Sunday, September 15, 2019

Grito de Dolores Heard In Kansas City Tonight

Just a bit of cultural apreciation from Kansas City because some of our more astute readers have noticed local celebration this evening and Mexicans flags flying locally even if, by that same token, American flags should fly at tonight's festivities in Mexico City . . .

Here's the occasion . . .

The Cry of Dolores (Grito de Dolores) is a historical event that occurred in Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo), Mexico, in the early morning of 16 September 1810. Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church and gave the pronunciamiento (call to arms) that triggered the Mexican War of Independence.

Every year on the eve of Independence Day, the President of Mexico re-enacts the Grito from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City, while ringing the same bell Hidalgo used in 1810.

Accordingly, relevant links and further reading for our TKC readers with inquiring minds about the nation to the South and the heritage of so many neighbors locally . . .

Historical Background

The Wise Guide : El Grito de Dolores

The Grito de Dolores ("Cry of/from Dolores") was the battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence, uttered on September 16, 1810, by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico. "My Children, a new dispensation comes to us today...Will you free yourselves?

Outcry After Murders

At least 44 bodies stuffed in over 100 bags discovered buried in well in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico have identified at least 44 bodies that were discovered among over 100 black bags that were found earlier this month buried in a well in the western part of the country. The mutilated human remains were discovered Sept.

Cycle Of Violence In Mexico

In Mexico's Cartel Country, a Murderer Who Kills Murderers Tells His Story

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico-The safe house sits on a side street in a barrio that looks out on the well-lit downtown of Guerrero's state capital and the dark foothills beyond. A late-model pick-up truck is parked in the street, and the surrounding alleys are scrawled with graffiti.

No Freedom Of Speech

12 Journalists Have Been Killed In Mexico This Year, The World's Highest Toll

This year, Mexico surpassed Syria to become the deadliest country for journalists, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Many consider that overall levels of violence and impunity in Mexico are the biggest problems facing Mexican journalists. But press advocates say the president's harsh rhetoric toward the media isn't helping the situation.

Supreme Opposition

Mexico says it disagrees with US Supreme Court order

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Thursday that Mexico's government doesn't agree with an "astonishing" U.S. Supreme Court order that would block migrants from countries other than Mexico and Canada from applying for asylum at U.S. borders.

It's A Round World After All

Mexico may be an unexpected winner of the US-China trade war

Much discussion of the places benefiting from the trade war has focused on countries like Vietnam. But Mexico is also a likely winner.

All Things Considered

16 de septiembre: Everything you need to know about 'El Grito'

by: Tristi Rodriguez Posted: / Updated: (KRON) - As Mexican Independence Day approaches, so does "El Grito". Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on Sept. 16, and el grito takes place the night before, just before midnight. "El Grito" refers to El Grito de Dolores, "the cry" that Father Miguel Hidalgo delivered to his parish on Sept.

The livesteam for those who paid just a modicum of attention in Spanish class . . .

Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!


Anonymous said...

So THAT's why there's a damn food truck on my block illegally. Damnit.

Anonymous said...

^^^ prolly not the only illegal thing happening.

Bad Hombre said...

Why does President Trump hate China?

Because they actually have a Great Wall!


Anonymous said...

^^^ Funny sh*t. Please report to your nearest I.C.E. office to pick up your prize.

- Garnish

Anonymous said...

And further evidence that Mexico is a shit hole.

CocoGaugin said...

Very good historical read. Enjoyed that piece a lot. Can't wait for the next one. Well done.