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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Icon of Identity

The offering

By Jesús Aguado The Virgin of Guadalupe is the Mexican queen; she is the mother of the hungry, ill, and unemployed as well as of singers, soccer players, vendors, and even politicians. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the symbol of maternal happiness and salvation of the country. Lupita, Virgencita (little virgin), Lupe or Tonantzin, is [...]

Bundle up! More Low Temperatures Will Hit San Miguel

Karla Ramírez donó su abrigo en el arranque del Suetertón

By Jesús Aguado Authorities have advised that more than 55 cold fronts have been predicted for the winter season 2014-2015. The cold fronts started on September 20 and will end on May 15 next year. Felipe Cohen, director of the local Civic Protection Department, said that so far, nine cold fronts have impacted San Miguel. [...]

Aguinaldo, Employee’s Right and Employer’s Obligation

Roxana Patlán

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Employees in Mexico must receive their Aguinaldo (Christmas bonus) before December 20, according article 87 of the Mexican Labor Federal Law. If employers do follow the law, they will be fined up to 5,000 days of minimum wage. Lawyer and accountant Roxana Patlán told Atención that the aguinaldo must cover [...]

Guadalupe, Virgin and Queen of San Miguel Public Markets

Guadalupana en la entrada a sanitarios públicos del Mercado de Artesanías

By Jesús Aguado In 1531, just ten years after the conquest, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared as the Queen of Mexico. Now La Guadalupana reigns not just in churches, but in the homes, streets, public plazas and markets of Mexicans. On the streets of San Miguel it is easy to find Our Lady of Guadalupe [...]

Mono Blanco Concert Was a Hit

Ximena Velasco, Estrella Arias y Esmeralda Brinn

By Sandra Ríos San Miguel enjoyed the recent presentation of Mono Blanco on November 27 in the Sindicato. The concert was a sellout, with the enthusiastic audience singing along to the beat of Son Jarocho. The renowned group presented well known songs like Colas, La Bamba (traditional), and Chuchumbé. About 140 people enjoyed this great [...]

Monarch Butterfly, Migrant Queen,Will Have a Sanctuary Here


By Jesús Aguado The monarch butterfly, an insect known for its massive winter migration from North to South, will now be bred and cared for in a sanctuary in San Miguel. Annually the fragile butterfly travels around 5,000 kilometers from Canada to México, where it settles in the sanctuaries of the forests of Michoacán and [...]

Progress in Local Expat Murder Cases

René Urrutia

By Atención staff   This week, the District Attorney’s office (Subprocuraduría) talked to Atención about the progress in the murder cases of San Miguel expats that occurred in 2013. One of the first cases the district attorney’s offices worked that year was that of Canadian artist Marcia Dworkin, in September. Dworkin who lived in San [...]

New Bridge in Rural Community Closed to Avoid Wearing Down

Nuevo puente vehicular

By Jesús Aguado On May 28 this year, the local administration began the construction of one of its most important works, a vehicular bridge in the rural community of La Cuadrilla. The construction is done and even blessed; however, the crossing cannot be used, “not even by people riding a bicycle,” to prevent its wearing [...]

San Miguel’s First Rap Festival

RAP Participantes del Festival de Rap

By Sandra Ríos The first Rap Festival took place on Saturday, November 29, on the patio of La Biblioteca. The festival, in wich young sanmiguelenses participated with improvised rhythms in a display of creativity and lyrics, was organized by Sergio Joaquín Zavala and supported by José Luis Mendoza. Zavala, who has been a rapper for [...]

International Volunteer Day

Editing and proofreading volunteers. Donna Fullerton, Nicole Findlay, Sean Seedlock. Patt Frey and Susan

By Sandra Ríos On December 5, the world celebrates International Volunteer Day, declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985 to express appreciation for the contributions of the volunteers to the organizations working for peace and development. During this year the contribution of volunteers was emphasized for involving people from the beginning in the [...]

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