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Martín Habacuc, Spanish Room

Martín Habacuc

Meet La Biblioteca By Jade Arroyo In this series we present the personalities that make up the institution of the Biblioteca Pública San Miguel de Allende—its staff and the people who every day dedicate their work and energy. Martín, or Martincillo as he is called with affection by some of us, is a reserved young [...]

Math Olympics at La Biblioteca

The General Manager of La Biblioteca, Sandra Suaste, with President of the Board of Director, Dr. Robert Merrill and Secretary Rocío García giving the diplomas to the students

By Atención Staff On Wednesday, September 21, a local award ceremony for the Math Olympics for children took place in San Miguel de Allende, with La Biblioteca as one of the venues. The Math Olympics, headquartered at the elementary schools Heroínas Insurgentes and Patria y Libertad, and at La Biblioteca, have taken place in San [...]

Chris Guzmán, the Taste of the Pacific

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Corazón Contento By Jade Arroyo Primer Patio is the only botanero in the historic center of our city, a place where friends get together to grab a bite or a drink. Friends come and go, and time there just flies by. But what is a botanero? In the Mexican tradition, a botanero is a popular [...]

New Sculpture in the Charco del Ingenio

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Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Jade Arroyo Within the framework of the 25th anniversary celebration of Charco del Ingenio, a panoramic sculpture designed by renowned German artist Wilhem Holderied was inaugurated. The sculpture is located in the northern reserve of Charco del Ingenio, across the canyon and dam. The stone structure is integrated [...]

Light and Color Accentuate the Grand Celebration


By Jesús Aguado Enormous, heavy xúchiles (tall offerings made from the maguey leaf and decorated with marigolds), pre-Hispanic and traditional dances from across the country, live music, mojigangas (giant puppets), rockets, and fire displays will mark the fiesta that all sanmiguelenses wait for. This fiesta pays tribute to the city’s patron saint, St. Michael the [...]

La quema de monos


El sábado 1 de octubre, después de un recorrido por varios mercados, se quemarán los monos. La procesión con un San Miguel Arcángel, música en vivo, mojigangas y monos empalados—sobre los que se bailan—recorre la calle de Insurgentes y llega al Mercado Ignacio Ramírez. Allí se recogen más monos que entregan los comerciantes del mercado; [...]

In San Miguel, Donald Trump is “Persona Non Grata”


By Jesús Aguado Donald Trump, the Republican candidate to the presidency of the United States of America, visited Mexico—invited by Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto—on August 31, and the negative comments from Mexicans were in the millions. Enrique Peña Nieto “opened the doors of our country to a person who offends Mexicans, whom he calls [...]

Visit to the Ex-convento de los Agustinos

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By Magdalena Copado The Ex-convento de los Agustinos was one of the first convents founded by the Augustinians (a religious order) in the old Diocese of Michoacán. It is located in the south of the state of Guanajuato, on the border with Michoacán. The construction of the convent began in 1550 and concluded in 1559. [...]

The Salsario by Beatríz Salcedo


By Jade Arroyo Salsas (sauces) are an intrinsic part of the gastronomic culture of our country. They are what you serve over an expensive meat for a special dinner or what makes a taqueria (taco stand) famous. In our country there are about 60 types of chiles. When people talk about Mexican food, the first [...]

Ricardo Villarreal’s First Government Report

Mayor Ricardo Villarreal Garcia

By Jesús Aguado On Thursday, September 22, at the Jardín Principal, Mayor Ricardo Villarreal gave his first government report. In an interview with Atención, he said that he is happy and satisfied with the results during his administration, and that is the reason why he will keep working with all his capability to regenerate the [...]

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