Monday, August 10, 2009

Obama, Calderon at Odds Over Drug War, Trucking

Did they bring up that the "vast trade relationship between Mexico and the United States", is human trade and it is a deficit on the US side, and a plus on the Mexican side? did they discuss ways of keeping Mexico's people in Mexico?

From NewsMax:

GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- President Barack Obama pressed for a new tone in the United States' relationship with Mexico but found no immediate progress Sunday on the divisions between him and Mexican President Felipe Calderon over the pace of U.S. drug-fighting aid and a ban on Mexican trucks north of the border.

Obama kicked off his second trip to Mexico as president with a friendly 45-minute meeting with Calderon that touched on the vast trade relationship between their two countries, their cooperation on swine flu and the violent Mexican gangs dominating the drug trade on both sides of the border. Their talks came before the start of a lightning-quick three-way summit between the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Often called the "Three Amigos" summit, the meeting of Obama, Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper began over dinner at a cultural institution in this town near the mountains. The summit's formal talks, the fifth for the three countries, were taking place Monday, followed by a joint appearance before reporters at midday.

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