León, Guanajuato: “Shoe Capital of the World”

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In León leatherwork is a way of life. Once a small colonial town in the central state of Guanajuato, León is home to some of the world’s most skilled cobblers and bootmakers, whose craft has been passed from one generation to the next since the mid-1600s, and some 3,000 shoe manufacturers, including many of the biggest and oldest names in the boot More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Guanajuato leads industrial production after elections

When evaluating the nine states where there were elections on July 1, Guanajuato led the industrial production growth in the last six-year period, with an average increase of 6.6% between December 2012 and March More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Vendimia Guanajuato 2018

The Secretariat of Tourism of Guanajuato reported that the Vendimia Guanajuato 2018, Valley of Independence, will be held from August 4 to September 8. On its website, the Vendimia Guanajuato 2018 provides a brief More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Third edition of the Nomadic Entrepreneur Festival to take place in Guanajuato

On July 13 and 14, the Third Nomadic Entrepreneur Festival will take place in the municipality of Guanajuato, where different gastronomic events will take place, including craft beer, Mexican gourmet food and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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Three Guanajuato mummies got… injured?

Three Guanajuato mummies (arid bodies) that belong to the Mummies Museum were affected during the remodeling works that took place inside this museum that is one of the most important tourist complex in the state. Injured More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
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Guanajuato farmers seek in Spain a model to improve their productivity

A delegation of farmers and businessmen from Guanajuato are studying in Spain the way to transfer to their businesses a model that they consider exemplary in terms of coordination between irrigation systems, farmers More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 9th, 2018
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The sale of new housing in Guanajuato decreased 23.3%

The state of Guanajuato is included in the list of 22 other Mexican states that have sold less new housing during the first four months of the current year, according to the figures released by the National Housing More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Salamanca hires private firm to beef up security in their city

Last month, the mayor of Salamanca, Guanajuato, hired a private security company to bolster the city’s law enforcement capabilities amid an upsurge in violent crime. The private security guards are carrying out More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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Mural of Ashland dedicated in Guanajuato

A 75-foot mural titled “Ashland — Where Culture Meets Nature,“ has been completed and was dedicated on Monday, June 18, in Guanajuato, Mexico, Ashland’s Sister City. The mural incorporates highlights of More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
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Opening of the La Olla dam in Guanajuato, a centuries-old celebration

Residents of the state capital Guanajuato celebrated on Monday, July 2, the opening party of the La Olla dam. This celebration dates from the time of the Colony and consists of opening the floodgates of the La More...