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What’s Food Got to Do With It?

By Rob Lerner The new blockbuster drug for Alzheimer’s is… Carnitas! Perhaps that is overstating things. But according to Dr Georgia Ede, dietary choices may have a greater impact in preventing Alzheimer’s than any drug yet developed. And the fats and proteins found in meat—fish, fowl, and otherwise—may play a more important role than previously [...]

Daniel Ellsberg to Appear in San Miguel


By Susan Page Daniel Ellsberg is a warm and entertaining speaker who will present shocking information about US nuclear policy. Famous for risking his life by leaking the Pentagon Papers that helped end the Vietnam War, Ellsberg is now blowing the whistle about one of the two greatest threats to the future of the world: [...]

Women’s Brainstorming and Networking Group: Welcome!

Brain Exchange Good

By Susan Page If you need ideas for anything—a book title, how to manage your difficult grandson, where to take people in Mexico City, how to persuade your husband to move here, whether or not you should (fill in the blank), how to market your business. If you have a problem to solve and need [...]

Forum Seeks To Reimagine a Sustainable San Miguel

By Liz Mestres Is San Miguel de Allende really “the best small city in the world”? Conde Nast’s Traveler magazine has named San Miguel as the Number 1 “Top Small City Outside the U.S.” and the “Friendliest City in the World.” The designation is certainly understandable to those of us who love San Miguel—the city [...]

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Over 1,000 Pet Sterilizations Planned in Next 12-Month Period As a follow-up to an article published in Atención on July 20, 2018, and based on financial support received from friends and animal lovers in San Miguel de Allende, my wife, Kiran, and I will be launching our second annual plan to sterilize 1,200 dogs and [...]

Women in Icons: Their Emerging Voices


By Miguel Rangel Mary Jane Miller, one of San Miguel de Allende’s bright thinkers with an untamed spirit, is a woman committed to the art and theology involved in iconography, an ancient technique used in the production of sacred images, dating back 1,600 years to a time when the minds of men believed they were [...]

Speaking Truth to Power


By Rob Lerner “It really isn’t rocket science. It’s simply a matter of applying truth to logic—examining a dynamic system for both its positives and negatives to see what it actually looks like.” —James Palombo   James Palombo’s life has traced a remarkable course—a course that has afforded him a unique perspective on our economic, [...]

US Midterm Elections and Beyond


By Gregory Diamant The 2016 US election was a devastating loss for progressives in the United States. With the Republican sweep of both national and local offices, many of the gains and protections that had been taken for granted are being swept away. Ethical and financial corruption on a scale not seen since the Gilded [...]

Mayoral Candidates To Speak on Public Safety

The 2018 mayoral candidates will have an opportunity to weigh in on the issue of public safety in San Miguel de Allende at a forum being sponsored by Sanmiguelenses Unidos (SMU), a community-based, all-volunteer NGO whose primary purpose and goal are to improve public safety and security for all San Miguel residents and visitors.   [...]

Journalist Bill Plante To Give Talk at La Casona

By Rob Lerner Misinformation, disinformation, Fake News! Social media has disrupted traditional news media and in turn has been discredited for its lack of reliability and authenticity. What to believe? Who you gonna turn to? Try veteran journalist and senior CBS correspondent Bill Plante. Early in his career, Plante covered the voting rights marches in [...]

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