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Residents of Barrio Santa María request street maintenance, public spaces, and medical services
Neighbors of the Santa María neighborhood presenting their complaints and petitions to the municipal president of Chapala.
Jazmín Stengel (Chapala).- Residents of Chapala’s Santa María neighborhood told Cshapala President Aguirre during a weekly “Session with the Mayr’ that they need maintenance on streets that flood when it rains, public spaces, and medical services,
The heavy floods that occur on Santa María street bring mud, stones, materials and even dead animals, according to the testimonies of the people who attended the supervision tour, with more than eight neighbors complaining. Municipal authorities committed to address the issue.
Another of the requests made to Aguirre Curiel was the installation of public recreational places for young people and adults, since there are few in the area.
They also asked the municipality to provide local or mobile medical services, since the neighborhood is far from community health centers.
Translated by Kerry Watson
Chronicles of the Ribera
The image of San Antonio de Padua that a mysterious woman left more than a hundred years ago in the hands of Feliciana Carrillo. Photo: María del Refugio Reynozo.
By María del Refugio Reynozo Medina
They say that Saint Anthony of Padua helps you find what was lost and remember what was forgotten. Benita Lomelí Hernández grew up wrapped in the fervor of a 15-centimeter tall sharp-faced figure, which has belonged to her family since before she was born.
The origin of this small sculpture dates back more than a hundred years. In the town of El Sauz in the municipality of Jocotepec, Benita’s grandmother, Doña Feliciana Carrillo was in the courtyard taking the afternoon’s last sun, with a view of the road that crossed the town. In the distance, she could see the silhouette of a woman approaching.
The woman, after greeting Doña Feliciana, asked her if she would hold the package she was carrying. The woman told Doña Feliciana that she was on her way to San Luis Soyatlán, but that she would soon return for the package. Doña Feliciana could not see the woman’s face clearly as she wore a shawl covering her head and walked slowly. When Doña Feliciana’s daughter came out, she told her daughter what had happened. No one else could see the mysterious lady.
The small package fit in both hands and was wrapped in worn, time-stained scraps of cloth. “Take it up to the roof,» she asked her daughter, with a tone of respect for other people’s things. A few months passed, the woman did not return, and everyone forgot about the package.
Doña Feliciana’s house was the meeting point for personalities who sporadically passed through the village. It was a very remarkable house because it no longer had a dirt floor inside: it had cobblestones, tiles and a fireplace. On one occasion when a priest arrived to do evangelization work, Doña Feliciana remembered the package that the woman had given her to keep and that she had never dared to open. With the priest as a witness, they took the package down from the attic.
The parish priest was removing the layers of battered cloth one by one until a fine figure was revealed. “It is St. Anthony of Padua,» he told them. “What was lost and forgotten will return when they implore him to do so.”
Doña Feliciana was impressed, for her the image was alien. “Take care of it, it is yours,» the father told her. He also asked Doña Feliciana to celebrate it every June 13. “That woman will not come back,» he told them with certainty.
Benita Lomelí Hernández talks about how the image of San Antonio de Padua, now venerated by her entire family, came to her. Photo: María del Refugio Reynozo.
Some said that the person who gave the precious image to Doña Feliciana was not from this world. She never appeared again, and no one else besides Feliciana could ever see her. Her presence was a mirage, but the fine figure of St. Anthony of Padua was real. From the moment he was discovered among the cloth rags, Benita’s grandmother entrusted the image to her youngest son, who was then three years old.
When that three-year-old boy came of age and got married, his brothers came to give him the oxen, goats and corn cribs after the three days of the wedding. “You will know if you take care of your capital,» they said. Along with this, they also gave Benita’s father the sculpture of San Antonio, as was his mother’s wish.
That is how Benita grew up, with the veneration of the saint professed by her parents who guarded the image that came from who knows where. That faith spread to the neighbors who began to visit Benita’s house to pray for their lost causes and then to carry candles in gratitude for all that was found.
Benita remembers a prayer said by her mother:
Antonio, Antonio, in Padua you were born, in Padua you were raised, you went to school, your prayer book was thrown away, your father found it for you. Antonio, Antonio, the lost is found and the past is remembered. Antonio, Antonio forever. AMEN.
The image of Saint Anthony that Benita now keeps is made of a single piece of wood, carved by unknown hands. The statue’s facial features are fine, at the waist of his Franciscan habit he wears a tight cord, and in his arms he carries a child of barely four centimeters in length.
