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Atotonilquenses win battle against Centennial Towers

Demostration in front of the cell tower

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado After six months of a legal battle between inhabitants of Atotonilco and the local administration against Centennial Towers, finally the cell tower installed in the World Heritage area was removed. On Friday, September 13, the inhabitants of Atotonilco found out that a cell tower was installed near the river during [...]

Smile, you’re an angel!

Aarón Romo y Anne Nicolai

By Jade Arroyo Casa de Los Angeles is a local self-sustainable non-profit that provides a safe and educational environment for small children from San Miguel, a comprehensive day care for little angels that combines health care, education, nutrition and support and counselling for single mothers. It has become a tradition during high season to throw [...]

Music on the rocks


By Antonio De Jesús Aguado On Saturday, March 22, the sound of rushing water in the canyon at El Charco del Ingenio was overridden by the music of M5 Mexican Brass, which surprised and entertained the audience with pieces of classical music by Handel, Bach and Mozart, the “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber (used [...]

US Perspectives

Cliff DuRand

This bi-weekly column presents contrasting perspectives from a progressive and a conservative point of view on current issues of public interest.  It is not a debate as such, but rather an effort to stimulate thoughtful discussion among Atencion readers. You are encouraged to share your ideas with a letter to the Editor. Free trade vs [...]

An eco-tourism corridor in las Cachinches

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The arroyo (streambed) of Obraje will be turned into an eco-tourism corridor featuring artificial lakes, murals and fruit trees. It is hoped that this improvement will diminish the insecurity in the area and offer economic opportunities for those whose houses face the stream. According to the Civil Protection Department, several [...]

Youth council to improve communication

JOVENES jovenes de preparatoria y universidad

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado A few days ago, the IMAJSMA (Institute for San Miguel’s Youth) set up a youth council of 32 sanmiguelense preparatory and university students. The council will act as a liaison between the residents of neighborhoods and students and the IMAJSMA and local authorities, with the idea of working together to [...]

San Miguel Sound Festival coming next month

Jenny and the Mexicats

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The San Miguel Sound Festival is being organized by Katy Decker, a young woman from Massachusetts who had visited San Miguel several times over a period of five years and finally settled here five years ago. Although she is not directly involved with music, she told Atención that she decided [...]

El Café de la Mancha

By Jade arroyo El Café de la Mancha has been too often overlooked, especially by distracted tourists, but its popularity is slowly growing, like a plant reaching toward the sunshine. With a clear reference to the literary masterpiece by Cervantes (the epitome of dreamers), the name of the café also refers to the stain left [...]

Bendita blesses us with Mexican fashion

SMILE Janeth Cuellar, Myrna Camaco y Mariano Ramírez

By Jade Arroyo One of the most stylish shops in San Miguel is Bendita, a showroom dedicated to promoting the talents of young Mexican designers. Last weekend Bendita presented an event in anticipation of spring filled with fashion, flavor and music called Spring Moda Weekend to launch three new designers who are part of the [...]

Third Bazaar of Art and Design

By Jade Arroyo The Bazaar of Art and Alternative Design of San Miguel arrives in its third edition this weekend. This bazaar is the first event in town created specifically to promote and empower independent designers in Mexico, many of them young free-lance artists and designers who are gaining ground because of their original creations, [...]

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