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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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Welcome back to La Biblioteca!

Welcome back to La Biblioteca!

Our doors were closed for a lot longer than we ever imagined when the Covid-19 pandemic spread around the world. As an institution, we did our part in the overall effort to stem the spread of the virus in our community, while trying to maintain some form of normality within our walls.

Expatriates Will Have Free Access to Flu Vaccine

Expatriates Will Have Free Access to Flu Vaccine

The Guanajuato Department of Hygiene has an estimated 35,000 free influenza vaccinations available for San Miguel de Allende residents. Jorge Vidargas, director of Sanitary Jurisdiction II, said that the vaccinations would cost between 2,000 and 3,000 pesos each in a private clinic or pharmacy.

Secretary of Tourism Invites Visitors to Continue Creating Stories in San Miguel

Secretary of Tourism Invites Visitors to Continue Creating Stories in San Miguel

Guanajuato’s Secretary of Tourism, Juan José Álvarez, visited the city on Oct. 6 as part of a formal tourism reactivation event called “Guanajuato, Live Great Stories,” to deliver a metal structure he described as the state’s new tourism brand. This “is a whirlpool of colors, smells, flavors, culture, history, and tradition to the people,” he said, and represents the pride of being from Guanajuato.

ART

Paola Tinoco en Primera Plana: Cuentos breves para leer en el celular

Paola Tinoco en Primera Plana: Cuentos breves para leer en el celular

Esta Temporada Literaria en Línea del Festival de Escritores en San Miguel arranca con dos talleres en el mes de octubre. Paola Tinoco, ofrecerá el taller de Escritura Portátil. En entrevista con el Festival nos habla del relativamente nuevo género literario conocido como el microrrelato.

El Sindicato to Present a Theatrical Opera

El Sindicato to Present a Theatrical Opera

The community cultural center, El Sindicato, will offer the theatrical opera "Fireflies do not Fly" as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. The performance will be free of charge and all the health protocols established by the municipal government will be observed.

NGO NEWS

A Good News Story in Times of COVID-19

A Good News Story in Times of COVID-19

Mujeres en Cambio (Mujeres en Cambio) is in its 26th year providing scholarship assistance to girls from poor rural communities around San Miguel. The mission is to encourage bright female students to stay in school because that is the best route out of poverty.

Rotary and Human Identity

Rotary and Human Identity

One of the benefits of doing our Rotary Meetings via Zoom video conference is that we literally have access to speakers around the world. This will be the case on Tuesday, September 22nd when the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende hooks up via Zoom across the big pond.

Joining Hands in Solidarity: Mutual Accompaniment and Affective Conviviality

Centuries of colonial and capitalist oppression and exploitation not only threaten global ecocide but—some indigenous groups aside—have diminished humanity’s powers to collectively save our earthly home. To strengthen those powers, a group of psychologists and their students are spreading horizontal relationships that liberate needed but repressed capacities.

Local NGOs Cooperate to Answer Food Needs Caused by COVID

Local NGOs Cooperate to Answer Food Needs Caused by COVID

In times of crisis, we look to our leaders to give us direction, stability, and, most of all, hope. In San Miguel, we have a well-established group of exceptional NGOs, possibly the most successful group in Mexico. As it became clear that this insidious virus was not going to disappear quickly and would cut deeply and painfully into the lives of the most vulnerable, the leadership teams of these critical organizations quickly galvanized into action.

Perfect Day: An Escape

Perfect Day: An Escape

This time around, before starting my search for movies or something to do at home, I decided to look something different. I set off through town to see what businesses might be open. Of course, I took all the recommended measures, such as using a face mask, in my exploration.

Movies for a Rainy Afternoon

Movies for a Rainy Afternoon

We have now entered the rainy season when we can be caught in a downpour at any time of the day. Perhaps the following movies are the perfect accompaniment to a gray, drizzly day, in keeping with the sad mood set by the weather. So go get yourself some snacks and drinks and sit back to watch these films which are all available on Netflix.

Online Courses: thegreatcoursesplus.com

Online Courses: thegreatcoursesplus.com

“Great Courses Online Plus” is another site at which you can find many online courses as it advocates that people should “never stop learning.” There is a charge for the courses, but you are given a 14 day free trial to see if you are truly interested in them.

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