On Sun., Jan. 10, the Tamaulipas government reported the first patient in Mexico with a new strain of COVID-19 called B117. According to the Department of Health, the patient has been intubated since Saturday.
With the Jewish High Holidays nearing the end of the ten days that Rosh Hashanah inaugurates and Yom Kippur closes, Judith Jenya, Sunday’s UUFSMA Zoom Service guest speaker, will focus on her awe for the mysteries of life and death that the two events inscribe in Jewish tradition.
Although in San Miguel de Allende the tourism sector was the hardest hit in 2020, it appears that this industry will grow in 2021, as hotel chains such as Marriot, Pueblo Bonito, Hyatt, and Hilton will come to town. Concurrently, companies in San Miguel’s industrial zone should also expand, and that labor pool, currently 6,500, should increase.
Busts, as well as standing and seated equestrian sculptures in the city pay permanent homage to Ignacio Jesús Pedro Regalado de Allende y Unzaga, the hero whose surname it adopted, and who led up to 40,000 men during the armed independence uprising of 1810.
While we, humans have been in lockdown, animals around the world are taking advantage of our absence. South African lions have been spotted sleeping peacefully on a stretch of a normally tourist-heavy highway.
In reality nobody knows which hectares will be included in the Charco del Ingenio Ecological Preservation Zone, but fines were indeed levied for some evasions. In the end, everything went back to how it was originally decreed.
All Signs: We begin this week with enthusiasm, optimism and eagerness! Now we can see the big picture! Admittedly, late Tues. and early Wed. morning, power struggles might occur.
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Guanajuato changed to yellow at the epidemiological traffic light on October 5th and will be tested until the 11th.
The National Anti-AMLO Front (FRENAA), took over the Zócalo plaza in Mexico City, in a protest demanding the resignation of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the president of the republic.
As flu season approaches, Dr. Jorge Vidargas Rojas, director of Sanitary Jurisdiction II of the Guanajuato Department of Hygiene, explains that the free vaccination campaign in San Miguel de Allende has begun.
The Department of Culture did a great job honoring the souls of the dead with offerings, catrinas (elegantly dressed female...
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.
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.
Artist Harry Ally and his wife Suzanne recently chose San Miguel de Allende as their home. And the community is enriched by this choice.
Keila will sing tangos and milongas for us, in a concert of approximately 40 minutes, which will be broadcast live from our beautiful Santa Ana Theater, on Thursday, October 8, starting at 6pm.
The city’s Directorate of Culture and Traditions introduces a new and exciting audiovisual production titled “Qué Bonita es Esta Vida” (how beautiful is this life.)
“Silent Acoustic: A Sculpture Conversation with DJ Barrett and Emily C-D” is a collaborative virtual exhibit by two San Miguel de Allende-based artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
A day like today, July 6th, but in 1907 the Mexican painter Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón was born.
We welcome Georgia Nicols, the famous Canadian astrologer whose horoscope columns appear in the most important press in Canada and other parts of the world. Don't miss her weekly horoscopes every Sunday only in atencionsanmiguel.org
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