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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Howdy, neighbor: Vela discusses meeting with Mexican president

The Brownsville Herald 05 Aug 2019
U.S. Rep ... The congressman from Brownsville said he learned a lot about what’s happening in Mexico under the new administration ... As does Congress. Vela said the U.S ... A photograph shows Vela strolling down an ornate corridor with AMLO, Congressman Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles just behind them and a painting of Miguel Hidalgo, Father of Mexico, on the wall....

The 'American Dream' of many migrants becoming a Mexican one

This is Money 24 Jul 2019
Migrants use an improvised raft to cross the Suchiate river from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Mexico ... Migrants mingle in the Miguel Hidalgo park in Tapachula, Mexico, many wondering if their "American dream" may need to be modified. The 29 year old arrived in Mexico on Friday with his wife Miriam, Gadiel and a young daughter ... ....

Minor quake shakes Mexico City, latest in week of tremors

Yahoo Daily News 18 Jul 2019
A report published on Wednesday by the SSN and the National Autonomous University of Mexico found that 16 small earthquakes have struck Mexico City's central Miguel Hidalgo district between July 12-17 ... ....

Lands of the free: Independence days around the world

The Daily Californian 03 Jul 2019
Lands of the free ... On that day 209 years ago, Catholic priest Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla made a stirring speech, now known as the Cry of Dolores, that advocated for an end to oppressive Spanish rule. After the speech, Hidalgo led a march under the banner of Mexico’s patron saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, which attracted thousands of followers ... India....

Bunye: How did it start?

Sun Star 14 Jun 2019
The day marked the termination of American rule in the Philippines ... Mexico commemorates that day on September 16, 1810, when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a parish priest (!) in Dolores, Mexico, issued the “Gritos de Dolores” ... Hidalgo asked them to rise against the Spanish peninsulars, demanding equality of races and the redistribution of land ... L.P ... Note....

Mexico’s toughest cop took bullets in the fight against cartels. Now he’s seeking revenge.

The Los Angeles Times 31 May 2019
Mexico & The Americas World Mexico’s toughest cop took bullets in the fight against cartels. Now he’s seeking revenge ... It was that last bullet that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Advertisement ... Julian Leyzaola meets shop owners Gilberto Estrada, left, and his mother, Elodia Ramirez, while campaigning at Mercado Miguel Hidalgo in Tijuana ... .......

Dolores Park Neighbors Worry About Increasing Violence After Daytime Shooting

CBS Sports 28 May 2019
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Police are still searching for a gunman who shot a man in Dolores Park in the stomach Sunday and took off ... and 20th St. near the Mission Police station ... The President of the Mission Dolores Neighborhood association is calling for additional foot patrols near the Miguel Hidalgo statue where the shooting happened ... ....

Field trips promote science learning across borders

Corvallis Gazette-Times 24 May 2019
The Willamette River and the Laja River basin in Mexico are climates that don’t necessarily have a lot in common ... birds ... Students at the local schools also exchange video messages, photos and art projects with a partner school, Primaria Miguel Hidalgo, Santa Rosa de Lima, in Guanajuato, Mexico ... × ... Loading&hellp;. {{title}}. {{start_at_rate}} ... .......

Rams, Lady Rams soccer earn TASCO honors

Mineral Wells Index 15 May 2019
MWHS sophomore striker Marvin Renteria was named to the TASCO all-region first-team this month along with teammates Miguel Hidalgo and Diego Andrade ... Rams sophomore goalkeeper Miguel Hidalgo, sophomore forward Marvin Renteria and sophomore midfielder Diego Andrade were each selected to the all-region first-team....

Revisiting the history of Cinco de Mayo, Lorain County celebrations

The Morning Journal 03 May 2019
The Mexican Mutual Society, 1820 E. 28 St ... Mexican Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia, celebrates the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores,” or the “Cry of Dolores” event that triggered the War of Independence from Spain in 1810, according to the website.Cinco De Mayo in the U.S ... .......

5 things to know about Cinco de Mayo

Fowler Tribune 02 May 2019
Thursday. May 2, 2019 at 9.01 AM. Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday, May 5. While many use it as the chance to enjoy a margarita and Mexican food, there's more to the holiday than tequila. Here are five things to know about Cinco de Mayo ... 16, which is the day priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched a call to arms against Spain in 1810 ... than in Mexico ... ....

What is Cinco de Mayo, why do people celebrate it, and why is it significant ...

The Independent 02 May 2019
Cinco de Mayo is a cultural phenomenon in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate Mexican culture and, for some, an opportunity to drink a lot of margaritas and cerveza ... On that day in 1810, Mexican revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla made a famous call to arms for his fellow men and women to resist Spanish colonial government. . ....

Rams soccer nets all-district honors

Mineral Wells Index 25 Apr 2019
Second-team all-district selections for the Rams are Cristian Rodriguez, Cristian Narvaez, Jose Martinez and Miguel Hidalgo. Rams keeper Miguel Hidalgo was selected o the 6-4A all-district first team for the 2019 season ... Martinez added a pair of assists in eight starts, and the sophomore goalkeeper Hidalgo had a team-high 159 saves in 18 matches ... .......

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