In 2009, Mexico’s reputation had suffered greatly in the mainstream news media. With the constant reports of drug wars, violence and H1N1, you’d think it was the worst place on Earth. So I suggested we devote an entire issue to the culture, beauty and people of Mexico, showcasing its many positive contributions. The staff agreed; it was a no-brainer. It was the first time in Latina‘s history that we devoted an entire issue to a specific country/culture, and the first time we didn’t feature a celebrity on the cover. The response was incredibly positive, from the Mexican and Mexican American community, and beyond. Read more about this historic issue here.