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Celebrating in the Valle del Maíz

Valle del Maíz

By Sandra Ríos Like every previous year the Valle del Maíz had its main celebration. During nine days, the neighbors of this important part of San Miguel celebrated the Holy Cross and the beginning of the rainy season with ceremonies, music, and ancestral rites. For 25 years the arribeño huapango group, Los Leones de la [...]

The Little Prince

Alejandra Mendoza, Andrea Kandell, Maia Palumbo and Dominique Fortes

Smile, You Are in San Miguel By Sandra Ríos The sixth annual Spiral Festival 2015 presented the play The Little Prince, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The production was presented by the Anda sin Zapatos theater group in the Miguel Malo auditorium at Bellas Artes on May 26. This work, aimed at [...]

Lord of the Conquest is Being Restored

Restauración del señor de la conquista

By Jesús Aguado The Señor de la Conquista (Lord of the Conquest), the light-weight Christ dating from 450 years ago, is being restored. In the mid-18th century, it was attacked by moths. The early lack of knowledge for proper restoration led people to paint the sculpture with inappropriate paints. “In the end the Christ will [...]

Mayoral Candidates are Ready for Closing Campaigns


By Jesús Aguado Almost two months have passed since the beginning of the electoral process. The campaigns will come to an end on June 3. The candidates had two months to convince more than 122,000 sanmiguelenses—registered to vote—that their proposals are the best for this city. It is important to mention that in the 2012 [...]


By Jesús Aguado Six of the seven candidates running for office attended a security forum organized by the Sanmiguelenses Unidos group. For 10 minutes, each candidate presented his proposal for security, and later for 15 minutes, they answered questions related to security from members of the group and the approximately 50 attendees. The first candidate [...]

San Miguel Inaugurates New Industrial Section


By Sandra Ríos San Miguel started a new industrial era with the inauguration of the Polígono Empresarial de San Miguel de Allende (the Polygon Industrial Park) on May 20 with the opening of Stant. The grand opening was led by the governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Márquez Márquez; the mayor of San Miguel de Allende, José [...]

On How Tom Thumb Became a Giant


By Tania Noriz When Helen Wale had the idea of creating a library for the children of San Miguel de Allende, she never imagined that her project would became a reality; much less, that it would continue to serve the community 61 years later. Without a doubt, the magic of La Biblioteca has always been [...]

Camila in Concert

Sara Rodríguez y Dayana López

By Sandra Ríos The television music channel Ritmoson Latino launched its campaign “For Me, No More Cyber Bullying” with a free concert in the Jardín by the popular Camila band. With La Parroquia as background, the show was televised live to over 50 countries. The campaign aims to raise awareness among young people to be [...]

El Valle del Maíz, Escape Sorrows at the Fiesta

P Dancer Angélica Herrera

By Jesús Aguado “As the flower to the cane, the fiesta returns to El Valle,” says one of the verses of a poem especially written by Guillermo Velázquez of Los Leones de la Sierra for El Valle del Maíz, the “barrio más barrio” and one of the most important fiesta in San Miguel. On the [...]

Grupo Ferretero Don Pedro Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

La familia Mayer de izquierda a derecha Claudio, Don Pedro, Óliver, Gisela y Pedro

By Jesús Aguado In a family environment, Grupo Ferretero Don Pedro celebrated its 35th anniversary. Casa de Aves was the venue for celebrating Electricians’ and Plumbers’ Day, which annually honors those in the profession. More than 600 people attended the event, where a three- course meal was served. Later, the guests participated in all kinds [...]

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