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Campaigning with… Santiago González

SANTIAGO Santiago González

By Jesús Aguado The orange movement has arrived in the community of San Antonio de La Joya. It is the 18th day of the campaign and the appointment for campaigning with the candidate of the Movimiento Ciudadano (Citizens’ Movement) party is at 6pm. I arrive at the campaign office based in a modest building on  [...]

What are your rights as a child?


By Sandra Ríos Since today we are celebrating Children’s Day, we went to the streets to interview children and ask them about their rights. These were their responses. Sofía Hernández, (10) “Play, run, jump, go to school, and make First Communion.” Adán López, (13) “Go to school and have a home.” Axel Loera, (11) “Play, [...]

Opening of the Kultur 2015 Forum

S Erwit Reichert and Elizabeth Martín de Otero

By Sandra Ríos On April 15 the National Tourism Forum Kultur 2015 opened at the Instituto Allende at 7pm with the Governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Marquez Marquez; Jose Luis Cabrera Chagoyán, Mayor of San Miguel de Allende; Carlos Joaquin González, Undersecretary of Innovation and Tourism Development; Fernando Martin Britto, CEO of Kultur; and Fernando Olivera [...]

Alternative Education is Secured for Children from San Miguel Viejo

Niños más pequeños de Ojalá

By Jesús Aguado San Miguel Viejo is a rural community situated near the former train station on the new road to Guanajuato. The community has fewer than 400 residents living in 64 houses, where there are no computers. In fact, in that community, 10 houses do not have a floor of concrete but of soil, [...]

The Water System Failed Again

Personal from the SAPASMA cleaning the stream

By Jesús Aguado To have the sewer overflowing toward the stream that goes to Las Colonias dam at El Charco del Ingenio is not new. Although the legal representatives of El Charco have filed complaints at the Subprocuraduría de los Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Office in San Miguel) and those authorities have issued some recommendations [...]

Celebrating 100 years of Winona

Winona Mulcaster

By Sandra Ríos People gathered in a very emotional celebration to pay homage to Winona Mulcaster, who enjoyed a party thrown for her 100th birthday on April 11. During the celebration Ms. Mulcaster received a letter of congratulation from Queen Elizabeth II as well as recognition by the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, from [...]

A Great Performance

Maritere Rodríguez and ana María Zavala

By Sandra Ríos VC & Friends recently presented Mejor sola que mal acompañada, a play by Galatzia Teatro, a theater group from Querétaro formed by actresses Alejandra Segovia, Ana Candelas, and Claudia Gutiérrez. This comedy-farce talks about unhealthy relationships. Through the meeting of three characters (a preppy girl, a bewhiskered nun, and a hippie), shared [...]

The Mayoral Race Has Begun


By Jesus Aguado The official campaigns for the mid-term elections began on April 5 and will conclude on June 4. Three days later, on Sunday, June 7, from 8am to 6pm, voters will choose their mayor and local congressmen. For the first time in history, sanmiguelenses will have six options to choose from for their [...]

Santiago González, Movimiento Ciudadano

Santiago González, candidate of the party Movimiento Ciudadano

“I’ve come to organize a group of citizens to make change.” He was born in San Luis Potosí; however, he has lived for over 50 years in San Miguel. He is a lawyer and has served as a delegate to the National Migration Institute, delegate of the PROFECO (General Prosecutor for the Consumer), and as [...]

Ricardo Villarreal, PAN

PERFIL Ricardo Villarreal

“The thing that makes me want to be the next mayor of San Miguel is that I know how to do things. I have a clear diagnosis of what is happening and I know what to do.” Born and raised in San Miguel, he studied at the Free School of Law and founded the Mexican [...]

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