Aztlan National News [ANN]–06/12/73
“Deputies and people of Aztlan. Today, a time of injustice and terror draws to an end, and a time of momentous decision comes upon us. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies, as the representatives of the Aztlan Nation.
Three days ago, a group of covert agents infiltrated the Aztechnology Business Complex in Bogotá, with the intent to commit sabotage and terrorism there. Although these agents were swiftly apprehended by Aztechnology security forces, they managed to release a chemical weapon which killed sixty-two Aztlan citizens, although they doubtlessly aimed to inflict greater casualties.
Today, I regret to announce that these terrorist have confessed and been identified beyond any doubt as members of the Amazonian military, acting under orders. This is but the latest in a series of cowardly and unprovoked attacks against our interests and citizens.
All through our relationship with Amazonia, we have acted in the interests of peace and prosperity for both our nations. Time and time again, we have been repaid with provocation, aggression and treason. The cartel of Dragons, spirits and other dangerous and insidious creatures that has usurped leadership of Amazonia from its people has finally gone too far. I have not sought war. To the contrary, I have done everything to avoid conflict. But I would forget my duty and my conscience if I were to do nothing in spite of the realization that a conflict had become unavoidable. For the protection and benefit of the citizens of both our nations, we have no choice but to wage war on Amazonia with all the means of power at our disposal, to a victorious conclusion.
Our enemies must not deceive themselves! In the 7,000 years of Aztlan history known to us, our people have never been more united than today! The Lord Huitzilopochtli has treated us so well in the past years that we bow in gratitude to a providence which has allowed us to be members of such a great nation. We thank Him that we also can be entered with honour into the ever-lasting book of Aztlan history!"
— Enrico Silva, President and Revered Speaker of Aztlan