This Friday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will inaugurate the Mexico-Toluca Interurban Train, which will connect the State of Mexico with the west of Mexico Cityin one of the most important works that both entities have together.
Section 1, which consists of four stations, begins operating this Friday, September 15, although the entire line will not come into operation yet. The Interurban Train is called “El Insurgente” and it is precisely the Mexican president who gives the explanation why it was decided to call this new public transport that way.
Why is the Interurban Train called ‘El Insurgente’?
The Interurban Train is called “El Insurgente” in honor of the figure of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. When asked specifically why he called it that, the president replied that “because of Miguel Hidalgo, this rebel priest, who is the father of our country, the Toluca-Mexico City Train is going to be called ‘The Insurgent’“López Obrador reported.
He explained at the time that “It has already been named, it has already been baptized because there is the Las Cruces hill, where Miguel Hidalgo made a historic decision because there was Mexico City to take it. It had many elements, many people. He was almost consummating Independence but he was a humanist and he thought that there were going to be many deaths and he did not make the decision, and That is why the consummation of Independence was prolonged“.
When was Miguel Hidalgo’s insurgency?
Ordained priest, in the year 1803, the priest Miguel Hidalgo took charge of the Parish of Dolores, Guanajuato, where He improved the conditions of his parishionersalmost all indigenous, teaching them to cultivate vineyards, raise bees and run small earthenware and brick industries.
In the year 1809 He joined a secret society formed in Valladolidwhose purpose was to gather a congress to govern New Spain in the name of King Ferdinand VII and, where appropriate, obtain the country’s independence.
It was on September 16, 1810 carrying the Virgin of Guadalupe as a banner, launched the so-called Grito de Dolores that began the independence feat. In 1811 he was defeated near Guanajuato, so he escaped to the north, where he was captured and sentenced to death. He was shot in Chihuahua on July 30, 1811.
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