Biden’s Mexico visit likely to focus on trade, not spying

Joe BidenThe Los Angeles Times, 9/20/2013

When Vice President Joe Biden meets with Mexican officials Friday, he is expected to reinvigorate talk about the promising trade relationship between the United States and its southern neighbor and largely avoid discussing the troubles that continue to plague Mexico — as well as the recent allegations of U.S. spying on President Enrique Peña Nieto.

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Op-ed:Getting ready for a new era in U.S.-Mexico ties

Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson, Op-ed, CNN 12/03/2012

mexican flagU.S.-Mexico relations have been dominated for the past six years by efforts to address drug trafficking and organized crime-related violence. This was the right thing to do while violence spiked in Mexico, but with a new administration in office after the swearing in of President Enrique Peña Nieto over the weekend, the time has come to re-balance the bilateral relationship.

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Mexican foreign secretary calls for trusted traveller program during Ottawa visit

Parliament Now, 6/7/2012

Mexico’s foreign secretary used her trip to Ottawa during an annual set of bilateral meetings to press for a trusted traveller program, and her presence was seen by observers as a positive step in continental relations.

Mexico’s Patricia Espinosa met with Foreign Minister John Baird and attended the Canada-Mexico Partnership meetings. The partnership, which was launched in 2004, gives the two countries the chance to have a broad review of what has been going on in the bilateral relationship, Ms. Espinosa said at a breakfast event on May 30.

“It’s a very useful instrument to make sure that our actions and the direction of our work is not lost in the everyday work of our administrations,” she said.

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