Stories of love, dance and commerce are those that are remembered among the residents of the old Miraflores Alleywhich is located next to Santa Anita neighborhoodin the downtown area, a place that today looks neglected, with damage to the pedestrian infrastructure and where, according to the neighbors, fights are constant between groups that live in the surroundings.

About 20 families live in the alley, according to Ana María, one of the residents of the place, who remembers the chronicles that her mother told her when she was a child.

$!Forget.  The last time Callejón Miraflores was given a makeover was in 2008;  Currently, the place is dominated by graffiti and abandoned houses.

Forgot. The last time Callejón Miraflores was given a makeover was in 2008; Currently, the place is dominated by graffiti and abandoned houses.

“She was a merchant and she told us that in this neighborhood, in the entire alleyway that crosses to the viewpoint Manuel Moreno and Santa Anitathey put on the church festival, they were very happy festivals where they closed the streets, people danced danzón, I remember that all that was done, but there was a time when it became unsafe”, recalls Ana María.

Right there, in a small street that goes down to Mariano Escobedowhere a blade is formed, stories of lovers arose, because there is a Kiss alleyin addition to a staircase that leads to a square where today help is provided to a group of people living on the street.

$!Danger.  On Escobedo street, houses abound to the point of collapse.

Danger. On Escobedo street, houses abound to the point of collapse.

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COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT

It is a non-profit group headed by Don Gil, a neighbor of the neighborhood and who provides help to those in need.

“We have helped many people, here in my house is where they come and ask for help, there are people who are in very serious situations such as drugs, glass, but here we take that away from them, we help them.

“Right now I have several people who come here to eat, to have dinner, to spend the night,” explains Don Gil.

Like Ana María, she opined that in the alley and the Mirador, security surveillance is required. Municipal police to provide security to the neighbors, in addition to the rehabilitation of public space so that it can be used by families.

$!Rescue.  There are numerous houses that are abandoned and that make the place ugly.

Rescue. There are numerous houses that are abandoned and that make the place ugly.

“Sometimes here we don’t have electricity because they cut it off, almost no garbage passes up here, so we have to collect it in one place, but it’s a lot of effort for the neighbors, since most of them are older people,” he explained.

He recalled that the last rehabilitation that was done in that space was in 2008, when new streetlights were placed, the floor was restored and the viewpoint area was rescued with activities such as dance, street theater and other activities that motivated the neighbors. from the surroundings.

$!Fear.  Graffiti denotes insecurity;  the neighbors ask for more vigilance.

Fear. Graffiti denotes insecurity; the neighbors ask for more vigilance.

THEY WILL CARRY OUT ROUNDS

According to Municipal Government of SaltilloThe indication has already been given to the Municipal Police to carry out constant patrols in the area; Regarding the request for rehabilitation, they indicated that the issue is being reviewed.

For her part, Sofía Olguín, in charge of the Carolina District, a social development project of the carolina university that covers the surroundings of the institution, explained that there is a project in the planning process that will be announced in the coming weeks.

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J. A. Allen

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