Carlos Pascual says that there is no tension in Mexico-US relationship, despite the anger over SB 1070. That's what you'd expect a diplomat to say, but it seems true here, too. One thing that's been notable about the Mexican reaction is that it is hyper-specific: there are no broadside attacks on the US, despite the outrage. Instead, virtually every comment I've heard or read (both in the media and among regular people) refers to Arizona specifically, and often as a peculiar state out of the mainstream of the US. This shows a good deal of sophistication, something you almost certainly wouldn't see in the collective US media treatment of any foreign country, nor, for that matter, in the Mexican media treatment of any other nation. I wonder if it would have been different here a generation ago.