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    August 11, 2019:
    • Widespread Mexico Bank Outages,
    • Guanajuato’s Vineyards,
    • CANACO urges everyone to work together,
    • Alleged murderer in Infonavit Malanquin arrested,
    • 2.5 million weapons come from the US held by cartels,
    • Sexual violence infests Mexico,
    • Mexico Leaving Its Protected Witnesses in Limbo,
    • Celaya: Extortion collection in Guanajuato,
    • Cloistered in San Miguel,
    • What is geoengineering—and why should you care?
    • ICYMI: In case you missed it ...,
      • Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit,
      • Street Closure August 12 - 17,
      • La Pulga Flea Market August 18.

    Widespread outages at banks across Mexico
    Our payment system provider for credit and debit cards informs us that it presents problems in the service to different banks, so you may experience rejections in some transactions for unavailable service. (1/2)

    Banking institutions such as HSBC, Santander and Banorte reported problems with banking transactions this Saturday, causing card payments and ATM transactions to be declined for unavailable service.
    Widespread outages at banks across Mexico.
    Back to normal? Banorte informs that payment system for credit and debit cards has been restored.

    Guanajuato’s Vineyards: A Comeback 400 Years in the Making
    By Jesús Aguado Guanajuato’s grape harvest season is upon us, and thus so too are the grape harvest festivals being offered by vineyards throughout the Bajío, a boon to area wine lovers and a economic booster for the state. According to figures shared by the Secretariat of Tourism’s Teresa Matamoros and President of the Tourism ...
    Guanajuato’s Vineyards: A Comeback 400 Years in the Making.

    CANACO urges everyone to work together for Security
    Through a statement the National Chamber of Commerce in San Miguel de Allende, concerned about the information disseminated at the national level, urged the authorities of the three levels of government to work together to find urgent mechanisms to safeguard the integrity of those who are They have been affected.

    The members of the National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Services, CANACO SERVyTUR, concerned about the information that has been disseminated through various media, recognized nationally, where issues related to insecurity, crime rates, extortion are exhibited and low in tourism in San Miguel de Allende, we want to issue our position as representatives of the agency, which is an important part of the economy of our Municipality...
    CANACO urges everyone to work together for Security (sp).
    See also: CANACO SMA asks authorities to work on 'URGENT MEASURES' for security in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    The alleged person responsible for the murder in Infonavit Malanquin is arrested
    Likewise, the neighbors indicated that after the fact, the alleged perpetrators fled in a white sedan-type vehicle; an operation was immediately activated in which they acted jointly with the C4 cameras to detect the indicated vehicle, which is located on the Manuel Zavala Libramiento, at the height of Lomas de San Antonio.

    The units of the Ministry of Public Security give the car a reach and interview the driver, who identified himself as Juan “N” and coincided with the previous descriptions. He proceeded with his arrest to make himself available to the State Prosecutor's Office and to carry out the relevant investigations.
    The alleged person responsible for the murder in Infonavit Malanquin is arrested (sp).
    See also: Jairo, the man who was shot dead in the Infonavit Mlanquín (sp).

    2.5 million weapons come from the US held by cartels
    In Mexico, victims of firearms trafficked from the United States are counted by thousands, while on the other side of the Rio Grande the weak regulation for the purchase, sale and possession of equipment considered for the exclusive use of the armed forces has driven by more In a decade that drug cartels have illegally acquired about 2.5 million heavy-gauge weapons across that border, reports from national authorities and scholars of the subject coincide.

    Estimates of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) and of the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System report that about 250 thousand firearms enter the country illegally each year, including long weapons (AK-47), grenades from various types, rocket launchers, rockets, grenade launchers and machine guns, in that area the so-called 50-gauge Barret that have the ability to shoot down aircraft.
    2.5 million weapons come from the US held by cartels (sp).

    Sexual violence infests Mexico
    In Mexico, 600,000 sexual offenses are committed every year; 9 out of 10 victims are women, and 40% are under the age of 15.
    Sexual violence infests Mexico.

    Mexico Leaving Its Protected Witnesses in Limbo
    A key witness in Mexico has stated that she will not give further evidence against leaders of the Zetas drug cartel, after authorities withdrew her security measures, suggesting that the country’s slashing of its witness protection program has gone too far.
    Mexico Leaving Its Protected Witnesses in Limbo,

    Celaya: Up to 30 thousand, collection of floor in Guanajuato
    Organized crime has set quota for entrepreneurs and merchants, although it is not the same, since it depends on the size of the business. Rates range from 500 to 30 thousand pesos a week, the victims confirmed to MILLENNIUM, who say they are fearful of the increase in direct extortion in the area of ​​the state industrial corridor.

    “It doesn't need to be a big business, they go to the little shops in the corner. First they leave you a paper, a simple paper written on any notebook sheet, they tell you that they will go through their quota and now. Days later they arrive as if they were subscribers, most of them are two men on a motorcycle, ”said a businessman who asked for anonymity.
    Up to 30 thousand, collection of floor in Guanajuato (sp).

    Cloistered in San Miguel
    Beatrice was a Portuguese lady-in-waiting to the Queen in the 1400s. Having good looks that raised the jealousy of the Queen, Beatrice left courtly life to become a nun and was the founder of the monastic Order of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady. ...

    A small cloister of this order still resides at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, often called Las Monjas (The Nuns). The local cloister was founded in 1754 by the teen aged Maria Josefa Lina de la Canal who was then the wealthiest bachelorette in San Miguel. She died at 34 having created a cloistered convent for over 70 nuns.
    Joseph Toone Cloistered in San Miguel.

    What is geoengineering—and why should you care?
    Traditionally, geoengineering has encompassed two very different things: sucking carbon dioxide out of the sky so the atmosphere will trap less heat, and reflecting more sunlight away from the planet so less heat is absorbed in the first place.

    The first of these, known as “carbon removal” or “negative emissions technologies,” is something that scholars now largely agree we’ll need to do in order to avoid dangerous levels of warming (see “One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky”). Most no longer call it “geoengineering”—to avoid associating it with the second, more contentious branch, known as solar geoengineering.

    This is a blanket term that includes ideas like setting up sun shields in space or dispersing microscopic particles in the air in various ways to make coastal clouds more reflective, dissipate heat-trapping cirrus clouds, or scatter sunlight in the stratosphere. ...

    Critics argue that openly talking about the possibility of a technological “solution” to climate change (it’s not a solution, as explained above) will ease pressure to address the root cause of the problem: rising greenhouse-gas emissions. And some believe that moving forward with outdoor experiments is a slippery slope. It could create incentives to conduct ever bigger experiments, until we’re effectively doing geoengineering without having collectively determined to.
    What is geoengineering—and why should you care?

    ICYMI: In case you missed it

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    Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit
    What: Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit.
    Where: University of Guanajuato art gallery San Miguel campus.
    When: Grand opening was August 9. Exhibit continues through August 31.
    Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit.

    Street Closure August 12 - 17
    Monday 12 to August 17 CLOSURE OF STREETS: Street: Hernández Macías, section: Mesones a Canal. Street: Canal, section: Hernández Macías to Zacateros. Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    La Pulga Flea Market August 18
    Sunday July 18, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel

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