I was never the diplomatic diplomat.
Any Mexican, would recognise that Mexico was abused, undervalued and downgraded in international circles, most of all by the United States.
We cannot pretend that reality is different from what it is.
I believe that I have always told the truth.
I am a regular writer in Mexico, and I always tell the truth in my writings.
I don’t see how can I offend Mexicans with the truth. It is what Mexicans want to hear.
We don’t have to be rude with each other; we have to be diplomatic.
The democracy we are constructing must be able to show its usefulness and relevance.
For us to accomplish our goals, it will be necessary to transform our political culture, to respect plurality, and to build, among ourselves, bridges and more bridges.
The Informe should no longer be the scene used to insult, beat, and criticize on the basis of preconfigured conceptions.
Countries only have certain opportunities in history, and if you do not take advantage of them, those opportunities don’t ever come back to you again.
The political parties have lost their loyalties.
Individuals move and shift from one party to another simply on their aspirations for office.
I am an undiplomatic diplomat.
My work at the United Nations discomforted some members of the U.S. government, which exercises its power beyond collective understandings and international law.
Mexico has never been anybody’s backyard.
Servants are not allowed to ask questions. They are only supposed to follow orders. That attitude has to change. But in order for it to change, there has to be radical improvement in the quality of the intelligence produced by the Mexican government.
Mexico is intensely affected by all kinds of things that are shipped into this country from the United States.
Trust comes from deeds.
The understanding that the political and intellectual class of the United States has of Mexico is a country whose position is that of a back yard.