A Few Acres of Snow: A Map and Graphic Timeline

Long Live Independent Christian Maya Nation of Santa Cruz!
(by the way, are their government still that strange bastard of Theocracy, Military Dictature and Native Tribal System, or transformed into something more... more modern?)
Question - why is Santa Cruz still an unrecognized state?
Santa Cruz here is a 1980s-90s revival of the 19th century version rather than a straight continuation of it, though it would still at least informally also have a similar power split between civil, military, and religious authorities.