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Police Arrest Twelve Protesting the Removal of Trees on Avenida Guadalupe


By Jesús Aguado The government has changed its mind yet again about a controversial relocation of several ornamental trees on Avenida Guadalupe as it tears up and widens the roadway in a major reconstruction project that has closed the road to traffic. First, the local government said the trees would be replanted at schools. Then [...]

In Many of San Miguel’s Rural Communities, Getting Potable Water Still a Hardship

Los Toriles

By Jesús Aguado “The government has abandoned us here; they don’t visit us,” Gloria Núñez, resident of the rural San Miguel community of Los Toriles says. Here, of some 200 residents, only 20 people voted in the last election in June 2018, according to data provided by Instituto Nacional Electoral (the National Electoral Institute). During [...]



By Breyton Méndez As we enter the last half of October, many Mexicans’ thoughts are starting to turn toward ofrendas, Catrinas, and shrines in remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, for just around the corner is coming the holiday that celebrates. The Day of the Dead celebrations are fast approaching. Dia de los [...]

Expo to Promote Guanajuato’s UN-Protected Indigenous Cuisine


By Jesús Aguado Nowadays Guanajuato is well-known for its wine, and also for its mezcal, but not many talk about the state’s rich gastronomy. But little by little, the state’s traditional dishes are coming to prominence. Once upon a time, very few people knew that Guanajuatense cooks traditionally prepare a delicacy made with field mice, [...]

The Grand Fiesta May Be Over, But There’s More Fun to Be Had


By Jesús Aguado Surrounded by music, dancing and fireworks, Sanmiguelenses enacted their traditional annual celebrations last weekend to honor St Michael the Archangel. The fiesta, which has many indigenous roots, began on Friday, September 27, in the three oldest neighborhoods of San Miguel: El Valle del Maíz, La Aurora, and La Estación. There, traditionalists brought [...]

Donated Day of the Dead Photos Go on Sale to Benefit La Biblioteca’s Programs

Los ojos de la Catrina

By Jesús Aguado The heart of Mexico is San Miguel de Allende, while the heart of this city, many would argue, is the Biblioteca. Our organization recently caught the attention of international photographer Harry John Kerker, who has captured with his lenses the daily life of San Miguel in over 120 photos that he donated [...]



The San Miguel Festival Attracts With an overall attendance of more than 8,000 people enjoying food, games, music, and other novelties, San Miguel de Allende closed out the first weekend of its annual fair. The concerts alone attracted around 6,000 attendees. On Friday, September 20, attendees danced to the rhythms of the Sonora Santanera orchestra, [...]

Mayor Villarreal Makes His First Annual Government Report

Luis Alberto Villarreal

By Jesús Aguado Having now been nearly exactly a year in office, Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal gave his first Government Report to at least 2,000 members of the public on September 25 at Plaza de los Insurgentes. The Government Report is a report to the public by the mayoral administration on the state of the [...]

Gala Dinner Message from the Red Cross


Dear Friends, Our 2019 Red Cross of San Miguel de Allende Gala “Frida’s Night” is rescheduled for Wednesday, November 20, at 7pm, in the garden of the Hotel Rosewood. As planned, the Denis Cárcamo Music Band will entertain us while we delight in the delicious meal that Rosewood will provide. The night will also include [...]

Cómo mantener tu corazón saludable: mitos y realidades


El 29 de septiembre es el Día Mundial del Corazón, introducido por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud y por la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Con la fecha se pretende dar a conocer las enfermedades cardiovasculares, su prevención, control y tratamiento. Sputnik te presenta los siete mitos más populares sobre el funcionamiento de nuestro corazón [...]

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