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The Most Beautiful Virgins Cry Sweet Teardrops

Virgen de Dolores en las Monjas

By Jesús Aguado Friday of Sorrows is a day of mourning but also of faith and tradition. It is the day when social classes are not as important because both poor and rich open the doors of their houses for visitors of all social strata and allow them to admire the spectacular altars that are [...]

The Image of Our Lord of the Conquest Will Be Restored

Foto por Juan José Godinez Frías

By Jesús Aguado The Christ made of corn stalk, the Lord of the Conquest, is eaten up by moths. City historian Graciela Cruz, who will head the project, has presented a new project for its restoration. During the presentation she advised that the work has already started. Dr. Pablo Amador will totally restore this representation [...]

Two Processions on Palm Sunday

C Domingo de Ramos

By Jesús Aguado Two very singular processions take place on Palm Sunday through the streets of the historic center (March 29.) These religious events are a review the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding a white donkey, almost 2000 years ago. As God’s son, he could have chosen any other beast to ride. There, among [...]

Gypsy Guitar

Johny y Marice Landa

By Sandra Ríos On Tuesday, March 17, guitarist Javier Estrada gave a concert in the intimate and acoustically excellent Sala Quetzal of the public library. He delighted people with his guitar, narrating with musical notes the poetry and passion of the life of the gypsies. The concert began with Estrada’s short i*/ntroductory talk to explain [...]

An Era of Isolation Has Come to an End

Marco Espinosa y Juan González usando computadora

By Jesús Aguado The access to internet is a human right according to the United Nations, but in many rural communities of San Miguel, that right is yet unsatisfied due to the lack of technology and infrastructure to make a connection with the world. Thanks to the work of a nonprofit organization and other people, [...]

Involved in Controversy, Mayor Mauricio Trejo Asked for License

Mayor Trejo and Benjamín Ramírez, photo from Facebook

By Atención staff San Miguel Mayor Mauricio Trejo Pureco requested permission from the city council to leave his post for more than two months. The reasons and the length of time he will be away from his duties are not officially clear. His exit was not the most tranquil because last week in national media, [...]

Blood, Miracles, Faith, and Tradition in Procession

Señor de la Columna

By Jesús Aguado, photos by Juan José Frías Previous to Holy Week each year, the sculpture of a beaten and bloodied Christ (Our Lord of the Column) leaves Atotonilco in a procession to the church of San Juan de Dios. This year, the image will leave Atotonilco in the early morning on Sunday, March 22, [...]

The Case of the 43 Is Almost”Dead”

Jesús Murillo Karam

By Jesús Aguado It has been almost six months since 43 students went missing in Iguala, Guerrero. The case is almost forgotten by the federal authorities, but citizens still organize demonstrations, and now there is a new federal attorney general (PGR). On September 26, 2014, according to information from the former federal attorney general, Jesús [...]

Don Pedro, Sanmiguelense by Conviction

Pedro Mayer

By Sandra Ríos Don Pedro is well-known in San Miguel for his hardware store, but he is also a great parent and a committed citizen of this community. Sandra Ríos: Where are you and your parents from? Don Pedro: I am from Chilangotitlán (Mexico City) my dad was German and my mother, Italian from a [...]

Cruz Roja tendrá otro módulo de atención

The kick off of this year collect was in charge of singer Laureano Brizuela and TV host Pepillo Origel

Por la Redacción, fotos de Estudio San Carlos y Comunicación Social El pasado 14 de marzo se llevó a cabo dentro de las instalaciones de Casa Europa, la colecta 2015 de la Cruz Roja, destacando la donación de parte del municipio de un predio en la carretera hacia Los Rodríguez, para la instalación de un [...]

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