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Mexico is 200 years old

More on charros and charreadas from Wikipedia: "The charreada is the original rodeo developed in Mexico based on the working practices of charros or working hands. The modern events were developed after the Mexican Revolution when charro traditions were slowly disappearing. A charreada consists of nine events for men and one for women."

Putting the anniversary in an unfortunate context, The New York Times reports today: "By accident of timing, as Mexico approaches the 200th anniversary on Thursday of the start of its rebellion against Spain, the national mood has sunk into its deepest funk in years."

Previously: "On the border, the more things change. . ."