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Local NGOs Receive Generous Donations


By Karla Ortiz The 4th Seminar on Institutional Strengthening for Civil Society Organizations, coordinated by the Border Philanthropy Partnership and the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, provided capacity building and awarded funds to civil society organizations in San Miguel de Allende last week. The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona was created to connect donors with [...]

Upper San Miguel Continues to Grow

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By Jesús Aguado In the northeast section of San Miguel de Allende, there are three universities and two preparatory schools. In addition, the general hospital and the state and municipal facilities have been relocated to this area. A hospital for persons with disabilities is also under construction here, and close by, a development with five [...]

Restaurant’s Preopening Party Benefits Needy Children

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By Karla Ortiz On February 3, the new El Pavo Real restaurant had a preopening party with a purpose, a charity fundraiser for the Centro Infantil de los Ángeles (the Angels Children’s Center). Gourmet sopes made with various toppings—mole, mushrooms, cochinita pibil, green sausage, and chicken tinga—were some of the appetizers that attendees could sample. [...]

The Americas United in A Festival

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By Jesús Aguado The annual party that gathers readers and writers in the world’s best city is about to start. The 13th edition of the San Miguel Writer’s Conference (February 14–18 at the Hotel Real de Minas) will feature seven keynote addresses, five panels, more than 100 workshops, and a legendary Mexican fiesta, among many [...]

Fabrica la Aurora’s Cultural Center Celebrates in Style

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By Karla Ortiz On Saturday, February 3rd, the Cultural Center of Art and Design at Fábrica la Aurora celebrated its 14th anniversary with style. Once a textile factory, it has now become a place that houses the art of local, national, and international artists. Hundreds of people came to celebrate, dance, laugh for a while [...]

SMA’s “Monolingual” 911 Services Prompts New Expat Emergency Number

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By Jesús Aguado The complaints over San Miguel’s emergency services number being slow to respond to English-speaking callers are nothing new. In the past, expats have told Atención about waiting up to five minutes until their language could even be “decoded” by phone operators. Although both the 2009–2012 and later the 2012-2015 municipal administrations worked [...]

Open Call for Enterprising Women


By Jesús Aguado “Women should not work for money but to be happy,” said Cinthya Sifuentes, director of the Instituto Municipal de Allende para las Mujeres (The Allende Municipal Institute for Women—IMAM), when she recently put out a call to support 100 women. IMAM has given help to local women for over 15 years. These women have come [...]

A Presentation of the book A Lucky Life

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By Karla Ortiz This past Wednesday, January 24th, the book A Lucky Life, a biography of the writer Minerva Heller Neiditz, was presented. The writer, scheduled to be at the event, had to cancel unexpectedly due to death of her brother-in-law, Robert Neiditz. A Lucky Life is Neiditz’s seventh book, full of humor and pathos. [...]

A Moving Tribute for Jock Whitehouse, Friend of the Library

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By Karla Ortiz On Sunday, January 28, a memorial was held in honor of Jock Whitehouse, a great friend of La Biblioteca and a contributor to Atención, better known as “Jackie.” The tribute took place in the Library courtyard, where dozens of friends and acquaintances attended to honor the memory of their beloved friend. Some [...]

The City’s Most Romantic Corners


By Karla Ortiz This February 14, visit those corners of our city that will make the hearts of both you and your partner vibrate with love. San Miguel de Allende has hundreds of emblematic places with the best views—frames for a beautiful photo or simply a perfect memory of a good time. You can find [...]

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