A Strained Friendship between the US and Mexico?

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George W. Bush and Vicente Fox became friends when Bush was Governor of Texas, long before the conservative gentleman ranchers both became president of their countries. Now, what Bush once called America-s -most important relationship- has been submerged by the war on terror, turning Bush-s attention away from Fox-s -open border- proposal. With Fox going his own way in the Security Council, backslapping camaraderie between the two has given way to strained good manners. What hear what that portends for trade, immigration, and other contentious issues from Denise Dresser of the Pacific Council on International Policy, David Ayon of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles and Daniel Lund of the Mexico City-based market research firm MundAmericas.
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