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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PHOTOS: Washington Blade reports from US-Mexico border, Central America

Washington Blade 09 Apr 2019
Lavers) Migrants gather at Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, on Jan ... Lavers) Migrants sleep in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, on Jan ... Lavers) Clothes from migrants in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, hang on walls surrounding the park on Jan....
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Rough start costs Rams in area playoff

Mineral Wells Index 03 Apr 2019
AZLE – There were glimpses of this year's district champion Rams soccer team on Tuesday night. For a 30-plus minute stretch in the second half, led by sophomore forward Marvin Renteria's team-leading 17th goal of the year, the Rams outplayed the Eagles ... Fellow keeper Miguel Hidalgo allowed one goal on eight saves in the second half ... .......
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Dreaming the Impossible Dream at Hampton Theatre Company

The East Hampton Star 28 Mar 2019
Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, “Man of La Mancha” is based on Miguel de Cervantes’s ... Matthew Conlon, a regular here, plays the wandering hidalgo Don Miguel de Cervantes, who almost 500 years ago in Spain was imprisoned during the Inquisition....
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LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico border

Washington Blade 27 Mar 2019
Tapachula’s Miguel Hidalgo Central Park is a few blocks west of the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center and Brigada Callejera de Apoyo a la MujerElisa Martínez.” ... Migrants sleep in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, on Jan ... Refugee Agency in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Jan....
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Driver in fatal wrong-way crash was making 300-mile trip home

Victoria Advocate 20 Mar 2019
At the time of the fatal crash, Mercedes resident Carlos Zamarripa Campos, 48, was attempting to return home to Hidalgo County from Houston, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety ... Campos, she said, had gotten plenty of sleep before departing ... “It’s very hard not to have closure,” Rodriguez said. About 3.30 a.m....
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MWHS soccer clinches second-straight district title

Mineral Wells Index 09 Mar 2019
Rams keeper Miguel Hidalgo had 13 saves Friday night, including two huge stops in a 4-2 shootout win over Stephenville. By IAN PRIBANIC sports@mineralwellsindex.com ... Great team effort." ... Meanwhile, Rams sophomore keeper Miguel Hidalgo snagged a pair of shootout saves to finish with 13 on the night and clinch the win ... "First half we didn't do that ... .......
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Rams, Lady Rams knock-off 5A Wylie

Mineral Wells Index 07 Mar 2019
Reminiscent of a 2017 quarterfinal playoff, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams took down Abilene Wylie on Tuesday, 1-0, at Ram Stadium ... Keeper Reagan Carter had a clean sheet and 10 saves to get the win. The No ... In tandem, Rams goal keepers Miguel Hidalgo and Cody Oakland combined for 14 saves to keep the Bulldogs at bay ... .......
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MWHS soccer sweeps district home opener

Mineral Wells Index 21 Feb 2019
The now 12th-ranked Lady Rams – based on the latest TGCA poll released Feb. 20, played the Lady Lions to a 0-0 stalemate at the end of regulation ... Rams win big, 5-0 ... In net, Oakland had one save on the night and sophomore Miguel Hidalgo finished with five to get the win and move the Rams into second place in their three-team district ... .......
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MWHS soccer splits a pair with Aledo

Mineral Wells Index 04 Feb 2019
The Mineral Wells High School soccer program split a pair of matches with the 5A Aledo Bearcats on Friday night at Ram Stadium. In just their second loss of the season, the No ... 5 at Decatur ... Rams freshman forward Elvis Lee was credited with an assist, and MWHS sophomore goalkeeper Miguel Hidalgo earned his fifth win of the season behind 11 saves ... 5....
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Luz, an evening of Flamenco Friday Harbor

The San Juan Journal 04 Feb 2019
... “Chuscales”, Basilio Garcia, Paco Heredia, Elena Andujar, Jesus Montoya, Zorongo Flamenco Dance, La Tania, Miguel Vargas, Nelida Tirado, Antonio Hidalgo, Curro Cueto, Ruben de Maria, Gonzalo Grau, Edwin Aparicio, Amparo Heredia, Antonio Granjero and Omayra Amaya....
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MWHS soccer sweeps Springtown

Mineral Wells Index 30 Jan 2019
SPRINGTOWN – Another double header and another pair of shutout wins was the result for the Rams and Lady Rams of Mineral Wells High School soccer on Tuesday. Traveling on the road to face POJO, the now No ... Elder has 10 ... With a record of 11-1-1, the No ... +1 ... Rams sophomore keeper Miguel Hidalgo added a pair of saves for his fifth win of the year ... .......
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Rams soccer scores shutout of Snyder

Mineral Wells Index 29 Jan 2019
The Mineral Wells Rams soccer team (5-5-2) pulled back to .500 on the season with a 4-0 win over the Snyder Tigers on Friday at Ram Stadium. It was the second straight victory for the Rams – ranked No ... 17-19. On Friday, Rams goalkeeper Miguel Hidalgo was at his best with six saves and a clean sheet for his fourth win of the season ... .......
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MWHS soccer hounds Hirschi

Mineral Wells Index 24 Jan 2019
Reminiscent of Queen Elsa, the Mineral Wells High School Lady Rams soccer team was anything but bothered by the frigid-cold temperatures on Tuesday night, as the girls coasted to a 9-0 match win against the Hirschi Lady Huskies ... 7-ranked Lady Rams (Ranked No ... In net, Rams keeper Miguel Hidalgo finished with 7 saves on Tuesday ... .......

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