Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama after arriving to attend the North American Leaders' Summit in Toluca near Mexico City (REUTERS/Henry Romero).

Opinion

U.S.-Mexico Presidential Summit: From Empathy To Security Cooperation Specifics

January 5, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown

When Enrique Peña Nieto meets on January 6 with Barack Obama, the Mexican president should, as a minimum, be able to count on empathy from the U.S. president. But Vanda Felbab-Brown also argues that White House empathy with Peña Nieto’s plight needs to be translated into a joint emphasis on adjusting and improving ineffective anti-crime policies in order to reduce violence and lessen corruption.

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