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    News and Coronavirus Update:
    • The SMA US Consular Agency is Here to Help.
    • "Rented" traffic lights to be removed?
    • COMUDE begins to charge for the use of tennis courts.
    • Sapasma directors 'catch' an employee 'doing business' with Sapasma water.
    • CASA AC 'day for the elimination of violence against women'
    • They try to capture the SMA crocodile without success.
    • Morelia International Film Festival (FICM): Second tour “Cine para Todxs”.
    • Animal Control protects dogs reported in Lomas de San José and the owner responds.
    • Guanajuato adds nine deaths from Covid-19 and 43 new infections.
    • Lena Bartula: In Her Power: Images of the Sacred Feminine.
    • Beware fraudulent cyber loans.
    • Thanksgiving pumpkin pie recipe.
    • Leon: Alejandra Gutiérrez warns that they will toughen penalties for drunk drivers.
    • Canada ends COVID-19 policy turning back asylum-seekers between border crossings.
    • Coronavirus in Mexico as of November 22: 916 infections and 53 deaths were registered in the last day.
    • Corona Capital 2021: first massive festival in Mexico City since the pandemic closure.
    • U.S. raises COVID-19 travel warning for Germany, Denmark.
    • Real Estate Frauds In San Miguel De Allende
    • Don Day: Holy mackerel, it’s sierra season.
    • Musings Magic SMA: Semper Fi, Dad. Semper, Fi.
    • Sneak attack.

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    The SMA US Consular Agency is Here to Help.
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    Who can you, as a US expat, call if you need help? If bad things happen while you are in Mexico, for example, you lose your passport, lose your money, are arrested, are a victim of crime, call the San Miguel de Allende US Consular Agency!
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at November 22, 2021 5:20 pm.

    "Rented" traffic lights to be removed from San Miguel de Allende?
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    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; November 22, 2021.- In San Miguel de Allende the traffic lights that the previous administration placed will be removed, since they are rented and Mayor Mauricio Trejo commented that he is not willing to pay 51 million pesos in rent. ...

    He announced that there are already experts working on the issue of roads and he hopes to have a solution soon; for now he confessed that he asked the company not to move them and not to take them away.
    11 Informa (sp) | English.
    Published by 11 Informa at November 22, 2021, 7:54 pm.

    COMUDE begins to charge for the use of tennis courts by the hour.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - At COMUDE they begin to charge for the use of courts by the hour, a citizen shared a photo of the receipt in which he paid the amount of $ 129 pesos to occupy the tennis court.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 22, 2021 1:04 pm.

    Sapasma directors 'catch' an employee 'doing business' with water from a well in the organization.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Members of the Council of the San Miguel de Allende Potable Water System (SAPASMA) discovered and recorded an employee of the agency, offering water from a well managed by the System.

    In a video the employee is heard asking a "private individual" that in exchange for $100 pesos, he could fill a truck with 10,000 liters of water and for $200 pesos, one with 20,000 liters.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 22, 2021 2:41 pm.

    CASA AC will have a program for the 'day for the elimination of violence against women'
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The Center for Adolescents and Youth of San Miguel de Allende (CASA AC) will dedicate November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to carry out some activities in commemoration of the important date.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 22, 2021 1:38 pm.

    They try to capture the SMA crocodile without success.
    By Fernanda Morales. San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato - Behind the Jardines pantheon, in the upper part of San Miguel de Allende, the famous crocodile has practically become a tourist attraction, thanks to a video that circulated on social networks of the reptile swimming in the water accumulated by the heavy rains in September.

    A few weeks ago, we set out to search for it for several hours without success. Until today, November 22, without expecting it, we find the iconic, viral and famous Jardines crocodile taking his delicious sunbath, it is a small amphibian approximately 90 centimeters long and was lying on the banks of the sinkhole.
    TV Independencia (sp) | English.
    Published by TV Independencia at November 22, 2021 7:56 pm.

    Morelia International Film Festival (FICM): Second tour “Cine para Todxs”.
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    “El Placer es Mio” is an unmissable film from the “Cine Para Todxs” tour that includes films and documentaries that were part of some of the editions of the Morelia International Film Festival.
    Atención San Miguel
    Published by Atención San Miguel at November 22, 2021 5:28 pm.

    Animal Control protects dogs reported in housing in Lomas de San José.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., November 22, 2021. After a citizen complaint spread on social networks about a group of dogs in poor condition on a property in Lomas de San José, Animal Control carried out an operation to supervise and protect the Animals will be put up for adoption if the owner does not adapt a 'worthy' space for them.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at November 22, 2021 7:22 pm.

    They rescue 10 dogs from the house in Lomas de San José; they will look for a new home.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE .- Derived from several citizen complaints, some more than a year old and a recent one, various municipal agencies went to the address indicated in the community of Lomas de San José, to the northeast of the city and they corroborated the presence of 10 animals, housed in a private farm without conditions for their well-being.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 22, 2021 7:08 pm.

    The man who was reported to have dogs in poor condition responds.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - At the weekend, neighbors from "Lomas de San José" reported to us that a man has a pack of dogs in poor condition, that he has them locked up and that he constantly mistreats them. Today this person called us to answer and said ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 22, 2021 11:15 am.

