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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (left) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (left) and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

I was sad to read the editorial Blind to Mexico's failures (Jan. 18). It is a great disservice to your readers to print such a boorish text that ignores the efforts and accomplishments of a vibrant nation.

Mexico is a multi-party democracy, with an independent court system, free press and a long-standing federalist tradition. It is, in fact, an upper-middle-income country and the world's 14th-largest economy. The country is the first destination for foreign direct investment in aerospace manufacturing, a sector in which Canadian companies figure prominently.

At the same time, Mexicans are not blind to the challenges we face. From day 1, the current administration has placed public safety and the promotion of social inclusion among its core priorities.

Federal law-enforcement actions have focused on strategic zones. To face transnational crime, co-operation with key partners, including Canada, remains necessary. Based on an agreement between Mexico's main political forces, 10 fundamental reforms were adopted by congress last year. These include the promotion of greater economic competition, the expansion of social security, actions against corruption and increasing transparency in the public sector.

Mexico and Canada are working together, and our long-term prosperity is closely linked. We are each other's third-greatest trading partner. When companies invest in our countries, they think of our regional market and of what together we offer so they can compete globally. Old stereotypes and preconceptions should be replaced with nuanced and significant mutual understanding.

RAÚL SAAVEDRA

Press Attaché

Mexican Embassy in Canada

Ottawa, Ont.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 21, 2014 A7

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