MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA IMPERSONATOR JOSE “PEPE” ORTIZ

For the past five years Jose "Pepe" Ortiz has been impersonating Mexican Independence hero Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on the streets of Mexico City and in various other cities and towns of the Mexican republic. Recently I sat down with Jose for around an hour and a half to talk about his current vocation, his... Continue Reading →

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¡VIVA MÉXICO! HEROES ON DISPLAY

Although Independence Day was over a week ago, Mexico City remains awash in Green, white and red.  Today I passed by the government offices of Cuahtemoc, one of the 16 boroughs of el DF (Federal District).  Giant banners with quotes from Mexican independence heroes drape the buildings. The fatherland comes first. VICENTE GUERRERO Dying is nothing when... Continue Reading →

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE 2014

El grito de Dolores  (The cry of Dolores) marked the start of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810.  It was priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who gave the call.  Each year on this day, September 15, the cry is reenacted all over Mexico in small pueblos  and pulsating large cities. Of course the capital hosts... Continue Reading →

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