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Mineral de Pozos is Designated Magic Town

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Mineral de Pozos is Designated Magic Town

Mineral de Pozos, Gto. Thursday, February 16, 2012. We have a party! Mineral de Pozos, municipality of San Luis de la Paz, was designated Magic Town by the Federal Ministry of Tourism, this afternoon at the Miner´s Plaza. This way, it enters a select group of towns, 49 till now, which have received this distinction in Mexico. A colorful celebration was lived, for the happiness of the appointment and the governmental funds that will be assigned to the project, which augurs a promising future for Pozos.

At the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the rehabilitation of the Manuel Doblado Plaza, the action returned to the Miner´s Plaza.  There, the long-awaited moment arrived: the designation of Mineral de Pozos as a Magic Town.

As a prelude to the appointment, Los Gavilanes Mariachi, from Mineral de Pozos, played a series of beautiful songs, which everyone loved.  Among the crowd, we observed people from Mineral de Pozos and San Luis, as well as mayors and businessmen from the region.

Next, the personalities were introduced.  The Governor of Guanajuato, Juan Manuel Oliva Ramirez, the Federal Secretary of Tourism , Rebeca Gloria Guevara Manzo, and the Municipal President, Javier Becerra, stood out.

It was the latter who welcomed the special guests.  Professor Fernando Sanchez Garcia, member of the Pozos Magic Town Committee, excited expressed his happiness because the dream came true.

Gloria Guevara, Secretary of Tourism, voiced in her speech that Pozos is privileged, since there are 2,500 municipalities that exist in the country, and only now 49 are considered Magic Towns.  She also explained that the designation recertifies each year, so residents must work to maintain it.  In her view, people are the ones who make the magic and the difference.

Juan Manuel Oliva, Governor of Guanajuato, said that it there has been a great investment in Pozos.  54.8 million pesos have been used so far for its improvement.

10 million have been destined to the Melchor Ocampo Plaza, where there will be an auditorium, an outdoor sightseeing area, walk paths and restrooms.  7.5 million are for the upgrading of the Melchor Ocampo Street, which gives access to many of the touristic attractions.

For the construction of the Visitors Center were allocated 24 million pesos.  It will feature a mining museum, commercial locations, ATMs, a sightseeing tower, an exhibition hall, a multi-use room, a greenhouse, a first aid room, a restaurant, a terrace bar, and gardens.

Another 2 million are for the assurance of 26 mines, with protection and screens.  Finally, 11.3 million will be used for water and sanitary structure works.

The Governor pointed out that the ancient mining town "Today has consolidated in a new stage, as one of the most important touristic places of the state.  Mineral de Pozos returns to life and shares its magic with Guanajuato, Mexico and the world".

To close the ceremony, the Governor, Juan Manuel Oliva, and the Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara, unveiled the official plaque of the designation of Mineral de Pozos as a Magic Town.

The celebration continued with a meal and artistic events.   Among the performers were scheduled: the Corazon Endiosado group, the International Violins of the Aguascalientes Brothers, the Maxorhu group, the Venado Azul group, the Esperanza Azteca Orchestra, the Aguilas Que No Se Olvidan group and Guillermo Velazquez and Los Leones de la Sierra.



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