This is the balcony of the municipal building in Ajijic. There at 11 pm tonight the "Grito de Dolores" will be reenacted. This cry was the call to arms that sparked a revolution.
My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen by three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once… Will you defend your religion and your rights as true patriots? Long live our Lady of Guadalupe! Death to bad government! Death to the gachupines!
----- Father Miguel Hidalgo