This particular little boy was bought by Benita’s mother, who has lost count of the number of children replaced because the original was stolen. “They stole my child again,» she would say to the sales clerks at the religious articles store when she went to replace the small statue. “They think he will bring them a boyfriend, but St. Anthony does not give boyfriends,» she said. “[For] good husbands one must ask St. Joseph.”
Every June 13, in Benita’s house, candles are lit and fresh flowers are placed in honor of the little image full of history that brings back what was lost and reminds us of what was forgotten. And Benita along with those of the faithful neighbors invoke the Saint of Padua:
Antonio, Antonio, Antonio…
Translated by MaryAnne Marble
With 39 initiatives and multiple co-sponsored bills, Congresswoman ‘Lolis’ celebrates one year in office
A little more than a year after being elected by the citizens of the 17th district, María Dolores López Jara, who goes by Lolis, has promoted 39 initiatives, several focused on equality and human rights, in addition to multiple co- sponsorships in social matters.
“I feel happy because we are celebrating our anniversary!” said the congresswoman on social networks. “One year after the election, I am still grateful to all the people who gave me their trust.”
The Jocotepec native and Deputy in the Congress of Jalisco has accomplished a lot so far in projects and negotiations. About 1,200 people have benefited through various social programs, she has had 20 talks with women throughout the district and she has made 156 visits to municipalities,
Lolis also recognized the efforts of her family and friends, as well as her work team. She has committed herself to the citizens to continue moving forward, to be at the service of the people, and to be always working.
Translated by Mike Rogers
University of Guadalajara resumes the use of masks due to an increase in coronavirus infections
Administrative Building of the University of Guadalajara. Photo: UdeG.
Editor. – Following the recommendations of the Health Situation Room by Covid-19 of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) and in view of the increase of cases that have been registered in recent weeks in Jalisco, as of this Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the use of masks in university facilities is mandatory.
«This preventive measure seeks to safeguard the health of university students and their families. Therefore, we invite our community to retake this measure which has proven its effectiveness in preventing contagions,» the university announced in a statement.
The publication ended with the recommendation: «In case of presenting symptoms of respiratory disease or having been in direct contact with a positive case of Covid-19, the corresponding diagnostic test should be performed and reported.”
Translated by Sydney Metrick
Opinion: From North to South
With no clear results since the first Summit of the Americas, the presidents of the American nations are meeting in the United States for its next round, minus Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua and Mexico. Photo: Courtesy.
By: Abigail A. Correa Cisneros
The various issues discussed at the Summit of the Americas since its beginning in 1990, remain unresolved in the region. Currently pending are the two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis we are going through, and migration.
This meeting lacks, among other things, inclusion, after leaving out Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela and for which the President of Mexico said he will not attend. However, his representative will be the Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard addressing the issue of Cuba and the blockade.
Every three years political leaders from all over the continent meet to discuss and define actions to face the problems and challenges shared by the region. It seems that little has been achieved. The region continues to experience problems of marginalization, migration, violence and economic problems.
In this meeting, the focus is on climate change. «Building a sustainable, resilient and equitable future» is the theme of the summit being held in the United States from June 6 to 10. Other topics to be discussed include democracy, human rights, justice, security, trade, disaster management, sustainable development, education, health, gender equality, connectivity, among others.
Since the summit has been taking place, the pending issues are becoming more and more important in the Americas. Nayar López Castellanos, the coordinator of the Center for Latin American Studies of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences (FCPyS), considers that: «it has traditionally been a space created by the United States to generate a favorable environment for its interests and its hegemonic condition that has prevailed throughout history».
The researcher and academic secretary of the Center for Research on North America (CISAN), Juan Carlos Barrón Pastor, says that the idea of creating a summit to promote a sustainable, resilient and equitable future creates a set of ambiguities because it is not clear what it refers to. «Many analysts talk about issues such as pandemics, climate change, structural causes of migration and strengthening democracies. What is certain is that Biden is stalled in the Senate and the resources with which he intends to balance China’s investments in the region, are in doubt».
Much of what will be discussed during this summit in the United States has to do with its own political agenda. Joe Biden’s administration presented five projects related to strengthening health systems, addressing climate change, transitioning to clean energy, establishing a regional program for digital transformation and strengthening democratic governance. What remains to be determined is the budget that will be available for these purposes.
