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Meeting International Medical Standards in Life-Threatening Events

By Cynthia Parada Camacho Take the opportunity to learn about the resources available locally to meet international standards when managing acute a life-threatening event like a stroke or a heart attack at a lecture on April 19 at the La Casona convention center. In this lecture, Dr Emilio Ramirez will address the critical necessity of [...]

International Elections Monitor To Speak

By Mark Bilker Ellie Seats, a professional in international electoral assistance, will share many of her first-hand experiences managing foreign assistance in several nations transitioning from their Soviet past, as well as in postconflict settings of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Iraq, during a lecture April 26 at the Biblioteca’s Sala Quetzal. The program is presented [...]

Meeting International Medical Standards in Life-Threatening Events

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By Cynthia Parada Camacho Take the opportunity to learn about the resources available locally to meet international standards when managing acute a life-threatening event like a stroke or a heart attack at a lecture on April 19 at the La Casona convention center. Lecture By Dr Emilio Ramírez Thu, Apr 19, 5–6:30pm La Casona Salida [...]

The Soil Will Save Us

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By Rob Lerner Producing enough food to feed our planet’s growing population—from diminishing resources in a changing climate, without further loss of natural habitats and biodiversity—may be the single greatest challenge facing humanity. Modern commercial agriculture has been phenomenally successful at producing cheap, abundant food. But it has come at a price: vast petrochemical-dependent monocultures [...]

A Guide to Semana Santa: Learn About Holy Week in San Miguel

By Wolf Sittler Join Charlotte Bell for her 11th annual lecture on Semana Santa (Holy Week). Hundreds of visitors have attended her slideshow talk to learn about the ancient origins and the significance of these historic events. Bell is the author of Tears from the Crown of Thorns, the most extensive book on Holy Week [...]

Feminist Guatemalan Congresswoman Coming to El Sindicato

By Trish Snyder Ser Mujer and the Center for Global Justice are bringing Guatemalan Congresswoman and activist Sandra Moran to the café at El Sindicato for a rare conversation here in San Miguel de Allende. First elected in 2015, Moran is the first LGBT person ever elected to the national legislature in Guatemala. She previously [...]

Forum to Explain SMA Region’s Water Challenges

By Robert A. Lerner Our water comes from a large underground aquifer that is declining at an alarming rate. Wells are going dry, and the water that remains contains harmful minerals that cannot be removed by ordinary means.The cause is overextraction of groundwater for export agriculture. The consequence for such deep drilling into the aquifer [...]

Lecture Explains How to Get Cardiac Care Close to Home

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By Melanie Lansing and Claudia Aguilar Have you or someone you known experienced a heart condition that required traveling to Querétaro for advanced cardiac care? In April 2018, H+ Hospital San Miguel will be opening a cardiac unit right here in town. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. For instance, if you [...]

San Miguel’s Bargain with the Devil

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By Susan Page Who decided that San Miguel should be a major tourist destination instead of the arts colony it had been for so many decades? How did we become the number one city in the world? Was that really the result of a magazine survey of readers who would rather come here than Paris [...]

Jean Cocteau, “Dandy of Modern Art,” Explained at Jewish Cultural Center

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By Béa Aaronson French movie director and scenarist, novelist, playwright, artist, set designer, and actor Jean Cocteau is probably the most multitalented artist of the 20th century. But he was first and foremost a poet. It is poetry that suffuses all of his esthetic creative activities. Poetry was the basis of all his art, a [...]

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