March 21, 2012, Wall Street Journal

Mexico has recently been thought of more as a supplier of drugs than of jobs, but as the United States prepares to receive Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Washington on April 2, it is time to reconsider our southern neighbor. After all, Mexico and Canada, not China and Great Britain, are the nation's top export markets, and six million Americans already have jobs that depend on U.S.-Mexico trade...

...Bilateral efforts to improve border management, harmonize regulations, and minimize the customs burden for regional trade are all under way, but improving policy always means overcoming political challenges. Progress, then, is contingent on a clear understanding that economic cooperation with Mexico strengthens the U.S.


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