Mexico Marks 50th Anniversary of Chamizal Resolution

Mexico 2014-09-30

On September 30th, 2014 Mexico Post issued a new stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the  finalization of the Chamizal Resolution, a border dispute between the USA and Mexico which persisted in one form or another for more than a 100 years.  The 11.50 Peso issue symbolizes the return of the Chamizal to Mexico. While the treaty that ended the dispute was formally settled on 14 January 1963, the final ceremony marking the border adjustment took place on September 25, 1964, where U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos were present to unveil the new boundary marker signaling the peaceful end of the Chamizal dispute. The new issues features what appears to be an aerial photo of the disputed Cordova island area along the Rio Grande near El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. In the foreground of the stamp, the boundary monument is shown. In 1966, Congress established the Chamizal National Memorial to commemorate the Chamizal Convention (treaty) of 1963.

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