CUBA: Cry Day

A series of gritos ("cries to arms") supply the names for several Latin American independence days. Mexico celebrates each Sept. 16 her Grito de Dolores, recalling the cry to arms against Spain raised at Hidalgo Dolores in 1810 by "the Father of the Mexican Revolution," Priest Miguel Hidalgo & followers. Cuba's Grito de Baire, anniversary of the uprising against Spain by Cuban villagers at Baire in 1895, is Feb. 24. Last week Cubans observed it with memorable eruptions.

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