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The City Says “No” to Incidental Tourists
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The City Says “No” to Incidental Tourists

San Miguel de Allende, which was initially intent on reopening its economy in four phases (Phase 0, 1, 2 and 3), has gradually changed its mind. It has not yet reached Phase 1—the phase during which hotels were originally permitted to open—much less Phase 3, when social events can be reactivated, but it has implemented interim measures. The City Council approved the opening of hotels at 40 percent capacity and reactivation of weddings with an initial capacity of 150 people .

Return of Weddings—a Boon for the Economy
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Return of Weddings—a Boon for the Economy

The wedding industry sees the revival of wedding ceremonies as a ray of hope for the economy. On July 22, the city council approved the reactivation of weddings, but with restrictions. One is that initially weddings will have a maximum capacity of 60 people,

What can we do now?
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What can we do now?

Adriana Flores and Concepción Fuentes are two seamstresses who make costumes for the Locos parade, wedding and quinceañera gowns, and uniforms. When their work ceased because of the pandemic, they asked the obvious question—what do we do now? For Chris McCaskill and Yolanda Fuentes del Río, the answer was obvious—let’s make face masks.

Put It On Already!
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Put It On Already!

The private sector and civil organizations have come together to create a new campaign encouraging the use of face masks, which are mandatory in the state of Guanajuato. They are seeking more conscientiousness about their use and fewer sanctions.

UNAM Campus in San Miguel Is on Track
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UNAM Campus in San Miguel Is on Track

Although it is not a done deal, the idea is there—an exclusive building of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will be built in San Miguel de Allende. UNAM is considered the best university in Latin America.

Your legacy will be their legacy and an improvement in education
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Your legacy will be their legacy and an improvement in education

At the age of 21, Víctor Torres packed his suitcase and left for Mexico City looking to fulfill his dreams. He studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and is about to publish his first (co-authored) research paper in The Journal of Neuroscience.