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This is Our Charco, Our Natural Protected Area

Mario Hernández and César Arias

Text and photos by Antonio De Jesús Aguado In the mountains of San Miguel de Allende there is a natural treasure, home for rainfalls, streams, and a canyon, a refuge for all kind of birds, reptiles, and plants. The zone covers a total of 66 hectares and has been declared, with 300 additional hectares, a [...]

River Pollution, a Constant in the City

Floading at La Cieneguita

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Tons of trash and weeds have been dragged by rainfall to the Laja River and the Cachinches stream. To avoid floods and in response to a citizens’ complaint, the Civil Protection Department cleaned the Laja river and announced the cleaning of the Cachinches stream. Three months ago, according to a [...]

Open Call to Reinforce the Police Department

Foto de campaña de seguridad

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado After the dismissal of several police officers, the local administration published a call to attract new members to the force. There are 60 positions available. Some police officers in the Public Security Department did not receive satisfactory marks in exams for confidence conducted by the State Secretariat of Public Security. [...]

Hidden Artisans Studios Tour, Presented by La Biblioteca

Papier maché

By Emma Salazar, photos by Todd McIntosh On September 29, come to explore five hidden away local artisans in this very personal behind-the-scenes tour. Observe the step-by-step processes to create handcrafted art in studio work spaces that range from small to rustic to rural, and all of them fascinating. La Biblioteca Tours & Events invite [...]

Inauguration of Biblioteca Pública Mural

Ali Zerriffi, Biblioteca's assistant treasurer and Collen Sorenson, founder of Muros en Blanco

By Sandra Ríos On Friday, September 12, the graffiti workshop—opened as a means of using graffiti in a productive and artistic manner—presented a mural done by students on one of the walls of the Biblioteca Pública. During this workshop, students learned to develop sketches and use stencils, aerosol, and mixed technique in their creations. Twelve [...]

Viva México!, Long Live San Miguel de Allende, City of the Conspiracy!

Entrada de los Insurgentes Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende y Aldama

“The time of our emancipation has come. This is the time for our freedom, and if you value freedom, you will help me to defend it from the Spanish rule. Today, you will see me heading an army made up of those who love their freedom. I invite you to fulfill your duty.” According to [...]

Government Report Surprises with a New Airport

Maqueta del nuevo AICM

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado   The idea of not imposing more taxes during his administration and the construction of a new international airport were the two highlighted points of Enrique Peña Nieto’s second government report. In this report given before governors, legislators, entrepreneurs, and members of civil organizations, President Enrique Peña Nieto remarked that [...]

Cases of Home Robberies are Decreasing

Subprocurador René Urrutia

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado After one year of work in San Miguel de Allende, District Attorney René Urrutia assured that the criminal complaints for home robberies are decreasing, information that matches that provided by Gabriel Arturo Yáñez, head of the Public Security Department. Urrutia, who has worked for more than 15 years in the [...]

IREE Receives Hearing Aids Donation

Grupo de estudiantes de IREE con sus aparatos auditivos

By Sandra Ríos IREE (Institute of Rehabilitation and Special Education AC) was founded in 1992 by Cecilia Escobar, Lourdes Jiménez, and María Luna Jiménez to serve special children when the Centro de Crecimiento closed its doors fto special education needs. Since then IREE has focused on primary and secondary education for deaf or learning disabled [...]

New Mural at La Biblioteca

Mural Biblioteca

By Sandra Rios The Urban Art Workshop students are painting a new wall at La Biblioteca. The workshop took place last month under the direction of teacher Francisco Vega, who is also supervising the mural.  The twelve participating students, whose range in age between 11 and 25, learned to develop sketches and use stencils, aerosol, [...]

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