Mexico Turns 200! September 15 2010

Time to clear the throat for a resounding grito because Mexico is celebrating its bicentennial dia de independencia from Spain this 16 de septiembre. Can't help but think, my older brother was born the year of the USA's bicentennial in 1976 and EVERY-FRIGGIN-THING around him in his baby pics was red, white and blue. It was all Uncle Sam in bell bottoms all the time.

News sources are reporting that the narco violence has put a damper on the festivities, and mexicanos aren't in much of a partying mood. Wha??? No pistolas going off into the air for fun?