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Jóvenes Adelante Turns Dreams into Reality

Marjorie Pope y Fernando Pattlán

By Jan Rife, photo by Jerry Rife   A young man walks swiftly through the predawn darkness of San Miguel de Allende. Stray dogs slink though the shadows while the silence is broken only by church bells and roosters. He is going in search of a dream. “My dream is to be one of the [...]

Woman’s History Month

Eve Ensler

By Carole Schor   Woman of San Miguel, rise up and join us for the first week of Woman’s History Month where we will uncover and unravel the hidden “her” stories we all share: mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and girlfriends (and our male supporters)—learn what is really ours, our stories—not his stories, but her stories. [...]

XV Aniversario del Centro Educativo Naciones Unidas

Centro Educativo Naciones Unidas

Por Mónica Solórzano Con motivo de su XV aniversario, el Centro Educativo Naciones Unidas comenzó el ciclo escolar 2014-2015 con una serie de festejos culturales y deportivos. Entre sus actividades, el 24 de octubre, del año pasado, fecha en que se celebra el Día de las Naciones Unidas y el Día Internacional de las Bibliotecas, [...]

Poet Laureate Richard Blanco Visits Ojalá Niños!

Poet Laureate Richard Blanco Visits Ojalá Niños

By Elsmarie Norby The recent Writers’ Conference produced here in San Miguel by the Literary Sala offered five exciting days of keynote talks, workshops, and many other dynamic activities with big names from the literary world. It was attended by hundreds of people, local and international. Before the opening evening keynote address by Alice Walker, [...]

What You Can Do About San Miguel’s Water Crisis

Río Laja

By Robin Loving Rowland According to a study done by geological engineer Marcos Ortega, Ph.D., our Rio Laja is the primary source of drinking water for 500,000 people, as well as for agricultural and industrial uses. In fact, 85 percent of this water goes for agricultural production, most of which is exported. The study shows [...]

Narco-Political Violence

Mussing 43

By David Johanssen   What happened to the 43 students who went missing in Southern Mexico in September of last year? According to official reports, they stole several buses to protest a conference led by a mayor’s wife. The local police handed them over to the local crime syndicate, who may have killed them. But [...]

Smart Space Business Center Debuts and Benefits Nonprofits

The Smart Space 8person conference romm, called  Think Tank

By Robin Loving Rowland   Smart Space, San Miguel’s first professional work space for meetings, seminars, workshops, and co-working, has a limited time offer for nonprofits. Register your organization with the Nonprofit Resource Network ( and get free use of an eight-person meeting room for two hours with projector, whiteboard, flip chart, wi-fi Internet, coffee, [...]

Being Present for the Future

By Jon Sievert Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön reminds us that what we do accumulates; the future is a result of what we do right now. Victor Bremson discusses “Being Present for the Future” at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. Being present for the future simply means living a joyful and intentional life that benefits [...]

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Begins New Offering

By William O. Gregg In response to feedback we have received, St. Paul’s Anglican Church is pleased to begin a new offering on Sundays. Each Sunday afternoon, beginning at 4pm, there will be a Bible study. Conversational in nature, the study will range across books of the Bible, topics of concern or interest, biblical themes, [...]

Top Chef in San Miguel

COMM SHELTER Top Chef San Miguel

By David Johanssen Bravo Media’s Top Chef recently traveled to San Miguel de Allende to film a spicy three-part finale for this season. Each Top Chef contestant is paired with a local San Miguel artist and instructed to make a dish in the style of their artist. The artists are Artemio Sepulveda, an expressionist painter; [...]

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