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Archive for: October, 2014

Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead By Juan Ordoñez Día de Muertos: a globally-recognized holiday, whose indigenous celebrations were declared as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2008. Day of the Dead is a Mexican syncretism, amalgamating Europe and Mesoamerica in a spontaneous process as result of cultural exchange: It’s a coalition [...]

San Miguel Quilters and Fiber Artists prepare for November Show

By Stephanie Murphy Members of the San Miguel Quilters and Fabric Artists are finishing up their projects—including large and small quilts, wall hangings, wearable art and home accessories—for the group’s third Triennial Fabric Arts Show and Sale. The eight-day show at the Bordello Galería in the Casa de La Noche, Órganos 19, will open with [...]

The University of Guanajuato: History, Symbols, Mission, and Commitment to San Miguel de Allende

By Paloma Robles Lacayo The University of Guanajuato began as the College of the Holy Trinity in 1732. The 1870 initiative of Governor Florencio Antillon changed the institution’s name to Colegio del Estado. In 1945 it became the University of Guanajuato. In 1991 Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, then principal, invited the campus community to participate [...]

Big Brother Is Watching You

By David Johanssen Edward Snowden is an American computer professional; he was formerly a system administrator for the CIA and a consultant for the NSA. His leaks about the activities of the NSA have shocked the world. When faced with the reality of eavesdropping people say: “It’s hopeless, privacy is gone, why struggle?” or: “I’m [...]

Broken Open

By Jon Sievert The Rev. Claudia M. Frost asks the question, and attempts to define, “What is Evil?” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU service “Broken Open” With The Rev. Claudia M. Frost Sun, Nov 2, 10:30am Hotel Posada de la Aldea San Antonio 15 Evil is sometimes a difficult topic for religious [...]

A Fun Day

By Sandra Ríos To spend a great day learning more about San Miguel, we suggest starting out with breakfast at Café Aurora, where you can order their famous paninis and aromatic coffee. Then you can visit the galleries and shops, when you can find diversity of art and unusual items to purchase. If you are [...]

Offering of the Day of the Dead

By Sandra Ríos In San Miguel, as in many parts of Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated with offerings for the dead, which includes the food, water, wine, or whatever they liked in life; it is a way to remember them. Here are some of the offerings that will be exposed in San [...]

The “Dead” are Celebrating!

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In Mexico, The Day of the Dead is not a time for crying; it is a day to make fun of death and call it “parka”, bony, skull, big teeth. The Day of the Dead in this country is a reason for partying among rituals, adornments, and joy. This is [...]

DIF’s Second Report of Activities

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado   Karla Ramírez, president of the municipal DIF (Family’s Integral Development Department), presented her second report of activities where she highlighted the credibility and confidence that the system has generated for those most vulnerable in town. Ramírez started her speech remembering the political campaigns when she was working in rural [...]

Luz María Núñez Pleads “Not Guilty”

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The local administration filled three criminal complaints against former mayor Luz María Núñez and her administration, and after two years of silence, Núñez has responded to those accusations and pleaded “not guilty,” commenting that the criminal complaints did not even succeed, and one of those was cancelled five days later [...]

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