Gallup: 49% of people in the USA have unfavorable opinion of Mexico
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Feb 28, 2012 2:00 AM Last Post By: pedromex
Feb 23, 2012 6:49 AM
15A timely article from the BBC:
"The psychological diagnosis is extremely low self-esteem," he said.
"Mexico has been trying for nearly 300 years to emerge in some way in the mighty shadow of the United States, and partly as a result of that it has simply never bothered to present itself to the rest of the world."
Read the report for yourself: Can Mexico re-brand itself?
Feb 24, 2012 7:59 AM
16re: the article from the BBC linked above,
I wonder how much it cost to have the British expert on country branding determine that
"If you are talking about the overall reputation of the country, that's not subject to marketing because it is not a product for sale."
What's the use of him then?
Reminds me of when they had Rudy Giuliani sweep through to make suggestions on curbing crime.
I'd like to recommend Jorge Castaneda's book "Forever Manana" if any one is interested in some of the issues touched on in the article. It can be a little academic and stats-heavy, and controversial (despite all his qualifications) because he discusses 'national character' and because of his own political slant but an interesting read for those with an interest in Mexican politics.
Feb 24, 2012 9:43 AM
17Well #18, since you seem to have a chip on your shoulder, How about the fact that both Quebecers and French people have made remarks to me about the language problem. That is your problem and need to deal with the French over that.
And for a fact, I have been told by other French speaking people, more than a few times, that so and so will not talk to me (meaning your truly) because I am an American and do not speak the French. And in fact try to steer people away from me because I do not speak French. Tell me, What is with that? What have I or any of my family ever done to Quebec, Canada or France? And explainn to me why Canada needs a province that needs to speak French? Why not have New Mexico and Arizona pass laws to speak only spanish Why not have have Lousiana change their state language , schools, signs and businesses to French. Tell me why, since I from the midwest of the USA, a group of people refuses to get along with their fellow countrymen.
Edited by: tepetapan
Feb 24, 2012 12:16 PM
18well, tepetapan, based on your postings, I would suggest that it is you with a chip on your shoulder.
I can't answer your question about what you have "done to Quebec, Canada or France." I would suppose that you as an individual are insignificant to a whole province, or country.
Since you ask, I'll suggest that the reason some people don't want to speak with you is because, as in some of your postings, you come across as aggressive and confrontational. Also, as with this last posting, you ramble, mixing together multiple issues which makes it hard to understand your point.
Canada doesn't need a French-speaking province, it just has one (along with officially bilingual New Brunswick and French-speaking communities in Ontario and out west). That's reality, and unlike you, who sees that as a problem, I think diversity is enriching. Sure, it can be difficult at times and I do take issue with some of the policies we have here but ultimately, we do get along. We've had two referendums, a democratic process. We are not at war with each other.
I suggest you not turn your personal issues with some Quebecers into a xenophobic hatred of millions of people.
Feb 28, 2012 2:00 AM
2095% for canada great ... i felt in love with a canadian girl in puerto vallarta ... viva Canada !! ja,aja
im for the 100% in favor of canacks ! :) CANADA WE LOVE YOU !
my american friends... we talk later about our love hate relation... dont worry we will be naighbors for a while so get a long with your naighbors Mexico.. !
85.7% of Americans in Baja in Cabo Wabo bar said they love mexico..with a tequila in hand !! :) Im doubting of Gallup info
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