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The Public Budget Is Not Healthy

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By Jesús Aguado The payroll of local administration employees is currently not guaranteed. According to municipal treasurer Alejandro Martínez, the finances are not in good shape, regardless of the comments of former Mayor Mauricio Trejo, who assured that he would leave enough money to operate until the end of the year. Also, due to insufficient [...]

Tuesdays are for Sanmiguelenses

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By Jesús Aguado Every other Tuesday, directors from the local administration and members of the city council, including Mayor Ricardo Villarreal, will gather at the former city hall building to give solutions to concerns, petitions and, above all, to answer citizens’ questions. On Tuesday, October 13, Ricardo Villarreal officially fulfilled one of the commitments he [...]

Stirling Dickinson and his legacy

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By Karen Ocampo San Miguel de Allende developed its beginnings as a cultural center due to the influence of Stirling Dickinson, an American who lived most of his life in this city. He co-founded the School of Fine Arts in 1937. Although the school offered courses to US and, Mexican middle-class students, it also provided [...]

Three words: Pan de Muerto!

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By Karen Ocampo There comes that time of the year when we can listen to stomachs growl and shout three words: Pan de Muerto! (Bread of the Dead!) We are going to let you know three recommendations for locating this particular kind of bread: Antonio Rayas’ father was a baker at the well-known bakery La [...]

Santa Fe Workshops

Marcia Ducu, Dave and Bowie Law

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Karen Ocampo To delve into world class photography, you should know more about Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. In order to expand the knowledge and skills used in professional photography, this company offers four free instructor presentations on Mondays throughout October, finishing up on Tuesday, November 3, at 7:30 [...]

Once Again, Safety Is a Priority

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By Jesús Aguado The creation of the Secretariat of Public Security was finally approved by the San Miguel city council. The secretary is Ricardo Benavides, who assured that he comes to work for the people—Mexicans and foreigners—of this municipality. He also remarked that he will team up with the Director of Security from Querétaro, Rolando [...]

“Experienced” People for Villarreal’s Cabinet


By Jesús Aguado New Mayor Ricardo Villarreal will not hesitate to remove his directors if they are not doing a good job. During his presentation to San Miguel, he said that he will work with the best people. The presentation of his cabinet took place a few days before he was sworn in. Most members [...]

Taste of Energy and Creative Fusion

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Corazón contento By Karen Ocampo Aonso Domínguez is the youngest chef you’ll find in San Miguel de Allende’s restaurant kitchens. He’s such an energetic person that it would be no surprise to see him running down the city’s hills, and then to spot him biking on the periphery of the expressways, and finally to observe [...]

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo: Paintings to Benefit La Biblioteca


By Karen Ocampo Reciting mantras has been an ancient practice of different religions. It has allowed some to reach a higher spiritual state and enabled the most important moments and revelations of their lives. This was the case for Michelle Laneque. A native of French Indochina, Michelle has lived in San Miguel for fifteen years. [...]

City Captured Forever

Sofía Oyarvide and Dora Guzmán

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Karen Ocampo The photograph gives eternity to our memories, and this is what Sofía Oyarvide Frizzi clearly wants to keep at all costs through her photographs. As Sofía says, “The obsession to preserve time, places, or situations as if they would never end (comes from) the need to [...]

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