President Andrés Manuel López Obrador celebrated the 213 years of Mexican Independence with the historic absence of the Legislative and Judicial powers and with a long live love, a long live migrants and a long live greed.
At 10:58 at night, the president walked through the corridors of the National Palace to receive the flag and go out to the presidential balcony, in order to shout 21 “long live”, four “die” and ring the bell of Dolores 53 times while a green laser was pointed at his face and body at times.
After mentioning the heroes of Independence, Lopez Obrador he harangued: Long live the anonymous heroes, long live freedom, long live equality… let corruption die, let greed die, let racism die, let discrimination die, let love live, let our migrant brothers live, let the Indigenous villages! Long live Mexico!”.
The President was visibly moved in his penultimate Cry of Independence, even after leaving the balcony, at 11:18 a.m., he returned to say goodbye to the attendees who were cheering him.
After the harangues, on the balconies of the Palace the members of the first presidential circle could be seen enjoying the pyrotechnic show.
In the first were the heads of the Interior, Luisa María Alcalde; of the National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandovaland from Marina, Rafael Ojedaas well as the head of Government of the capital, Marti Batres.
The second balcony was occupied by the Security Secretaries, Rosa Icela Rodríguez; of Economy, Raquel Buenrostroand the chancellor Alicia Barcena; The third was left empty and the fourth was the head of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation, Jorge Nuñoand the former representative of Mexico to the UN Juan Ramon de la Fuente.
The President was accompanied at the celebration by his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller.
And since it had not happened, the windows of the first level of the Palace were opened for special guests from the diplomatic corps accredited in Mexico.
The attendees who arrived at the Zócalo despite the rain that fell in the afternoon, responded with full force to the presidential address to give way to the fireworks show that illuminated the night to the rhythm of music.
Of course, there was no shortage of cheers for the President and the traditional It’s an honor to be with Obrador!; the cries of Viva México! They also did not stop hearing each other until the main stage began to have activity.
Then the party returned. Grupo Frontera played their hits for about an hour more.
In the afternoon, the rain surprised the attendees; Some weathered the storm with 10-peso layers, 100-peso raincoats, or umbrellas of different sizes; Others had no choice but to run for cover.
The portals of the building of the old Legislative Assembly and the capital government were packed with lively patriots and supporters of Brunette who wanted to witness the penultimate cry of Lopez Obrador.
When the rain subsided, after about 40 minutes, the children from the Creative Seedbeds, from the Ministry of Culture, came out to the second stage, who livened up the incipient night after 7:50 p.m.
Groups such as Tamborileros de Tabasco, the Carlos Chávez Orchestra, the National Community Band and the Traditional Mexican Music Orchestra sang different songs such as “La Paloma”, “Sones con marimba”, “Piel Canela”, “Latinoamérica”, one of the songs favorites of the President, and others.
Among the songs and poems of the Semilleros, Yahritza y Su Esencia had a brief participation with “Frágil”, causing a snort among the attendees, despite the President’s previous requests to forgive them.
After the bad drink and some songs by the armed forces mariachi, the stellar moment arrived: Grupo Frontera and their hit “No se va”.
And as always politics infiltrates, some attendees took the opportunity to shout: “He who doesn’t jump is Xóchitl!”