National Address from Mexico
United Mexican States
- Aug 14, 2020
Inside the National Palace
Mexico City, Mexico
September 2001, 1700, hrs.
Mexico City, Mexico
September 2001, 1700, hrs.
Earlier this week a tweet was posted stating that President Fox of Mexico would be holding a Press Release, although for unknown reasons. Inside the National Palace armed security would be roaming the grounds, to include National Police, Military Police, and Presidential Protection Details. Snipers would be posted outside of the Palace, and bomb squads as well as K-9 assets would be called in. Metal detectors would be set up at the doors to the Palace. All media from around the world would be vetted and then permitted to enter the Palace. They would be given a badge and be guided to the Media section, off to the right of the stage in the first 5 rows. This address would be public to the world.
At approximately 1730 hrs. the Banda de Música (Music Band), from the Cuerpo de Guardias Presidenciales (Presidential Guard Corps) would come out onto the stage. Media would be permitted to take pictures. The band would do some warmups and tune their instruments. At 2000 hrs. They would begin to play the Himno Nacional Mexicano (National Anthem). The soldiers in the crowd would stand and salute as the civilians would stand. President Fox would walk out onto the stage and take up the platform. As the music came to a stop, everyone would be seated.
"Thank you. Thank you all for being here tonight. Before I get started, I want to address a few people here with us tonight. Miss Emilia Rodriguez-Lopez, please stand up for us." A little girl in the back would stand along with her family. The crowd would clap. "Miss Emilia here is a survivor of Hurricane Bret. Now Hurricane Bret happened back in 1999, however Miss Emilia here was trapped under her home for 4 days before rescue crews could reach her. Her parents believed they had lost their only daughter and were stricken with grief. When rescue crews finally came, instead of being rushed to a hospital she did her civic duty and joined the relief effort. At 7 years old she was handing out water and food to those in need while in need herself. This embodies a great strength and basic humanity in an everyday civilian. For that I want to award you the Mexican Humanitarian Award. Thank you." President Fox would hang the medal around her neck. The crowd would once again clap. "Also here tonight, General Gonzalez, who led the charge against the Cartel Alliance in Juárez. His Valiant effort allowed him to not only retake the city but is continuing to make it prosper. So much so that the borders have been re-opened with the United States. His efforts are in keeping with the highest of honors. For suffering no casualties and facing down the enemy, while also preserving civilian life, I hereby award you the Medal of Military Merit." President Fox would place the Medal on General Gonzalez's Uniform. The crowd would clap. "And my last guest tonight, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón." President Fox would look around the stage and then state in a humorous tone. "Hmm...I guess we ran out of medals." Some of the crowd would chuckle. "Mr. Casaubón took it upon himself to pick up after his predecessor as the Secretary of Foreign Relations. He has helped to improve our lines of communications with multiple nations and has worked with his colleagues to establish new trade networks, and business deals, bringing many jobs and resources to Mexico. Sir, you have my upmost gratitude, and I am proud to have you in my administration." The crowd would clap once more.
"When I first took office, I made many promises. For the end to the Cartels, Prosperity for Mexican Citizens, Financial rebirth and much more. I like to think that I have done much of what I promised, but it doesn't matter much what I think. What matters is how the public thinks. Based on my ratings I'd say pretty good." He would chuckle. "Last month I had my office put out a tweet that stated that the Cartels are gone from Mexico. Well clearly that isn't true is it Mr. Fox? No, it isn't true, well not completely. While yes, the Cartel Alliance is no longer operating in Mexico, there are still Cartels within the border. These sole survivors have not gone unnoticed by me nor the public. There are plans being drafted to rid these criminals from Mexico. Let me be clear however, Mexico is safer now than it has ever been in the last 80 years. The National Guard is currently stationed in key Cartel areas and are being weeded out slowly. General Flores of the National Guard will be leading this new front. We want to keep the fighting to a minimum. I have spoken with Cartel Leaders, and they don't wish for violence. I will accept nothing less than for them to be tried in our justice system. A national website will be created so that you the citizens can assist in the arrest of these criminals. This website will be completely anonymous."
President Fox would take a sip of water and continue to read the prompter.
"Now let me discuss so of Mexico's plans for foreign relations. I want to strengthen our relationship with the countries to the North, The United States (Odinson) and Canada (Nathan). My plan is to establish a free trade zone between the North American Countries. While this may not happen overnight, it is a goal worth striving for. I also want to pursue military contracts with the United States to strengthen our countries defense. Other key nations on my agenda are those in Africa. I want Mexico to have strengthened relations with African countries and provide overseas and domestic jobs, as well as develop trade agreements. In Asia, our greatest ally, Thailand (Bossza007) has been a supporter in all we have achieved together. I plan to increase production of jobs and schooling opportunities for both Thai and Mexican citizens. In Europe we seem to fall short on relations. This is due to many reasons. Sweden's (Connor) annexation of South Africa is still a thorn in the pile. Unlike my predecessor however I do not desire a war over a country that Mexico has no stake in. I do however condemn the actions of Sweden and will still demand the withdrawal of Swedish troops. Neocolonialism will not be tolerated. I urge the South African public to stand up for your freedom, the world will help. Now for the unpopular statement of the night. I along with my administration have been looking into the Global Assembly and possibly joining. An application to become an observer state was submitted under President Zedillo, although there was no response from the Global Assembly. Although I know the public wishes to remain independent of the Global Assembly, I am sad to say this may not be feasible for much longer. Mexico is largely cut off from much of the trade and arms dealings due to not being a member. This will significantly hinder us in the future. This goes against my promise of joining the Global Assembly, however it also goes against my promise of seeing a prosperous Mexico."
President Fox would take a few more sips of water before continuing.
"My last topic of the evening will be on the defense of Mexico. Currently I have sat down with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy and have conducted a census of our fighting potential. While we do pose one of the largest fighting forces on the planet, our men and women in arms are severely lacking equipment. I have ordered the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy to adopt the United States model of organization and to step away from the European style of military that we have been accustomed to using. In doing so this will strengthen our branch's and have better communication and logistics on the modern battlefield. No longer will military equipment be stored in annexes for criminals to just come and take. All military equipment will be issued down to commanders and be assigned to units directly. This will ensure that our military is ready for any threat it may face. I have also increased the budget for the military from 6 billion USD to 19 billion USD annually. This large increase is due to our growing economy and the availability of funds. I also ordered the Secretary of the Navy to relinquish all Green Water Vessels to the Coast Guard, as we will be developing a Blue Water Navy in order to secure shipping lanes and compete with larger nations. I have been advised that all will be in order by the year 2005. Just in time for me to begin stepping down as President.
"Mexico is only as strong as the citizens that help it grow. We need to rebuild our roads, upgrade our hospitals with the most cutting-edge equipment, Improve our schools. Together, United, Strong! I want to thank you all once more for coming out tonight. Can I get one more round of applause for the honored guest of the evening." The crowd would clap and cheer. "Thank you all again, Good Night. Viva La Mexico!"
President Fox would walk off the stage smiling and waving as the crowd erupted in cheers. The band would begin to play again. At approximately 2100 hrs. members of the press would be able to go into a back room and ask any questions to President Fox on his speech. The rest of the Palace would clear out.