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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...

Fear of the Unknown
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Fear of the Unknown

The current number of those eligible to receive health services from IMSS (the Mexican Institute of Social Security) is 79,722 Social Security recipients who are cared for in five medical offices with14 physicians working in shifts. Each doctor has to serve 8,000 eligible patients. The best clinic among these does not have a surgical ward....

Coronavirus and our Immune System – Part 4
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Coronavirus and our Immune System – Part 4

By Michael J. Dorfman The other day, I was reading the Sun Sentinel newspaper from South Florida. An article that caught my eye explained that a group of scientists had begun to study the health conditions of people under 60 years of age who had died from the Covid-19. They found that 90 percent had...

Temporary Employment for 1,300 People
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Temporary Employment for 1,300 People

By Jesús Aguado Unidad Médica Familiar del IMSS (Family Medical Unit of the Social Security Department) in San Miguel de Allende has almost 80,000 registered patients. Other patients who are not registered do not receive benefits because they have private insurance. The authorities do not know the exact number of the unemployed in San Miguel....

Amigos al Cien
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Amigos al Cien

By Jesús Aguado There are more than 400 pantries providing for the needy, including an organic garden[NT1] . Mirna Montes, 44 years old, lived in the city of Hermosillo in Sonora until two years ago. She and her family originally came to Hermosillo to work on a housing project, but the project was cancelled after an...

Economic Diversity in San Miguel de Allende
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Economic Diversity in San Miguel de Allende

    By Jesús Aguado There are 6,000 businesses registered in San Miguel de Allende. They vary in size, but all together they employ some 62,250 people. The current pandemic has changed things dramatically, and while it is not known how many people are no longer employed, we do know that most of the workers...

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Family and Commerce in the Time of Covid-19

    By Jesús Aguado “The last time we were out selling, we sold one gordita, around ten tamales, and ten atoles (a hot drink made with corn). Then we thought if the situation continues this way, we will lose more than we will make. Maybe we’ll sell 500 pesos worth of food. We could...

“Justice shelters and protects against the sentence pronounced by the regional hall of Center 3 of the federal tribunal of administrative justice on August 20, 2019, of judgment 3652/18.” Resolution of the magistrates.  *Explanation from Jesus required-RM
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“Justice shelters and protects against the sentence pronounced by the regional hall of Center 3 of the federal tribunal of administrative justice on August 20, 2019, of judgment 3652/18.” Resolution of the magistrates. *Explanation from Jesus required-RM

     INAH’S Discretion Halted In San Miguel de Allende, demolished walls, modified facades, walls and construction with heights beyond designated norms, excavation up to three meters deep and eight meters wide—are some of the building rules disregarded in the last few years. Many of these transgressions are taking place in the historic center of...