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New Attempts to Protect a Beloved Historic Landmark


By Jesus Aguado The Quince Letras, Las Cuatro Milpas, La Piedra Parada, El Golpe de Vista: these are only some of the iconic and now extinct shops of the city, those easily identified by Sanmiguelenses as landmarks and commonly known meeting points. However, there is something special about Golpe de Vista, a former general store [...]

San Miguel’s Carnival Sunday Celebrations a Resilient Tradition

Cascarones pintados con anilina

By Jesús Aguado In San Miguel de Allende, we do not have Mardi Gras celebrations like in New Orleans. But we do have thousands of eggshells stuffed with artificial gold, silver, and confetti. We do not have beads or Teddy bears, but colored flowers and dolls in the shape of clowns—they are not thrown at [...]

José Luis Flores


By Karla Ortiz As the receptionist for Atención, José Luis Flores is typically the first face that visitors to our offices encounter. But besides being that first point of contact, he also carries out other activities fundamental to the function of the newspaper. Naturally, Luis is in charge of the people who come in the [...]

Authorities Arrest Alleged Serial Carjacker Who Was Posing as Patrol Officer

Imagen ilustrativa, detención en calle Aldama

By Jesús Aguado Federal police officers arrested a man on February 12 who they say posed as a police officer in order to assault people and steal their car and belongings. He is being charged in at least 15 other similar incidents. Of late, local social media accounts had reported three alleged incidents of a [...]

Arbol de Vida Waldorf School Puts on Fundraiser Concert with Soprano Alicia Rappoport

Bonnie Boyd y Norman Wilson

By Karla Ortiz This Thursday, February 14, Casa Europa opened its doors to a concert by Argentine soprano Alicia Rappoport to benefit the Árbol de Vida Waldorf school. Árbol de Vida and Casa Europa welcomed all the guests with sandwiches and wine and a concert dedicated to love. “Alicia Rappoport’s relatives were involved in this [...]

La Biblioteca’s Hacienda Tour Takes Visitors on a Trip to México’s Past


By Karla Ortiz The Biblioteca’s Hacienda Tour is one of the oldest and most distinguished activities of the library, a charitable activity that collects funds for the library so that it can award scholarships each year to young Mexicans. It is one of the library’s most beloved and interesting activities. The tour draws hundreds of [...]

The President’s Report


By Ali Zerriffi These past few years have been ones of changes, some of them structural and dictated by circumstances and others legal because of changes in the various laws that govern Mexican nonprofit organizations and, in our case, also the rules that regulate our use of a federal building. 1. Policies and procedures toward [...]

The Search for Social Justice Continues

JUSTICIA SOCIAL Francisco Garay Director de ONGs. Verónica Agundis City Attorney, David Winfield

By Jesus Aguado Those who know the city—all of its 90 neighborhoods and 120 surrounding communities—recognize that there are in reality three distinct San Miguel de Allendes. The first is the Historical Center, the one that comes up in the travel magazines, the one of hotels and super-luxurious boutiques. But included in this first San [...]

Local High School Math Teacher’s Art on Exhibit at Café Santa Ana


By Karla Ortiz As part of its ongoing mission to use its space to promote San Miguel de Allende’s artists, the Biblioteca is showing the work of local mathematics teacher and artist José Felix Alvarado in the Café Santa Ana all this month. Alvarado has taught in the community high school in Pantoja for 18 [...]

What Is Next for Cañada de la Virgen?

CAÑADA Lago junto a los basamentos

By Jesús Aguado With 80 years having passed since the opening of the Cañada de la Virgen archaeological site, a newly formed group in San Miguel de Allende is planning a program of academic expositions, talks, and roundtable discussions in the hopes of bringing audiences a wider knowledge of the region’s archeological zones. Sanmiguelenses United [...]

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