President Obama on the U.S. – Mexico Relationship

07/25/16 The White House 

President Obama visits Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto“From our shared security to climate change, Mexico is a critical partner and is critically important to our own well-being. We’re not just strategic and economic partners, we’re also neighbors, and we’re friends, and we’re family—including millions of Americans that are connected to Mexico by ties of culture and of language. And that’s why, as President, I’ve worked to deepen the partnership between our two nations.”

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Obama Defies Trump as Mexican Leader Visits After Convention

07/22/2016 Bloomberg

obama penaHours after Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president with a vow to seal the U.S.-Mexico border, the man he’s seeking to replace welcomed the Mexican president to the White House.

President Barack Obama last saw his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, less than a month ago, at a regional summit in Canada. And Pena Nieto, who has compared Trump to dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, is in Washington just as the U.S. presidential contest between the Republican and Democrat Hillary Clinton is gaining steam. Clinton will accept her party’s nomination next week in Philadelphia.

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Mexico president explains comparing Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

06/29/16 Reuters

MeEnrique Pena Nietoxican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has previously likened U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, said on Wednesday he only drew the comparison as a reminder of the devastation wreaked in the past.

Speaking at a press conference alongside U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, who have gathered in Ottawa for the “Three Amigos” summit, Pena Nieto warned of the dangers of populism in a globalized world.

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Trudeau welcomes Obama, Pena Nieto for Three Amigos summit

06/29/16 CBC News

tres amigosPrime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa Wednesday as the three leaders prepared to kick off the North American Leaders’ Summit.

“Good to see you,” Obama said as Trudeau greeted him with a handshake and a warm hug at the National Gallery of Canada where an exhibit celebrating the work of Rufino Tamayo, a Mexican modern artist, is currently on display.

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Adios, Three Amigos: Obama heads to last summit with Canada, Mexico

27/06/16 Reuters

obamaPresident Barack Obama will meet with leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday for his final “Three Amigos” summit, a meeting that may signal how keen the North American partners are to tout trade at a time of rising protectionist sentiment.

The Ottawa summit comes on the heels of Britain voting to leave the European Union after more than 40 years. It also falls ahead of a U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8 where presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump has made stagnant wages and U.S. manufacturing job losses focal points of his insurgent campaign.

The Brexit vote is bound to be an important theme for Obama’s meetings with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Toward the ‘Normalization’ of US-Mexico Relations

07/15/15 Huffington Post

mexico-usa-flag-montageThe escape of Mexico’s most dangerous criminal, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, from the most secure wing of the country’s highest security prison this weekend is a wake-up call for those who insist on ignoring the explosive situation south of the border. The blind support of the Barack Obama administration for the increasingly corrupt, violent and untrustworthy Mexican government has facilitated a downward spiral of institutional decay which must be urgently stopped.

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Obama y el Estado de la Unión

1/24/2014 El Universal

By Andrew Selee, Executive Vice President of the Wilson Center and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute

3004717988_06761377b7_zEsta semana el president Barack Obama ofreció su informe anual en el recinto del Congreso de Estados Unidos, un discurso que se conoce por tradición como “el Estado de la Unión”. Aunque jamás hizo referencia directa a México, y apenas mencionó el tema de la legalización de millones de migrantes, tocó temas que tienen muchas implicaciones para la relación entre vecinos y el futuro de México.

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