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Stronger and More Mature GIFF Turns 18

Sara Hoch

By Jesús Aguado The Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) turns 18, stronger, more mature, and willing to take more risks to keep growing. The festival will be held in San Miguel from Friday, July 17, to Wednesday, July 21. This year’s homage in San Miguel will celebrate an actor who has murdered more than 200 [...]

The Community That Was Forgotten

DON DIEGO Rodrigo Maldonado

By Jesús Aguado Although a newly paved street will bring benefits to them, residents of Don Diego complained to the Department of Public Works about severe flooding in their homes while the paving is being done. The community was founded at the end of 1960 after the construction of the Allende dam. Since then the [...]

A Fiesta Comes to Atotonilco!

Corona de espinas para los penitentes

By Jesús Aguado The pagan celebration of Atotonilco coincides with the 250th anniversary of the spiritual retreat house. The Shrine of Jesus the Nazarene of Atotonilco and San Miguel de Allende were appointed as World Heritage Sites in July 2008. The spiritual retreat house was conceived in 1765 by Father Luis Felipe Neri de Alfaro [...]

Celebratory Food Festival

Chef Davide Giribaldi

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos From June 26-28, San Miguel de Allende was fortunate to enjoy one of the most complete gastronomic events to have occurred so far in this city, the San Miguel Food Festival. Several of the best chefs in the city participated in “La Mesa del Chef .” [...]

Arte Público


Por Janice Zimolzak En el momento en que una obra de arte, que haya sido realizada en el contexto del “el Arte por el Arte” es colocada en un espacio público, debe satisfacer dos objetivos básicos. Primero debe acentuar las características inherentes del área en la que se le sitúa y además, ser altamente visible. [...]

Local Government Should Offer an Apology

Reporter Karla Silva

By Jesús Aguado The local administration headed by Mauricio Trejo has October 9 as a deadline to issue a letter of apology for restricting freedom of expression of journalists in San Miguel de Allende. The violation of the right to express themselves freely as well as the lack of access to information was proved before [...]

The Lightest Christ Returned to His Temple

Señor de la Conquista

By Jesús Aguado The Lord of the Conquest, the most ancient image in the city, a sculpture made of corn stalk paste, has been restored and returned to his altar. After the restoration, the sculpture could receive tribute for 450 more years and could also be included in processions. The restoration of the Christ sheltered [...]

Extraction of Petrous Materials Is Prohibited in the Laja


By Jesús Aguado After the denunciation by citizens and environmentalists of the extraction of petrous materials that put the flora and fauna of the Laja river at risk on the course between Montecillo de Nieto-Cieneguita, the delegate of the National Commission of Water in Guanajuato, Humberto Navarro de Alva, announced that all extractions in that [...]


GIF Turquía país invitado

By Rodolfo Mercado Given the large population of expats, San Miguel has a unique personality; thanks to a rich and significant cultural exchange that results in entertainment alternatives of all kinds. There is one in particular that is very significant in many ways. During the month of July, for the last 18 years, San Miguel [...]

A Dedicated Life

Lucha Maxwell

Personality of the month By Sandra Ríos Luz Maria Maxwell, known as Lucha Maxwell, is a woman full of energy and vitality at 98 years old. She is still involved as far as possible in the rehabilitation center she founded, formerly CENCRE, and now bearing the name CRISMA. She is equally passionate about her family [...]

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