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An Update on Tierra Blanca, Devastated by Cancer

Hanging bridge in Tierra Blanca

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The study conducted in Tierra Blanca by UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) regarding a mineral that causes lung cancer and mesothelioma revealed only the tip of the iceberg. The state government has also conducted an investigation, finding just one case of cancer in the area. However, Dr. Marcos Adrián [...]

Trejo´s Second Government Report

Segundo Informe de Mauricio Trejo

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado In Mayor Mauricio Trejo’s second government report, the highlights were the arrival of the city’s industrial park and a US$20 million campaign to promote San Miguel across the world. Before more than four thousand people—mainly from rural communities—Trejo gave his report, attended also by federal, state, and local public servants. [...]

Crime Statistics in San Miguel


By Atención Staff In the edition of October 3, Atención published an article related to security statistics provided by David Bossman, President of  Sanmiguelenses Unidos, at a recent meeting of Midday Rotary Club. The group indicated they obtained the information from the National System of Public Security. The statistics presented cover the January-July 2014 period. [...]

Festival Internacional del Colibrí 2014

Photografy by Tomás Fernández

By Sandra Ríos From October 9 to 11, the second Festival Internacional del Colibrí (International Festival of the Hummingbird) will take place. An initiative of Jim McKeever and Alfredo Garcia Lucio, creators of Camino Silvestre, who have been involved with hummingbirds for 20 years, designing, manufacturing, and selling feeders of recycled blown glass for these [...]

Breaking News

San Miguel de Allende CIBANCO

Dear Clients and Friends: This is to inform you that as of October 7, we will be offering the service of exchanging $US checks from United States banks to our customers As you all know, the banking regulations in the United States are becoming more demanding, which resulted in a union problem in Mexico whereby, [...]

Irving Herrera: A Fresh New Face on the Oaxaca Art Scene

Señora Matanza VIII - Irving Herrera

By Gail Lusby If you want to know what the next generation of young Oaxacan artists is up to, this is a show you should see. Irving Herrera, the artist, just turned 30. The departure his work represents from what is commonly referred to as the Oaxaca School of painting could not be more startling [...]

Head of Beltran Leyva’s Organization Detained in the City

San Miguel de Allende CAPTURA

By Atención staff The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) announced that Héctor Beltrán Leyva, the leader of the Beltrán Leyva criminal organization, along with Germán Goyeneche Ortega, a renowned entrepreneur from Querétaro, was arrested in San Miguel de Allende. The arrest was made at Mario’s, a small seafood restaurant on Stirling Dickinson, whose owner spoke to [...]

Light, Color, and Tradition in the San Miguel Fiesta

Fiesta Danzas

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado During the festivity to honor Saint Michael the Archangel, fireworks light the sky while the main streets are taken over by the colorful local and foreign dancers that gather yearly to present their praises, rituals, and dances before the patron saint. Although September 29 is the official date of the [...]

More Roads in Town and Stan, Inc.

Camino a Alcocer

By Antonio De Jesús Aguado The new road to Alcocer will benefit more than 3,000 families, setting the tone for construction of another road from Alcocer to carretera a Querétaro. Governor Miguel Márquez and Mayor Mauricio Trejo cut the ribbon for the improved 4.2 kilometers of road to go from El Caracol to Alcocer, offering [...]

A New Hospital Is Coming to San Miguel

San Miguel de Allende HOSPITAL MAC1

By Sandra Ríos A new hospital will join the city’s health services, which already include two hospitals (one public and one private) a clinic of the Secretaría de Salud and another clinic. MAC (Advanced Medical with You) is a private hospital chain that operates under the certification standards of the General Health Council. It has [...]

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