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Congratulations to Teachers
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Congratulations to Teachers

By Atención Staff May 18 is the day Mexico celebrates its teachers—this year the fiesta will be at home. Mexico has 265,277 schools with 2,100,267 teachers and more than 36 million students. Due to COVID-19, classes have been conducted at home since March 17, with the return to classrooms scheduled for June 1. Amid the...

Economic Pillars Tumbling as a Result of the Health Crisis
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Economic Pillars Tumbling as a Result of the Health Crisis

By Jesús Aguado Without weddings there are no tourists, and without tourists hotels are empty. There are no banquets and no waiters, no requests for private transport, and all this results in great economic loss for San Miguel de Allende. All four markets in the city are now closed, and their hallways stand empty. There...

Use of Facemasks Now Mandatory in Public Spaces
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Use of Facemasks Now Mandatory in Public Spaces

By Jesús Aguado On May 3 the Holy Cross is celebrated. It is also the day construction workers celebrate projects with plenty of food, music, and especially, alcohol. This year, though, the feast was different: the city government prohibited the sale of alcohol from May 1, and made wearing facemasks mandatory for Sanmiguelenses and anybody...

How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly
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How to Use Your Face Mask Correctly

On April 30 the City Council of San Miguel de Allende voted to make an official decree that the use of face masks, intended to help to stop the spread of COVID-19, is obligatory in all public spaces, on public transportation, in the streets, at businesses, and in government buildings. These are the steps recommended...

COVID-19 Health Experts or Disease Experts?
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COVID-19 Health Experts or Disease Experts?

By Michael J. Dorfman According to the World Health Organization (WHO): “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (physical or mental weakness).” When a health expert speaks to us about the COVID-19 pandemic, we should expect not only gloomy statistics that cause...

Leaf Wrappers Rejuvenate and Refresh
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Leaf Wrappers Rejuvenate and Refresh

By Tim Hazell Lettuce, scientifically known as Lactuca Sativa, has been harvested for millennia, depicted by ancient Egyptians on the walls of their tombs dating back to 2,700 BC. The earliest versions resembled two modern greens, Romaine and Cos lettuce, believed to have been found on the island of Kos, along the coast of modern-day...

MÉXICO NEWS
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MÉXICO NEWS

Travel News By Judy Newell USA, Canada, México Extend Travel Restrictions Another Month The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the extension of restrictions on all non-essential travel across US, Canadian, and Mexican borders for an additional month in light of the as-yet-uncontrolled coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released April 20, Acting DHS...

Vistas de san miguel
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Vistas de san miguel

“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. Her new book, Vistas de San Miguel, a collection of these sketches from the...