Mexican foreign policy under Jose Lopez Portillo
Meacham, Tina Laurel
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The goals or objectives of Mexican foreign policy have much in common with those of other nations such as peace, security, freedom, justice, commercial opportunity, financial prosperity, pride, and prestige. 13 Seeking to harmonize its objectives with the influential factors shaping its basic situation leads a country to formulate the guiding principles it will follow in implementing foreign policy. Frank Brandenburg has listed Mexico's basic principles as being: "national sovereignty, the juridical equality of nations, national self-determination, nonintervention in the domestic affairs of another nation, peaceful settlement of international disputes, collective security, regionalism, universalism, and protection of basic human rights.