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Claims of Unfair Hotel Closings
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Claims of Unfair Hotel Closings

The Hotel Association is objecting to two hotel closings by the municipal authorities. It asserts that this represents government harassment and that the claims of housing tourists are false, since these guests had come to San Miguel de Allende to work.

Parks Will Become Part of a Trust
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Parks Will Become Part of a Trust

San Miguel de Allende City Council is preparing regulations for two trustee boards to take charge of Parque Juarez and Parque Zeferino. These groups will operate under certain rules for public spaces, and will have to generate the resources for maintaining those spaces, which means an end to funds provided by local, state, and federal authorities.

After Ups and Downs, Mama Mia Prepares for an Upswing
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After Ups and Downs, Mama Mia Prepares for an Upswing

In a historical building, with a current staff of 150, Mama Mia restaurant is preparing to reopen, and hopes for success once again. The restaurant’s history started with Adriano’s, a small restaurant located in the Posada La Fuente hotel. The patio was filthy, and some of the hotel’s clients, unable to pay their bills and perhaps harboring stolen goods, would flee through a window on Calle Jesús. The hotel was awful and the restaurant was a failure.

The Reopening Will Be in Stages and With Restrictions
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The Reopening Will Be in Stages and With Restrictions

With more work to be done—i.e., protocols—the city council has approved the Safety Measures for the Economic Reopening of San Miguel de Allende. There will be measures to record those who enter the city and determine why they’ve come here. The reopening will take place in four phases, beginning on June 1. Although at the...

San Juan de Dios Market Closed by Authorities
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San Juan de Dios Market Closed by Authorities

By Jesús Aguado The Department of Civil Protection closed the San Juan de Dios market, but they reopened it after five hours. There are some vendors who do not have enough economic resources to continue living in quarantine. At 5 a.m. on May 22, Protección Civil closed the entrances to the Mercado de San Juan...

Valle del Maíz Festival Will Return
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Valle del Maíz Festival Will Return

Just like the rains and the blossoming of flowers, the Valle del Maiz will return. The celebrations and devotion celebrated for centuries will continue, but it will be different this year, evolving and adapting to today’s COVID-19 situation. The next festival is to be a spiritual and closed festival, and it will be held at...

The Evolution of GIFF: Going Back to the 1950s
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The Evolution of GIFF: Going Back to the 1950s

The International Film Festival of Guanajuato—GIFF—has changed its dates from July to September 17 through 22. It will have its usual venues this year, but it will have an unusual way of showing the films. People will be able to enjoy the films at drive-in movie theaters—just like good old days. This is what we...

Soil Restoration will Help the Groundwater System
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Soil Restoration will Help the Groundwater System

Agave, pirul–pepper trees, mesquite, and other species are being planted in the rural communities of Doña Juana, Corral de Piedras, Soasnabar, Puerto de Nieto, Los Torres, El Salitre, and Agustín González. This month San Miguel de Allende officials assure that 750 hectareas (close to 1700 acres) are being reforested with native species, and that the...