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¡Viva México! Online

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Certain days have symbolic meaning for us. They mark historic events that demand our attention —at least for one day out of the year. More than pushing us into the future, these anniversaries invite us to turn around and see where we've been. They speak to the potential power of our actions — how one man, by ringing a bell in protest, can set off a course of events that would win one nation independence.

Today, September 16th, the anniversary of Mexico's independence, people from all over the blogosphere are adding their own voice to commemorate and reflect on this historic milestone. ¡Viva México!

Coverage of Mexico's Independence Day:

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