This evening at 7pm, Casa América presents an online conference entitled From the Cure Hidalgo to the Emperor Iturbide, Mexico and the Revolutionary Passion, by Tomás Pérez Vejo, professor-researcher at the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico.
Mexico has, the same as other Hispanic American countries, two fathers of independence, Hidalgo and Iturbide; unlike the others, however, they ended up becoming the symbol of two alternative and largely incompatible projects of state and nation, so that the consideration of one as a hero led to the other as a villain and vice versa. This conference analyzes the way both were constructed in the Mexican historical imagination, not as real characters but as political-ideological symbols. The speaker will intervene from Casa de América. The event can be followed through social networks.