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“Points of Contension” on Agenda as Obama and Calderon Meet

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The Presidents of the United States and Mexico met today in Washington.

This morning, USA Today had a report on the points of contention expect to arise today at the meeting between President Obama and President Calderon:

Tension surrounds today’s meeting between President Obama and Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon.

One point of contention: last month’s shooting death of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, which revved up U.S. criticism of Mexican law enforcement.

Another point: the Mexican drug wars  that have taken up to 35,000 lives since Calderon took office in 2006 — and Calderon’s statements that much of the violence is driven by American demand for drugs and supply of weapons.

Another point: immigration.

Based on reports of the meetings, those points of were raised and discussed. And, they are interrelated.