Director Gus Van Sant received the Silver Cross in SMA

“It’s a real pleasure to be here,” said the director of “To Die For” (1995). “San Miguel is the place where Neal Cassady (writer of the beat generation) one of my cultural idols died. I just discovered it when I arrived. I did not know it until someone here told me. He had a very strong personality, and I never met More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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San Miguel de Allende, third most dangerous municipality in Guanajuato: SSP

Recognized in 2008 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, SMA is now considered the third most violent municipality in the state of Guanajuato. According to testimonies of local businessmen under condition of anonymity- More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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American actor Nicholas Cage cancels visit to SMA

The GIFF 2019 organization committee officially announced the cancellation of the visit of American actor Nicolas Cage. The Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) reported that Mr. Nicolas Cage canceled More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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Elves in San Miguel

Forget Dolby and those other house elves in Harry Potter.  Not to mention garden gnomes that I can’t see without remembering a 1980’s (pre-computer graphics) movie where they were serial killers.  More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Local communities protest against foreign mining company

Dolores Hidalgo.- The Canadian company Argonaut Gold intends to exploit the Cerro del gallo to extract gold, silver and copper, communities of the Cuenca Independencia are opposed for the serious damage to both More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Guanajuato International Film Festival kicks off in SMA

San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato will see its streets flooded by art and creation as the International Film Festival Guanajuato opens on Friday, July 19. The opening ceremony will take place in the Main More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, July 19th, 2019
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“Not one single peso has ever been paid to extortionists in SMA” CANIRAC

According to the president of the National Chamber of the Food and Beverages Industry Chamber CANIRAC, Sergio Spinolo Serrano, there has been only one complaint about the issue of extortion and he assured that More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Maria Doll Relaxing in San Miguel

With all the publicity surrounding the Otomi-made Maria doll recently from being a hot air balloon circling the globe to the recent release of the Maria Doll Doors, a San Miguel based art project, Maria still has More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Finding Maria Doll Doors

Maria Doll Doors is a San Miguel de Allende-based art project bringing fun and folly to our infamous doors and our world-renown Otomi-made Maria dolls. While San Miguel de Allende features a huge art scene the More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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All you need to know about GIFF 2019 (but were afraid to ask)

In order to promote and improve the cinematographic culture in Mexico, the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) in its 2019 edition will host the Philippines as the guest country, and will present free More...