March 18th, 2009
02:59 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama heads to Mexico next month

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama announced Wednesday he will travel to Mexico next month to meet with President Felipe Calderon.

Obama last met with Calderon in January, but this is his first time he will visit the Mexican leader as President of the United States.

The president made the announcement during a session with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that the White House described as "robust and strategic meeting" on immigration. During the meeting, he told the lawmakers that he will discuss immigration reform with Calderon, and ways to end Mexico's drug-related violence.

This will be Obama's second international trip as president. He traveled to Canada last month.

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  1. No Hillary = No Obama

    Adios! Let's see what President Wunderkind does to stop a so-callled civilized country like Mexico (not a 3rd world country) from having the drug cartels stop acting like Nazi Germany. He better come up with more than rhetoric and rationalization for a country soaked in mayhem and blood.

    March 18, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
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