Public Diplomacy

Mexico’s Public Diplomacy

While immigration issues remain at the forefront of Mexico-US relations, the country is undertaking several national efforts to engage the world public in order to bolster the national image. Mexico’s popular tourist destinations serve as an overwhelming catalyst for foreign travelers and investors. Government and private organizations, such as COMEXUS, look to foster increased cultural understanding between Mexico and the nations of the world.

Mexico & China - Tourist Diplomacy?

The Los Angeles Times ran a story in March, 2006 on Mexico’s eager plans to attract the expanding Chinese tourist market. Mexico’s tourism business, which ranks as the second most profitable sector for foreign revenue, is making strong efforts to reel in the Asian nation's tourists, who are likely to spread a worldwide economic boom as China's disposable income rapidly rises. The article notes Mexico’s desire to overcome several important obstacles to draw travelers, including the establishment of Chinese restaurants throughout the country.

Vital Information

  • Population - 107,449,525 (July 2006 est.)
  • Capital – Mexico City
  • Government – Federal Republic
  • President - Felipe Calderon (2006-2012)

Government Agencies

Private Organizations

Cultural Centers

Important Legislation

International Broadcasting & Private News Organizations

Public Opinion Polls

  • Polls
  • Publications & Discussion

Zapatista Army of National Liberation

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) is a revolutionary group based in Chiapas, Mexico. Known for their anti-globalization, anti-neoliberalism stance and defense of the rights of indigenous people, the Zapatistas have managed to establish a signifcant international presence particularly by making use of the internet and other communication tools to enlist support from international civil society.


Other Resources

PbWinter 11:56, 13 Jun 2006 (PDT)