Guadalajara Daily Photo
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The route of freedom
In 1810 a criollo priest (the son of two Spaniards born in Mexico, well, at that time New Spain) Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla began the War of Independence. As he went all over Mexico trying to reunite people for the cause, he visited many cities. One of this was Guadalajara, where he approved the foundation of EL DESPERTADOR AMERICANO, one of the most important news papers in journalism history in Mexico, because was the first one to promote liberal ideas.
In order to give a graphic idea of the places Hidalgo visited, these eagle heads points the way he followed. This is at the entrance of Tlaquepaque, where he declared the Abolición de la Esclavitud (The Abolition of Slavery).
posted by Liz Feliz at 3:06 PM
An (almost) everyday reason to admire the beautiful Perla Tapatia