Appearing alongside Pena Nieto at a news conference, Obama recommitted the U.S. to fighting the demand for illegal drugs in his country and the flow of illegal guns across the border to Mexico, even as the southern neighbor rethinks how much access it gives to American security agencies.
The two leaders met Thursday on the first day of Obama’s three-day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica, his first visit to Latin America since winning re-election.
Obama is promoting jobs and trade, not drug wars or border security — as the driving force behind the U.S.-Mexico relationship.
On Friday, after speaking to Mexican students, Obama head to Costa Rica for talks with Central American leaders. His meetings there are expected to focus on bolstering regional economic cooperation, as well as security issues.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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