March 25, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Barack Obama spoke with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to “underscore his administration’s commitment to the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Mexico,” National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement earlier this week.
They discussed their “mutual desire to work together for the benefit of the safety and security of citizens on both sides of our shared border,” he added. Calderon’s crackdown, which includes the deployment of some 50,000 troops nationwide is evident in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s most violent city and Acapulco as corrupt police officers are replaced with soldiers.
As millions of American constituents were outraged by the passage of national socialized healthcare legislation, a high-level meeting between U.S. and Mexican officials was taking place to focus on long-term cooperation strategies for security that would be funded by American tax dollars.