Feb 10, 2012

Cross-border Cooperation: Border mayors strive for united voice

UTSanDiego.com: "The interdependence of U.S. and Mexican border communities was the central theme of a conference Thursday attended by mayors from both countries.

Topics such as border infrastructure, economic development and the importance of changing negative perceptions about public safety in Mexican border cities were highlighted during the daylong meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association. It was hosted by Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante, who co-chairs the group with El Paso Mayor John Cook, and held at Tijuana’s World Trade Center.

Founded last August in El Paso, the group has 17 members; 12 of them attended Tuesday’s meeting — five from the United States and seven from Mexico." read more

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