Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Viva Mexico!

Happy Birthday Mexico!

Today is the Bicentennial celebration of the United States of Mexico. Two hundred years ago today, Mexico threw off the yolk of Spain to become its own nation...or at least started the process. 100 years later they had a 2nd revolution.

For many years, Mexicans talked about the possibility of a 3rd civil war taking place in 2010...but the year is almost out and it looks like all is calm south of the border. That's a good thing.

So congrats and felicidades Mexico. Let's hope the next two hundred years goes great!
: )


  1. ...the yolk of Spain...?

    Is that how they came up with Huevos Rancheros?

  2. Nice to see some love for our neighbors to the South.

    I think one can argue that the third one already came and went. My first big story as a journalist was covering the (neo) Zapatista uprising in Chiapas in January 1994. It was a remarkably Mexican affair (to everyone's relief): 11 days of very low intensity combat and a lot of intense politicking.

  3. @ Grat: Did I completely spell that wrong? Shit!
    : )

    @ ck: I'm glad that nothing came of it, but that particular conflict is what (Mexican) folks were thinking might spark up a new revolution. Wasn't their treaty supposed to expire in 2010?