    Guanajuato adds nine deaths from Covid-19 and 43 new infections.
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    Authorities call not to relax sanitary measures. No new deaths or new cases in SMA reported yesterday.
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.
    Published by El Sol de Bajio at November 22, 2021 4:49 pm.

    Coronavirus Dashboard.
    Latest Daily Official Changes:
    • SMA: no new deaths, no new cases.*
    • GTO: 9 new deaths, 43 new cases.
    • MEX: 53 new deaths, 916 new cases.
    For more see: Coronavirus Dashboard November 23, 2021.

    Happening This Week.
    • Midday Rotary Of SMA Speaker - Erika Montes Ruiz, SMA US Consular Agent Nov 23.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Nov 24.
    • El Charco del Ingenio English language tours Nov 25.
    • Historical Walking Tour from Patronato Pro Niños Nov 26.
    • Saturday Chess Nov 27.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Nov 27.
    • Los Frailes/La Cañada Community Bazaar Nov 27.
    • Lamb for sale, plus much more Nov 27.
    • Caja Negra Performing Arts Open House Fundraiser Nov 28.
    For more see: Upcoming Activities and Events November 23, 2021.

    Other.

    Lena Bartula: In Her Power: Images of the Sacred Feminine.
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    Lena Bartula: In Her Power: Images of the Sacred Feminine.

    Beware fraudulent cyber loans.
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    Cyber ​​crimes such as fraud through applications that make supposed loans have increased considerably, these are loans that offer quickly and without so many requirements, however, when you download the app you grant it permissions to access your photos, videos and contacts.

    This is a problem that affects the population nationwide and is spreading rapidly, generating various complaints about scams through various modes of operation.
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
    Published by Noticias Con Valor at November 22, 2021 9:57 pm.

    Thanksgiving is coming and a pumpkin pie recipe never hurts.
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    CDMX.- On November 25, Thanksgiving is celebrated (Thanksgiving, not only in the United States , but also in the United Kingdom, and it begins to be a trend in Mexico as well.

    And to this day share the recipe for a traditional dessert this holiday season is pumpkin pie.
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    Published by News San Miguel at November 22, 2021 5:16 pm.

    Alejandra Gutiérrez warns that they will toughen penalties for drunk drivers.
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    Leon, Gto. Mayor Alejandra Gutiérrez Campos, announced that she is already preparing an initiative to toughen the penalties of motorists who drive while intoxicated, which will be sent to the Local Congress for analysis. The above, after this weekend the road policeman, Luis Hurtado, died after he was run over by ...
    Zona Franca (sp) | English.
    Published by Zona Franca at November 22, 2021 2:14 pm.

    Canada ends COVID-19 policy turning back asylum-seekers between border crossings.
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    Canada is ending its pandemic-era policy of turning back asylum-seekers trying to cross into the country between ports of entry, according to a revised policy document released on Sunday.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at November 22, 2021 6:25 pm.

    Coronavirus in Mexico as of November 22: 916 infections and 53 deaths were registered in the last day.
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    According to the Ministry of Health (SSa), to date in the country there have been 3,864,278 total cases and 292,524 deaths.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at November 22, 2021 5:52 pm.

    The photos of Corona Capital 2021, the first massive festival in Mexico City since the closure due to the pandemic.
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    The event gathered 62,000 attendees on Sunday, the public had to bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to enter.
    Infobae (sp) | English.
    Published by Infobae at November 22, 2021 3:13 pm.

    U.S. raises COVID-19 travel warning for Germany, Denmark.
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    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised against travel to Germany and Denmark because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in those countries.
    Reuters
    Published by Reuters at November 22, 2021 2:50 pm.

    In case you missed it: highlights from yesterday's news.

    Real Estate Frauds In San Miguel De Allende
    In San Miguel de Allende a horrible fraud scheme is happening and people are being left without money or a home. It’s happening in condo developments that use heavy promotion in billboards around the city, but that collect payments from buyers and don’t deliver.

    TWO TYPES OF REAL ESTATE FRAUD
    » Those who don’t finish construction.- In this category are those developments which for years have collected payments for the houses (almost always between 20 to 60 percent of the price), but that are either late on construction or haven’t started at all. ...

    » Those who don’t give deeds.- In a similar manner to the previous ones, this developments have finished construction and in some cases they have even delivered the homes to the buyers, but they still don’t deliver their respective deeds to said buyers. ...
    MxLex.

    GW: This is a post from a law firm. I know nothing about the firm and this is not an endorsement. Is real estate fraud a real problem in SMA? Well, it does happen. See this from May 2021 ...

    Buyers sue Artesanto of the Corazón District in SMA for fraud and civil damages.
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    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.- Buyers of villas and houses in the Artesanto real estate project have them sued for FRAUD, before the judicial instances. The reason? the lack of fulfillment of the contract and the delivery of their houses. There were more than 400 buyers who have already spent more than 3 years waiting for delivery ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.

    Don Day: Holy mackerel, it’s sierra season.
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    Don Day visits the "number one ranked" San Miguel de Allende restaurant.
    Don Day: Holy mackerel, it’s sierra season.

    Musings Magic SMA: Semper Fi, Dad. Semper, Fi.
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    Robert J. Hawkins' moving tribute to his father.
    Musings Magic SMA: Semper Fi, Dad. Semper, Fi.
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    Sneak attack.
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