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The 2015-2016 School Year Has Begun

ESCOLAR Estudiantes de secundaria

By Jesús Aguado Basic education students returned to school recently. Researchers from Guanajuato University, however, assert that students in San Miguel de Allende are realizing that the schools are not fulfilling the “promise of a better life.” On Monday, August 22, more than 1.3 million students went back to the classrooms (55,900 in San Miguel [...]

The US Dollar, a Love-Hate Relationship


By Karen Ocampo In Mexico there is a swinging love-hate relationship with the US dollar. For people living in Mexico, it is sometimes discouraging when changing savings into this foreign currency. On the other hand, if payments or salaries are made in dollars, the exchange can often be profitable. According to Ricardo Garrido, current president [...]

In honor for our Lady of Loreto

Virgen de Loreto en el oratorio

By Karen Ocampo Our Lady of Loreto is celebrated in San Miguel de Allende as the patroness of the town of San Miguel el Grande. The image of Our Lady of Loreto is located all over the city. Even a street and a neighborhood are named after her. There is also a colonial chapel dedicated [...]

The beauty of the Terrible

Artist, Santiago Corral

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Karen Ocampo Santiago Corral, a native artist of Mexico City, delighted viewers at Kunthshaus Gallery with his collection of paintings, In Her World, curated by Margaret Failoni. With excellent technique, Corral surprises with a subtle violence in his artwork. Broadly speaking, in part of his work we can [...]

Clean Air: Impossible!

Horno ecológico en Pantoja

By Jesús Aguado Fourteen brick kilns have been closed in the city; however, the four kilns of Nuevo Pantoja are pending, in a place where they fire their bricks with all kinds of trash—tires, plastics, and sticks. At this time, the construction of the parque ladrillero (an exclusive zone for firing bricks) is no longer [...]

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances


By Sandra Ríos The General Assembly of the United Nations decided in 2010 to declare International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30. The UN was expressing its concern at the increase in enforced disappearance cases in various regions of the world through arrests and kidnappings and the growing number of reports [...]

“El Negro,” a Persistent Photojournalist Always Capturing the News

José Ortiz Moya

Personality of the month By Sandra Ríos Jose Ortiz Moya, better known in the local journalistic world as “El Negro,” is a native of San Miguel, a tireless worker who walks the streets, never stopping, with his camera in his hands, always capturing the most relevant news and events in San Miguel de Allende. After [...]

A Varied Exhibition

The artist, Tomas Joaquin Burkey Marambio

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos The gallery Muv Arte recently presented the work of artist Thomas Burkey, entitled “Selected Work,” with great success and attendance. At the opening, people could see 22 works made with acrylic polymers and exploring varied topics. The exhibition will run until August 30. Prolongación Alcocer, 32 [...]

An active weekend

María Guadalupe Segura, 2015 Queen of the rural communities

By Jesús Aguado To celebrate International Youth Day, the local administration offered a lecture for young sanmiguelenses with comedian Consuelo Duval. The 46-year-old actress, popular for several characters on TV, commented that she has been an orphan since she was years old and the lack of a maternal image in her life has not led [...]

Back to School


By Sandra Ríos Again it’s time for the youth and children to return to school. We interviewed the Director of Education and Culture of San Miguel de Allende, Lic. Acacio Martinez Rodriguez, who told us that Mexico has had  tele-secondary schools for 50 years, running consistently for around 35 to 40 years. These schools are [...]

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