Soldiers to be housed in the city
By Antonio De Jesús Aguado
Municipal financial resources will be invested to upgrade the facilities of the Mexican Army in San Miguel with a bigger, better-equipped kitchen, more rooms and a warehouse.
On November 27, 40 students from the Escuela Superior de Guerra (Mexican War College) visited the city. According to Professor Emanuel Sánchez, “It is a trip scheduled in the program of studies of the college. We visit different cities in the country, and it was San Miguel’s turn. It is a very interesting and important place for us because this is where the war of independence was planned.” Although the aim of the college is to teach the art of war to the students, “as a complementary program we visit places of cultural interest so the students can learn about the places that they otherwise might not know about,” said Sánchez.
Mayor Mauricio Trejo welcomed the students and announced that the municipality will upgrade their facilities in the city so if they are assigned to San Miguel de Allende they can feel comfortable. In his speech, Trejo told the students, “The work that you perform must be rewarded, and what we can do is offer you the most beautiful facilities in all the states.”
Although according to Trejo the facilities in San Miguel are “impeccable,” they must be upgraded “for social justice,” he said. “Those who guarantee the security of Mexicans deserve to live in more structured facilities.” He also commented that “we want to increase the detachment not for fighting against a situation that we do not have in the city but to have an honorable detachment in San Miguel, more soldiers who could help in case of a tragedy.” Mayor Trejo did not state how much money would be invested in the work but made it clear that “we already have the plans, and I would love to have it finished on December 31 of this year.” The areas to improve will be the kitchen, which must be equipped, rooms that must have capacity for 60 soldiers and a warehouse.
Mayor Trejo also said that although there will be a greater military presence in the city, it does not mean that there are problems of insecurity. He said that it will be just for preventing insecurity. “When we see the army the first thing we think is that something bad is happening, but in San Miguel if we see soldiers it is because we want to maintain a peaceful city,” he said.