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Guanajuato and the Federalist Alliance

Guanajuato and the Federalist Alliance

The 10 governors who comprise the Federalist Alliance spoke out against next year's federal budget for the states. On Oct. 26 each state broadcasted a synchronized proclamation in opposition by governors, citizens and government officials.

 

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Cempasuchil Flowers Overshadowed by the Contingency

Cempasuchil Flowers Overshadowed by the Contingency

Francisco Peyret, director of San Miguel de Allende’s Environment and Sustainability Department, pointed out that during this commemorative period of the dead, the city will only be decorated with 500 cempasúchil or marigold flowers. Last year, according to data from the municipal government, 6,000 marigolds adorned the city— 3,000 of them from the municipal nursery.

Free access to Mexican beaches is guaranteed

Free access to Mexican beaches is guaranteed

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador published a decree in the DOF or Official Gazette of the Federation in which provisions were added to articles 8 and 127 of the General Law of National Assets, stipulating that access to beaches and the federal maritime zone must not be inhibited, restricted, hindered or conditioned, unless established by regulations in the General Law of National Assets.

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New Tax Law Threatens Civil Organizations

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.

A Museum for Giants

A Museum for Giants

Few know that there is a paleontological zone on the road from San Miguel de Allende to Dolores Hidalgo. It is an area of about three thousand hectares, where the “’giants”’ rest; this is how the local inhabitants call the bones of enormous prehistoric animals.

Locations of altars and offerings

Locations of altars and offerings

The skull adorned for the Day of the Dead exists in the collective imagination, because on this day, bitter death is sweetly enjoyed, and tears become laughter. The aromas, colors and flavors of this celebration are mixed here on earth and taken to Mictlán, land of the dead.

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A Brief History of an Artist’s Life

A Brief History of an Artist’s Life

I was born in 1949, the year Crayola Crayons released their 48-count crayon box. Three of my favorite colors in that box were Carmine Red, Burnt Sienna, and Prussian Blue. I had no idea the names of these colors were the same as the names of oil paints.

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Patronato Pro Niños Resumes Their Top Rated Historical Walks

Patronato Pro Niños Resumes Their Top Rated Historical Walks

Who would not love to return to their pre-crisis lives? Enjoying the outdoors and strolling the charming cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, while learning about our beautiful city’s interesting history from an expert who is not only knowledgeable but also dedicated to ensuring your enjoyment.

Best of Amazon

Best of Amazon

For those looking for a way to pass the time while staying at home, Amazon Prime has numerous interesting movies, series, and documentaries. Here is a list of my favorites this week.

Netflix and Chill

Netflix and Chill

We know we still can’t really get out of the house, but don’t worry. You can stay safe indoors with a bunch of movies I have found for you on Netflix. Sit back, get some snacks—if you don’t have any on hand you can always call Uber Eats or a restaurant that will deliver to your home. Now that you have everything ready, let’s get to the good part. Sit back and press “play.”

Stanford University Online

Stanford University Online

Wandering through the web I found a page with a lot of free courses in English. The page is online.stanford.edu and you can find many courses on a variety of subjects.

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