• National Hispanic Cultural Center (map)
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico

100 years ago Pancho Villa attacked the hamlet of Columbus, New Mexico. The raid triggered a nine month military intervention in Mexico. Villa was never captured but virtually the entire U.S. army and reserve was in Mexico or at the border. The German government cheered in "Schadenfreude" since President Wilson's threats to join the Entente against Germany were now hollow. Why did Villa attack? Who influenced his decision?

Come to listen to a fascinating tale of spycraft, diplomatic maneuvering and the untold history of a German secret war against the United States.