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San Miguel’s Secrets Revealed


By Karla Ortiz Like every year, La Biblioteca is offering six virtual tours to get to know in-depth details about San Miguel de Allende and to generate resources for education programs. By “tours,” we mean a series of short lectures about some old and newer corners of the city. There is no need to walk, [...]

Three Kings Day To Arrive at Santuario Hogar Guadalupano

By Karla Ortiz Every January 6 in San Miguel de Allende, children can be seen in the streets, enjoying their new toys brought to them every year by the Three Kings. These children have written their letters asking for toys, cell phones, and computers in advance, which they then sent out by balloons. Some children, [...]

Pastorelas Entertain Young and Old at La Biblioteca’s Annual Posada


By Karla Ortiz   As in past years, the Public Library’s traditional posada (traditional Mexican Christmas party) was held in its facilities on Wednesday, December 20. Before proceeding to the event in main courtyard, all attendees were invited to enjoy a very original pastorela by the theater workshop of the Juan José de los Reyes [...]

2017: All that Happened and All that Is Still to Come

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By Jesús Aguado The year 2017 brought important events like the opening of the Acoustic Shell, the inauguration of the new slaughterhouse and of Plaza La Estación. But the year also brought demonstrations against public projects and public works that annoyed us. Many of the projects that began as news in 2017 are only halfway [...]

Annual End-of-Year Celebration Continues to Grow


By Jesús Aguado On December 31, the music will start playing at 9:30pm in the Jardín Principal and the sky will be lit with fireworks for more than three minutes. These days, meeting at the Jardín to say goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one is a San Miguel de Allende [...]

The Toys from the Last Santero

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By Jesús Aguado The “toys” in question are not actually toys but decorative statuettes. La Esquina, Museo del Juguete Popular Mexicano (La Esquina, The Museum of the Mexican Popular Toy) has an exhibition of 30 Nativity scenes on display from December to January. The items on exhibit range from simple, featuring three figures (St. Joseph, [...]

A New Christmas Tradition With a Cause

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By Karla Ortiz At Christmas time, the best thing to do is to give, and what better way to do that than by supporting organizations in San Miguel that have a common goal—to help those who have the least. The first annual Gala San Miguel, an event that seeks to support non-governmental organizations and provide [...]

A Christmas Message


By Jesús Aguado The Atención spoke with Mayor Ricardo Villarreal, who wished happy holidays to Sanmiguelenses and their families. He assured them not to worry about 2018, because “it will be a good year for San Miguel.” Villarreal assured us that his administration would close this year with lots of happiness, because the city has [...]

I Am the Library: Sandy Elias


By: Karla Ortiz The impact of your donations and of the purchase of this newspaper is reflected daily in the hundreds of teenagers who are currently studying in high school and university in the various schools in San Miguel de Allende, thanks to the scholarships that La Biblioteca provides each year. These teenagers wake up [...]

Fátima, Queen of Diversity


By Jesús Aguado/Pictures by Eugenio Godínez The LGBT community in San Miguel gathered on December 9 to elect and crown the one to represent the beauty in this area in 2018. This year, among five contestants, Fátima I was crowned. This contest was first organized 10 years ago by Luis Demetro Martínez (Cheme) who realized [...]

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