Midterm pressures weigh on 'Three Amigos' summit
February 18th, 2014
07:22 PM ET
2 months ago

Midterm pressures weigh on 'Three Amigos' summit

Toluca, Mexico (CNN) - Midterm election pressures are likely to follow President Barack Obama to Mexico where he’ll meet his North American counterparts on issues that have caused headaches for Democrats, from the Keystone pipeline to immigration reform to trade.

Obama is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the North American Leaders’ Summit.

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Filed under: 2014 • Mexico • President Obama
Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passé’
November 20th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
5 months ago

Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passé’

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Calls to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws will fade away as soon as Mexico jump-starts its economy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted Wednesday.

Perry, speaking to reporters at the Republican Governors Association’s annual conference in Arizona, ridiculed Democratic efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill without first enhancing security along the Texas-Mexico border.
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Obama backs same-sex provision to immigration bill
May 4th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama backs same-sex provision to immigration bill

(CNN) - President Barack Obama supports a proposal to allow Americans to seek legal immigration status for same-sex partners, a plan that could undermine bipartisan support for comprehensive immigration reform.

Obama indicated at a news conference in Costa Rica on Friday that the idea was “the right thing to do,” but acknowledged that such a politically charged issue may ultimately not make it into a final immigration package.
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Filed under: 2013 • Immigration • Mexico • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
Obama stresses breaking down stereotypes in Mexico speech
May 3rd, 2013
11:06 AM ET
12 months ago

Obama stresses breaking down stereotypes in Mexico speech

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Friday he came to Mexico to break down stereotypes between the United States and its neighbor to the south.

Speaking at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Obama said that too often the relationship between the United States and Mexico is "trapped in old stereotypes," where Mexicans see America as trying to wall itself off from Mexico and Americans see Mexico through the sensational headlines of violence in the war on drugs.

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Perry ties illegal immigration to Texas DA killing
April 3rd, 2013
01:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Perry ties illegal immigration to Texas DA killing

(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew parallels on Wednesday between the recent killing of a Texas district attorney and the security of his state's border with Mexico, though he provided no evidence to support the claim.

Perry, a candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, maintains the Obama administration has not put enough boots on the ground to secure the border.
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Filed under: Immigration • Texas • Rick Perry • Mexico
Obama to visit Mexico in May, foreign ministry says
March 27th, 2013
05:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to visit Mexico in May, foreign ministry says

Mexico City (CNN) – U.S. President Barack Obama will head to Mexico in May, officials said.

Obama accepted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's invitation to visit Wednesday morning, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Mexico's president-elect to meet with Obama
November 26th, 2012
05:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Mexico's president-elect to meet with Obama

(CNN) – Mexico's new leader has a message for U.S. officials as he heads to Washington this week: Ties between the neighboring nations must go beyond the drug war.

Just four days before his inauguration, Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday. And he says he wants to reshuffle the list of priorities the United States and Mexico share.

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Mexico's president praises Obama's immigration shift
June 18th, 2012
01:25 PM ET
2 years ago

Mexico's president praises Obama's immigration shift

Los Cabos, Mexico (CNN) - President Barack Obama received praise Monday from Mexico's president for the decision last week to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants.

After the two leaders met one-on-one before the start of the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, President Felipe Calderon thanked Obama for what he called an "unprecedented" move in halting the deportations.

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Can Romney's Mexico ties, Spanish ads woo Latino voters?
January 20th, 2012
05:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Can Romney's Mexico ties, Spanish ads woo Latino voters?

Chihuahua, Mexico (CNN) - In the town of Colonia Juarez, where houses look much like homes in the American Southwest, there lives a family named Romney.

Mitt Romney's great-grandfather led the first group of Mormons to the state of Chihuahua to flee religious persecution. Mitt Romney's father George – an auto executive, and Michigan governor who also ran for president in the United States – was born nearby, in a town called Colonia Dublan. He left with his parents when he was only five years old, but Romney relatives still live nearby.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Mexico • Mitt Romney
Perry links Iran and border security
October 13th, 2011
10:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry links Iran and border security

(CNN) - Rick Perry used his experience as the governor of a border state to try to bolster his foreign policy standing Thursday, saying he had tried for years as governor of Texas to increase security on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"I've been sounding the alarm on Washington for a long time now on the border security with Mexico," Perry said Thursday on CNBC. Perry will appear Friday on CNN's American Morning at 7 a.m. ET. He will unveil his energy plan later in the day from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iran • Mexico • Rick Perry
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