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Masquerade The dance of the masks

The traitor Corral


Masquerade The dance of the masks

By: Ismael Rojas Escobar

The traitor Corral

The warning signs have been turned on and we should not ignore them: Mexico could suffer the separation of any of the northern states, as happened in 1836 when Lorenzo de Zavala -a resentful politician- promoted the Independence of Texas, preparing the way for its annexation to the United States of America in 1845.

Recently the governor of Cohahuila, Javier Corral Jurado, urged the governors to a new Federal Fiscal Pact to recover equity, guaranteeing a fairer and more timely distribution of tax revenues, otherwise -he said- those ho could could, depending on their own GDP and their economic and productive capacities, would go out: “I don´t see another and i don´t see signs that this is going to change.

This adds to a whole series of statements by politicians and characters, such as the governor of Nuevo León, Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, who has said that the northern states maintain those in the south such as Chiapas or Oaxaca, which contribute very little to the GDP, are a burden and should be separated from Mexico.

It seems exaggerated, but in 1836 Lorenzo de Zavala -born in Yucatan- was supported by the US government with weapons to confront General Antonio López de Santa Ana, who had started an expedition to end the separatist uprisings. They fought various battles such as the Alamo, which served as a pretext for the neighboring country to declare war on Mexico.

Zavala, who was a liberal iron, participated in all the processes of Independence; could not reach president or vice president, but minister of finance in the government of Vicente Guerrero, so he accumulated various resentments.

It´s surprising that a liberal of that size decided to support a plan to bring American settlers who cheated the Mexican authorities who endowed them with land and tax exemption for 7 years, in exchange for adopting nationality, they changed their name to the equivalent in Spanish language and profess the Catholic faith. They falsified documents and prepared the plan that by the time Santa Ana realized, it was already too late and 695 thousand square kilometers were lost.

Lorenzo de Zavala y Sáenz, as was his full name, has some similarities with Javier Corral: both brilliant politicians; both journalists; both ambitioned the presidential power; both said they were disappointed in the way the country was managed, both with roots among the population and both lived a situation that gave the conditions to divide the country.

The movement is not small and across the border the Arizon senator candidate Daniel Mcarthy proposed to annex Mexico as a measure to end the migration. Our country has always been within the ambitions of the U.S.

Javier Corral is a Texan by birth, but naturalized Mexican. Since we liberated ourselves from Spanish rule, conservatives have insisted in every period of history in surrendering the country to foreign powers: they may seek: they may seek to dominate and be second-class citizens. Let´s be attentive.


Translator: Víctor Colín

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