What a confusing twist of events. What first had appeared to be a “battle of the gritos” in Mexico City's Zocalo Plaza will now be an event of silence. As both Ana Maria Salazar and Rodrigo Javier explain, President Vicente Fox will not be giving el grito of independence in the main Zocalo as per tradition, but rather in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato. But then, Eduardo Arcos updates his post by announcing that presidential runner-up Lopez Obrador is also abandoning his plans to challenge Fox at the Zocalo. When will the soap opera end?