Over the past few years, America’s relationship with Mexico has been a rocky one. There have been disagreements over trade, immigration, and who is responsible for Mexico’s drug violence. Some in Mexico blame the drug problem on America’s appetite for illegal drugs and its gun laws.
On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Mexico City to meet with his counterpart, Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The issue of drug violence quickly took center stage, with the president again promising that the U.S. will do all it can to help Mexico win its war with the drug cartels.
Rodolfo de la Garza of Columbia University joins Martin Savidge to discuss U.S. concerns about Mexico, Mexico’s military strategy and issues relating to the economy and immigration.
For more perspective on Obama’s trip, read Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner’s analysis: No room for optimism in Mexico’s war on drugs.