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CubaFest Returns in March

Cuban woman

By Jesús Aguado Music, films, literature, and dance will be featured at CubaFest in San Miguel from March 7 to 15. This year, the twelfth annual CubaFest will pay homage to one of the most outstanding song writers and musicians in Latin America in the 20th century, César Portillo de la Luz. CubaFest is a [...]

New International Exhibition Center to Open

CIE

By Jesús Aguado The construction of the new International Exhibition Center, located on the road to Celaya, will bring development to the communities nearby. The new center’s construction site is located at kilometer four of the road from San Miguel to Celaya, between the communities of Pantoja and Ejido de Don Diego, and next to [...]

Men to Run in High Heels

Man in high heels

By Jesús Aguado In Mexico it is not easy to understand others “if you are not in their shoes.” For that reason, the nonprofit organization CASA is organizing the first Race for Men in High Heels. The call is open to men of all ages. The high heel shoe races have been held across the [...]

New Literary Room at Bellas Artes

This will be the place for the Literary Room in Fine Arts

By Sandra Ríos   A literary room provided by the National Institute of Fine Arts, intended primarily for children and young people, will open within the next few months at Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante, Bellas Artes.” INBA recently agreed with the Writer’s Conference organizers to install this Literary Room. They will donate the [...]

San Miguel’s Heart Beats Fast

Benny Ibarra

By Jesús Aguado This year’s Hearts of San Miguel, gave recognition to Mexican songwriter and musician Benny Ibarra. For three years in a row, the local government has handed over the award “El corazón de San Miguel”, a statuette that is received by people enchanted by the magic of this town. This year, the heart [...]

Writer Angeles Mastretta Presented Her Work at Writer’s Conference

Nanoy Gardner and Federico Appell

By Sandra Ríos At the San Miguel Writer’s Conference on February 13, the Mexican writer Ángeles Mastretta presented her latest book La emoción de las cosas with a sellout audience and great success. In 1997 she had received the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize for Arráncame la vida, her first novel that has since been [...]

Happiness Arrives at the Border

Nine-year-old Priscila show us how she turns on a bulb

By Jesús Aguado In the area bordering San Miguel with Querétaro, Apaseo el Alto, and Comonfort, there are several rural communities where now just the memory remains of times when they had to use gas lamps and candles for lighting their houses, times when they had to put an iron over the embers for ironing [...]

El Sindicato Marks Its 20th Anniversary

Espectáculo de flamenco

By Sandra Ríos Centro Cultural, El Sindicato, celebrates 20 years of providing a space to sanmiguelenses where the arts of diverse disciplines converge. This place is for the people of the town, where non-commercial quality culture can be presented. Here it is agreed that teachers will offer one scholarship for every five students in each [...]

Deterioration of the Fountains

With maintenance and off. Jesús street

By Sandra Ríos The fountains of San Miguel have always been an attraction for visitors. Some of them have a history of at least two centuries; others are more modern, but just as important. To preserve them, the fountains of our city have received special care from the authorities and civil society groups for at [...]

Dilemma for a Conflicted Community

Vicenta Delgado

By Jesús Aguado The State Secretary of Public Health has informed citizens that the problem of cancer in Tierra Blanca de Abajo is not caused by erionite. According to this department, there is no scientific evidence. Nonetheless, local activists insist, remarking that the local, federal, and state authorities did not pay attention to the problem [...]

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