Friday, February 26, 2010

Everything Is about Security

Mexico's Health Secretary José Ángel Córdova met with American ONDCP boss Gil Kerlikowske in Washington earlier this week, in which both sides expressed disapproval of legalization. This is the second time in two months (that I'm aware of; there could well be more) in which a Mexican cabinet official has visited Washington only to be met not with his counterpart but a security official, and in which his own department's issues (not insubstantial in this case) are shoved aside in favor of a focus on security. That's not the best way to convince Mexicans that the US has a broad conception of the bilateral relationship.

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