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Second City Council Meeting Will be Impugned

José Luis Chagoyán

By Jesús Aguado During the second city council meeting headed by interim mayor José Luis Chagoyán, the appointment of a new head of local department was approved. The new Director of Public Transportation will have the power of ruling on whether those interested in getting grants to operate buses for public transportation have the legal, [...]

The Creativity and Color of Mexican Hands

The shop, Abrazos

By Sandra Ríos Hands of Mexican women, natives of San Miguel de Allende, create with imagination and color. Their pieces include aprons, bags, dresses, shirts, baby clothes, and more. They use fabrics full of fun in original designs, inspired by Mexican cultural icons like Frida Kalo, La Virgen de Guadalupe, Día de Muertos, and even [...]

Easter Sunday and Burning of the Judases


By Jesús Aguado On Resurrection Sunday at noon, evil ends in flames when dozens of figures made of papier mâché and cardboard, symbolizing evil, are burned in front of the old City Hall building, across from the Jardín Principal. The dolls are called Judases in remembrance of Judas’s betrayal by delivering his master into the [...]

Equinox Concert

Karin Kelley, Jayne Halle and Gracie Kin

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos On March 21, the Charco del Ingenio celebrated the arrival of spring with a concert by the group Raga, Ensamble de Percusión Contemporáneo, at el Charco’s sculptural space. The concert delighted the audience on a bright day with a repertoire of their original works, as well [...]

The Most Beautiful Virgins Cry Sweet Teardrops

Virgen de Dolores en las Monjas

By Jesús Aguado Friday of Sorrows is a day of mourning but also of faith and tradition. It is the day when social classes are not as important because both poor and rich open the doors of their houses for visitors of all social strata and allow them to admire the spectacular altars that are [...]

The Image of Our Lord of the Conquest Will Be Restored

Foto por Juan José Godinez Frías

By Jesús Aguado The Christ made of corn stalk, the Lord of the Conquest, is eaten up by moths. City historian Graciela Cruz, who will head the project, has presented a new project for its restoration. During the presentation she advised that the work has already started. Dr. Pablo Amador will totally restore this representation [...]

Two Processions on Palm Sunday

C Domingo de Ramos

By Jesús Aguado Two very singular processions take place on Palm Sunday through the streets of the historic center (March 29.) These religious events are a review the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding a white donkey, almost 2000 years ago. As God’s son, he could have chosen any other beast to ride. There, among [...]

Gypsy Guitar

Johny y Marice Landa

By Sandra Ríos On Tuesday, March 17, guitarist Javier Estrada gave a concert in the intimate and acoustically excellent Sala Quetzal of the public library. He delighted people with his guitar, narrating with musical notes the poetry and passion of the life of the gypsies. The concert began with Estrada’s short i*/ntroductory talk to explain [...]

An Era of Isolation Has Come to an End

Marco Espinosa y Juan González usando computadora

By Jesús Aguado The access to internet is a human right according to the United Nations, but in many rural communities of San Miguel, that right is yet unsatisfied due to the lack of technology and infrastructure to make a connection with the world. Thanks to the work of a nonprofit organization and other people, [...]

Involved in Controversy, Mayor Mauricio Trejo Asked for License

Mayor Trejo and Benjamín Ramírez, photo from Facebook

By Atención staff San Miguel Mayor Mauricio Trejo Pureco requested permission from the city council to leave his post for more than two months. The reasons and the length of time he will be away from his duties are not officially clear. His exit was not the most tranquil because last week in national media, [...]

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