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Mexico seeks to give priority on economy with US

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Mexico must give greater priority to economic cooperation and education in relations with the United States rather than allowing the fight against organized crime to take center stage, a senior Mexican official said.

Mexico has spent the past six years locked in a bloody fight with powerful drug cartels whose killings, kidnappings and extortion have marred the country's image, particularly in the United States, where it ships nearly 80 percent of its exports.

President Enrique Peña Nieto is keen to rewrite the script, focusing his efforts on the economy, which has grown at a faster pace than the United States in the last three years.

Source: Reuters