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President Felipe Calderon Honors Mexican Leaders

Mexico's War of Independence

President Felipe Calderon Honors Mexican Leaders

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In May 2010, the remains of 12 leaders, including Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and Vicente Guerrero, were exhumed and ceremonially displayed to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mexico's War of Independence from Spain.

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