The Mexican historian Enrique Sada reflects on the mark left Napoleon and Enlightenment ideas in the current political and social fabric of their country and in the geo-strategic balance with the United States. Sada makes these reflections in the article “The Road to Freedom: the Napoleonic legacy in the independence of Mexico”, which published the review to the Royal Academy of Doctors (RAD), Tribuna Plural, in his No. 8, forthcoming. The publication continues the monograph devoted to the International Congress of Research, Innovation and Regional Development that RAD held in Mexico with the Community Institutions of Higher Education of La Laguna (Cieslag), the Autonomous University of Coahuila and the University La Salle Laguna.

For Sada, Mexico’s liberator Iturbide, “following Napoleon as the dominant spirit of the time, guaranteed the equality of all Mexicans under the law, abolished slavery and racial inequality, established a separation of powers when he could easily hold the power in himself, laid the foundations of democracy through the plebiscite or the internal consultation to the provinces where they had never been taken into account, proposed a wise electoral system for them and established a moderate constitutional monarchy, ahead in this and in all of the above to Europe and even to Spain itself was presumed liberal”.