Onda Latina

The KUT Longhorn Radio Network Presents: Mexican American Experience Collection

Audio recordings including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns in the series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" from the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

Nav: Home


Increasing Ties Between Chicanos And Mexicanos
Program #

Social Issues
Linda Fregoso
Jorge Bustamante
Apr 17, 1980

Increasing Ties Between Chicanos and Mexicanos

Jorge Bustamante, an expert on immigration and counsel to the Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo, discusses the relations between Mexicans and Chicanos and the United States and Mexico. Bustamante explains that Chicanos and Mexicans have been working for the past ten years to reach this current period of good relations and proactive commitment. President Lopez Portillo has long recognized the growing political importance of Chicanos in the United States and has met with many Chicanos visiting Mexico City. He has also funded scholarship programs that have helped over 100 students obtain higher education in Mexico. Although Bustamante acknowledges that there is some discrimination against Chicanos in Mexico, he believes we should focus on the positive aspects of their relations, like Chicano support for undocumented workers. He also discusses the controversy surrounding the appointment of Julian Nava as U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

Bustamante then describes U.S. Mexico relations. He comments on two controversial episodes: the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Shah of Iran’s departure from Mexico, and explains the misunderstandings behind them. He says the history of conflict between the two countries makes relations complicated. In particular, U.S. intervention and imperialism in Latin America has made Mexico apprehensive about U.S. intentions. He concludes that Mexico wants to be more independent and would like to deal with the United States on equal terms.


Becas para Aztlan
Carey McWilliams
Chicano Political Power
Chicanos and Mexicans
Chicanos and the Mexican Government
Chicanos in Mexico
Conflict between the United States and Mexico
Discrimination in Mexico
Foreign Policy
Gulf of Mexico
Human Rights
Jorge Bustamante
Jose Angel Gutierrez
Jose Lopez Portillo
Julian Nava
Medical School
Mexican Discrimination against Chicanos
Mexican Government
Mexican Scholarship Program for Chicanos
National Association of Chicano Studies
North From Mexico
Oil Spill
Reza Pahlavi
Shah of Iran
U.S. Intervention in Latin America
U.S.-Mexico Relations
Undocumented Workers
University of Texas at Austin

Center for Mexican American Studies | Department of History | The Benson Latin American Collection

DIIA | © 2009 Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services