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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He built a life in the United States. In death, he chose Mexico

Finger Lakes Times 02 Mar 2020
citizen. But as immersed as he was in his new country, it was not where he wanted to be in the end ... Finally, the funeral home placed his wooden coffin in a shipping container and drove it to Los Angeles International Airport, where it was loaded into the cargo bay of Volaris Flight 913 to Guadalajara's Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport....
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Cuban opposition leader at risk of unfair trial

Amnesty 26 Feb 2020
Third UA. 134/19 AMR 25/1869/2020 Cuba Date. 25 February 2020. URGENT ACTION ... Miguel Díaz-Canel ... Hidalgo Esq ... sent an open letter to the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, reiterating our request to visit Cuba and monitor in situ ... - Open letter to president Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba, asking for access to the country to monitor the trial of José Daniel....
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Rams 1-0 in district following 4-2 shootout win against Stephenville

Mineral Wells Index 15 Feb 2020
Mineral Wells goalkeeper Miguel Hidalgo blocked three penalty kicks and four Rams booted home goals for a 4-2 shootout win to open District 6-4A on a high note following a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation play Friday night at Ram Stadium ... Hidalgo guessed wrong and over-committed ......
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Normalcy returns to Guatemala-Mexico border after caravan

Telegraph Herald 25 Jan 2020
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — From the roadside stand ......
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Holly Hill Honor Roll

Dothan Eagle 14 Jan 2020
John Maxwell Brown; Jonathan Cac-Mucu; Karen Castillo; Sofia Chalker; Eimee Cruz Hidalgo; Maximilian Echevarria; Logan Ezell; Xander Foster; Alfredo Francisco Miguel; Trent Gabel; Ethan Gerber; Aden Hendrix; Katherine Hesseltine; Emma Hetterling; Magnus Jahnke; Jeremy Jones; ......
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Thanks to drug violence, Tijuana still Mexico’s bloodiest city despite drop in homicides

The Los Angeles Times 07 Jan 2020
TIJUANA —  ... Tijuana has also long been the battleground for international drug-trafficking organizations fighting for control of routes to the U.S. On Tuesday, the last day of the year, the body of a young man between 25 and 30 years old was found around noon on Miguel Hidalgo Avenue in the Colonia 3 de Octubre neighborhood ... Advertisement ... ....
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Drug violence continues to grip Tijuana, with most homicides of any city in Mexico

Finger Lakes Times 06 Jan 2020
Tijuana has also long been the battleground for international drug-trafficking organizations fighting for control of routes to the U.S. On Tuesday, the last day of the year, the body of a young man between 25 and 30 years old was found around noon on Miguel Hidalgo Avenue in the Colonia 3 de Octubre neighborhood ... 27, according to Flores ... ....
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2019 offered plenty of sports highlights

Mineral Wells Index 30 Dec 2019
There were district championships, deep playoffs runs and heartbreaks over the past 12 months in area sports ... Here is a look at some of the highlights of 2019. January ... 2 Kennedale and No 4 ... TASCO selected Mineral Wells soccer players Reagan Carter, Karime Betancourt, Miguel Hidalgo, Diego Andrade and Marvin Renteria to all-state and all-region teams....
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Alex and Felipe: Migrants’ desperate journey ends in love

Washington Blade 23 Dec 2019
From left. and hold their marriage license after their wedding at Casa Ruby in D.C. on Dec. 6, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Casa Ruby). Editor’s note. The Washington Blade published a video version of this story on Dec. 18 ... border ... Clothes from migrants in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, hang on walls surrounding the park on Jan ... Lavers)....
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What crackdown? Migrant smuggling business adapts, thrives

Yahoo Daily News 20 Dec 2019
In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business ... the Sinaloa cartel. The hardening of U.S ... ___ ... ___ ... On the Texas border, Rio Grande towns like Miguel Aleman thrive on illegal cross-border traffic ... When Jesús and his family arrived in Reynosa, just downriver from Miguel Aleman and across the border from Hidalgo, Texas, armed men stopped the truck ... ....
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‘It’s a business that you’re not going to stop’ — smugglers make $4 billion a year trying to get people into the U.S.

Market Watch 19 Dec 2019
In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business ... the Sinaloa cartel. The hardening of U.S ... The U.S ... On the Texas border, Rio Grande towns like Miguel Aleman thrive on illegal cross-border traffic ... When Jesús and his family arrived in Reynosa, just downriver from Miguel Aleman and across the border from Hidalgo, Texas, armed men stopped the truck ... ....
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‘It’s a business that you’re not going to stop’ — people spend over $4 billion a year to be smuggled into the U.S.

Market Watch 19 Dec 2019
In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business ... the Sinaloa cartel. The hardening of U.S ... The U.S ... On the Texas border, Rio Grande towns like Miguel Aleman thrive on illegal cross-border traffic ... When Jesús and his family arrived in Reynosa, just downriver from Miguel Aleman and across the border from Hidalgo, Texas, armed men stopped the truck ... ....
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