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This Community’s Lifeblood Is Breath

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By Jesús Aguado Chances are if you are on the banks of the San Damián River, you’ll hear someone playing a tambora (a bass drum covered with animal hide), a cymbal crashing nearly without rest, and a trombone played so vigorously that it seems as if it must be breaking the cheeks of the man [...]

Time to Rock in San Miguel

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By Karla Ortiz Put aside fancy restaurants and cocktail bars boasting of mixologists and their obscure, complicated drinks. The McCarthy’s Irish Pub chain has arrived in San Miguel de Allende, offering unforgettable nights of casual fun with your friends. With an exceptional opening on June 8th, McCarthy’s put on a rocking opening party with live [...]

Rescuing the Mexican Popular Toy

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By Karla Ortiz On June 7, The Museum of the Mexican Popular Toy opened the new exhibition Tomás and Josué Met and Played Together in the Corner, the result of two young artists synergizing their talents in order to promote the Mexican art of papier-mâché handicrafts. Tomás Bernal Cruz and Josué Castro Razo first came [...]

What an López Obrador Win Means for Mexico: An Interview With Carlos Bravo Regidor

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“He doesn’t come from outside the system. He’s part of the system.” By Karla Ortiz On June 4, journalist and political analyst Carlos Bravo Regidor gave a lecture here in San Miguel de Allende, sponsored by Democrats Abroad San Miguel, on the meaning of the Mexican elections for local expats. Hours before that presentation, Bravo, [...]

Mexico, Let’s Read

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By Karla Ortiz Can a love of reading help lead the way to world peace? A Swiss organization, The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), was founded in the aftermath of World War II on that very idea, that promoting reading in children would help bring peace to the world. The organization has [...]

The Locos Parade Origins in City’s Farming Past

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By Jesús Aguado San Miguel was once a city surrounded by orchards, mainly in the area that is now Parque Juárez. All kinds of seasonal fruits were grown: apples, pears, plums, peaches, and more. Each year, during harvest time, the orchard owners let the hortelanos (the orchard’s fruit pickers) and their families into the orchards [...]

Bancos de arena y lodo en Centro Histórico

Por Jesús Aguado Los trabajos de cableado subterráneo en salida a Querétaro iniciaron desde enero—este año. La lluvia arrastró cientos de kilos de tierra al centro histórico y además, un autobús con pasajeros cayó en una zanja. Fue el lunes 10 de junio cuando se registró la primera lluvia de la temporada, y ésta tomó [...]

Guía de Conexiones

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Smile By Karla Ortiz The Guia de Conexiones, San Miguel de Allende’s bilingual directory, includes more than 3,500 San Miguel businesses in 400 classified listings. This directory, better known as “the little yellow book,” celebrated 23 years of hard work with a party in Casa de la Noche’s garden on May 22. During this event, [...]

NGOs of San Miguel

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By Karla Ortiz Yaxx Wool: Helping Needing Communities Thrive The name of Yaxx Wool, one of the 114 nongovernmental organizations registered with San Miguel’s NGO Liaison and Assistance to Foreigners Directorate since its opening in 2010, means “green circle” in the Mayan Lacandon language (currently spoken in Chiapas). Circles are typical symbols of the ideas [...]

Important Playwright Visits La Biblioteca

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Calabaza en Tacha, a radio drama, earned local playwright Mario Ficachi an honorable mention in a contest in Germany in which 400 playwrights participated. Calabaza en tacha is a pre-Hispanic sweet that even now is consumed and placed on the altars during the Day of the Dead. It is prepared with a pumpkin-like squash and [...]

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