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A Big Fiesta for La Biblioteca

Noe de la Flor and Rita de Brito

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos On November 21, La Biblioteca celebrated its 60th anniversary in its patio with a big fiesta. The estudiantina group Tuna Real opened the celebration with a repertoire of happy songs. After the estudiantina music, the audience danced to the tune of the Siempre Swing band. The [...]

La Biblioteca, the Core of San Miguel for 60 Years

P Portada Biblioteca

By Jesús Aguado The walls of the building located on Insurgentes 25 are the keepers of a history that started to be written 60 years ago. The memories are still fresh and can be told by those who at some point were related to La Biblioteca by checking out a book, taking a class, or [...]

San Miguel, the Best Tourist Destination in Mexico

Fernando Olivera, Mauricio Trejo and María José Garrido

By Jesús Aguado   In 2013 San Miguel was appointed as the World’s Best City by Condé Nast Traveler magazine; this year it is the Best Tourist Destination in Mexico, chosen by the readers of Food and Travel Magazine. In September, Food and Travel Magazine nominated San Miguel de Allende to compete against cities like [...]

Cheese, Bread, and Wine

QPV Queso, pan y vino

By Sandra Ríos The Third Festival de Queso, Pan y Vino will be held on Saturday, November 22, in the gardens of Centro Cultural Allende from noon to 8pm. This event was an initiative of Marcel Castro Vera. Lorraine Zucar is the newest addition to the staff of one of the best festivals to promote [...]

The International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women


By Jesús Aguado 15 years ago, the General Committee of the United Nations appointed November 25 as the day for celebration of the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women. Since then, on this day, using orange as an emblematic color, worldwide civic and governmental organizations prepare appropriate events to generate a global change for [...]

The 104th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution


By Jesús Aguado The most important social movement in Mexico started on November 20, 1910, and is now remembered through local, state, and national civic celebrations. The Porfiriato (period when Porfirio Díaz governed, from 1876-1911) was an age of prosperity in the country, but that prosperity never reached those most in need, and this class [...]

Painting and Jazz

Cheryl Yoles y Marilyn Nelson

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos The 20th International Festival of Jazz & Blues of San Miguel started November 12 at the Teatro Ángela Peralta with an art exhibition and blues led by guitarist Solomon Hicks. Solomon Hicks is a 19-year-old native of New York who recently returned from a European tour [...]

Violence Against Women, a Culture of Tolerance

Mamá prepara tostadas en Galvanes

By  Jesús Aguado In Guanajuato, Governor Miguel Márquez said the state government is doing what it takes to stop the high levels of violence and discrimination against women. However, the INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography) reports that 56 of 100 women 15 years and older have suffered at least one incident of violence [...]

An Update on the 43 Missing Students from Guerrero

A man lit candles for the missing students

By Atención Staff The Attorney General’s Office recently presented videos that showed burned remains that match up with the 43 students who disappeared from Guerrero. The PGR cannot totally assure that the remains belong to the students, which is why they are still calling them “missing” for investigative purposes. On the other hand, the victims’ [...]

Cultivarte, Taking Art and Creativity to Rural San Miguel


By Sandra Ríos With the help of the Instituto Allende and Vía Orgánica, the Emiliano Zapata elementary school, located in in the rural community Fajardo de Bocas, is conducting the Cultivarte program. The program encourages art and creativity and the growing of organic gardens. Rodolfo Fernández, President of the Fundación de Arte Enrique Fernández Martínez, [...]

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