May 18th, 2010
05:36 PM ET
5 years ago

Analysis: U.S., Mexico leaders to talk drugs, Arizona, trade

Washington (CNN) - Last week, it was Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai getting the Washington treatment - and the pledges of long-term U.S. commitment.

But when the Afghanistan entourage exited the whirl of White House, State Department and Capitol Hill visits, you could almost hear the Obama administration take a quick breath and shout out, "Next!"

Waiting in the wings is the president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, flying in this week for a formal arrival ceremony, a state dinner at the White House, an address to a joint meeting of Congress and an airing of the difficult issues that bleed across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Updated: 7:16 p.m.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    memo to Calderon:

    Put your drug cartels out of business, and stop allowing your citizens to enter the US illegally.

    May 18, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. Mike

    Another visitor another bow. He can complain to the Mexican President about Arizona like his assistant Secretary of State did to the Chinese. He can tell the Mexican President how fouled up this country is and explain Mexican problems are caused by the US. That will pretty well sum up the visit except I am sure he will promise billions to Mexico that we cannot afford. After all, 1/3 of the money from the IMF to Greece came from the US.

    May 18, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  3. Dean

    Why would Obama talk with the president of Mexico about Arizona's laws forbidding illegal aliens?

    Earlier this month, Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, warned of what he called "a worrying surge" of anti-immigrant
    sentiments. He warned that the Arizona law might "poison the well from which our two nations have found and should continue to find inspiration for a joint future of prosperity, security, tolerance and justice."

    I think it is illegal immigration that is leading to the negative sentiments.

    May 18, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  4. JES

    We need to make sure that we make them happy so we can continue to have more people crossing our boarders without fear of having to go back.

    May 18, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  5. jerseylou

    YUP CAN'T WAIT......President Obama needs to ask President Calderon what's Mexico's Immigation Policy is,and do the exact same!

    May 18, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  6. ib

    Obama will bow then promised to make all illegals legal so they can vote for him and his followers.

    May 18, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. all of america

    While Felipe Calderon is here in the U.S.,They need to tell him, when he leaves to go back to mexico,take all of his illegal aliens back with him !

    May 18, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. Susan

    Well, I sure hope Obama remembers to apologize for the U.S.A. again! We , as a Nation, can't hold a candle to Mexico.

    May 18, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  9. Get used to it

    I'd check his papers and his baggage!

    May 18, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  10. Obama the liar

    Clean up your country and quit sending us your problem via illegals.

    May 18, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  11. JP

    Obama could learn a lot from president Calderon, he is a president who knows how to handle his southern border to keep illegals out of his country. Calderon is smart enough to know his country shouldn't be providing free education and free emergency room visits etc etc. to illegals. All Obama cares about is getting more votes in 2012 by making the illegals citizens. Then they can join the 47% of working Americans who pay no income tax under Obamanomics. Hay Obama how much will it cost to give 11 million illegals your new health insurance.

    May 18, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |