Apr 2, 2012

War on drugs takes center stage as Calderon meets with Obama

LA Times: The unchecked scourge of drug violence in Mexico and that country's campaign to hobble the cartels is expected to overshadow economic discussions when Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits the White House today.

Calderon will be meeting with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss economic policies, climate change and security issues facing the three North American nations, according to the White House.

U.S. officials have been pushing for Mexico to reform the state-owned oil monopoly, Pemex, to open the country’s oil sector to private investment and develop new oil and gas reserves.

But the war on drugs will likely take center stage. read more

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