Analysis of President Obama’s trip to Mexico
May 6, 2013
GUESTS: TIM JOHNSON and CHRISTOPHER WILSON
Is a new Mexico emerging? That’s what President Obama said in a speech Friday during his two-day trip to Mexico, his fourth as President. He met with Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto who took office in December 2012, to discuss many issues including developing a stronger economic relationship between the bordering countries and setting a positive tone for their three-and-a-half year relationship. Developing economic growth, improving trade relations, tackling organized crime, immigration reform and higher education innovation were among the range of future collaborations discussed. What will it take for Mexico become a manufacturing powerhouse? Can the U.S. reform a fair immigration policy? How will a well-regulated border be maintained? We’ll talk to TIM JOHNSON, Mexico City bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers, and then we’ll get analysis from CHRISTOPHER WILSON, Associate at the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.