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The SMA Airfield, not Getting off the Ground Soon

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By Jesús Aguado The opening of the local airfield—identified with the initials SMA—for “attracting tourism with greater buying power” will remain suspended. In 2013 work done on the strip was not performed correctly by a contractor hired by the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial de San Miguel de Allende (Business Coordinating Council) CCESMA, according to Amigos de [...]

Mauricio Trejo Is Back at the City Hall, but What for?

City council headed by José Luis Chagoyán

By Jesús Aguado Why did Mauricio Trejo leave the local administration? That was the question among the population after March 7, when he decided to ask for a leave of absence of more than two months. And now that he has taken office again, the question is what for. On April 27, prior to his [...]

Halt to the Destruction of the Laja River

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By Jesús Aguado Demonstrators have complained about the extraction of petrous materials from the Laja River, but neither the federal nor the local authorities have paid attention to the problem. Neighbors against the extraction of sand and gravel commented that the extraction has been occurring since January of this year, and the problem is that [...]

Ignacio Allende, the One Who Was Born Here and is Known Across the Country

Ignacio Allende at the Patrimonio traffic circle

By Jesús Aguado San Miguel’s favorite son, Ignacio Allende, in addition to giving a homeland to Mexicans also gave his name to this noble and loyal city, San Miguel de Allende, since “here he was born and everywhere he is known”. This statement, written in Latin, is located above the door at his birthplace. In [...]

Great Attendance at the Lamb and Mescal Festival

Eduardo Iglesias, Paolo Rissotto, Ricardo Villarreal and Billy Mervin

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos On June 13, the Lamb and Mescal Festival took place for the fifth consecutive year. It was held in the Jardines del Vergel of Hotel Real de Minas with around 14 restaurants represented, including La Bella Italia, Los Milagros, and Casa de Aves, and brands of [...]

In Guanajuato Marriage Is About Love, Not Gender


By Jesús Aguado and Tania Noriz The Mexican Supreme Court (SCJN) declared unconstitutional the Civil Code that bans same-sex states’ marriage, including the State of Guanajuato. The SCJN considers any link between marriage and personal sexual preferences and/or procreation as discriminatory. Now the judges responsible for the Civil Registry in Guanajuato and all over Mexico [...]

Los Picachos Mountains and the Allende Dam: on the Way to Being a Natural Protected Area

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By Jesús Aguado White-tail deer, skunks, wild cats, and mountain lions could be protected by the state government if the Picachos and the Allende Dam are appointed as Natural Protected Areas (NPAs). Before a group of local entrepreneurs, the State Institute of Ecology presented the studies conducted to legally protect these areas. David Guzmán, representative [...]

Puebla Is the Guest City at the World Heritage Conference in San Miguel


By Jesús Aguado Excitement, enthusiasm, and proposals will be present at the celebration of the Third World Heritage Conference in San Miguel de Allende, according to organizers Guadalupe Meza and Adolfo Rubio. Puebla is the guest city. To celebrate the seventh year since San Miguel de Allende and the Shrine of Atotonilco were appointed as [...]

Muros en Blanco Celebrated Its Third Year

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By Sandra Ríos Muros en Blanco, the urban art project that presents the best graffiti artists, took place at Colonia Guadalupe from June 18 to 21. Colleen Sorenson managed to legalize graffiti in San Miguel and began Muros en Blanco as a community initiative two years ago. Colonia Guadalupe was designated as the Guadalupe Art [...]

A Multidisciplinary Presentation of La Retama

Carrie Cameron and Samuel Pérez Lugo

By Sandra Ríos La Retama is a cultural project born as a publishing house in Celaya in 2010. Now in San Miguel de Allende, this project promotes the visual arts with an exhibition of the work of painter Samuel Pérez Lugo. The exhibition opened on June 12 in the Buena Vida gallery. At the event, [...]

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