10 May 2012
As part of a recent event to celebrate the University's links with Mexico, students attended a question-and-answer session with the Mexican Ambassador to the UK, Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza.
The Ambassador and his wife Laura were hosted by the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and the International Office. An informal and friendly meeting in the Nanoscience building, the event saw the Ambassador speak about current Mexican issues to interested students and staff members. Much was said about the upcoming elections in Mexico and about Mexico’s place in the modern world.
Following the Ambassador’s comments, Dr Matthew Brown of the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies chaired a lively question-and-answer session in which passionate students took advantage of the opportunity to hear the Ambassador’s unique perspective on the issues important to them. Discussion often came back to Mexico’s position in the international sphere regarding key issues such as immigration, drug trafficking and industrial development.
Following the structured Q&A, the Ambassador took time to meet and speak to some of the Mexican students currently studying at Bristol before being called to introduce a lecture on South-American history.
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