Please keep my city, Guadalajara, Mexico, in your thoughts, right now there are shootings and narcobloqueos (burning vehicles blocking roads) happening all over the city because an important member of a drug cartel was captured by the authorities. We are being asked not to leave our homes because this people won’t go down without fighting. They shot down a military helicopter killing three people right now. Pray for the safety of my people.


Today we fest with Mexico in a time of two days for its 205th year of independence. And with its independence we celebrate its history, food, music, architecture, biodiversity, in other words: its vast culture!

It all started on the Sunday 15th of September 1810 when Josefa Ortíz de Dominguez sent the news of the conspiracy have become clear and Spanish were aware of the Independence plan.

Ignacio Perez traveled with Juan Aldama to the Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who was in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato.

By ringing a bell, the independence war started. 600 men started to fight for freedom from the Spanish Crown.

It wouldn’t be complete until 1821 when the Spanish surrendered and Guadalupe Victoria became the first president of Mexico.

The images to honour today are (as shown):

I - Ángel de la Independencia, the tomb of the independence heroes. Mexico City

II - Plaza de la Constitución “Zócalo”. Mexico City

III - Chichén Itzá, pyramid. Yucatán

IV - Puebla Central Plaza and Cathedral. Puebla

V - Marriot Resort in Cancún. Quintana Roo

VI - Arrecife de Los Cabos. Baja California Sur

VII - Guadalajara Plaza and Cathedral. Jalisco

VIII - Bandera del Obispado y Cerro de la Silla, Monterrey. Nuevo León

IX - Woman in Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

X - Flag from México. Existing since 1914, the eagle is standing on a prickly pear, devouring a snake above a lagoon. The history of Mexico City.