Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor (8 May 1753  – 30 July 1811), more commonly known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or simply Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.

He was a professor at the Colegio de San Nicolás Obispo in Valladolid and was ousted in 1792. He served in a church in Colima and then in Dolores, Guanajuato. After his arrival, he was shocked by the poverty he found. He tried to help the poor by showing them how to grow olives and grapes, but in Mexico, growing these crops was discouraged or prohibited by the authorities due to Spanish imports of the items. In 1810 he gave the famous speech, "The Cry of Dolores", calling upon the people to protect the interest of their King Fernando VII (held captive by Napoleon) by revolting against the European-born Spaniards who had overthrown the Spanish Viceroy.

He marched across Mexico and gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians who attacked and killed both Spanish Peninsulares and Criollo elites, even though Hidalgo's troops lacked training and were poorly armed. These troops ran into a clan of 6,000 well-trained and armed Spanish troops; most fled or were killed at the Battle of Calderón Bridge on 17 January 1811. Hidalgo was executed by a firing squad on 30 July 1811 at Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

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Lea County moves to Yellow

Hobbs News-Sun 25 Feb 2021
Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Grant, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro and Valencia ... The counties of Colfax (9.6), Curry (9.7), Hidalgo (8.4), Lea (9.6), Roosevelt (9) and Santa Fe (8.3) ......
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Grab some tequila, we're doing el grito

Crossville Chronicle 12 Feb 2021
For years, I’ve felt like I’ve been getting out of touch with my culture. English was my second language. I was even in ESL in kindergarten ... Growing up in Colorado, all my friends were Mexican ... I’d never been to Texas, I told her ... 16, 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest, rang the church bell to call on the Mexican War of Independence ... .......
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The Miner Who Became A Mexican National Symbol

The Tennessee Tribune 28 Jan 2021
Later, as the war for independence raged through Guanajuato, he joined the troops led by Miguel Hidalgo and participated in the battle to control the Alhóndiga de Granaditas ... When Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rose against the monarchy, many men followed him ... Hidalgo decided that the ......
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Facing a crush of COVID-19 patients, ICUs are completely full in at least 50 Texas hospitals

The Bryan Eagle 22 Jan 2021
A nurse visits a COVID-19 patient at the DHR Health Center in Edinburg on June 30, 2020 ... Credit. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune. Hidalgo County Health Authority Ivan Melendez says coming into COVID-19 units nowadays feels like going through a non-linear version of the five stages of grief. denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance....
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First Texas case of more contagious coronavirus variant identified in Harris County

The Bryan Eagle 07 Jan 2021
A sign urges resident to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic in Hidalgo County ... Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune ... County who had no history of travel, according to the state health services department and Judge Lina Hidalgo ... Do your part,” Hidalgo said in a Thursday tweet....
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South Texas restrictions were meant to protect people from COVID-19. Then the handcuffs and ticket ...

The Bryan Eagle 19 Dec 2020
Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune ... Torres, by contrast, spent five weeks in the Hidalgo County jail after a police officer caught him smoking and drinking a Busch Light beer outside a convenience store just after 11 p.m ... The teen said he was told he owed $1,000.A sign in Hidalgo County urges residents to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic....
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Restrictions on the South Texas Border Were Meant to Protect People From COVID-19. Then the ...

ProPublica 19 Dec 2020
Torres, by contrast, spent five weeks in the Hidalgo County jail after a police officer caught him smoking and drinking a Busch Light beer outside a convenience store just after 11 p.m ... In one April case, Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga after they found him intoxicated and passed out in a trailer park....
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Why the Virgin of Guadalupe is more than a religious icon to Catholics in Mexico

Alternet 14 Dec 2020
Each year, as many as 10 million people travel to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, in what is believed to be the largest Catholic pilgrimage in the Americas ... 12, will instead be held online this year ... For example, during Mexico's 19th-century independence movement, Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo used her image on his banners ... ....
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A Former Mexican President Chose To Celebrate The Country’s Independence On His Birthday

The Tennessee Tribune 03 Dec 2020
Hidalgo! Guerrero! Vicario! A half-million spectators gather in the public square below and respond with three shouts of ¡Viva México! after his speech ... It mimics the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call to arms in 1810. Hidalgo’s speech did not lead to a successful revolt, but it began Mexico’s eleven-year struggle for independence from Spain....
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Mexican president asks Pope Francis for conquest apology

The Hindu 11 Oct 2020
He asked the Pope to make a statement in favour of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s 19th-century independence leader, .......
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Mexican president asks Pope Francis for conquest apology, loan of codices

Taipei Times 11 Oct 2020
Lopez Obrador asked the pope to make a statement in favor of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s 19th-century independence leader who was once believed to have been excommunicated by the church for his involvement in the uprising ... However, researchers later said it appeared that Hidalgo had ......
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Mexico’s president asks Pope Francis for conquest apology

The Los Angeles Times 11 Oct 2020
López Obrador asked the pope to make a statement in favor of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s 19th century independence leader who was once believed to have been excommunicated by the church for his involvement in the uprising ... “I think it would be an act of humility and at the same time greatness” for the church to reconcile posthumously with Hidalgo....
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