Stories

The Chamizal Issue is more than just the story of a boundary dispute in El Paso, TX, it encompasses the larger story of the borderlands and the shared history of the United States and Mexico.

It is a story of wars (hot and cold), floods, revolutions, and finally, peace.

Explore the links below to dive deeper into the Chamizal story.

Mexican-American War and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (tambien en Español)

The Mexican Revolution (tambien en Español)

Floods and the Chamizal Issue (tambien en Español)

Arbitration of 1911 (tambien en Español)

Chamizal Dispute from 1911-1960 (tambien en Español)

The Cold War and the Chamizal Dispute

Chamizal Convention of 1963

Presidents Bridge the Divide Between Nations

The Chamizal Residents

 
Cordova Island, Mexico
Cordova Island, circa 1955. Within a decade, Cordova Island was handed over to the United States and part of the land became Chamizal National Memorial.

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