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Stress on the Water System and Actions to Prevent Climate Change
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Stress on the Water System and Actions to Prevent Climate Change

In recent years San Miguel de Allende has seen hailstorms, like the one in July 2019, and atypical snowfalls, like the one in March 2016. These, along with floods and droughts are affecting inhabitants, but also one of the sectors on which up to 60 percent of San Miguel’s GDP depends: tourism.

Civil Protection Invites Youth to Become Involved
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Civil Protection Invites Youth to Become Involved

The director of San Miguel Civil Protection, Josafat Enríquez, invited residents between the ages of 18 and 29, to become part of the team through the Youth Building the Future program spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Social Prevention (STPS). Enriquez pointed out that recruitment is open from Oct. 15-25 or until spots are...

San Miguel Increases Health Measures
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San Miguel Increases Health Measures

The municipal government of San Miguel de Allende indicated an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Day of the Dead celebrations. Mayor Luis Alberto Villareal explained that health measures relaxed within the municipality following the state epidemiological traffic light switch to yellow.

Alebríjes, Catrinas, Offerings, Festivities and COVID-19
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Alebríjes, Catrinas, Offerings, Festivities and COVID-19

The Department of Culture did a great job honoring the souls of the dead with offerings, catrinas (elegantly dressed female skeletons), alebríjes (fantastical folk art pieces), and photographs. The displays enthralled visitors, but this weekend could result in a rebound in COVID cases because sanitary measures were neglected. The public was keen to see the...

New Tax Law Threatens Civil Organizations
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New Tax Law Threatens Civil Organizations

Throughout Mexico there are around 14,000 civil donor organizations, i.e., non-profit organizations authorized by the Tax Administration System (SAT) to issue tax-deductible receipts to their donors. Of the 14,000 organizations, 400 are in Guanajuato and about 130 in San Miguel.