ERIC Number: ED222416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mexico-United States Relations. Report of a Wingspread Symposium (Racine, WI, March 25-27, 1979).
Members of the U.S. and Mexican media, government officials, academics, and representatives of private organizations met to discuss issues and concerns of both countries. Topics included energy, trade and development, migration, bilateral governmental relations, and the role of the press in these affairs. Mexico's oil and natural gas reserves were discussed; Mexico viewed its energy potential as a way to balance the expansion of its petroleum output with its overall industrial growth; the United States viewed the reserves as an energy issue. Illegal Mexican migration was considered by Mexicans as a brain and muscle drain; the United States saw the instituting of a regularized guest worker program as one solution to this problem. Regarding trade and development, Mexico was seen as having more status as a world trading nation because of its development and control of natural resources. In discussions of bilateral governmental relations, the perceptions held of each other, the lack of communication over the years, and the need for consistent policy were considered. The media bear a heavy responsibility for building understanding and cooperation between the two countries. (Author/NE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; International Press Inst., Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States