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Ignacio Allende, the One Who Was Born Here and is Known Across the Country

Ignacio Allende at the Patrimonio traffic circle

By Jesús Aguado San Miguel’s favorite son, Ignacio Allende, in addition to giving a homeland to Mexicans also gave his name to this noble and loyal city, San Miguel de Allende, since “here he was born and everywhere he is known”. This statement, written in Latin, is located above the door at his birthplace. In [...]

Great Attendance at the Lamb and Mescal Festival

Eduardo Iglesias, Paolo Rissotto, Ricardo Villarreal and Billy Mervin

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos On June 13, the Lamb and Mescal Festival took place for the fifth consecutive year. It was held in the Jardines del Vergel of Hotel Real de Minas with around 14 restaurants represented, including La Bella Italia, Los Milagros, and Casa de Aves, and brands of [...]

In Guanajuato Marriage Is About Love, Not Gender


By Jesús Aguado and Tania Noriz The Mexican Supreme Court (SCJN) declared unconstitutional the Civil Code that bans same-sex states’ marriage, including the State of Guanajuato. The SCJN considers any link between marriage and personal sexual preferences and/or procreation as discriminatory. Now the judges responsible for the Civil Registry in Guanajuato and all over Mexico [...]

Los Picachos Mountains and the Allende Dam: on the Way to Being a Natural Protected Area

Pescadores en la presa Allende

By Jesús Aguado White-tail deer, skunks, wild cats, and mountain lions could be protected by the state government if the Picachos and the Allende Dam are appointed as Natural Protected Areas (NPAs). Before a group of local entrepreneurs, the State Institute of Ecology presented the studies conducted to legally protect these areas. David Guzmán, representative [...]

Puebla Is the Guest City at the World Heritage Conference in San Miguel


By Jesús Aguado Excitement, enthusiasm, and proposals will be present at the celebration of the Third World Heritage Conference in San Miguel de Allende, according to organizers Guadalupe Meza and Adolfo Rubio. Puebla is the guest city. To celebrate the seventh year since San Miguel de Allende and the Shrine of Atotonilco were appointed as [...]

Muros en Blanco Celebrated Its Third Year

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By Sandra Ríos Muros en Blanco, the urban art project that presents the best graffiti artists, took place at Colonia Guadalupe from June 18 to 21. Colleen Sorenson managed to legalize graffiti in San Miguel and began Muros en Blanco as a community initiative two years ago. Colonia Guadalupe was designated as the Guadalupe Art [...]

A Multidisciplinary Presentation of La Retama

Carrie Cameron and Samuel Pérez Lugo

By Sandra Ríos La Retama is a cultural project born as a publishing house in Celaya in 2010. Now in San Miguel de Allende, this project promotes the visual arts with an exhibition of the work of painter Samuel Pérez Lugo. The exhibition opened on June 12 in the Buena Vida gallery. At the event, [...]

Ojo Zarco A New Archaeological Site Project in the Works

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By Jesús Aguado At the rural community of Ojo Zarco, there are the pyramidal vestiges of an extinct culture that was situated in the upper area of the Laja River. The site has a pyramidal structure 14 meters high with a base that goes from 20-40 meters in the lateral areas. It also has sunken [...]

Paella for All

S Dane Negrey and Reyna Nelson

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos The food festival, Vino, Paella, Pinchos y Tapas, took place with great success on May 30 on the premises of Hotel Casa de Aves. About 15 different chefs prepared paellas for the diners who tasted the tierra paella made with chicken, pork, sausage, pork chop, smoked [...]

Ignacio Ramírez, Nigromante


By Sandra Ríos On June 22, Mexico will celebrate 188 years since the birth of Ignacio Ramírez, “El Nigromante,” one of the most important personalities in Mexico and a great promoter of the Mexican Reform laws. His name is emblazoned on schools and cultural centers, such as Bellas Artes, in San Miguel. A native of [...]

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