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History at Risk, The Forgotten Relics Outside the Protected Zone


By Karla Ortiz The UNESCO designated San Miguel de Allende’s Historic Center a World Heritage Site in 2008 in order to protect structures in the Historic Center dating back centuries. But ironically, says Luis Felipe Palacios, city chronicler, just outside that protected zone reside hundreds of federally acknowledged yet unprotected historic sites at risk of [...]

AA SMILE Grand Ganesha Gala

Ezra Clark, Christine Martín, Fernanda Bravo, Sheryl Clark

By Karla Ortiz   On October 4, the seventh annual Spirit of Hope gala was held by Casita Linda, a nonprofit organization that creates dignified and safe homes for needy families. This year the gala’s theme was the Hindu god Ganesh, who is represented in Hindu mythology using the body of a human and the [...]

Pan-American Race Returns to San Miguel de Allende


The San Miguel racing car manufacturer MH Racing will participate in the racing pit By Karla Ortiz Lovers of adrenaline and extreme sports will be able to enjoy the passage of the famed Carrera Panamericana (Pan-American Race) through San Miguel de Allende for the first time in 25 years. San Miguel’s own MH Racing de [...]

Citizen-Scientists Documenting Monarchs’ Migration with Phones

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The MocarcaMX app can be downloaded for free By Karla Ortiz A recently launched state mobile-phone application now allows anyone in San Miguel de Allende with a smartphone to easily monitor the famed migration of monarch butterflies through the area. Environmental officials are hoping that this innovation will encourage average people—even those with little or [...]

San Miguel for the Sanmiguelenses, Says Villarreal

Luis Alberto Villarreal

By Jesús Aguado The safety of people and their belongings is now the main task of new mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal García. In an interview with Atención, he told us about the methods he will use to guarantee safety in the municipality and also assured us that he, his cabinet, and the members of the [...]

Beyond the Ravines


By Jesús Aguado One might think that beyond the border of the road to Guanajuato there exists nothing. Or perhaps one might ask, “What lays beyond the left exit to la Cañada de la Virgen”? The answer to this is corn and bean fields, flowers, ravines, horses, and places with people willing to share their [...]

With Breast Cancer, Detection is the Solution


Since 2006, breast cancer has been the primary cause of death in women in México By Jesús Aguado Cancer, of all types, is the main cause of death around the world. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2015 alone cancer killed 8.8 million people worldwide. It can often be easily detected, and in San [...]

Incoming City Council To Be More Politically Diverse

AYUNTAMIENTO Luis Alberto Villarreal

By Jesús Aguado The San Miguel de Allende City Council that will be sworn in on October 10 will be well balanced to make decisions. Politically, the council will be more diverse than previous ones, since it includes a member of the party SOMOS; a member from the Partido Verde (Green Party); two aldermen representing [...]

The Fields Are Alive… with Garden Cosmos


By Jesús Aguado During the rainy season, one of the most anticipated times of year in both the rural and urban areas comes in the second half of September, when the garden cosmos bloom. This flower, also known as field poppies, sharacamate, or mirasol xococtole—depending on the region—is found all over Mexico in various colors, but also [...]

City Council Okays Home Sales at Capilla de Piedra


Subhead: Local government employees were also banned from working in local government for up to two years By Jesús Aguado The San Miguel de Allende City Council meeting 95 that was held on September 21, landed important decisions. Among other things Mario Cecilio Morales—Municipal Comptroller—asked the members of the council to approve the ban on [...]

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