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    Oct 22, 2019:
    • Day of the dead in SMA,
    • Mexico City restaurant wins fight over its name,
    • Wool and Brass Fair returns,
    • 'La Catrina:' Mexican representation of Death,
    • Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario home of the “Superheroes of Nature”,
    • Young Sanmiguelenses get a pass to the NASA Space Apps Global competition,
    • Power blackouts likely again for hundreds of thousands of Californians this week.

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    Day of the dead in San Miguel de Allende
    In San Miguel de Allende we honor the memory of the faithful departed on the occasion of the day of the dead, a tradition that brings together crowds and revives the city by filling with colors, culture and joy. It teaches us that death is part of life and we should celebrate it. We invite you to celebrate with us, here the calendar of activities...
    Day of the dead in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Mexico City restaurant wins fight over the morality of its name
    Mexico City restaurant chain Pinche Gringo BBQ has won a long legal battle over the morality of its name.

    Article 4 of the Industrial Property Law stipulates that a brand cannot be registered if it is deemed to be contrary to the morals and good manners of society.

    The word pinche means “damn” in colloquial Mexican Spanish although it can also be translated as a far more offensive term, depending on how it is used. Accordingly, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) refused to register the name.
    Mexico City restaurant wins fight over the morality of its name.
    See also: The importance of being called Pinche Gringo (and fighting for it) (sp).

    The Wool and Brass Fair returns this fall
    After a couple of editions without taking place in the autumn the Wool and Brass Fair, returns this November 15. The headquarters will be the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center.

    It was in 1978, at the initiative of artisans of that time, that the Wool and Brass Fair began, which was put on hold.

    However, in the current administration headed by Luis Alberto Villarreal García, local artisans are committed to retaking this important event, which will be a fundamental piece in edition number XLI, which will take place from November 15 to 24 in the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center «The Necromancer».
    The Wool and Brass Fair returns this fall (sp).

    'La Catrina:' Mexican representation of Death
    According to The Yucatan Times the “Día de Muertos” in Mexico has become one of the most iconic festivities of this country and has even managed to cross borders and oceans – most prominently – in the figure of the elegant skeleton lady of La Catrina. Yet where does she come from?

    The Calavera Catrina was born in 1912 from the imagination of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, but that wasn’t her name back then. Posada published the first illustration of this great dame of death under the name of La Calavera Garbancera as a social criticism of the indigenous Mexican women who rejected their roots and tried to pass as European.
    'La Catrina:' Mexican representation of Death.

    It will be Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario home of the “Superheroes of Nature”
    Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario and the American Museum of Natural History present the exhibition "Superheroes of Nature, Life to the Limit", which from next Friday, November 1 may be visited on the premises.

    Once again, Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario manages to attract an international exhibition that provides cultural, educational and entertainment content.

    Coming from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, "Superheroes of Nature, Life to the Limit", will lead visitors to explore and learn, how different species survive against extreme ecosystems, without stopping their functions such as reproduce, breathe , move, eat and protect against extreme changes in its ecosystem.
    It will be Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario home of the 'Superheroes of Nature' (sp).

    Young Sanmiguelenses get a pass to the NASA Space Apps Global competition
    This weekend the dragons of the Sanmiguelense Institute resume their flight in an international competition. Now they do it with their pass to NASA Space Apps Global and a special event in Israel.

    On this occasion the multidisciplinary team composed of Magdiel Contla López, Elías Rico, Elizabeth López Ammirata, Are Garcia “Ctrl + Z” of the Sanmiguelense Institute, participated in the hackathon of NASA Space Apps Challenge Guanajuato, which took place on the 18th , October 19 and 20 at the University of Guanajuato (DCEA campus).
    Young Sanmiguelenses get a pass to the NASA Space Apps Global competition (sp).

    Power blackouts likely again for hundreds of thousands of Californians this week
    Less than two weeks after it was slammed for cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers to prevent wildfires, California's biggest utility said Monday it will likely have to do it again this week.
    Power blackouts likely again for hundreds of thousands of Californians this week.

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