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A Journey to Enjoy the Past

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By Jesús Aguado It is possible to breathe, smell, and touch the history of the golden age of great haciendas that were the basis of the economy in the New Spain for more than 300 years. A compass is not needed, nor a magic window: a specialized guide is all it takes to get straight [...]

Parking Lots, Parking Meters and a New Transportation System

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By Jesús Aguado A safer, air-conditioned, more comfortable public transportation system will start operations next year. Administered and operated by the local government, it will cost a currently estimated fare of 12 pesos per ride. Although it still needs to be authorized by the City Council, the Mobility Council approved the first step. The Mobility [...]

The Seafood Carnival

Mauricio Spinolo, Diego Martínez, Roberto Juárez y Ernesto Balbontin

By Karla Ortiz For the second year, the Festival del Mar a Tierra Adentro (Sea Festival) was held on September 30 in the Casa de Aves Hotel. This is one of the festivals that promotes seafood dishes in San Miguel de Allende restaurants, organized by the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry and Spicy Foods [...]

History of a Scholarship Holder: Luz Mariela Pacheco Hernández

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By Karla Ortiz Luz Mariela is a 22-year-old woman who is currently studying Tourism Management and Development at the Universidad Tecnológica de San Miguel de Allende. Mariela, like any other girl, had a normal childhood. She liked to play in the dirt, make mud cakes and decorate them with plants from her mother’s or grandmother’s [...]

Art, Water, and a New Park

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By Jesús Aguado A new park that will extend over 30,000 square meters will be constructed between San Luis Rey, Obraje, and La Aurora. Its function will be recreational and artistic. On September 29 the city council accepted the donation of the area. Mayor Ricardo Villarreal says it will be used for the construction of [...]

Art Brigade for Affected Communities

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By Karla Ortiz In San Miguel de Allende, the richness of the culture stands out, and it also highlights the solidarity of its people. Last Tuesday, September 26, an art brigade was organized among the city’s young people to go out to give some support to those affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico. The [...]

“Vamos a Leer” Now in Cabras de Begoña

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By Karla Ortiz The last Saturday of each month is dedicated to reading in the Biblioteca Pública. “Vamos a Leer” is the library project that provides support to the communities in the municipality through reading. The date was changed this time to September 23 due to the festivities in San Miguel de Allende. Children from [...]

Gender Violence and Safe Transport for Women in the Time of Mara Fernanda

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“It makes me angry to think that ‘safer’ or ‘dependable’ services are an advertising hoax that only allows us to lower our guard for a second and then demonstrate that by wearing a skirt or being a woman we are easy prey for anyone. I would not now use the transport service again with the [...]

Food, Music and Fun at the Fair

SMILE Familia Sánchez

By Karla Ortiz Last Friday, September 22, the San Miguel de Allende Fair began, celebrating the city’s 475th anniversary. Despite all the rain falling in recent days, people arrived early to enjoy all free attractions, mechanical games, the circus, and the musical groups that are presented in the town theater, paying only 40 pesos a [...]

New project to Restore and Conserve Watersheds in San Miguel

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By Karla Ortiz and Tania Noriz Cuencas, Gente, Agua y Cambio Climático is a project that was created by El Maíz mas Pequeño civil association in collaboration with the Gonzalo Río Arronte Foundation and the Gestión Integral de Cuencas of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. Project managers plan to develop it over three years. The [...]

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