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New City Security Head Promises “a Great Commitment to Safety”

Secretario, General Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy

By Jesús Aguado The Social Proximity Police is part of a community policing initiative that new Secretary of Security, General Rolando Eugenio Hidalgo Eddy is launching, which includes the addition of several police officers to patrol assigned neighborhoods daily. As part of their jobs, they will interact with residents and generally be more present to [...]

Fiesta for the Queen of Mexico

Estandarte en procesión hacia la Basílica de Guadalupe

By Jesús Aguado In México, more than 90 percent of the population is Catholic, and they have one and only queen—Our Lady of Guadalupe, often known as La Guadalupana. To honor her, thousands of fireworks light the sky every December 12. Tonantzin is the only Virgin—Marian advocacy—appeared in the country and with her indigenous feature [...]

Art Exhibit at PabLola Studio Reveals Steps on Artists’ Spiritual Journey

Ferdinand Rosa, Steve Ellis, Catherine Rosa y Lola Picó

By Karla Ortiz On November 23, the art studio PabLola introduced two artists’ new works—that of Lola Picó and Juan Pablo Gómez AF Trolle—each of which evokes stories, anecdotes, and important memories for the artists. For one of those artists, Spaniard Lola Picó, it has been the culmination of a long journey in search of [...]

Sanmiguelenses Unidos Provides Information, Tips for a Safer San Miguel

President of Sanmiguelenses Unidos

25% of its active membership is Mexican By Jesús Aguado An organization made up of people from Canada, the United States, and other countries, Sanmiguelenses Unidos’s mission is to promote security and a better quality of life in San Miguel. Organization president Nathaniel Fultz recently granted Atención an interview to explain what his group does [...]

Neighbor Patrolling, a Safety Matter: Member of the expat community works in pro of security in San Miguel

David Bossman

By Jesús Aguado With a new mayoral administration in office since October, the nonprofit safety organization Sanmiguelenses Unidos is again asking for neighborhood police patrols. This is the same request it has previously demanded of three former mayors because it believes this will decrease crime in San Miguel. David Bossman, an expat resident of San [...]

Goodbye to Waste

Sara Picazo de OmaOma

By Karla Ortiz For some years now, scientists and activists have tried to make the population aware of the damage we are doing every day to our planet due to the large amount of toxic waste we generate. According to México’s Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (National Institute of Statistics and Georgraphy), around 100,000 [...]

Safety in San Miguel

By Karla Ortiz Marlene, 24, colonia San Rafael I don’t feel safe in San Miguel. I’m afraid of the trucks that later go there in the city. As a woman I think we are a vulnerable group, and even if you go all dressed down and ugly, they talk to you and say “bye mamacita,” [...]

Safety By Numbers in October

By Jesús Aguado These figures are based on the information published on line by the Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Safety. The reported indexes of crime are exclusively from October. These figures do not include federal crimes. The Executive Secretariat of the National System of Public Security states that the crime incidence [...]

Exigen a la autoridad, garantizar seguridad en carretera

Carretera a Celaya

  Por Jesús Aguado En una Suburban blanca, dos canadienses y dos estadounidenses eran transportados al aeropuerto. Sobre carretera San Miguel a Celaya—a la altura de Viñedos San Miguel—fueron despojados de sus pertenencias y del vehículo en que viajaban el 4 de diembre. Ahora la empresa transportadora (Bajío Go) representada por Luis Mondragón, asegura que [...]

Book presentation: “Hazme el Milagrito” (Make Me the Miracle)

Pakian Langenscheidt Y Samuel Jurado

By Karla Ortiz Last Friday, November 16, Guadalupe Cevallos Almada, a communications graduate, presented her book Hazme el Milagrito at Casa de Europa México. Her book aims to spread the wisdom and ingenuity in México’s oral tradition. Her book discusses popular sayings, the eloquent phrases Mexicans use to talk about a person’s beauty, the way [...]

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