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The City’s Pre-Christmas Festivities Begin

AA CENTRALES POSADAS Árbol en San Antonio, Presidente Luis Alberto Villarreal y Síndico Verónica Agundis

By Jesús Aguado The San Miguel de Allende Christmas program began last week with lighting the public trees in the San Antonio neighborhood and in the Plaza Cívica. The celebrations continue December 16–24 with the annual public posadas (Christmas festivities commemorating the night of Jesus’s birth). They feature processions with religious pilgrims dressed as Mary, [...]

Company’s Aerial Tours over San Miguel Grounded

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By Jesús Aguado A company that offered helicopter tours over San Miguel de Allende has been grounded after the city cited it for not obtaining proper flyover permits. Helitour’s, flights over San Miguel, through the company Red Wings SA de CV, took off daily from the Ventanas golf course and residential compound despite, according to [...]

Artist Mai Onno Donates Painting to Biblioteca’s Permanent Art Collection


By Debra Broussard Mai Onno, part of a small group of artists who helped establish San Miguel de Allende as an art colony in the 1950s, has generously donated an important artwork to the Biblioteca. Flor y Canto, the glorious painting shown here, is now displayed in one of the Sala Ingles’s small rooms, together [...]

Private Transport Service Wants More Police Patrols on San Miguel Roads

Carretera a Celaya

Subhead: After Dec 4 shuttle van carjacking robbery, calls for more safety measures By Jesús Aguado On December 4, on the road to Celaya close to Viñedos San Miguel, a private shuttle van transporting two Canadians and two Americans to Santiago de Querétaro Airport was hijacked by thieves who stole their belongings, their passports, and [...]

A Community Day to Brighten Casa Hogar Mexiquito

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Subhead: In San Miguel, Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada celebrates by giving a day of joy to those who need it most. By Karla Ortiz Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada is among the most luxurious hotels in the city. At this resort spot, whose clients are the world’s most privileged, the employees take time off [...]

Gypsy Blues Comes to Shelter Theater

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By John Wharton The Nathan Rivera Band returns to San Miguel de Allende to share its music and perform original “gypsy blues” this Friday and Saturday at Shelter Theater. Californians Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith are sure to put a smile on your face with their upbeat tunes inspired by their travels. Jessie’s jazz [...]

Feeding the Hungry

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By Karla Ortiz Feed the Hungry is a nongovernmental organization born in San Miguel dedicated to providing nutrition and food to the children in the neediest communities. They currently serve 4,000 children from 37 school kitchens in communities and seven kitchens run by other NGOs such as Apoyo a los Sanmiguelenses Ancianos (Support to Sanmiguelense [...]

“Closing of Workshops” Event Gives Bellas Artes Students Chance to Shine

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By Karla Ortiz On November 30, the Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” Bellas Artes presented its traditional Closing of Workshops, an event where the recently ended term’s students display their works and present a demonstration of what they learned in the cultural center’s classes. This term’s event was a multisensory event: it began at 5pm the [...]

The Christmas Spirit Comes to the Biblioteca


By Debra Broussard The Biblioteca received an early and generous Christmas gift of 14 blue and white Talavera planters from Master Gardener Laurie Ricchuiti of New Orleans, Louisiana. Ricchuiti first came to San Miguel de Allende in the early 1980s to study Spanish as a high school student. Her mother, Patricia James, chaperoned the group [...]

Mother of Kidnapping Victim Helps Other Victims Seek Justice

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By Karla Ortiz Between 2012 and 2017, San Miguel de Allende saw one of the highest kidnapping rates in the state, according to the Stop Kidnapping Association. According to the association’s statistics, from September 2012 to December 2017, during former Guanajuato governor Miguel Márquez Márquez’s administration, there were a total of 97 kidnappings statewide. San [...]

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