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“The City is Changing”: Graffiti Art Resurfaces As Contentious Topic in City

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By Jesús Aguado With new regulations in place governing the nature of street art in San Miguel de Allende, a clash of opinions over graffiti in the city has erupted among advocates, lifelong residents, local government officials, foreigners, and visitors. Graffitti “tagging,” i.e. quickly spray-painting on public spaces simple monochrome letters in a graffiti-art style; [...]

National Wool and Brass Festival

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By Breyton Méndez The 2019 National Wool and Brass Festival took place last week on November 14–15 at the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante,” (Bellas Artes). The first national wool and brass festival was held in 1978 and was prompted by the artisans of that time. The objective is to bring artisans from all [...]

Ignacio Allende Rides Again—or at Least His Statue Does


By Jesús Aguado The larger-than-life statue of Ignacio Allende on horseback left his watch post over the city’s northern entrance on Friday, taken away by a crane for renovations. It’s not the first time San Miguel’s homegrown independence hero’s statue—most recently located at Paseo de los Conspiradores—has been moved. Local government officials told Atención that [...]

101 Faces, A Homage to Those Living

By Jesús Aguado Hundreds of Sanmiguelenses attended a celebration at La Estación events hall that honored Daniela Doig and her newly published book, 101 Caras, which pays homage to living Sanmiguelenses who have had an impact on their city. In an interview, Doig said that the 101 people featured in the book were chosen by [...]

SMA’s New CRISMA Rehab Hospital Is the Most Advanced of Its Kind in México

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By Jesus Aguado On November 6, the Centro de Rehabilitación Integral San Miguel de Allende, better known as CRISMA, officially opened a new hospital for people with disabilities on a 200-hectare tract in Parque Bicentenario. The hospital, which began construction in 2017 in order to replace its existing rehab center, is now considered the most [...]

Former President Fox Seeks a San Miguel Theme Park Accommodating Disabilities

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By Jesús Aguado Vicente Fox is seeking a donation of municipal land for the construction of an adventure park that he said would be inclusive for those with disabilities the way Disneyland is. During the opening of the Centro de Rehabilitación Integral San Miguel de Allende (San Miguel Integrated Rehabilitation Center) last week, Fox said [...]

911 Call Reporting a Corpse Turns Out To Be a Prank

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By Jesús Aguado On November 6, police responded to a 911 call about a corpse wrapped in a bag and abandoned on calle Lupita in the Estación neighborhood. The supposed corpse turned out to be mannequin parts. The 911 call appears to have been a macabre prank making reference to recent high-profile murders in the [...]

Pipila Underpass Start Date Set

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By Jesús Aguado State authorities say construction of a planned Pípila underpass could begin in mid-December. Guanajuato’s Secretariat of Infrastructure, Connectivity, and Mobility published a request for proposals on the 365-million-peso project, with a listed start date of December 18. The project’s budget will be funded by state payroll taxes. The underpass, which would divert [...]

Anniversary of the Revolution


By Jesús Aguado November 20 is well remembered because it was in 1910 when the most important politic and social movement began. That day the revolution to bring down dictactor Porfirio Días began. It was in 1928 when at CDMX the government organized a relay race to commemorate tha day, and from there it evolved [...]



Mexican World Boxing Champions Come Home to 10-Bout Event at Plaza de Toros By Breyton Méndez Mexican boxers, all with international standing, will be in San Miguel de Allende on November 16 for a 10-match boxing event at Plaza de Toros and will be streamed worldwide via Facebook. The approximately 4,000 fight fans expected to [...]

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