Happy Independence Day, Mexico!
Today, or more accurately midnight tonight, will mark the 199th year that Miguel Hidalgo began Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. A Catholic priest, Miguel Hidalgo marched under the banner of the Lady of Guadalupe; leading 50,000 men into the capital Mexico City. Unfortunately, Hidalgo was repelled back and later executed. But his fateful march has inspired Mexicans ever since, and to this day he is still known as the “Father of Mexico.”