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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Andres Oppenheimer: Mexico’s president should focus on violence, economy and technology, not ancient history

The Bryan Eagle 26 Nov 2019
Granted, every country has the right, even the duty, to commemorate its history and teach it to the next generations ... On Nov ... A day earlier, on Nov ... It had been a flag with a group image of historic figures, including independence and revolutionary heroes Miguel Hidalgo (1753-1811), Jose Maria Morelos (1765-1815) and Benito Juarez (1806-1872) ... ——— ... ———....

Why Changing The Way We See The Civil War Will Help Us Preserve Our Country

TPM 25 Nov 2019
The following is adapted from Gregory P. Down’s book, The Second American Revolution ... the Civil War ... They might retain their glamor — like José Martí in Cuba, Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico, even Toussaint-Louverture in Haiti — as emblems of romantic struggles that do not quite speak to the present political conditions ... Nor does the future ...  . Gregory P ... ....

Brackett ISD second six weeks honor roll

Del Rio News-Herald 14 Nov 2019
Aaden Aguirre, Robert Alderete, Zachary Britton, Miguel Cardoza, Jaylinn Garcia, Theodore Hermanson, Leeland Hidalgo, Kennedy Lopez, Daniella Mancha, Kalisa Molinar, Calista Perez, Juan Puente, Riley Reeves, Jacob Seargeant and Eva Yoder....

Cuba: Opposition leader at risk of torture: José Daniel Ferrer Garcia

Amnesty 13 Nov 2019
José Daniel Ferrer García, Cuban opposition leader and former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, has been in detention for 40 days, since Oct 1, for reasons still unknown. As far as we can ascertain, he has not been informed of the charges against him or brought before a judge ... Second UA ... Executive ... Miguel Díaz-Canel ... Hidalgo Esq ... 1....

Mikkelsen pips Jansen to enter second round

Gulf Daily News 28 Oct 2019
... (GBR) bt Darius Eftekhar (CYP) 6-2, 6-2; Nicolas Moser (AUT-6) bt Hrishikesh Parashar (IND) 6-2, 6-2; Felipe Mikkelsen (DEN) bt William Janser (GBR) 7-6(4), 7-6(4); Loan Lestir (FRA) bt Jude Miguel Hidalgo (PHI) 6-2, 6-1; Garv Bahl (IND-2) bt Oliver Richards (GBR) 6-3, 6-3....

NM, ABQ struggle under weight of drug epidemic

Albuquerque Journal 27 Oct 2019
Roxanne Lujaun, 31, looks down at the scars crisscrossing her arms after years of heroin use ... (Roberto E ... Dr ... Other far-flung rural counties, such as San Miguel, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Grant and Hidalgo, had rates almost double the state’s rate ... Hidalgo County had the highest rate of overdose deaths from prescription pills — 55.37 per 100,000 people ... Note....

Grito Fest a success once more

The Baytown Sun 08 Oct 2019
The Baytown Parks and Recreation Department said there were between 5,000 and 6,000 visitors at the 14th Annual Grito Fest ... The name “Grito” comes from a traditional Mexican celebratory “grito” yell made famous during the Mexican War of Independence from Spain when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a parish priest of Dolores, uttered in on Sept. 16, 1810....

TSC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with full slate of activities

The Brownsville Herald 08 Oct 2019
The celebration began Sept. 14 with the Scorpion men’s soccer team home opener against Trinity University ... The traditional shout, or grito, recreates the cry for Mexico’s independence from Spain made in 1810 by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest, in the town of Dolores, located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato ... It’s very welcoming.”....

Cuba: Opposition Leader Detained

Amnesty 08 Oct 2019
On 1 October 2019, Cuban authorities detained José Daniel Ferrer García, leader of the unofficial political opposition group “Patriotic Union of Cuba” (Unión Patriótica de Cuba - UNPACU) in Santiago de Cuba. He was held incommunicado for 72 hours and remains in detention without charges ... Miguel Díaz-Canel ... Hidalgo, Esquina 6 ... Cuba ... ....

Festivals set for Baytown, Highlands

The Baytown Sun 01 Oct 2019
By Christopher James. christopher.james@baytownsun.com. Fun family events will be taking over Baytown and Highlands this weekend with two very popular celebrations. At Bicentennial Park the annual Grito Fest kicks off at 4.30 p.m ... The Grito de Dolores was first uttered by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a parish priest of Dolores, on Sept. 16, 1810 ... .......

Two riders were killed when a roller coaster jumped its track in Mexico City

CNN 30 Sep 2019
The accident happened on the Chimera ride at the Feria de Chapultepec in the Mexico City township of Miguel Hidalgo, Notimex said. Video shared on social media appears to show one of the coaster's carriages coming off the tracks ... ....

2 people killed when roller coaster derails in Mexico City

WPXI 30 Sep 2019
#InformaPGJ Derivado del accidente ocurrido dentro de un parque de diversiones localizado en la alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo, se inició una carpeta de investigación por el delito de homicidio culposo por otras causas pic.twitter.com/1nh6Os00hh — Procuraduría CDMX (@PGJDF_CDMX) September 28, 2019 ....

NEWSMAKERS: Days of independence, remembrance for many

Wharton Journal Spectator 28 Sep 2019
September 11”. Will never be forgotten ... (Mother Theresa) ... 18 ... The occasion of Mexico’s cry for independence from Spain in 1810 when the Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla roused the population of Indian and Mestizo peasants when he shouted from the balcony of the church at Dolores Hidalgo in the state of Guanajuato the famous words ... of any race....

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