The Six Pack Of News Of The Week

Editor’s Comment

Rethinking Tourism

In 1979, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) proclaimed September 27 as World Tourism Day to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of its statutes. Tourism has become a major player in international trade and at the same time represents one of the main sources of income for many developing countries. This growth goes hand in hand with increased diversification and competition between destinations. The declaration of this day took place in Torremolinos, Spain. The date is also considered appropriate because it coincides with the end of the high vacation season in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning in the southern half. This 2022 World Tourism Day is being celebrated with the theme «Rethinking Tourism.»

The last farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth began on Monday at 9am, when Big Ben chimed with its bell hammer muffled with a leather pad. The funeral cortege arrived at Westminster Abbey at 11am, when the country fell silent as a sign of respect. Some 2,000 guests were invited to the state funeral, including members of the Royal family, as well as prime ministers, U.K. authorities, and heads of state from around the world, including Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard, who went on behalf of Mexico. The queen’s remains now lie in the King George VI Chapel at Windsor Castle, next to her father. 

This week is about the feeling of brotherhood in Mexico

September 19 is a fateful day for Mexico. On this day, in different years, the country was hit by earthquakes that left hundreds dead and thousands of families still without a roof over their heads. Millions of young people only knew about the earthquake of 1985 through their parents’ stories or the chronicle of each year in the media. Now they know and understand what it is like to live in the aftermath of this tragedy. In their minds, the feeling of brotherhood resurfaced with the 2017 earthquake is still fresh, but we want to remember again what was experienced 36 years ago when the 8.1 earthquake devastated Mexico City. The 85 earthquake was of magnitude 8.1 and began at 7:17am, although in Mexico City it was felt at 7:19am and lasted two minutes. Its effects were devastating (Note taken from the Sol de Mexico newspaper.

Memories of the Sanmiguleada

In 2007 the traditional Sanmiguelada, an event that took place on the third Saturday of September where bulls were released in the main streets of San Miguel, was suspended. After 34 years of celebrating the Sanmiguelada, it was cancelled by the current City Hall, arguing that it was impossible to control the event. In 2006, some 50,000 young people from all over the country had come to the event. On the other hand, it should be remembered that the municipal administration of that time was negotiating with UNESCO to have the city and sanctuary of Atotonilco designated as Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Fifteen years after the suspension of the Sanmiguelada, tourism grew with new products, and economically this event was no longer relevant for the people of San Miguel; however, there are many good memories of the third weekend of September, because everything happened!

Master Landscape Artists of the MUNAL in Querétaro

The Museo de Arte de Querétaro (MAQRO) presented the group show Poéticas de la contemplación. Maestros Paisajistas del MUNAL, with a selection of 21 emblematic pieces by the best Mexican landscape artists, headed by José María Velasco, Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl), and Joaquín Clausell; followed by Cleofas Almanza, Francisco de Paula Mendoza, and Armando García Nuñez. The exhibition, which belongs to the collection of the National Museum of Art, portrays diverse landscapes of Mexico from the 19th to the early 20th centuries, a period in which our country went through diverse political and social transformations in a very short period of time. The collection leaves Mexico City for the first time and will remain until February 20, 2023. You can’t miss it!

Global Startup Call for Proposals

Global Startup is a program of JuventudEsGTO in collaboration with ASKHA Mexico which seeks young entrepreneurs and businessmen from Guanajuato with innovative ideas to generate productive projects. The program encourages development of business models based on sustainability and innovation, along with forging links to globally with international organizations that strengthen them for their launch and/or expansion, through a comprehensive program of training and competition. The winners of the call will be entitled to participate in the following program of activities: intensive business model development bootcamp, virtual project presentation rounds with international organizations, and participation in a hackathon: SME Challenges in the Metaverse. Valid until October 8, 2022. For more info, visit: