Open Thread for Tuesday
The group's founder, publisher, and current leader is Hector Carreón, a trained engineer, and former member of the Brown Berets. Ernesto Cienfuegos is editor-in-chief, and Miroslava Flores is a staff writer.
La Voz de Aztlán is alleged to have ties with the pro-Chicano Chicano group MEChA, although MEChA claims no affiliation with the Nation of Aztlán. These allegations are commonly made by critics of MEChA.
The SPLC and the Anti-Defamation League label Voz de Aztlán as antisemitic. Voz de Aztlán editorials contain statements many would interpret as anti-semitic, such as "The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are offshoots of the Rothschild Jewish Banking Dynasty. International Jews also control most of the World Media which they utilize to brainwash the masses". When a Voz de de Aztlán editorial criticizes someone who is Jewish, their religion is often emphasized. Voz de Aztlán also presents a translation of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion which is intoduced in Spanish as evidence of a Jewish plan for world domination.
In 2006, Carreón and his organization came under the investigation of the United States Department of Justice. Carreón was visited at his home by Federal Bureau of Investigation, who interrogated him and copied his hard drive. Throughout the interview, he denied any violent intentions, purporting to favor secession peacefully, "through the ballot box".