Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 938 times:
What's the deal in here? Why George Bush loves Mexico so much? He even said two days ago that Mexico is the most important US partner, eventhough Canada has the widest trade with US... It was really funny when he told the journalists to "shut up" in Spanish. But anyways he already met the Mexican president Fox 4 times . What's the deal?
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 921 times:
I think it's because he is from Texas and Mexico is closer to home than Canada. He will probably outgrow this in the next couple of years, but in the mean time US-Mexico relations could become interesting.
Mcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 908 times:
His interest is probably because the changes currently taking place in Mexico will drastically change North America. It is a country of 100 million people that is getting serious about turning itself into a middle-class democracy.
A stable, mature, democratic and wealthier Mexico will bring enormous benefits to not just Mexicans, but Americans and Canadians as well. Contrary to the blather of Ralph Nader, Maude Barlow, Ross Perot and Mel Hurtig, trade is a positive-sum game that benefits everyone involved.