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Mexican actress Angélica María honored in San Miguel during GIFF

Angélica María y Roberto Fiesco

By Jesús Ibarra Angélica María, known as “La Novia de Mexico” (The Bride of Mexico), was honored on Friday, July 25, at the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF). At noon, she offered a master class led by film producer and director Roberto Fiesco. During her talk, Angelica Maria spoke of her career. In 1943, Arnold [...]

Jenny and The Mexicats in San Miguel

Jenny and the mexicats

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado International Youth Day will be celebrated with a free concert and a campaign to eradicate bullying in educational institutions. Concierto/Concert Jenny and the Mexicats Vie/Fri, Aug 8 Free Terrenos de la feria/Fairgrounds Información/For more information 121 0201 Alan Romo, director of the IMAJSMA (Institute for San Miguel’s Youth), said that [...]

First report of the Public Security Department

SEGURIDAD Nuevas patrullas

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The Public Security Department invested more than five million pesos in equipment, and the director gave a report, commenting that security in the municipality is increasing. He assured that in 2014 only one kidnapping and two homicides have been reported. On July 24 Arturo Yáñez Saldaña gave his first report [...]

The Instituto Allende: its origins

Instituto Allende5

By Edgardo Kerlegand During the third decade of the twentieth century, San Miguel de Allende, once the cradle of conspiracies for independence from the Spanish crown, was immersed in an economic recession not very different from the one which predominated in the whole Mexico. At that time, Enrique Fernández Martínez was governor of the State [...]

Electronic transfers, the solution to change dollars to pesos

Transferencias electronicas

By Jesús Ibarra The regulatory environment in the United States is increasingly demanding regarding international banking, particularly regarding cash and more recently in terms of remittances, in which American authorities see a high risk of money laundering and financing terrorism. Because of that, from July 28, banks cannot cash US checks for payment in dollars [...]

Audubon, 47 years protecting the environment

Jesús Ibarra, Alejandra Ibarra, Darryl Clifford, Christine MacReynolds, Alexis White

By Sandra Ríos and Jesús Ibarra The Audubon Mexico Society celebrated its 47th Anniversary on July 24 at Jardines de Matilda with the event Birds of a Feather, gala fundraiser to support its commendable work of raising awareness about caring for nature, with a  primary focus on birds and also encouraging San Miguel children to [...]

Two exhibitions in Bellas Artes

Federico Azuz, Sofia Oyarvide, Pilar González

By Sandra Ríos On July 17, Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante” (Bellas Artes) opened two exhibitions that will continue showing until October. One of them is dedicated to photographer Deborah Turbeville and the other to painter Artemio Sepúlveda, who graduated from the Escuela de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado (school of painting, sculpting and engraving) [...]

Tierra Blanca devastated by cancer

Consuelo Colunga en su habitación de adobe

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In Tierra Blanca de Abajo, many inhabitants die because of mesothelioma—tumors in the lungs—caused by a mineral in the area called erionite. It is breathed in and later settles on the surface membrane covering the lungs causing cancer and eventually, death. Although the local and state authorities now know about [...]

“Moving beyond capitalism” conference opens

Cynthia Kaufman

By Cliff DuRand and Bob Stone Move beyond capitalism?  Is that even possible?  Like it or not, aren’t we all locked into an actually existing capitalist system? Next week over 75 speakers are coming to San Miguel for a six day conference who think it IS possible.  And not only possible, but they are actually [...]

La Biblioteca names Rita DeBrito Interrim President

Rita DeBrito

By Ken Rowland, Immediate Past President As La Biblioteca Publica celebrates its 60th year as the heart of San Miguel, it is also celebrating a reinvigoration of its relationship with the community, determining ways to most effectively continue to develop the extraordinary service it has always provided the residents and visitors of San Miguel. La [...]

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