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SMA Democrats Abroad to Hold Annual Meeting and Elections


By Bruce Rossley San Miguel Democrats Abroad will hold its annual meeting. Officers will be elected for the next two years, and the organization’s plans for the next year will be discussed. Meeting SMA Democrats Abroad Annual meeting Mon, Jan 26, 2pm Sala Quetzal La Biblioteca Reloj 50A Democrats Abroad is the official arm of [...]

Actividades culturales en Bellas Artes

Por Guillermina Fonseca El Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante dentro de las actividades programadas para el mes de enero, llevará a cabo el sábado 24 de enero del 2015, la presentación del libro, “Artists in San Miguel and other stories”, cuyo autor es Francisco Javier Morales, en punto de las 18 horas, posteriormente a [...]

Today’s Fiestas Mixing Indigenous Culture into Catholicism

COMM TOONE Home old toones

By Joseph Toone San Miguel is distinguished by its religious festivities, a mixture of an ancestral pagan past and the Catholic faith. This mixture is explained in a new web site, San Miguel lies on the northern frontier of Mesoamerican civilization which contains the regional Chichimeca and Otomi tribes. Their influence is still felt [...]

The Fall of the Aztecs

By David Johanssen The Spanish conquest of the Americas was one of the most cataclysmic events in history. Few stories in history match this for sheer drama, endurance, and distance covered. The Spanish had made several expeditions to the nearby Yucatán in 1517 and had returned with wondrous tales of gold and riches. The news [...]

Help Casa de los Ángeles and Have Fun


By Donna Quathamer Get into the joy of the new year! What better way than to spend a January afternoon in a beautiful setting, enjoying refreshments, listening to wonderful music, and at the same time benefiting a worthy local charity? On January 21, from 4 to 6 pm, Casa de la Cuesta will open their [...]

Racism and the Criminal Justice System

By Jon Sievert At this week’s Sunday service, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday focused on the racism of today, especially in the criminal justice system of the United States. UU Service “Racism and the Criminal Justice System” By Rev. Tom Rosiello Sun, Jan 18, 10:30am Hotel [...]

The Zapotec Women of Southern Oaxaca


By David Johanssen The city of Tehuantepec, the heart of the Zapotec culture, has a reputation for being a “matriarchal society.” The artist Diego Rivera portrayed the women as goddesses in his magnificent murals in Mexico City, and his wife Frida Kahlo popularized the Tehuana look among high classes of Mexican society. Since the time [...]

Cacti and Social Conscience: El Charco del Ingenio


By Honey Sharp Public gardens invariably contain a message. They express a vision, a purpose, and a mission ranging from botanical education to esthetics. Here in San Miguel, El Charco del Ingenio is also coming forward with a profound socially responsible message. Triggered by the tragic Ayotzinapa events that occurred on September 26 involving the [...]

A Traditional Mexican Comida in the Campo


By Mary Norquist San Miguel is famous for its cosmopolitan restaurants and beautiful colonial buildings, but there is another side to the area we rarely have the opportunity to experience: the campo (countryside). There are more than 500 small communities around SMA, and Mujeres en Cambio is inviting you to visit one of them for [...]

The Interview: Defend Free Speech

The other side of immigration

By David Johanssen On December 17, Sony canceled the theatrical release of The Interview in the interest of safety because the “Guardians of Peace,” a group the FBI believes has ties to North Korea, threatened terrorist attacks against cinemas that played the film. The North Korean government threatened “merciless” action against the United States if [...]

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