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Firing of Skyrockets Must Be Respected

Fireworks in the city

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado During the early morning of October 4, like every year, San Miguel de Allende will celebrate its patron saint, San Miguel Arcángel, with a blend of skyrockets, fireworks, prayers, and dances in the trraditional Alborada (dawn celebration). More than 300 thousand skyrockets are set off annually in this city. A [...]

New Fair Has Begun in San Miguel

Cantante Edith Márquez

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The 2014 San Miguel Fair was inaugurated on September 25 and will continue until October 12. Municipal treasurer Jaime Labrada highlighted attractions like a medieval spectacle, wrestlers, rides, and of course the Teatro del Pueblo—an open air space where bands perform. The municipality invested more than two million pesos in [...]

Barbecued Beef Rib

San Miguel de Allende cocina5

By Sandra Rios Alejandro de Jesus, the chef at Andanza restaurant at Hotel Sierra Nevada, shares a Mexican recipe for beef rib with Atención readers. Alejandro explains that the rib bone provides a delicious flavor during marinating, and the fat helps the meat to be juicy. The maguey is what gives special flavor to barbecue. [...]

Malinche´s Cry, Lamentation from a Professionally Downtrodden Person


By Eduardo Mora “Forgive me Tenochtitlan Because I betrayed you I helped the conquerors And the sons of this land Are still crying. So forgive me Tenochtitlan Because I betrayed you” -Elvira Madrigal According to the legend, the natives from this land were proud to be the sons of corn, who showered in chocolate their [...]

This is Our Charco, Our Natural Protected Area

Mario Hernández and César Arias

Text and photos by Antonio De Jesús Aguado In the mountains of San Miguel de Allende there is a natural treasure, home for rainfalls, streams, and a canyon, a refuge for all kind of birds, reptiles, and plants. The zone covers a total of 66 hectares and has been declared, with 300 additional hectares, a [...]

River Pollution, a Constant in the City

Floading at La Cieneguita

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Tons of trash and weeds have been dragged by rainfall to the Laja River and the Cachinches stream. To avoid floods and in response to a citizens’ complaint, the Civil Protection Department cleaned the Laja river and announced the cleaning of the Cachinches stream. Three months ago, according to a [...]

Open Call to Reinforce the Police Department

Foto de campaña de seguridad

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado After the dismissal of several police officers, the local administration published a call to attract new members to the force. There are 60 positions available. Some police officers in the Public Security Department did not receive satisfactory marks in exams for confidence conducted by the State Secretariat of Public Security. [...]

Hidden Artisans Studios Tour, Presented by La Biblioteca

Papier maché

By Emma Salazar, photos by Todd McIntosh On September 29, come to explore five hidden away local artisans in this very personal behind-the-scenes tour. Observe the step-by-step processes to create handcrafted art in studio work spaces that range from small to rustic to rural, and all of them fascinating. La Biblioteca Tours & Events invite [...]

Inauguration of Biblioteca Pública Mural

Ali Zerriffi, Biblioteca's assistant treasurer and Collen Sorenson, founder of Muros en Blanco

By Sandra Ríos On Friday, September 12, the graffiti workshop—opened as a means of using graffiti in a productive and artistic manner—presented a mural done by students on one of the walls of the Biblioteca Pública. During this workshop, students learned to develop sketches and use stencils, aerosol, and mixed technique in their creations. Twelve [...]

Viva México!, Long Live San Miguel de Allende, City of the Conspiracy!

Entrada de los Insurgentes Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende y Aldama

“The time of our emancipation has come. This is the time for our freedom, and if you value freedom, you will help me to defend it from the Spanish rule. Today, you will see me heading an army made up of those who love their freedom. I invite you to fulfill your duty.” According to [...]

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