Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Today’s Video: Viva Mexico!

There has been plenty of negative news occurring in Mexico from the constant drug gang-related violence to the kidnapping and murders of migrants. For today, however, we're going to be positive and celebrate the country's bicentennial independence.

Plenty of celebrations are being planned for in order to commemorate the Grito de Dolores, the call to arms against the Spanish colonizers on September 16, 1810. Several thousand spectators are estimated to attend a massive event tonight in Mexico City's main Zócalo Plaza that will include a star-studded concert and the traditional reenactment of the grito by Mexico's president.

The following video is a clip from the "Mexico Revealed", an episode from the "Discovery Atlas" series. This portion looks at Acapulco's cliff divers though the film itself showcases the diversity and beauty of Mexican culture:

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