The president visited with Mexican president Felipe Calderon to discuss the looming drug war and other issues.
Wired PR News – President Barack Obama visited officials in Mexico City to discuss issues pertaining to increasing drug violence, trade, and other pressing matters. As reported by Bloomberg.com, Obama held a meeting with Mexican president Felipe Calderon to discuss means for working together to combat issues that threaten the security of both nations, particularly, an ongoing drug war.
Obama is quoted in the report as stating of the problems with drug cartels, “It is absolutely critical that the United States joins as a full partner…. stand side by side in order to promote common security and common prosperity.” As noted in the Bloomberg report, $13.8 billion worth of drugs are sold to users in the United States each year.
As further noted in the report, Obama is also visiting Latin America for the first time since entering office. Included on the agenda is the Summit of the Americas set to begin tomorrow.