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Archive for: July, 2014

A beginning and “Passing the Torch”

By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Jay Grovier The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “commencement” as the “time when something begins.” For the five-year-old graduating class of Centro Infantil, the “beginning” of their continuing educational progress occurred on Sunday, July 13, of this year at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. During La Misa at 10:30am, the graduates entered [...]

Tierra Blanca devastated by cancer

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In Tierra Blanca de Abajo, many inhabitants die because of mesothelioma—tumors in the lungs—caused by a mineral in the area called erionite. It is breathed in and later settles on the surface membrane covering the lungs causing cancer and eventually, death. Although the local and state authorities now know about [...]

Internet and the Guanajuato International Film Festival

The Computer Corner By Charles Miller This week San Miguel de Allende once again welcomes the Guanajuato International Film Festival to town. I urge everyone to visit the web site at to download a schedule then plan to attend as many of the films as possible. For the staff at GIFF and for the [...]

Edén movie debuts in the filmmaker’s hometown of San Miguel de Allende

By Melanie Harris de Maycotte “Edén is a beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film about cultural identity and finding out where you belong. It is also a film about family ties, love and grief.” – Johan Blomqvist, Göteborg International Film Festival Film Edén Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) Sat, Jul 26, 6pm Cines Aldama San [...]

“Moving beyond capitalism” conference opens

By Cliff DuRand and Bob Stone Move beyond capitalism?  Is that even possible?  Like it or not, aren’t we all locked into an actually existing capitalist system? Next week over 75 speakers are coming to San Miguel for a six day conference who think it IS possible.  And not only possible, but they are actually [...]

No más cohetes en San Miguel

Por Antonio De Jesús Aguado Una carta que llegó a la redacción de Atención sugiere que, a la mayor parte de la comunidad mexicana y extranjera en la ciudad, no le gustan los cohetes, sobre todo por la madrugada, y por ello pide que se firme una petición que llegue a las autoridades municipales para [...]

Attachment to solitary liberation

By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents the Tricycle video retreat series by Lama Jampa Thaye, Parting With the Four Attachments, Part 3 Attachment to Solitary Liberation, at 5:30, Thursday, July 31, at the Center, callejon Blanco 4. At the heart of the Buddha’s teaching is the insight that freedom and awakening are possible only through [...]

La Biblioteca names Rita DeBrito Interrim President

By Ken Rowland, Immediate Past President As La Biblioteca Publica celebrates its 60th year as the heart of San Miguel, it is also celebrating a reinvigoration of its relationship with the community, determining ways to most effectively continue to develop the extraordinary service it has always provided the residents and visitors of San Miguel. La [...]

Occupy San Miguel presents The Warning

By Jim Carey Monday, July 28, at 1pm in the Quinta Loreto Hotel, TV room, Loreto 15, Occupy San Miguel presents PBS’s The Warning: the hidden history of the nation’s worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Film and discussion Occupy San Miguel presents The Warning Mon, Jul 28, 1pm TV Room Hotel Quinta Loreto Loreto [...]

What about Iran?

By John Wharton With the deadline of July 20 past and with no agreement in sight, the world is once again forced to consider how to deal with the possibility of a nuclear Iran. The West fears the program may be aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability but Iran says it wants only peaceful [...]

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