Profepa discovers peyote trade in San Miguel de Allende market

San Miguel de Allende.- The Federal Procurator for Environmental Protection (Profepa) secured 16 peyote specimens (Lophophora williamsii) at a herbal stand inside the ‘Tosma’ public market in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. In response to a citizen complaint, Profepa carried out an inspection at the “mercado” where 16 More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Friday, February 8th, 2019
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Getting Lost in San Miguel de Allende is a Good Thing

I’m lost in the backstreets of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico…and it’s a good thing. I took a left at a hand-painted shrine to Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and strolled More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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AMLO’s Pemex Pledge Sparks Rally in Oil-Giant’s Battered Bonds

Petroleos Mexicanos bonds jumped to a three-month high after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would announce measures to help the debt-laden company. Investors are hoping that any new package More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Violent wave hits Valle de Santiago, Gto.

On January 30th, the PRI politician and businessman, Juan Cárdenas Orozco, was shot dead while driving his black SUV and, just a few meters away from the main entrance to hotel SanLu, owned by his family, this More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Jurors in El Chapo’s federal trial end first day of deliberations with no verdict

NEW YORK – According to USA Today, jurors in the federal trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán completed their first day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict. The More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Citizen of the Year – Dra. Grace Lim: In Her Parents’ Footsteps

Every year, the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende honors an outstanding local resident as our Citizen of the Year.  The criteria for this award mirrors the fundamental tenet of Rotary clubs around the More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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‘Record’ fentanyl drug bust made at US-Mexico border

According to the BBC, US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced their largest ever seizure of the synthetic opioid drug fentanyl. Agents on Saturday found 254 lbs (114kg) of fentanyl, as well as 395 lbs More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Trump ignites new immigration furor ahead of State of the Union: CNN

According to CNN’s analyst Stephen Collinson, President Donald Trump is carving new divides on immigration ahead of his State of the Union address that likely offer a more reliable guide to the year ahead More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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37 year-old Nayib Bukele wins El Salvador presidency vowing to end corruption

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A youthful former mayor of the capital easily won El Salvador’s presidency, getting more votes than his three rivals combined to usher out the two parties that dominated More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – AN ORCHARD OF COLORS: ORCHARD ORIOLE

ORCHARD ORIOLE, Icterus spurius, Calandria Castaña (Spanish), Yuya, Yuyum (Mayan) When I first glimpsed the darkish yellow bird feeding in a jabin or habin tree in Aqua Parque, I knew it was too big for a Yellow More...