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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • INAH suspends works on the Cerro de las Tres Cruces and protects the ceremonial center.
    • SAPASMA says it will look for another place.
    • Covid-19 vaccine won't be magic.
    • Fourteen more people die from coronavirus in GTO.
    • SMA tree defenders: Anniversary of the shame.
    • Society summons councilors and municipal directors to talk about patronages and privatization of parks.
    • They support San Miguel artisans with pantries.
    • Mexico will not be lent Moctezuma’s Crest.
    • Red Cross will hold a large face-to-face and virtual auction.
    • In October el Sindicato celebrates 25 years of building community and they celebrate with mini events.
    • The reactivation of tourism in SMA is slow and the artisans are not having a good time.
    • Young people are invited to process their National Military Service Card.
    • The Cervantino Festival kicks off in Guanajuato… digitally.
    • Other Coronavirus News.
    • More News.
    • Wear a mask.
    • Pallas's Cat And Her Kitten.

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    INAH suspends works on the Cerro de las Tres Cruces and protects the ceremonial center.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- (Yesterday), 10 minutes before noon, staff from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) suspended the works of the giant water tank that the directors of SAPASMA wanted to put into operation less than 20 meters from a pre-historic ceremonial center with centuries of history in the Cerro de las Tres Cruces.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    SAPASMA WORKS ON THE RELOCATION OF THE SURFACE TANK IN THE CERRO DE LAS TRES CRUCES
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. As of October 14, 2020.- The San Miguel de Allende Potable Water and Sewerage System (SAPASMA) concerned about the traditions of the San Miguel people, seeks alternatives for the relocation of the surface tank project in the Cerro de las Tres Cruces, which is part of the Aquaférico project, a work that will be built to guarantee the future supply of water to the city. Derived from the meeting with citizens on Monday, October 12, and within the commitments acquired, it is reported that, for the moment, SAPASMA has ordered the suspension of the construction of the surface tank, until work is done on a new technical proposal that guarantees absolute respect for acts of worship and traditions in the Cerro de las Tres Cruces.

    Yours sincerely,
    SAPASMA Board of Directors
    GW: "concerned about the traditions" and maybe also concerned that violating the INAH orders may be a federal crime?

    After INAH suspended works on the water tank in Las Tres Cruces, SAPASMA says it will look for another place.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- After last October 9, SAPASMA sent workers from a construction company that will build a subdivision of almost 2,000 homes on the Cerro de las Tres Cruces to begin building an elevated tank in front of the Ceremonial Center ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Covid-19 vaccine won't be magic.
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    The director of HRAEB (Regional Hospital of High Specialty of Bajío) asks to be realistic, since preserving the hypothetical injections requires infrastructure that is not available in the state.

    We have to be very realistic, one thing is that there is a vaccine and another is to implement it in a massive way so that it reaches the population, but also that the vaccine against Covid-19 will be 50% effective as the one of influenza and that it has to apply periodically, "because it will not be a magic solution", informed the general director of the Regional Hospital of High Specialty of Bajío, Dr. Juan Luis Mosqueda Gómez. ...

    For vaccines that require the cold network between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (frozen), many things would have to be implemented due to the lack of the necessary facilities in the state and city of León, but what can be done, prior to the acquisition of vaccines we must demonstrate the efficacy and safety, but above all that the production capacity for all countries is demonstrated.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Fourteen more people die from coronavirus in Guanajuato.
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    In the middle of the yellow traffic light, the deaths of Covid-19 continue in Guanajuato, because this Wednesday the deaths of 14 people were reported and 156 new positive cases were registered in the entity.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Shame Anniversary.
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    A year ago, the authorities of the Municipal Government of San Miguel de Allende, Luis Alberto Villarreal and the Directorate of the Environment and Sustainability San Miguel de… made a call to the activist neighbors who were defending the trees of Guadalupe Avenue to finally establish dialogue that the neighbors had requested for more than a month and a half.

    Upon arriving at the agreed place, the neighbors found no dialogue, but rather they found 10 patrol cars full of police officers who had orders to take away all the detained leaders of the movement and they did so with blows, jerks and threats, without justification for their detention, something totally arbitrary and illegal.

    They arrested people who were passing by, they arrested parents of children who ate their food at the sit-in, suddenly leaving several minors, alone, without their parents, in the middle of the street, with people running and screaming in all directions, crying to see how their parents were beaten and dragged for being part of a noble cause.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    OPINION: Anniversary of the shame ... the Government and its police against tree defenders.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- This is a letter from Daniela Del Villar one year after the arrest of 13 activists, defenders of the trees of the Here goes: Anniversary of shame.