At the start of the summit, organizations called for respect for the rights of migrants and for a solution to this problem at its source, the problems that force them to leave their countries.
The Summit of the Americas should «generate specific regional agreements based on respect for human rights standards to guarantee safe transit and attend to the population in mobility, from the south to the north of the continent,» indicated more than 100 social organizations from Mexico.
AMLO’s government allowed the free transit of the caravan heading to the United States, with an estimated 15 thousand people heading north. The National Migration Institute (INM) will deliver humanitarian visas, exit permits and temporary cards so that they can move in the coming days.
The number of people exposes the problem that concerns even those absent from the Summit, because most of the migrants are from Cuba, Venezuela and Central America.
FROM THE CENTER
Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, will host the twelfth session of the Subcommittee on Aquaculture of the Committee on Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to be held from March 7 to 10, 2023, said the Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in coordination with the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca). Announcing the news at a press conference, the National Commissioner for Aquaculture and Fisheries, Octavio Almada Palafox, accompanied by Governor Alfonso Durazo Montaño, said he was convinced that Sonora and the whole country have a good opportunity to continue consolidating joint efforts among countries to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Organization, (UN), to reach agreements, add experiences for the welfare of Mexican fishing and aquaculture families and to promote the development of the Mexican fishing and aquaculture industry.
Translated by Sydney Metrick
Jocotepec will be one of the venues for the Galas of the International Mariachi Encounter
Presentation of the program.
The Galas del Mariachi will come to Jocotepec for the first time. The Lakeside municipality will host the XXIX Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería, August 25 to September 4.
The event is being held outside of the traditional Guadalajara to help promote tourism to other Jalisco municipalities and bring the musical quality of this genre to other places. Mariachis from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, the United States, Bolivia, Israel, Peru, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic will attend the event.
Puerto Vallarta, Cocula, Tequila, Mazamitla, Chapala, and Tapalpa will also host programs for the Mexican musical event.
Jocotepec’s participation in the Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería will showcaseJocotepec and its Mexican character to countries worldwide, placing the name of Jocotepec in 52 countries. During the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, some activities were carried out digitally, giving the opportunity to people from other countries to enjoy mariachi music. This year the program will again be broadcast digitally.
Translated by Nita Rudy
Jalisco registers its first case of monkeypox
The SSJ began the search for the patient and the sanitary fence. Photo: EFE Agency.
Staff.- On June 4, the Ministry of Health of Jalisco (SSJ) received notification from the National Center for International Liaison (CNEI) of the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE) of a suspected case of smallpox in Puerto Vallarta. The case was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States of America (USA).
The case is a 48-year-old male, a resident of Dallas, Texas, United States, who visited Puerto Vallarta for tourism purposes, accompanied by his partner. The man started showing symptoms on May 30: cough, chills, muscle pain and pustule-like lesions on his face, neck and torso.
On June 3, he contacted a physician in Texas to report his condition, who recommended he seek medical attention and made a suspicious case report to the CDC and the CDC to the CNEI in Mexico.
As background, the person had traveled to Berlin, Germany, from May 12 to 16. He returned to Dallas on May 16, and on May 27 he arrived in Puerto Vallarta for a vacation.
The man went to a private hospital in Puerto Vallarta and upon receiving a positive result was instructed to take samples and isolate himself. He refused to do so and fled the hospital.
After being notified by the SSJ, the personnel of the Sanitary Region VIII Puerto Vallarta immediately followed up on the case but were unable to locate or contact him.
According to information from the place where the couple was staying, they were seen leaving with suitcases on June 4. The patient was scheduled to fly from Puerto Vallarta to Dallas on June 6, but the International Health area of Puerto Vallarta informed the National Migration Institute and the Airlines of the patient’s situation so that he would not be allowed to enter or board the aircraft. They also immediately notified International Health.
On June 6, the CDC notified the CNEI that the patient had traveled to the United States on June 4, without specifying airline, flight or schedule. On June 7, notification was received by the CNEI reporting the positive PCR test for Orthopoxvirus DNA, awaiting confirmation by CDC laboratories.
They also reported that during his stay in Puerto Vallarta the patient was present at various festivities, some of them held at a hotel in the port. Because of this, epidemiological surveillance has been reinforced in the health units, searching for contacts at risk and making recommendations to the population.
