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Casita Linda Provides San Miguel’s Poor with the Dignity of Home Ownership

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By Jesús Aguado Sagrario Vallejo had given up. Although she’d always wanted a “proper” home, she’d given up thinking she would ever achieve that goal. She and her husband didn’t make nearly enough money to build or buy even the cheapest of homes in the cheapest of locations. But she decided to give her luck [...]

New York “Superheroes” Arrive

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By Jesús Aguado No, neither Superman, Batman, nor the Avengers are coming to Parque Bicentenario, but creatures with just as impressive powers are. Having recently welcomed a popular national exhibit of Tutankamon artifact replicas, the Parque Bicentenario has brought yet another traveling exhibition to its halls, one created by the American Museum of Natural History [...]

Iconic Symbols and the Bewitchment of Childhood Infuse Artists’ Joint Exhibit

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By Margot Duell Symbolism is one aspect that joins the disparate works of Ri Anderson and Bryan Jones, two artists who will be opening a joint exhibit of their latest works at an art space on calle Hernández Macías. In many ways, the two artists’ work couldn’t be more different: Anderson’s medium is photography, while [...]

Hundreds in San Miguel Enjoy a Free Meal on World Food Day

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By Jesús Aguado To celebrate World Food Day, the Food Bank of San Miguel de Allende (BASMA) invited more than 500 Sanmiguelenses to a free community meal. During the celebration, which took place in the municipal parking lot on calle Cardo, people of all ages enjoyed dishes like picadillo, beef steak, and white rice, accompanied [...]

State Attorney General Says Recent Arrests Solve Several Open Murder Cases

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By Jesús Aguado State Attorney General Carlos Zamarripa Aguirre announced a new era of tranquility for the city in the aftermath of 10 arrests of suspects he claims have caused much of San Miguel de Allende’s violence this year. Zamarripa Aguirre made the announcement on a visit to San Miguel last week. Five of the [...]

Day of the Dead Celebrations to Feature Visit by Coco’s Lead Voice Actor

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By Jesús Aguado The city’s events for Dia de los Muertos this year will include a familiar voice: that of Luis Ángel Gómez Jaramillo, the voice actor who had the lead role of “Miguel” in the Disney movie Coco, whose story centers on the traditional Mexican holiday. Municipal Office of Culture and Traditions Director Paulina [...]

Planned Affordable Housing Development Will Have Fewer Homes at a Higher Cost

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By Jesús Aguado An affordable housing subdivision that the municipal government has been trying to build for the last two years is now facing a setback. Federal belt-tightening policies have cut planned price subsidies for the homes, likely cutting out 2,000 potential Sanmiguelense buyers because the homes will be too expensive. However, government officials remain [...]

Catrinas and Catrines Parades

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By Jesús Aguado Without a doubt, the queen of death is the Catrina, a woman’s skeleton elegantly dressed in the style of the pre- and post-revolutionary age (1880–1910). La Calavera Garbancera—the skeleton that plants, picks, or sells chickpeas—was the portrait of poverty in Mexico during the Porfiriato (the era in México dominated by President Porfirio [...]

A Grave Fit for Kings at the Parroquia

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By Jesús Ibarra Pictures by Jesús Aguado   Where are you going so rushed, sanmigueleño? Turn your eyes to the shadowed place that contains the ashes of your beloved. Do not look at it so coldly! Spread your tears on it, watering it as the dew does the moss. Cry, since there lies—and I’m a [...]

The Offering for the Death and its Elements

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By Jesús Aguado Across the country, the Day of the Dead is celebrated on both November 1 for those who passed away as children and on November 2 for adults. However, there are some cities that also dedicate October 28 for people whose death was caused by a tragic accident. October 30 can be for [...]

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