In a festive atmosphere, hundreds of families witnessed the traditional Cry of Independence organized by the Consulate of Mexico in El Paso and given by Consul Marcos Bucio, in what was the last event of his administration in the Chamizal National Memorial Park.
Viva México!, the consul shouted after enumerating the heroes who gave freedom to the Mexican nation, and then, taking the labarum in their hands, flew the Mexican national colors through the air while the assistants repeated the harangue as it happened 208 years ago.
Mariachi, band, and cumbia music was performed by local artists such as Sonora Skandalo and Los Titos. Also, all kind of Mexican food set the mood for the Aztec fiesta. The news presenters of Telemundo 48 and Univisión 26, Karla Mariscal, Claudio Ochoa, Viridiana Solano, and Héctor Urrutia respectively, as well as Alberto Orozco and Cristina Zapata, did the same while commenting the event.
During the so-called Vivamos México! festivity, the prestigious Ohtli Award was presented to Mrs. Martha Laura Duarte de la Vega, for her contribution and service in favor of the Mexican community in the United States. The Ohtli is the highest recognition granted by the Government of Mexico through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to members of the Mexican society.
The event was attended by community leaders, representatives of social, commercial, and governmental organizations, including the new US Consul in Ciudad Juarez, John Tavenner, and the recently re-elected Mayor Armando Cabada Alvidrez, who finally enjoyed the pyrotechnic that illuminated border sky.