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Bush Visits Mexico, Revisits Illegal Immigration Reform

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During President Bush's first year in office, he made much of his friendship with Mexican President Vicente Fox. Then came September 11.  Today--after stops in Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Guatemala—Bush is in Mérida, Mexico for two days of talks with Fox's successor, Felipe Calderón.  Bush and Calderón are both Ivy League MBA's who support the free market and want to see immigration reform.  Nevertheless, Mexico's President had strong words for Bush today about that issue, US demand for illegal drugs and what Calderón called neglect of Mexico since September 11.  As President Bush ends his Latin American tour with Calderón, we hear about high-profile issues and low expectations. Will Calderón be a counter-force to the influence of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez?  We hear from journalists traveling with the President, political scientists and public policy experts.

Credits

Guests:
Maura Reynolds - Economic Correspondent, Los Angeles Times, Daniel Lund - President, MUND Americas, Denise Dresser - Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico - @DeniseDresserG, Dan Restrepo - Latin America analyst at the Center for American Progress

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner