While American tourism to Mexico slipped 3 percent last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, with about 20 million U.S. visitors a year.
New Mexico's new tourism ad has set traditional and social media was abuzz over the ad's "real people" casting notice, which called for Caucasian or "light-skinned" Hispanics to star in the spot.
The headlines and boycotts over Arizona's attention-grabbing immigration law have largely faded. But a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, the lingering economic effects are coming into focus