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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El Defensor Chieftain 02 Feb 2023
Military veterans living in Socorro County may now take advantage of a no-cost transportation service provided by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services ... Courtesy photo ... Besides Socorro and Catron, veterans in Sierra, Torrance, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, Quay, Guadalupe, Cibola, Lincoln, DeBaca and Hidalgo also qualify ... ....

Migrants say Mexican immigration officials tricked them

La Prensa Latina 01 Feb 2023
People from Central America, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Cuba and Haiti told EFE that INM lied to induce them to register with authorities ... Authorities have been transporting migrants gathered in Tapachula’s Miguel Hidalgo Park to a large INM facility for processing ... EFE jmb/dr Tags .......

49ers announce watch parties in Philadelphia, Bay Area, Mexico, England

Boston Herald 26 Jan 2023
SANTA CLARA — Unwilling to fork over $1,146 for the average ticket to watch the 49ers in Philadelphia in the most expensive NFC Championship Game? Then the 49ers have a place for you to take your fandom elsewhere ... That even will be held at across the street from the stadium, at Victory Beer Hall at Xfinity Live ... Miguel Hidalgo, 11320 ... Alboa. Av....

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