'Mexican Barbie' sparks controversy

LOS ANGELES

The Mexican Barbie is from Mattel's new "Dolls of the World" series.

The doll comes complete with a fiesta dress and a Chihuahua dog tucked under her arm -- and a passport.

Some Mexican journalists are mocking the doll. One said, "Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don't even think of calling her undocumented."

A Mattel spokeswoman says the Barbie was created to help foster learning and appreciation of different countries and cultures.

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