Mexican War of Independence: Mexico Readies Military Parade to Mark 210th Anniversary

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    Mexico’s armed forces practiced Monday for the annual military parade marking the 210th anniversary of the country’s 1821 independence from Spain. The parade will take place Thursday without the usual crowds of thousands that line the parade route in keeping with social distancing and restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. “To participate in this parade ,in the situation the world is going through, it’s a bit to remind Mexico that we are here, that we’ll be here for them,” said, aviator Miriam Martinez, a pilot on an all-female aircraft crew preparing to participate in the event. Although Mexico’s Air Force has had female pilots in their ranks since 2007, this will be the first time an all-female crew will fly in the country’s Independence military parade. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to present awards to both military and civilian doctors, nurses, and health workers, for their work during the pandemic. This year’s parade will count with the participation of just 671 members of the Mexican Armed Forces and the National Guard in sart contrast to last year’s total of 12,000 participants.

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    In This Story: Mexico

    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

    Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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