Obama stresses breaking down stereotypes in Mexico speech
May 3rd, 2013
11:06 AM ET
2 years 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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