Mexico City, 6 May 2024 – Mexico’s president Juan Carlos Echeverria announced in his Cinco de Mayo celebration speech in San Diego that Mexican forces that have staged over the last six months along Mexico’s northern border would be further reinforced. Tensions have increased since Russia announced that it was providing additional combat air units and advisors to Mexico under the two countries’ far reaching mutual aid and defense pact signed last year.
Negotiations with the newly formed Reconquista Party have stalled over the status of Texas and Utah in a post-autonomous Aztlan which is to be comprised of the present states New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The negotiations have traveled a rocky road over the last ten months that started after the Reconquista Party sent their Commission for the Liberation of Aztlan to Washington with a list of demands for a new autonomous region in the southwest United States.
Demonstrations by various Hispanic and immigrant activist groups have grown from peaceful gatherings protesting violations of human rights and outright repression of America’s Spanish speaking population to violent encounters with local police and country sheriffs. Things took a definite turn for the worse last July 4th with the concurrent bombing of three power distribution stations which left most of western US without power for almost two weeks. Washington still claims it has evidence that the strategic selection of targets and the coordinated attacks were carried out by Mexican nationals trained by their military with help from Mexico’s allies.