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Are Local Regulations Driving Away Lucrative Destination Weddings?

Elena y Alejandro, callejoneada

By Jesús Aguado In 2018, as many as 800 couples celebrated their weddings in San Miguel de Allende, resulting in over four billion pesos—roughly US$207 million—in direct and associated revenue for the city. But longer term, that revenue is threatened, say wedding planners—and some say already decreasing—due to local government regulations directed at weddings in [...]

City’s Summer Creative Courses for Children End with Student Performances


By Breyton Méndez Today, the municipal government, through the Dirección de Cultura y Tradiciones (Department of Culture and Traditions), concluded its summer courses program with closing events at El Chorro plaza. More than 350 San Miguel de Allende children enjoyed these free or low-cost workshops held through June and July at the Biblioteca and other [...]

Biblioteca Scholarship Award Ceremony Recognizes Achievement, Encourages Community


By Breyton Méndez In a ceremony filled with praise for their impressive achievements and a speech by one of their own on the challenges and rewards of university life, La Biblioteca’s 77 August scholarship winners received their award checks on Saturday, August 10 at the library’s Teatro Santa Ana. Each semester, La Biblioteca awards scholarships [...]

Reseña Fiesta Kicks Off Fall Season of Holidays

Burro adornado

By Jesús Aguado The Reseña—or “review”—of the fiesta to honor St Michael the Archangel marks the beginning of San Miguel’s busy September celebrations. This year, the event takes place August 18. The procession that features banners, dancers, and saint statues, is headed by an ox. In the colonial era, according to chronicles, the animal was [...]

López Obrador se comprometió a entregar los libros de texto en todo el país en tiempo y forma


A poco más de una semana del inicio del ciclo escolar, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador se comprometió a entregar los libros de texto gratuitos en todo el país, a pesar de las demoras. “Se avanzó mucho en la distribución de los libros de texto para el nivel básico de educación pública. Van a estar a [...]

¡Empieza la cuenta regresiva! Éste es el calendario para el ciclo escolar 2019-2020


El regreso a clases se acerca, por eso te compartimos la fecha del inicio del ciclo escolar 2019-2020, de acuerdo con el calendario escolar de la SEP. Te recomendamos: El ABC de los vales para útiles y uniformes escolares en CdMx ​En el nivel básico el 26 de agosto primarias y secundarias regresan a las [...]

The Red Car Stranded in a Centro Stream Will Be Extracted—in Pieces

Arroyo de Aparicio

By Jesús Aguado A major restoration of calle Aparicio is in progress after a hailstorm and subsequent flooding left muddy streets littered with potholes and carried away a parked red car whose existence was at first thought to be nothing more than a rumor. The red car, which turned out to be very real, ended [...]

Biblioteca’s Young Art Students Exhibit Their Work at University of Guanajuato

Rick and Liz Brunson with their students

By Jesús Aguado For the first time ever, more than 40 pieces by students at the Escuela de Arte Stirling Dickinson—a school within the Biblioteca—will be exhibited at the University of Guanajuato’s San Miguel Gallery. The exhibit runs August 9–31. The art school was founded four years ago by Rick and Liz Brunson, who with [...]

La Reseña the Opening to an Upcoming Month of Public Celebrations

By Jesús Aguado Annually, the Reseña—the Review[MA1] —of the fiesta to honor St Michael the Archangel heralds the beginning of the city’s traditional September celebrations. This year’s procession of banners, dancers, and saint statues will take place on August 18. The parade [MA2] is always headed by an ox pulled by several rangers. In the [...]

Guanajuato’s Vineyards: A Comeback 400 Years in the Making

Cuna de Tierra

By Jesús Aguado Guanajuato’s grape harvest season is upon us, and thus so too are the grape harvest festivals being offered by vineyards throughout the Bajío, a boon to area wine lovers and a economic booster for the state. According to figures shared by the Secretariat of Tourism’s Teresa Matamoros and President of the Tourism [...]

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