Since the identity of the contacts is unknown, the SSJ is calling on the population who attended parties at the MANTAMAR BEACH CLUB between May 27 and June 4, 2022 to monitor their health status. In case of symptoms such as headache, fever over 38.5°c, swollen glands, muscle pain and/or general malaise, and skin eruptions (such as pimples, blisters, pustules, eruptions or oozing) that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body, seek immediate medical attention at the Regional Public Health Laboratory adjacent to the Roberto Mendiola Orta Health Center located at Rivera del Río #200, Zona Romántica, El Remance, Puerto Vallarta. The laboratory is available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and they will be able to receive immediate medical attention from 9am to 2pm. A medical evaluation will be made and samples will be taken if necessary.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX
Monkeypox is a zoonosis, a viral disease caused by the Orthopoxvirus, which occurs mainly in tropical rainforests of Central and West Africa, commonly transmitted to humans through contact with animals.
As of May 2022, several countries reported cases with no known links to West or Central Africa.
Monkeypox can be transmitted from person to person by close contact with respiratory tract secretions or skin lesions of an infected person, or with recently contaminated objects.
The disease has an incubation period ranging from five to 21 days.
At the national level, on May 28, the first case of monkeypox in Mexico was confirmed in a 50-year-old man, a permanent resident of New York City, who was probably infected in Holland. He was treated in Mexico City where he was stabilized and placed in preventive isolation.
Recommendations for the public:
– Wash hands frequently, with soap and water or alcohol gel solution.
– Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing with a facial tissue.
– Avoid sharing food, drinks, cutlery and dishes.
– When physically close to a sick person, use masks, especially if they are coughing or have mouth lesions.
– Wash clothing, towels, eating utensils and bed linens that have been in contact with the sick person, using hot water and detergent.
– Clean and disinfect spaces where a sick person has been found and avoid close contact with the sick person.
– Avoid contact with lesions. If they must be touched, use gloves and dispose of them properly.
– In case of symptoms, seek medical attention and avoid contact with other people.
Translated by Sandy Britton
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
With the planets Mars and Jupiter in your sign, you will have fabulous strength and luck to achieve the goals you have set for yourself, however high they may be. Your presence will attract attention for your dynamism and vitality and your positive attitude will help you to overcome any challenge. It’s a good time to consolidate a relationship that seemed to make no sense.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 20)
You are going to be feeling sensitive and you may not have the support of those around you, but the lunar energy will come to your aid, filling you with strength and vitality so that you are not overcome by discouragement. Do not allow yourself to be conditioned by negative thoughts that arise in your mind, take time to relax and disconnect from the tensions.
GEMINIS (May 21 – June 21)
Your curiosity and good spirits will make you pay attention to new opportunities that may arise and everything you initiate at this time will be benefited by the stars. The Sun in your sign illuminates your path. You will enjoy a great power of persuasion and it will be difficult for you to deny anything. A trip is coming up in which you will have a lot of fun.
CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
The growing Moon pushes you to act and take the initiative and there will be nothing to stop you from fighting for your dreams, but you will also have to know how to wait and stay in the background, when necessary, especially if you perceive envy around you. In love, you are going to live a period of complicity and something pending may have a happy ending.
LEO (July 23 – August 23)
You may find it difficult to organize yourself and fulfill your responsibilities because you may run into obstacles that you did not expect. The well-aspected warrior Mars sends to you a lot of strength to take control of your life. You can change what does not make you happy. If you are going through a crisis in love, the best way to overcome it will be with calm and a lot of dialog.
VIRGO (August 24 – September 23)
You may feel uneasy about some situation or circumstance that you are living, and your fears may surface exaggerating the magnitude of your problem. Don’t worry because good luck comes to your aid and transmits vital and optimistic energy to face what worries you and free yourself from worries. Look for moments of leisure and recreation; they will come in handy.