    “A year ago, the authorities of the Municipal Government of San Miguel de Allende, Luis Alberto Villarreal and the Directorate of ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Society today summons councilors and municipal directors to talk about patronages and privatization of parks.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.– This afternoon, the members of the civil society sent for the directors of the municipal government and members of the City Council to give them an explanation of the boards they want to form that would administer, rent and concession the spaces public of the Parks ....
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    They support San Miguel artisans with pantries.
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    October 14, 2020 Ana Barrón San Miguel de Allende, Gto.- The Directorate of Economic Development, International Relations and NGOs, in collaboration with the System for the Integral Development of the DIF Family, delivered 50 pantries to San Miguel artisans.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.

    Mexico will not be lent Moctezuma’s Crest.
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    President Obrador requested that his wife Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller, on her trip to Europe, petition the Austrian government to return Moctezuma’s crest, which is currently in the Anthropological Museum of Vienna. She, however, admitted that it was an almost impossible mission since the Austrian government has denied lending the crest on more than one occasion.
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    Red Cross will hold a large face-to-face and virtual auction.
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    * There are more than 80 pieces of artisans from San Miguel. By: Lic. Antonieta Herrera Rubio. SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, GTO., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020.- Paintings, sculpture, and crafts from locals and residents, is what the San Miguel de Allende Red Cross will auction on Saturday, October 17 . There are more than 80 pieces that will decorate life,
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.

    In October el Sindicato celebrates 25 years of building community and they celebrate with mini events.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - This October the Sindicato celebrates 25 years of building community, sharing culture and creating art in San Miguel de Allende, and to celebrate they have some mini events so as not to put the health of any guest at risk.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    The reactivation of tourism in SMA is slow and the artisans are not having a good time.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - In the handicraft market, vendors are not having a good time in this new normal, with the arrival of the Coronavirus pandemic, sales of their products had a decrease of up to 80 percent, ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Young people are invited to process their National Military Service Card.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The Municipal Government, through the Municipal Military Service Recruitment Office, summons young people between 18 and 39 years of age to process their National Military Service Card. The deadline is this Thursday, October 15 ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    The Cervantino Festival kicks off in Guanajuato… digitally.
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    GUANAJUATO.– Today the Cervantino International Festival was inaugurated like never before: without an audience. In an empty Juárez theater, with a stage where there are only officials, the governor Diego Sinhué and the director of the Cervantino, Mariana Aymerich.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
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    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information
    U.S. Embassy News, Updates, and Information.
    Lastest updates:
    • Video: U. S. Consular Agent. Ericka Montez Ruiz, Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende Oct 13.
    • SMA Consular Agency resuming limited in person services by October 13 (Posted October 10, 2020).
    • Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (September 24, 2020).
    • Subject: Mexico Travel Advisory – Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Mexico City (September 8, 2020).
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    COVID-19 Home and Care Guide
    COVID-19 Medical Information for San Miguel de Allende Mexico
    Up-to-date information regarding the current coronavirus. Learn about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, and what to do if you experience symptoms.
    Home and Care Guide
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    COVID Testing Policy Change
    Beginning next week, SMA will offer free testing for all patients who meet symptomatic criteria.

    Please reach out to Joey Merrifield and she can screen you and help you with the process.
    Covid-19 SMA Oct 14

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    From the COVID FB SMA page
    (It is a public page; you do NOT need to be a Facebook member to read)

    Seasonal Flu Shots
    Part 1: About Seasonal Flu and Influenza Vaccines.
    Part 2: Types of Flu Vaccines.
    Part 3: Flu Vaccine Availability in SMA.
    More on Flu Vaccines….. ≥65 years.

    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
    ... Based on our clinical experience we feel confident in saying that some people have had false negative tests. This should come as no surprise given the data - see below. This has occurred at every private lab we have used and the government lab too. ...

    To sum up, most health care providers now lean towards making a clinical diagnosis, ruling in positive patients based on their symptoms and history of exposure, rather than ruling out patients on the basis of the negative tests. It would be smart for all of us to follow this logic to avoid being misled by a false negative result.
    False Negative Covid PCR Test Results
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    If ANYONE tells you that a blood test of any kind can diagnose an active COVID-19 infection in SMA, they are DEAD WRONG.
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