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Comunicación sin barreras empodera a jóvenes con déficit auditivo
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Comunicación sin barreras empodera a jóvenes con déficit auditivo

Por Jesús Aguado Sobre calle Umarán se desarrollan los talentos de estudiantes que, debido a sus limitaciones de audición no pueden acudir a una escuela regular. En la Escuela de Educación Especial cursan estudios académicos y aprenden con signos, con cariño y con la pasión que voluntarios estadounidenses, canadienses y europeos ponen con el objetivo...

Communication Empowers Young People with Hearing Loss
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Communication Empowers Young People with Hearing Loss

By Jesús Aguado There is a place on Umarán Street where the talents of special young people are fostered. These are students with hearing loss who are unable to attend regular schools. At the Escuela de Educación Especial (Special Education School), these students are taught academic courses in sign language. The teachers are kind and...

The Fiesta of the Lord of the Conquest
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The Fiesta of the Lord of the Conquest

By Jesús Aguado In the parish church of St Michael the Archangel is the figure of the Lord of the Conquest. I personally weighed this sculpted image, and it is no heavier than six kilos (a little over 13 pounds). It is made of corn a past derived from cornstalks and designed to be lightweight...

Art to Wear at Mexiquito
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Art to Wear at Mexiquito

By Juan Sánchez This is a new adventure that mixes love with sadness, happiness, and some disappointment too–and, of course, there are dozens of pieces to wear. For the last few months, jewelry designer David Godínez has spent his time working in gold, silver, copper, and tombac (a brass alloy with copper and zinc) mixed...

¿Qué hacer en marzo?
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¿Qué hacer en marzo?

By Breyton Méndez Musicantes El día 13 de marzo en la Antigua plaza de armas se presenta, a las 6:30 de la tarde, “Los Musicantes”, un espectáculo en espacio abierto que combina títeres, música y el canto, procurando el acercamiento de las artes al espacio común, en una convivencia pacífica y de unión. Para ello...

Thing to do in San Miguel in March
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Thing to do in San Miguel in March

By Breyton Méndez Music On March 13, at the Plaza Civica at 6:30pm, there will be a performance by Los Musicantes. This is an open-air show featuring puppets, music, and song brought with the purpose of bringing art to common spaces. The idea is to create a common space for this gathering to sow feelings...

Places Where Magic Happens
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Places Where Magic Happens

By Jesús Aguado Arts and crafts are a part of culture and include the techniques and the materials particular to a place. The workshops of local artisans in San Miguel de Allende are being opened to the public, and visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the unique work they do. ...

Biblioteca Scholarship Students Applaud their Parents
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Biblioteca Scholarship Students Applaud their Parents

By Breyton Méndez A scholarship ceremony took place last Saturday, February 15, at 1:30pm, at the Biblioteca. The recipients of the scholarships and their parents attended with the honored students seated in front and their parents and family members in the back. To start the Biblioteca program General Director Miguel Angel Fuentes shared a few...

Wastewater in Presa Allende Results in Fines for SAPASMA
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Wastewater in Presa Allende Results in Fines for SAPASMA

By Jesus Aguado Thousands of liters of wastewater run through pipes that are supposed to carry it toward SAPASMA’s Planta Tratadora de Aguas Residuales (Treatment Plant for Residual Waters) located along the railroad tracks near San Miguel Viejo. However, the system has not worked properly since its inception. SAPASMA—Sistema de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (System...

Community Teamed Up to Extinguish a Fire
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Community Teamed Up to Extinguish a Fire

By Jesús Aguado On February 18, a grass fire consumed 300 hectares. More than 60 people worked to control the fire, and 30 of those fighters were volunteers who attacked the fire from a second front. Annually there is an average of 300 fires in the San Miguel de Allende area, and some cause substantial...