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Tierra Blanca devastated by cancer

Consuelo Colunga en su habitación de adobe

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In Tierra Blanca de Abajo, many inhabitants die because of mesothelioma—tumors in the lungs—caused by a mineral in the area called erionite. It is breathed in and later settles on the surface membrane covering the lungs causing cancer and eventually, death. Although the local and state authorities now know about [...]

“Moving beyond capitalism” conference opens

Cynthia Kaufman

By Cliff DuRand and Bob Stone Move beyond capitalism?  Is that even possible?  Like it or not, aren’t we all locked into an actually existing capitalist system? Next week over 75 speakers are coming to San Miguel for a six day conference who think it IS possible.  And not only possible, but they are actually [...]

La Biblioteca names Rita DeBrito Interrim President

Rita DeBrito

By Ken Rowland, Immediate Past President As La Biblioteca Publica celebrates its 60th year as the heart of San Miguel, it is also celebrating a reinvigoration of its relationship with the community, determining ways to most effectively continue to develop the extraordinary service it has always provided the residents and visitors of San Miguel. La [...]

No more fireworks in San Miguel


By Antonio De Jesús Aguado A letter submitted to Atención states that the “so-called tradition of firing of mortar fire works” is not appreciated by the vast majority of the residents—Mexican or expats—of San Miguel de Allende; for that reason there is a petition to sign a letter to end with the noise. “Ardently enforce [...]

Time for the grape harvest and wine, music and art

Martha Molina strolling through the wine yards

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado August is the month of wine in Guanajuato and the time of vendimia, the grape harvest festival. The celebration starts in San Miguel, featuring a concert by Guadalupe Pineda. Grape harvest festivals began in ancient Greece when the farmers celebrated their thanks to the gods for the yearly harvest in [...]

Summer Course at La Biblioteca


By Sandra Ríos Currently La Biblioteca has an extensive and varied program of activities for children and teenagers, like the computer classes that have been a success, during weekdays, in both the morning as the evening. Origami is also one of the most successful workshops, with a sellout. If a few more children would like [...]

San Miguel is Guanajuato’s largest movie theater

Sara Hoch

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado One of the most important film festivals of Latin America will take place in San Miguel. Everybody is invited to the movies, where homage will be paid to Mexican actress and singer Angelica María, known as “The Sweetheart of Mexico,” as well as director Anton Ascorbic, along with premieres such [...]

San Miguel celebrates its sixth year as a World Heritage site

Sexto aniv

By Sandra Rios On July 8, San Miguel de Allende celebrated its the sixth anniversary as World Heritage site with a performance by the children’s choir from the Valley of Nañu singing the national anthem in the Otomi language. Mayor Mauricio Trejo announced that the Nañu children have been holders of scholarships from the Education [...]

Industrial park approved

Sesión de ayuntamiento

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The newly approved industrial zone to be built on the road to Querétaro will generate 2,700 jobs. In an ordinary session on July 4, the city council allowed the sale and regularization of 13 plots that will comprise the industrial zone where, according to Mayor Mauricio Trejo, companies that generate [...]

Construction halted

Construccion en Insurgentes

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In November 2013, the local administration authorized the permits for the construction of a building on Antonio Abad at the corner of Insurgentes. Three weeks ago it was halted by the INAH (National Institute of Anthropology and History) due to the visual impact it would cause in the area, which [...]

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