In an exclusive interview with Las Vegas Review Journal reporter Alexander S. Corey, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Mexico’s secretary of tourism, declared that, as Mexico has been referenced on the U.S. campaign trail, the bordering nation has increased outreach to the United States through various ministers.
Inside the Mexican Consulate in downtown Las Vegas, De la Madrid Cordero met with Las Vegas business owners, politicians and members of the media on Monday October 24th (prior to the U.S. election), to emphasize the relevance of the U.S.-Mexico relationship and “set the record straight” regarding certain campaign rhetoric.
De la Madrid Cordero did not name any U.S. presidential candidates but said that Mexico wanted to build bridges, not “build walls.”
“We realized because of the (U.S.) election that the image that the American people have of Mexico is not fair, that it has been portrayed as if we’re an enemy or part of a problem,” de la Madrid Cordero said during an interview at the Mexican consul’s office in Las Vegas. “Many of the references with respect to Mexico are not correct and so we have to set the record straight.”
Cordero added that Mexican companies are becoming more visible in the U.S., referencing the Mexican company Grupo Bimbo, which owns bread brands Sara Lee and Thomas, common on U.S. supermarket shelves.
“We’re not only recipients of investment on the side of the U.S. but we’re also now investing in the U.S., and we’re also investing in providing jobs for the American people,” said Madrid Cordero.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has often referenced the North American Free Trade Agreement in speeches as a catastrophe for U.S. workers.
While acknowledging that more than 4.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost since the implementation of NAFTA in 1994, de la Madrid Cordero said most of the jobs have been lost to automation on the part of companies and not because plants are moving to Mexico.
According to data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Mexico is the second largest market for international visitation after Canada. In 2015, Las Vegas welcomed 2,785,250 visitors from Mexico.
“For Mexicans to continue coming to Nevada or to Las Vegas for tourism, we have to perceive that we are being treated fairly,” said De la Madrid Cordero.
Click here for full article.
more recommended stories
K’u’uk: contemporary cuisine or pure alchemy?
Acknowledged at the Food and Travel.
Mérida, one of the best cities to live in Mexico (and the world)
Dan Prescher wrote an article for.
Hacienda Kancabchén: a call from a distant era just 15 miles away from Mérida
Hacienda Kancabchén maintains great part of.
Amazon launches new debit card in México
MEXICO CITY.- Banorte and Mastercard, together.
Over two thousand dogs and cats have been vaccinated in Valladolid
With the installation of seven locations.
Yucatecan pelicans and flamingos on the brink of becoming endangered species
“Pelicans and flamingos are some of.
Teacher Leaders Present an Innovative Blueprint for Relevant Learning in the Age of AI
What does the fourth industrial revolution.
New technology used in Yucatán to find people lost at sea
As part of a third aspect.
“Pet uh” Civil Association aims to promote Peto, Yucatán
PETO.- In the coming weeks the.
Mexico overtakes Brazil as the largest automobile producer in Latin America
Mexico registered a new record in.