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Fiesta for Saint Joseph
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Fiesta for Saint Joseph

By Jesús Aguado Annually in San Miguel de Allende colorful paper flowers, music, and praises honor the often-overlooked saint, Señor San José, the foster father of Jesus. Icons of St Joseph from rural communities are taken in procession to the Church of the Oratorio on Insurgentes. The annual proceedings begin with a ceremony at Santa...

Runway of Goddesses
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Runway of Goddesses

By Breyton Méndez You are invited to the first fashion show sponsored by the San Miguel de Allende Rotary Club. The event will take place at La Casona Convention Center at Josefina Orozco 2, on Friday, March 20, at 6pm. Fashions will be provided by Sindashi. Entrance fee is 500 peso donation that will be...

A Program To Eradicate Hunger
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A Program To Eradicate Hunger

By Jesús Aguado In the State of Guanajuato there are five food banks. One of them is in San Miguel—the Banco de Alimentos de San Miguel (Food Bank of SM), known as BASMA.  Members of the state congress are working to approve a new law—Ley de Fomento a la Donacion de Alimentos (Law for the...

Welcome Spring at Charco del Ingenio
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Welcome Spring at Charco del Ingenio

  Concierto de primavera/Spring ConcertCharco del IngenioSun, Mar 21, 4:30pmTickets at the box office, 250 pesos By Jesús Aguado In this country we all know that March is crazy: it bids farewell to winter and welcomes the spring when music emerges from the earth, particularly from the deep ravine of the Charco del Ingenio. The...

Parque Juárez Reopened
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Parque Juárez Reopened

By Jesús Aguado After six months of renovation, Parque Benito Juárez has been reopened, and people can decide for themselves if the government fulfilled its plan of restoring the park to its Golden Age. The renovation, followed a master plan that includes new guidelines for providing security for the park’s users and neighbors. The investment...

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...