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Root Sound: Land, Culture and Society

María Moctezuma en VC Friendas

By Karla Ortiz Last weekend, the Mexican singer-songwriter María Moctezuma visited San Miguel to perform three nights of her “Mojado” tour. She was present at VC Friends, Paprika, and at ex-Posada Corazón,, where, together with Esmeralda Brinn, they held the Ceremony Concert of the Seven Fires to greet the seven directions: east, west, north, south, [...]

Music for All

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By Karla Ortiz Music is a tool that can stimulate children’s learning or treat their health, mental, or mood problems. But many people often think that learning music is too expensive, or they believe that some are not born with the necessary talent to learn. Hellene Hiner, a music teacher who splits her time between [...]

Será San Miguel Capital Americana de la Cultura

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Por Jesús Aguado La ciudad recibió—por un año—el nombramiento Capital Americana de la Cultura, 2019; entregado anualmente (desde 1998) por el Buró Internacional de Capitales Culturales (IBOCC)—International Bureau of Cultural Capitals. Previo al nombramiento, Gustavo Vidargas, director de Cultura en San Miguel mencionó que la competencia por el nombramiento fue frente a dos ciudades (una [...]

NGOs Meeting for San Miguel Community Foundation

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By Karla Ortiz On August 9, the San Miguel Community Foundation presented the new members of its voting council on a beautiful evening in the courtyard of Dr. Felipe G Dobarganes’s home. This cocktail party was attended by many friends of the association and representatives of other NGOs in the city such as Ojalá Niños, [...]

Being Drag in San Miguel


By Karla Ortiz   The Colectivo 41 NGO’s mission is to educate young people and adults on issues such as LGBT rights, HIV prevention, and sex education through programs that bring the whole community together. One of the organizations stretegies for doing this is by holding workshops, LGBT films and relevant talks every Tuesday and [...]

Inspectors will start to Work at Night to Stop Nocturnal Illegal Constructions

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By Jesús Aguado Dozens of constructions are in progress in the Historic Center of San Miguel de Allende. Some are legal, others are not. The Instituto Nacional de Antropolgía e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History), known as INAH, has offices based in Guanajuato. It is the authority responsible for preserving the Monuments Zone [...]

The Fiesta of Our Patron Saint is Around the Corner


By Jesús Aguado Each year, keepers of San Miguel’s traditions give an demonstration of what a celebration to honor St Michael the Archangel should be like. This year, the Reseña, or “the Review,” takes place on Sunday, August 19, at noon. The procession, featuring pre-Columbian rituals and acts of devotion, begins in the Barrio de [...]

The Heroic Fire Brigade and the Things That Motivates Them to Continue

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By Karla Ortiz Photo By Ricardo Medrano Firefighters are the heroes of the real world, because their activities are about saving lives and because every morning they wake up with the enthusiasm to contribute to their community for yet one more day. It is for this reason that the San Miguel’s fire station has been [...]

Old General Hospital Could Become Auditorium and Parking Lot

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By Jesús Aguado The CIEXPO (Center of International Exhibitions), an unfinished project once proposed to be built on the road to Celaya that allegedly received 80 million pesos in investment, will now shelter the Jurisdicción Sanitaria II (the state administrative offices for health services.) For this project, the City Council approved 3.5 million pesos, plus [...]

Paola Guadalupe Santana

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By Karla Ortiz The library’s commitments are not only to the outside community but also to all those who serve day-to-day in its departments. Administration is a somewhat hidden area of the library, but thanks to this department, the library keeps meeting its goals and continuing with its main objective—bringing education to the community. Paola [...]

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