As Mexico continues to be berated with negative media coverage, it’s
important to realize the media mindset: If it bleeds, it leads! Of
course, bad things are happening in Mexico…but bad things are happening
everywhere. It’s not the world we grew up in, and it can be a little
scary. When you live in California and hear about crime in
Philadelphia, it goes in one ear and out the other. But when the media
reports bad news about Mexico, it paints the whole country with the same
The following are article that show the good news about Mexico from around the Internet. The articles are sorted by the date we added them to our web site.
The number of national and foreign tourists who visited Mexico in 2011
reached of close to 190 million, 3.7% over 2010, informed the Ministry of
Tourism (SECTUR). The US
hotel chain AMResorts, will invest 400 million dollars in Mexico to open
three new luxury hotels, two in Puerto Vallarta and one in Cancun. The mining sector could invest close to four billion dollars
in new projects, expansions, technology, training, environment and
modernizations in 2012, similar to its investment in 2011, said the Mining
Chamber of Mexico (CAMIMEX).
Since I have traveled in Mexico
for many years – and now live in Mexico
– I thought that instead of discussing all the negative press Mexico has been getting lately, I
would tell you why I love it here.
New trade deals and low-cost labor have made Mexico
a profitable base for car production. It's also attracting other parts of the
auto-supply chain, from steel mills to brake makers, as the "made in mexico"
trend grows. Six years ago, Mexico
was the world's ninth largest exporter of cars. Today the country is ranked
fourth behind Germany, Japan and South Korea with exports expected
to total more than 2.14 million vehicles this year.
For anyone who has not been to Mexico (and/or who tells other
people not to go because of what they see on the 6 o’clock news), please think
twice. I have been traveling to Mexico
for more than 20 years and will continue to travel to Mexico for the
next 20 years, unless we end up moving there first!
Acclaimed American actor, director and environmentalist Robert Redford, an
invited guest of the World Travel & Tourism Council Americas Summit,
brought a touch of Hollywood glamour to Thursday morning’s sessions,
entertaining the audience with stories of growing up as a rebellious kid in a
working-class Los Angeles neighborhood, his rise to superstardom and his
longstanding connection to Mexico.