Category archives for: Letters

Dear Editor: By W. Peters

I write to respond to the article about tourism in the July 27 addition of Atención. I am completely enraged by the attitude and arrogance of the officials who were interviewed. They advocate more tourism for the wealthy and seem to disparage the “uncontrollable street vendors” who are just trying to make a little money, [...]

Dear Editor: By Paula Greene

At 2am on the morning of July 31, a water leak (fuga) streamed down our steep Centro street for seven hours. I awoke early to a flooded room and spent hours diverting the flow of water to a bathroom drain. By 9:30am, the leak was fixed by SAPASMA, and those doing the cable work dealt [...]

Dear Editor:

I could not agree more with the thoughtful letter from C Joubert in a recent Atención re: high-density housing development in San Miguel de Allende. In my twenty-five years of full-time residence here, without a car, my wife and I have watched this city grow crazily from a delightful low-traffic haven to a bumper-to-bumper nightmare, [...]

Dear Editor


My husband, Morgan Gilbert, took this photograph at about 7am, June 18, 2018, from our bedroom on Cielito Lindo in colonial Guadalupe, and I thought it might be of possible interest to you. We bought our house here two decades ago and have watched as the “family” of this unusual cactus, thriving in the garden [...]

Dear Editor:

It has come to my attention that there are seven high-density developments in progress (one completed) around San Miguel de Allende, all by the same developer. They are all massive structures of condos, apartments, townhomes and are totally out of sync with the landscape of the town and surrounds, as they dominate the vistas, and [...]

Querido Editor:

Agradece El Charco del Ingenio a SMCF apoyo para su nuevo Centro de Información En nombre del Consejo Directivo de nuestra organización, me es grato hacer público nuestro reconocimiento a San Miguel Community Foundation por el significativo apoyo de 400,000 pesos otorgado a nuestro proyecto constructivo de un nuevo Centro de Visitantes en el Jardín [...]

Dear editor:

Charco thanks SMCF for Support of New Interpretative Center   On behalf of the board of directors of our organization, I publicly express our gratitude to the San Miguel Community Foundation for its 400,000 pesos support for the construction project of a new Visitor and Interpretative Center in the Botanical Garden. This Center will offer [...]

Dear Editor:

Re your article on the El Pípila traffic circle. We are newcomers to this lovely city but have to admit we are scared half to death every time we approach the roundabout. We have tackled lots of roundabouts in most European cities and they incorporate traffic lights on their circles. Has this ever been considered? [...]

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank the editor and staff of Atención for the service they give to the community. I am weekly enriched by the publication. Tim Hazell’s columns on food and food anthropology are a delight, as were the turmeric eggs with caramelized onions for a Saturday morning breakfast. Charles Miller’s Computer Corner always [...]

Dear Members and Friends of El Charco del Ingenio

On behalf of our nonprofit’s board of directors, this letter is to request your financial support for the renewal of the Botanical Garden’s reception area. New infrastructure is required after 26 years of continuous operation. Such an endeavor requires an investment exceeding our ordinary income, so we are reaching out in order to complete this [...]

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