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Amber, the Maximum Alert


By Jesús Aguado “If only we were certain where we are heading, of what is around us; if we just knew the importance of time and the pivot that it can be for some, we could have a more positive attitude about situations that demand a high alert,” notes a video from the Guanajuato Attorney [...]

The Patriarch in the Unknown City

Sergio Mayer Mori y Benny Ibarra

By Jesús Aguado Frank (Benny Ibarra) lives in San Miguel de Allende and has a 17-year-old son (Sergio Mayer Mori). After a 12-year relationship with Alma (Jaqueline Bracamontes), however, tranquility is about to be disrupted by the arrival of the Patriarch, a conservative man who arrives in this liberal and multicultural city where Frank, his [...]

Strolling Through the Art Walk

Allison Pearse, Antonio Borja, Ramiro Ramírez and Elizabeth Edwards

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Jade Arroyo Fábrica La Aurora celebrated its 12th anniversary last Saturday with a colorful Art Walk. The whole town was there, showing up in their best clothes. So were we and our camera. Some of the new works were Terra Mizwa’s “De las Cuevas,” a collective show from [...]

Interview with Filmmaker Fridrik Thor

CINEASTA Stephan V Benedistson and Fridrik Thor

By Jade Arroyo Fridrik Thor is an acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker, world renowned for the film boom during the 1980s and 1990s in Iceland. He focuses his artistic creation mainly on experimental films and documentaries. Thor visited San Miguel in February and had a brief interview with Atención, during which we discussed the formidable career of [...]

A Candid Interview with a Successful Writer

Joyce Carol Oates

By Jesús Aguado Do you use a computer for writing? Do you write by hand? When do you write? In the morning; at night? These are very common questions to writers, but you never know what you can learn from the most outstanding and prolific writers that meet yearly in San Miguel for the San [...]

The Community That Thirsts


By Jesús Aguado The lack of water at the rural community of El Pedregudo is a serious problem, noted the delgada (liaison for the community with the city hall) Ángeles Pacheco. “We want to move the consciences and the hearts of the local authorities. I want them to hear us because we are human beings, [...]

Lorenzo, the Playful Torreonense


Personality of the month By Jade Arroyo Lorenzo is a character in whom the man and the artist are indistinguishable, where the artist is also the piece. A millennial addicted to Instagram who simultaneously seeks to reconnect with the authentic and to use his hands, Lorenzo is a detached juggler and animal lover. Born on [...]

Here Are the Innocent Voices

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By Jesús Aguado During the civil war in El Salvador, Óscar Torres turned 12 years old, the age when he would be dragged off by the militia to fight. In 2012 he wrote the screen play for a movie that has been awarded more than 70 international prizes. Óscar Torres will personally present the movie [...]

Corazón contento

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Corazón contento By Jade Arroyo The Rosewood Hotel recently opened a boutique/cafe, following their premise of savoir faire. Everything you find is top quality, focusing on providing sense of place. San Miguel has beautiful perfumed lavender fields. Several beauty products made in an artisanal way and whimsical delights are prepared with organic lavender. One of [...]

The Eggshell Festival Has Returned

Boy playin with his sister

By Jesús Aguado Just before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, people in the Jardín Principal are sprinkled with artificial gold and silver, sawdust, flour, and even egg yolks and egg whites. “Let’s go to the cascaronazos,” people say knowing that once in the Jardín, they will encounter a friend or the friend of [...]

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