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Remembering Clifford Irving

Clifford Irving in Zihuatanejo

By Beldon Butterfield Clifford Irving, a long-time resident of San Miguel, passed away yesterday of pancreatic cancer. While he will mostly be remembered for his book, The Hoax, which dealt with the notorious recluse Howard Hughes and eventually was made into a movie starring Richard Gere as Clifford Irving, we tend to forget his other [...]

A healthy response to a fearful situation

About a month ago my good friend, an elderly American woman, living alone, survived a late night home invasion with uncommon instincts that saved her from potential violence. She awakened to the sound of the burglars breaking into her kitchen window. Her mind raced through the possibilities of her choices of action. As the thieves [...]

The Third Leading Cause of Death

Michael Dorfman

  Few people know that the medical profession, including doctors, drugs, and hospitals, is believed to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, only exceeded by heart disease and cancer, according to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety. The analysis of US mortality statistics estimated that medical [...]

Dear Editor:

As a long-term resident of the Centro, I am delighted to read that some form of traffic control is pending. I am sure that we all congratulate President Ricardo Villarreal for taking action. However, I have a question to ask—Why parking METERS? In light of recent developments elsewhere, this is a step backwards. There are [...]

Dear Editor:

I woke up with a knife at my throat and was raped by the gardener one morning when I was living in Salt Lake City My well-known fiancé was out of town on business. My secretary at the law firm recommended a gardener, a young man, a close family friend. I told the “family friend” [...]

Dear Editor

I very much appreciated Jesús Aguado’s article “A Journey to the Past” in the October 13 edition of Atención. Aguado’s thought-provoking description of the haciendas throughout the states of Guanajuato and Queretaro serves as a testament of the rich history surrounding San Miguel de Allende. As he wrote, “it is possible to breathe, smell, and [...]

Dear Editor

Benefit Concert contacts

On September 24, in the middle of torrential rain, about 350 people cycled through MuVarte for “A Oaxaca con Amor,” a concert to benefit the hardest hit and poorest Oaxacan communities in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Over five hours, some 30 musicians filled MuVarte with incredible music, including torch songs, funk, oldies, contemporary jazz, solo piano, traditional Latin [...]

Dear Editor:

Pro Musica initiated the San Miguel Opera Chorus in order to participate in opera productions in San Miguel de Allende. The idea was to support the work of international caliber soloists invited by this organization. Up to this date, the chorus has performed in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Un Ballo in Maschera, as [...]


El coro de la Ópera de San Miguel de Allende abre su convocatoria para nuevos integrantes. Ésta agrupación realiza conciertos periódicos en distintos escenarios de San Miguel de Allende. Anualmente representan una ópera en el Teatro Ángela Peralta producida por Pro Música, con solistas de trayectoria internacional. ¡Tú puedes ser parte de ésta agrupación! Si [...]


Reporte Sobre La Escena Del Terremoto, Septiembre 21, 2017 El fuerte temblor del pasado 19 de septiembre ha dejado cientos de muertos y miles de personas sin casa en la Ciudad de México y localidades de los estados de Morelos y Puebla. Hay edificios en los que aún hay personas atrapadas. Millones de personas se [...]

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