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Obama Meets Leaders of Canada, Mexico

President Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico, discussing predominantly swine flu, Mexican drug warfare, and the economic recession. The summit took place the day after Obama held a 45-minute one-on-one talk with Calderon, their third private encounter this year. The three leaders aimed to find ways of addressing the issues in incremental steps, rather than engineering any large-scale breakthroughs. Even so, some tensions were apparent on issues such as trade protectionism, a possible U.S.-Mexico trucking row, and the terms of NAFTA.