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A Town Replete with Festivities

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By Jesús Aguado St. Michael the Archangel is the angelic patron of San Miguel. That is why the celebration for this soldier who protects the city is the most colorful, the most aromatic, the most representative, the most alive of all. For this celebration, the city breaks the bank! Who cares about the origin of [...]

Report of a Government in Decline

Mauricio Trejo

By Jesús Aguado It was not at the most important plaza of San Miguel—the Jardín Principal—where current Mayor Mauricio Trejo gave his third—and last—government report, but (literally) in the backyard of the Instituto Allende. Although in the past there were up to five thousand people, this time Trejo spoke before 300 people, including state Governor [...]

The First Stone


By Karen Ocampo On September 21, the children of the Don Diego community placed the first stone for what will be a community center. Don Diego, located next to Colonia Los Frailes, has nearly a thousand school age children. As in other rural areas of Guanajuato state, over 65 percent of them do not have [...]

From the Sea to the Cobblestones


Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Karen Ocampo For people with a discriminating palate and a liking for good seafood, there was an opportunity to taste the best fruits de mer dishes at Del Mar a Tierra Adentro, a culinary event held on September 26 in the gardens of the Hotel Real de Minas. [...]

The Society’s Angel in Process of Sanctification

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By Jesús Aguado The childhood of María del Refugio Aguilar took place in San Miguel de Allende. María del Refugio’s life was simple, and she was generous and pure, regardless of her family’s buying power. She was always charitable and compassionate to others. Almost 150 years after her birth, María del Refugio, now a candidate [...]

El problema de la basura continua…

Former mayor Luz María Núñez

Por Jesús Aguado En el mes de julio, por casi una semana, los carretones de basura estuvieron depositando los residuos sólidos en el camino a las celdas, en el basurero municipal, lo que provocó enjambres de moscas y malos olores a los habitantes de las comunidades cercanas. El director de Servicios Públicos, Julián Villela, informó [...]

For the Love of the Animals


By Karen Ocampo “They teach us to be compassionate,” Sandra Cisneros mentioned while she contemplated her doggy friends jumping from one side to another joyfullly. Cisneros is a Chicana writer known for books such as The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, both pieces that continually relate to her identity as a new and old [...]

Civil Protection Parade

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Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Karen Ocampo In the early morning of September 18, children of San Miguel de Allende dressed as firemen, nurses, transit agents, and others to honor all the people working in Protección Civil on its 29th anniversary. Following the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico launched this organization that [...]

Life in the Mountains … Of Trash

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By Jesús Aguado At the municipal “sanitary” landfill, people do not just steal the trash, they also pass garbage smashed by the machines—in the attempt to get hold of a piece that is valuable in their world of poverty. Plagues of rats and flies, hounds, or the sickening odors from the solid waste are just [...]

Donate a Book to La Biblioteca


By Karen Ocampo Reading for pleasure is something that should be transmitted and inspired. Stimulation comes from the stories of people who are passionate about reading or just seeing them immersed in a book. Although it is expected that the love of reading is instilled at home or in school, places where word lovers congregate, [...]

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