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Viva Pancho Villa!

Pancho Villa

By David Johanssen Francisco “Pancho” Villa was a Mexican revolutionary leader who advocated for the poor and promised agrarian reform. Though he was also a ruthless bandit and opportunist, many Mexicans remember him fondly as their “Robin Hood,” fighting the dictator Porfirio Diaz. In 1909, Villa was portrayed as a hero in the US media [...]

“What Makes America Good?”

By Jon Sievert At a time when much of the world is questioning the direction and actions of the United States, the Rev. Drs. Carolyn Sheets Owen-Towle and Tom Owen-Towle ask “What Makes America Good?” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service Rev. Dr. Tom Owen-Towle “What Makes America Good?” Sun, Sep 25, [...]

Jóvenes Adelante Salutes San Miguel for 24 Scholarships in 2016


By Robin Loving Jóvenes Adelante, which grants scholarships to local honors students who otherwise could not afford to attend university and break the cycles of historic economic disparity into which they were born, had a goal of putting 15 students into university for our 15-year anniversary. This generous community helped JA not only meet that [...]

News About El Vergel Bistro & Market


By Angela Lewis Serrano El Vergel Bistro & Market has been open for almost 5 months and is having great success. Eating exceptional and traditional French food on their terrace under a majestic mesquite tree is a rich experience. The market is a vibrant epicurean spot, offering café style dining with an abundant selection of [...]

Dignity and Fear


By Gabriela Osorio Have you ever jumped awake in the middle of the night startled by your own outcry? Ever felt relief when, shaken by your mate, you finally escape the monsters pursuing you in your dream? Waking up, eyes open, breathing hard, one says out loud, “It was just a dream, just a dream!” [...]

Being Jewish in San Miguel de Allende


By Edith Quintana San Miguel de Allende is a truly international community with residents hailing from over 60 countries. Among those many San Miguel residents are a small but growing Jewish population from Mexico, the United States, Canada, and many other countries. Thanks to the hard work and innovative leadership of a handful of dedicated [...]

Casita Linda Announces Advisory Board


By Louise Gilliam Casita Linda has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. We will soon build our 100th house for the most impoverished families in San Miguel de Allende. We continually work to improve the structure of the houses we build. A few years ago, we also made the commitment to provide more than [...]

“Free” Learning for You

Opinion Orlando

Opinion By Orlando Gotay If you are of “a certain age,” you knew education as an activity that took place iner, classrooms. Bells rang, and one shuffled from room to room. At least that was part of my routine, a bit over 30 years ago at the US Naval Academy. It is a huge understatement [...]

Peace Day Celebration Unites Us


By Jean Paul Peretz This year, Peace Day is ushered in by Semana de Paz, a four-day forum for secondary students organized by Regidora Lolita Rosales, Lic. Dulce Ortiz and Juan Saavedra from Municipal Education, and Dr Rodolfo Prieto from Guanajuato State Education. For four days, 2,500 students from five municipalities will participate in a [...]

Nonprofit Resource Network News

By Robin Loving Welcome to the Nonprofit Resource Network News, where we connect and inform nonprofits, consultants, volunteers, and benefactors. Please see NonprofitSMA.Net to see if your listing is correct. If it needs updating, please send your updates to And, of course, send your news to the same so that you can appear in [...]

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