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Hidalgo’s other achievement – abolishing slavery

Fifty-five years before Abraham Lincoln’s historic 1865 declaration, the father of Mexican Independence, Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, issued a decree declaring that the ignominy of slavery – for three centuries an integral part of life in colonial New Spain – be abolished in Mexico.

Jorge Vergara, one-of-kind entrepreneur, passes away

Jorge Vergara Madrigal, the businessman who started the successful multi-level marketing  company Omnilife from nothing, before purchasing the Guadalajara Chivas and restoring the fortunes of Mexico’s most followed soccer team, died last week at the age of 64 following a cardiac arrest in New York.