Mexico readies for Independence blast

Patriotic fervor will be to the fore on the evening of Saturday, September 15 as Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 call-to-arms against the Spanish is reenacted in plazas the length and breadth of the nation.

President Enrique Peña Nieto will deliver the final “grito” of his administration from the balcony of the presidential palace in Mexico City.


Glittery fireworks displays will cap off ceremonies held in Chapala and other lakeshore towns.