Wednesday, September 15, 2004

¡Viva la Independencia!

183 years of independence from Spain being celebrated today, so the entire isthmus has the day off. Here I'm going to hear the beat of drums as schoolchildren everywhere parade through the streets.

In Mexico, according to an AP report, Fox has managed to build some unity among his many bitter critics, as he gathers Mexicans far and wide to all sing their 150-year-old national anthem together:
A campaign, sponsored by a nonprofit media council and endorsed by the government, has called on Mexicans - no matter where they are - to stop what they are doing and sing the national anthem's famous first words: "Mexicans, at the cry of battle prepare your swords and bridle; and let the earth tremble at its center at the roar of the cannon."

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