May 3, 2013

Guns, Drugs and Money Laundering: What Does Obama Want from Mexico? (El Universal, Mexico)

"While here we bury the dead of this war, there they are providing the places and conditions for marijuana consumption. Nor is there any evidence that political forces in the United States are willing to halt the free sale of weapons, nor is there any indication that a serious crusade against money laundering is in the offing. Is President Obama willing to engage in discussions vital to eliminating the root causes of drug trafficking, or will he simply tell us that in our bilateral relations, we are subordinate to them?"

El Universal
Translated By Miguel Gutierrez
 May 2, 2013

Today the president of the United States, Barack Obama, arrives in the country for a working visit. He will hold high-level talks with President Enrique Peña Nieto on the bilateral agenda, which, as the Mexican government has insisted on in recent weeks, will not be limited to security issues.

In Mexico, but also in some influential sectors of our neighboring country, agenda items considered subordinate to security must regain their importance: investment, trade, migration, geopolitical collaboration, and diplomacy. All the forgotten issues that remain relevant on both sides of the border.  Read more. 

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