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UTEP Celebrates Mexican Bicentennial

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POSTED: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 4:08pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 10:35pm

The celebrations for Mexico's Independence continued today for the students of UTEP.

Mexican Consul General Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez led the crowd in the cry for independence.

Students sang the Mexican National Anthem and showed their pride once again.

UTEP student Alfonozo Andre says he enjoys having the late celebration, and that he's more proud than ever.

"I'm really proud of Mexico. As a Mexican, I mean, you can find any Mexican in Mexico living there, everybody's proud. And I'm one of them. I include myself in that crowd," Andre said.

Andre also says now is the time for Mexicans to unite against the violence in his native country.

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In 200 years it seems the Mexicans have gone from the frying pan into the fire.
That's worth celebrating?
Perhaps if they stayed home & worked at rebuilding their Country and taking it back from the cartels
THAT would be something to celebrate.

'More proud than ever'? what is it with Mexicans living in the US? escaping the chaos that is characteristic of their native country, then coming here to give props to that failed state? meanwhile, benefiting from our infrastructure, educational system, and open, giving nature of Americans?

Really, this is converting itself into a theatre of the absurd.

Amen. Where is the large turnout when we celebrate American liberty? Looks like UTEP just ignores Americanism and embraces anything but American pride. They celebrate gay pride. They celebrate green. Where is the celebration of Red, White, and Blue?

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