Mexican Independence and the Original Owners of Mexico

By Jon Sievert

In recognition of Independence Day, the writer and editor, Jesús Ibarra, tells the fascinating story of the Mexican Independence at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.

UU Service
Mexican Independence and
the Original Owners of Mexico
By Jesús Ibarra
Sun, Sep 14, 10:30am
Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

The Mexican indigenes—Mexicas, Otomíes, etc.—were the original inhabitants of Mexico. They were physically and spiritually conquered by the Spaniards in the 16th century. During the 19th century, Mexico got its independence from Spain. Who really benefited by the Independence war in 1810 and by the Revolution in 1910?

Jesús Ibarra is an author, a journalist, and a teacher at Universidad de León. He started at the local newspaper Atención as a reporter in 2006. He was promoted to assistant editor in 2009 and to editor in 2012.

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