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Mayor Villarreal Hosts Public Event to Summarize His First 100 Days in Office

Presidente Villarreal

By Jesús Aguado The city will soon be billboard-free, Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal promised in his 100-Day Government Report, a state of the municipality report recently issued by the mayoral administration. “It is unforgivable to have all that visual pollution at the main entrances to San Miguel,” he said. “The billboards are illegal because they [...]

Radio San Miguel, A Radio Jewel

RADIO san miguewl Javier Zavala Ortiz

By Jesús Aguado According to the United Nations, social media can fragment a potential audience, dividing the population into media bubbles of likeminded people. However, radio remains uniquely positioned to bring communities together and foster positive dialogue for change, regardless of the twenty-first century’s vast technological changes. Radio is still a dynamic, reactive and engaging [...]

Bellas Artes’ New Director Wants to “Bring ‘El Nigromante’ Back to His San Miguel”


Center could have new astronomy and stringed-instrument-building classes By Karla Ortiz The Centro Cultural El Nigromante has seen a great deal of history and culture pass through its walls. To this day, it is constantly changing art exhibits, offering workshops, and housing historical murals. This building, located on the corner of Hernández Macias and Canal, [...]

Pedro Friedeberg’s Art on Display at Casa Diana Gallery

Alberto e Irene Somody

By Karla Ortiz The renowned Mexican Italian artist and designer Pedro Friedeberg opened an exhibit last Friday, January 25, at the Casa Diana gallery. Although Friedeberg began his career studying architecture, he eventually moved into more surrealist genres. Nowadays he is on the cover of art magazines and inspirational publications for other artists, recognized as [...]

Spring Returns to Juárez Park

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The Candelaria Fair will be the final event in Juárez Park until planned renovations are complete By Jesus Aguado Each year, spring comes early to Benito Juárez Park, as locals converge there with thousands of local, native plants that fill the park’s paths with their colors and scents. February 2 marks the celebration of the [...]

Meet an NGO: Escuela de Educación Especial de SMA

Mesa directiva de EEESMA

By Karla Ortiz The Escuela de Educación Especial de San Miguel de Allende (Special Education School of San Miguel de Allende), known as EEESMA, is the only educational institution in the city concerned with the future of hearing-impaired children, teenagers, and adults, a unique mission that comes with singular challenges but also impressive achievements. Founded [...]

City NGO Expo Begins February 7 at Plaza Cívica

Noe del Razo

By Karla Ortiz The Expo NGO’s 2019, an event to spotlight the city’s NGOs, will take place this Thursday and Friday February 7–8. The aim of the NGO fair is to increase public awareness of what the city NGOs do and to give the organizations a venue for recruiting. It also is meant to give [...]

Corazón Contento: Daifuku Mochi


By Karla Ortiz   Rie is a Japanese artist living in San Miguel de Allende. For more than a year she has had cotorino art, where she offered a different experience from other galleries, because while you enjoyed the art, you could savour a Japanese tea and a sweet. In this edition of Corazón Contento, [...]

For Some Sanmiguelenses, Candelaria Means a Pilgrimage


By Jesús Aguado While it is a holy affair, it is not always a quiet one: laughter, prayers, and chants can regularly be heard among the pilgrims who are currently making a pilgrimage toward the Cathedral of the Virgin of San Juan de los Lagos in Jalisco in order to visit a holy statue of [...]

Dinner benefitted the San Miguel Food Bank

Guillermo González y Francisco García

By Karla Ortiz   As a way to give back to the community, Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada hotel has offered various benefit events in the past, but this dinner they recently gave on January 14 and 15 was its first dinner featuring a special guest. The hotel’s restaurant, Andanza, is known for its Mexican [...]

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