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San Miguel Will Soon Have an Airfield

Pista de aterrizaje

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado One of Mauricio Trejo’s campaign proposals is about to be fulfilled. Trejo recently said an airfield could be in operation in sixty days if everything follows course. As a candidate for mayor in 2012, Trejo granted an interview to Atención during which he stressed that San Miguel cannot grow its [...]

Water Pollution in San Miguel

Río Laja

By Sandra Ríos Mexico’s hydraulic resources are threatened for a number of reasons, including scarcity, quality, pollution, and treatment. Aquifers, previously recharged by surface water, now are dangerously low and contaminated with naturally occurring minerals. The National Water Commission (CONAGUA) also estimates that over half of all superficial water, which eventually reaches aquifers, is very [...]

Doctor, What’s Wrong With Me?

Psicóloga y su paciente

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado La Comedia del Universo (The Comedy of the Universe) is currently presenting its new play ¿Qué me pasa doctor? In ten sketches, the troupe satirizes the medical system people have to face in Mexico. It was Thursday, July 20, when the lights went up the first time. A TV host [...]

Graduates of Visual Arts

Daniela Martínez, con sus acuarelas

By Sandra Ríos On August 22, the class of 2014 received Bachelor of Visual Arts degrees from Instituto Allende. After graduation, a showing of the students’ most representative works was presented. Atención interviewed some of the students. An Italian, Claudia Magli, commented that the Instituto Allende respects the creativity and individuality of each student. Graduate [...]

Young Student Presents Her First Solo Exhibition


By Edgardo Kerlegand The Instituto Allende is a traditional San Miguel institution, nurturer of artists. Claudia Jiménez Chagoya, a young artist originally from the state of Zacatecas, currently resides in San Miguel de Allende and is studying for a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at the Instituto. She will present her first solo exhibition in [...]

Orphanages in San Miguel, protagonists of their own story

Casa Hogar Santa Julio

By Sandra Ríos “The lack of reliable official data on how many children are in shelters, who they are, where and how they are, further increases the risk of abuse and impunity against them,” reported the Red por los Derechos de la Infancia en México (Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico), which estimated [...]

Petite Grape Harvest

Paul Roach, Connie Early, Martha Donnelly, Suzy Curley

By Sandra Ríos On August 16, Tres Búhos presented their wines for the first time with a great success and attendance. They did the traditional treading of grapes and shared the production process for their grapes while visitors enjoyed cheese and tasting the wines. Their wine recently got 86 points in La Guía de Vinos [...]

Saving the Monarch Butterfly

Male butterfly

By Jesús Ibarra The Reserve of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere is located east of the state of Michoacán in the western limits of the state of Mexico. The monarch butterfly sanctuaries are considered among the four natural beauties recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in Mexico and are open to the public from November [...]

Community Kitchens to Feed the Elderly and Children

Niño de escuela Agustín Melgar

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado Spots on the skin and even in the eyes, low energy, and sad faces are just some of the symptoms that teacher Araceli Espinosa Hernández has found in the students in the schools where she has worked. To combat children’s malnutrition and help students in kindergarten, primary, and secondary school [...]

Fringe San Miguel Announces Upcoming Activitiess


By Sandra Ríos The Fringe Festival has announced the activities for its 2015 edition. Kate Lowenstein, director of the festival, said that it will take place from February 20 to 28, 2015, and will have a more Latin American approach, with artists from Argentina, Chile, and Spain. The call for artists, companies, and workshops closes [...]

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