Nay Summers
May 1998 The Irrepressible Pancho! by Morgan Bedford
April 1998 Garlic -- A Culinary Cure-All? by Ralph F. Graves
March 1998 The Conquest Of Mexico, Re-Examined by Shep Lenchek
February 1998 Witchcraft & Sorcery In Mexico by Ralph F. Graves
January 1998 Carlota, Mexico´S Lost Empress by Morgan Bedford
December 1997 La Malinche -- Harlot or Heroine by Shep Lenchek
November 1997 Literacy in Ancient Mexico by Ronald A. Barnett
October 1997 Guadalajaras Fiestas de Octubre by Dale Hoyt Palfrey
September 1997 San juan de Ulua: Mexicos Haunted Castle by Lovetta Scott Miller
August 1997 Mexicos Lindy Memorialized in New Jersey by Ralph F. Graves
July 1997 Que Dios se lo Pague by Ilse Hoffmann
June 1997 The Tarahumaras: An Endangered Species by Shep Lenchek
May 1997 A Trip to See the Monarchs by Thurman Alexander
April 1997 Masonic Influence on Mexico by Morgan Bedford
March 1997 Jesus and the Jews by Shep Lenchek
February 1997 Mexico´s Daffiest Dreamer  
January 1997 Warefare Ancient in Mexico by Ilse Hoffmann
December 1996 Mexico´s Long Christmas by June Nay Summers

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