Mexican Ambassador Says Hollywood Shows Distorted Images of Mexicans

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Mexico's United States ambassador, Eduardo Medina Mora, is accusing Hollywood filmmakers of creating a distorted image of Mexico.

According to Fox News Latino, Mora feels that the stereotypes of "gardeners and drug traffickers" used for Latino characters, fail to mention the contributions Mexicans have made to the United States.

"Mexicans in the silver screen are usually portrayed as poor and uneducated at best, corrupt and violent at worst," Mora said during a press conference last week.

The Mexican Ambassador said it's important to remove these stereotypes from films because "the American public, which consume those types of movies will inevitably be influenced by them."

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