Nationalist Front of Mexico

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Frente Nacionalista de México
(Nationalist Front of Mexico)
President Juan Carlos López Lee
Founded San Luis Potosí, Mexico (2006)
Ideology Anti-Semitism
Neo-Nazism
Indigenism
Reconquista
Neo-Fascism
Anti-Americanism
Homophobia
Anti-ziganism
Ableism
Holocaust denial
Anti-Zionism
Anti-Africanism
Political position Third Position
Far-right
Colors Green; Gold;
Website
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The Nationalist Front of Mexico (Spanish: Frente Nacionalista de México), formerly known as the Organization for the National Will (Spanish: Organización por la Voluntad Nacional) and the Mexican Nationalist Front (Spanish: Frente Nacional Mexicanista), is a far-right Mexican nationalist group, known for its exaltation of Mexico's pre-Columbian past and its use of National Socialist paraphernalia. Since its formation in 2006, the Nationalist Front of Mexico claims it was formed by people coming from different political tendencies, social positions and cultural backgrounds who fight legally and peacefully for the national renewal of their country and for the unity of the Mexican nation.

Beliefs[edit]

Supporters of the Nationalist Front of Mexico and other far-right protesters in Mexico City, 2010.

It opposes Anglo-American culture and influences[1] and rejects the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, as well as what its members consider the "American occupation" of territory formerly belonging to Mexico and now form the southwestern United States.

On its website, the front states:

"We reject the occupation of our nation in its northern territories, an important cause of poverty and emigration. We demand that our claim to all the territories occupied by force by the United States be recognized in our Constitution, and we will bravely defend, according to the principle of self-determination to all peoples, the right of the Mexican people to live in the whole of our territory within its historical borders, as they existed and were recognized at the moment of our independence."[2]

Similarly, it promotes the reincorporation of Central America to Mexico, advocates the Second Mexican Empire, and deplores the establishment of the republic, which it considers decadent and against the nation.[2] In recent years, the group has gained notoriety for honoring Maximilian I of Mexico and conservatives of the 19th century such as Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía Camacho.[3]

Ideologically, it proposes a distributist economy, socialization and the Third-Positionist ideology as an alternative to both communism and capitalism. The group also wants Mexico to withdraw from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), World Trade Organization (WTO), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the World Bank.

Extremist reputation[edit]

In its official website, the organization declares its opposition to all forms of violence and states that its primary goal is to win Mexicans' approval and adherence to their nationalist points of view. However, the front held protests in various cities to demand the immediate expulsion of Haitian and African immigrants who flooded Mexico's borders in the fall of 2016.[4] Representatives of the front have also made open calls for Mexicans to join in their struggle against foreigners, sexual minorities and leftists. Human right advocates in Mexico raised their concerns about the group's rhetoric and increasing popularity among the youth. [5]

It is not a political party and cannot nominate candidates directly.

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