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Archive for: March, 2018

St Patrick Has Gone Missing!

By Patrick Green When I first noticed the statue of San Patricio in the Parroquia, I was charmed. Being Irish and being named Patrick, I could hardly be otherwise. But then I wondered—what is San Patricio doing in a Mexican Church? My question went unanswered until I started training as a tour guide for the [...]

Bronze Sculptures

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By Jesús Aguado Sculptor Jorge Marín opened an exhibit of 24 pieces that will be available to the general public from now until August at Casa de Cultura Banamex at Canal 4. Marin’s Raíces (Roots) showcases the artist’s vision of the American identity, encounters between people recorded on the planet, and the concept of transformation [...]

Marx in Soho

By Cliff DuRand 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. To mark this bicentenary, the Center for Global Justice is presenting a staged reading of the play, Marx in Soho by the acclaimed radical historian, Howard Zinn. The play takes place soon after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, when much [...]

Bronce, 24 esculturas

Jorge Marin

Por Jesús Aguado Jorge Marín, cuyas obras escultóricas han ido de la miniatura a la monumentalidad, presenta 24 piezas desde ahora hasta agosto. En Canal 4—Casa de Cultura CitiBanamex—se inauguró la muestra escultórica Raíces de Marín, una exhibición en la que el artista brinda una visión de la identidad americana; de los diferentes encuentros que [...]

San Miguel y su gente

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Por Jesús Aguado Era el tiempo en que no existía colonia Santa Julia, o San Antonio, ni la Lejona; cuando no había antenas en el Cerro de las Tres Cruces—ni cruces. Era la época de los rebozos y los sombreros de ala ancha; los años cuando los burros pululaban por el pueblo y el agua [...]

San Miguel de Allende and Its People

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By Jesús Aguado It was a time when the neighborhoods of Santa Julia, San Antonio, and La Lejona were not on the map, an era without cell towers at the Cerro de las Tres Cruces—there were not even crosses there. These were the years when native men used wide-brimmed hats and the women wore shawls [...]

Rotary Presents Eleventh Citizen of the Year


By Karla Ortiz On March 6 at the Posada de la Aldea Hotel, the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende named their 11th Citizen of the Year: Elizabeth “Betse” Davies. This award is given only to individuals who contribute to society and “who best represent the ideals of the Rotarian,” despite not being part [...]

Betse Davies, ciudadana del año


Por Karla Ortiz El Club Rotario de San Miguel se complació en realizar un evento en el que nombraron a Elizabeth “Betse” Davies su undécima Ciudadana del Año. Este premio se entrega únicamente a personas contribuyentes a la sociedad “quienes mejor representen los ideales del Rotario”, que no formen parte del Comunidad Rotaria. La presentación [...]

Canadians and Amistad Support Local Projects


By Jaci Winters The history of Canadian involvement in the Biblioteca begins with Helen Wale, who started the first reading and literacy program in 1954 at her home in San Miguel. This eventually led to the renovation of a permanent home for the Biblioteca in its present building in 1978. Many volunteers—Canadian, American, and Mexican [...]

Artisans Fair of Wool and Grass Moved to Holy Week


By Karla Ortiz In order to take advantage of the influx of tourists during the Holy Week long weekend and International Artisan’s Day, the official date for the 15th Fair of Wool and Brass has been moved this year from November to March 16–25, authorities announced at a press conference on March 7. This year, [...]

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