Global Politics

Mexico's President Wants to Refocus Relationship with the US

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Mexican President-elect Nieto meets with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at US Capitol in Washington. (Photo: REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

Mexico's president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto traveled to Washington on Tuesday for meetings with President Obama and other US officials. Peña Nieto says he wants to refocus the US-Mexico relationship on trade, rather than security. Shannon O'Neil is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the forthcoming "Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead."

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She said the newly elected president "wants to put economic issues front and center on the bilateral agenda."