LIBRA (September 24 – October 22)
Something you’re interested in that had been stalled can be put back on track. Don’t let opportunities pass you by or allow doubts to paralyze you. Trusting in yourself and in your possibilities will give you the strength you need to step forward and succeed. Take advantage of the days because the Moon in your sign will be your great ally and magic can appear in your life.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 22)
You are going to feel very vital and energetic, in addition, you may receive good news that will encourage you and give you confidence. You should avoid an excess of optimism to tread safely and not make mistakes. In the coming days, the Moon in your sign will make you live moments of happiness, creativity, and celebration. You can open yourself to new groups of friends or new relationships.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
With Mars well aspected, you will have many desires to get into action and a great energy will support you, but you must be cautious because relationships with your environment can be complicated, and some circumstances may prevent you from fulfilling your plans. You need to calm down and show more patience to lower the tension and that let the water return to its course.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The good aspects you receive from the planets Venus and Mercury favor your love life and help you succeed in exams and job interviews. Optimistic and with a great ability to communicate, you have fabulous days ahead of you to open up and connect with people. Let out what you feel without fear because whenever you speak from the heart you always get it right.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 19)
The crescent Moon is encouraging you to start some new project, to live life with intensity and enjoy. You will know what to do and you will feel free of those worries that were clouding your life. You will have opportunities to establish lasting relationships and you may discover new emotions and feelings in you.
PISCES (February 20 – March 20)
The interests of those around you may conflict with your own, but don’t that happen. Stand up for what’s in your best interest and turn a deaf ear to criticism of a decision you make. You need a little peace of mind so that your health does not suffer. Bet only on what is important and reserve free time to take care and pamper yourself.
Translated by Nita Rudy
Chapala will host 29th International Mariachi and Charrería Encounter events
The mayor of Chapala, accompanied by municipal officials and representatives of the Government of the State of Jalisco.
Editor.– The municipality of Chapala is one of the venues that will host the XXIX edition of the Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería to be held this year from August 25 to September 4 in different venues in the state of Jalisco to promote tourism outside the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (AMG).
Chapala President Aguirre announced at a press conference on the program of activities of the Encounter that Chapala will host a gala concert on Friday, August 26.
The Mayor of Chapala, accompanied by municipal officials, representatives of the Jalisco State Government and the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce.
«One of the objectives of this Encounter is to extend to the municipalities of the state this celebration, so Chapala will host one of the events of this program. On Friday, August 26 we will have a gala concert in our municipality,» the mayor shared on his personal Facebook account.
In addition to the AMG, International Gala events will also be held in Puerto Vallarta, Cocula, Tequila, Mazamitla, Jocotepec and Tapalpa with the presentation of mariachis from countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Chile, United States, Bolivia, Israel, Peru, Ecuador and Dominican Republic.
Alejandro Aguirre during the presentation conference of the XXIX Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charrería.
On August 27 and 28, 15 teams will participate in the Charro Championship will be held at the «Los 3 Potrillos» horse track on the highway between Chapala and Guadalajara.
This year event organizers plan to continue with live broadcasts, as was done during the pandemic, to reach approximately 13 million viewers from 50 countries in four continents: America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
The Mayor of Chapala thanked the Chamber of Commerce; Lourdes Ariadna González Pérez, Secretary of Culture; and Vanessa Pérez Lamas, Secretary of Tourism of Jalisco, for their support for Chapala’s participation in major international events such as the International Mariachi Encounter.
Translated by Patrick O’Heffernan
Chapala and Jocotepec lost formal jobs during May
In Jocotepec the loss of jobs amounted to 559, primarily in the agricultural sector. Photo: Notisistema.
Staff.- Chapala and Jocotepec registered the loss of 780 formal jobs during May, according to the IMSS database of insured workers.
In the update presented by the Institute of Statistical and Geographic Information of Jalisco (IIEG), lakeside towns can be found on the list of the 20 municipalities with the greatest decrease in jobs.
Jocotepec ranked fifth with 495 formal jobs lost; 431 of them classified as seasonal and 64 as permanent. Chapala ranked tenth with 221 fewer jobs; 149 permanent and 72 seasonal.
The ranking of municipalities with the greatest loss of employment in May 2022 was headed by Tala with 1,666 fewer jobs, followed by Ameca with a decrease of 994 jobs and in third place was Tamazula de Gordiano with 752 fewer formal jobs.
In contrast, the towns with the greatest job creation were Zapopan with 4,117 new jobs, Guadalajara with 3,322, and Zacoalco de Torres with 1,218 new insured workers.
At the state level, Jalisco generated 3,517 formal jobs in May, mainly due to the construction industry sector, where there was an increase of 2,327 workers in the month, with a monthly variation of +1.70 percent.
Translated by Rebecca Zittle