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Saturday 28 of January 2023

Chicano Group Appoints Mexico Representative


Phoenix, Arizona, birthplace of Chicanos Por la Causa,photo: Wikipedia
Phoenix, Arizona, birthplace of Chicanos Por la Causa,photo: Wikipedia
Chicanos Por La Causa was founded in 1969 as an Arizona community organization

A venture to link up Mexican-American U.S. citizens with Mexico is underway, as former Mexico ambassador to Germany and Norway, as well as The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, Eduardo Jiménez González has now joined Phoenix, Arizona based organization Chicanos Por la Causa.

Ambassador Eduardo Daniel Jiménez González. Photo: The News/Ricardo Castillo
Ambassador Eduardo Daniel Jiménez González. Photo: The News/Ricardo Castillo

Ambassador Jiménez González says that because he’s a former Fullbright scholar, “they invited me to join because they represent Mexican-Americans and the Latino community in the United States. The Latino community now represents 55 million people; 22 million are going to vote in the upcoming election and 17 million are Mexican-Americans who are going to vote for the Democratic Party.”

Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) was founded in 1969 as an Arizona community organization but its president and leader, David Adame, is currently expanding it to have a national scope and now has offices in Washington D.C.

Jiménez González says he was picked to work with them because of his contacts with the Mexican government and business community.

“The reason they picked a Mexican to do this is because they feel emotionally close to Mexico. They asked me to be the link between them and Mexico.”

David Adame, president of Chicanos Por La Causa. Photo: The News/Ricardo Castillo
David Adame, president of Chicanos Por La Causa. Photo: The News/Ricardo Castillo

At present Ambassador Jiménez González is in Mexico City making arrangements for a visit with David Adame and a group of people also belonging to CPLC to meet with a number of Mexican entrepreneurs, including phone company operator Carlos Slim, TVAzteca owner Ricardo Salinas Pliego, former attorney general Ignacio Morales Lechuga, former Interior Secretary Esteban Moctezuma, the Miguel Aleman Foundation and others in their effort to promote their political organization.

“These people are going to be here the 6th and 7th of September to meet.”

CPLC is an openly Democrat organization and is currently campaigning for Hillary Clinton for president.

“With Donald Trump as the Republican candidate, all Mexicans are going to vote for the Democratic candidate. Trump wants to end with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and he wants to build a wall along the border. That would be very bad for Mexico and the United States. In the worst of cases, if he becomes president, we will be pushing in Congress to preserve NAFTA and stop him from erecting a wall. CPLC will not allow Donald Trump to break the ties between our two beautiful countries.”

Ambassador Jiménez González says that at present it is not clear what David Adame will be discussing with the Mexican business leaders he meets with and that his main objective, for now, is to establish a nexus with Mexican entrepreneurs.

CPLC is also organizing now a “big reception in Las Vegas for Hillary Clinton to meet with the Latino community. Their hope is that Hillary Clinton will win in November and be sworn into office next January. That’s the main objective for CPLC now.”

But at the moment, says Ambassador Jiménez González, his mission in Mexico is to set up as many appointments as possible for Chicanos Por La Causa president David Adame, who thinks the time has come for his organization to be known in Mexico and to be able to promote the land of his grandparents with other Mexican-Americans.