Chapter 1. Miguel Hidalgo y Castillo appeared more interested in bee keeping than bible reading. The fifty year old priest had arrived in Dolores Mexico in 1803 to fill a vacancy at the Catholic Church. But soon he was spending more time outside among the hills than inside among the candles. He was fascinated by… Continue reading Mexico – Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla – The Pastor of Mexico
Introduction. We started calling her La Corregidora when her husband, Jose Miguel Dominguez, was made Corregidor in Mexico, which is a high political office, kind of like your mayor or governor or something. Charles IV was still King in Spain, ruler of the Empire, but everyone knew who was really in charge in Mexico; it… Continue reading Josefa – the Mother of Mexico Mother, the Mother of Us All.
Introduction. Jose Maria Morelos was born of parents mulatto and mestizo, into a society in which one’s entire future was measured out by blood proportions, ethnic history, and skin tone. 18th century Mexico, or, “New Spain”, as the Spanish peninsularespreferred, was obsessed with class, caste and classifications based upon blood, birthplace and ethnicity. Among pure… Continue reading Mexico – José María Morelos
1993 was a year of new beginnings for the great people of Kyrgyzstan. The banknotes here were issued May 10, 1993 by the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan. The values are “t y i y n”, one hundred of which constitute a single “s o m”. The som is the basic monetary… Continue reading Kyrgyzstan – 1993