Mexico is set to host the first US-Mexican battle of plateau for the first time in history, after the US was forced to withdraw from the territory after the country lost control of the sea and territory to its northern neighbour.
The Battle of Platea de México is expected to be held in Mexico City from March 15-20.
Its aim is to put pressure on the US to abandon its proposed border wall in the region, and is likely to take place in a major tourist hub on the outskirts of the capital, Mexico City.
A massive military buildup in the region is also being planned.
Mexican officials say the battle is part of a US strategy to encircle Mexico and keep the country from rising to the challenge of the United States.
“We are not a country that’s going to go on forever fighting wars,” said Sergio Salazar, Mexico’s interior minister.
“It’s going on for the long term.
We are going to defend ourselves, and we are going in the right direction.”
Mexico’s new President, Enrique Peña Nieto, has pledged to defend the border against a growing US military presence and vowed to push ahead with plans to build a barrier along the southern border to protect against the spread of the Zika virus.
US President Donald Trump said in February that Mexico would be “very badly hurt” if it didn’t stop building a wall along the border with the US.
But Mexico’s government has said the wall won’t be built, and Peña’s administration has refused to discuss the issue, with Peña instead referring to it as “border security”.
Mexico was founded in 1848 as a separate country from the United Kingdom and was granted independence in 1846.
The United States had previously claimed that Mexico’s southern neighbour was “the last of the great colonial powers”.
The US had been constructing the wall on the southern end of the Rio Grande from Rio Grande to Tabasco, in an attempt to stop the spread and spread of Zika in the area.
On March 1, the US Congress passed a bill that would build a wall on part of the southern US border, with the Mexican government saying it would not allow the wall to be built there.
However, Peña has said Mexico is not going to allow the US wall to cross the border.
It is estimated that there are about 2,500 people living in the state of Chiapas who have been affected by the virus, according to the New York Times.
Mexico is also one of the poorest countries in the Americas, with an estimated 20% of the population living in extreme poverty.
There are fears that the outbreak could make the country a haven for migrants fleeing poverty in Central America and the Caribbean.
President Peña also has a controversial past.
In 2012, he was forced out of office in a corruption scandal, after a corruption probe into his cabinet.
Peña is expected on Tuesday to announce a budget to improve public services and the country’s economy, as well as increase the budget of the army.