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Former Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica (2010-2015), the family of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and Aleida Guevara, the daughter of “Che” Guevara, have confirmed their attendance to Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations, revealed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday.
In his morning press conference, the president showed a list of guests invited to the Independence Day Cry on September 15 and the commemorative parade on September 16, in which Mujica, Guevara, and Gabriel and John Shipton, Assange’s brother and father, stand out.
“There are about 15 guests who will accompany me in the shout and also in the parade,” said López Obrador.
The president recalled that he also invited Martin Luther King III, in addition to his wife Andrea Waters and his daughter Yolanda.
He also reiterated that the presence of the musical group Los Tigres del Norte and Evo Morales, former president of Bolivia (2006-2019), has already been confirmed.
Obrador also invited philosopher Noam Chomsky, the Dalai Lama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has not confirmed their attendance.
The Grito de Independencia ceremony, which commemorates the beginning of the struggle for independence from Spain, organized by the priest Miguel Hidalgo in 1810, has raised expectations for 2022 because it will be the first time it will take place on a massive scale in two years.