Most Latin American countries celebrate the bicentennial of their independence struggles within the next 2 years. In Mexico 2010 also marks 100 years of the Revolution, so all sorts of commemorative public works, books, films, summits, works of art, etc. are going on at the moment, reaching their peak next year.
One very annoying development is that politicians have jumped on the bandwagon, renaming all sorts of old avenues as Bicentennial this or Bicentennial that. Rather than doing their usual hullabaloola, they’d rather focus on the kind of country we should be building, but that’s material for another post.