President Obama is the first U.S. President since Bill Clinton to visit our Southern neighbor.
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President Obama touches down in Mexico City this afternoon for talks with his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon. This is his first trip to Latin America since being inaugurated. Details of the trip are sketchy due to security concerns, but Obama is sure to address ongoing violence stemming from Mexico’s war against drug cartels. The Takeaway talks to Ioan Grillo Mexico Correspondent for Time Magazine.
"The whole nature of this type of conflict is being called here 'Calderon's Iraq.' And that's what it is in some ways: A conflict that is very hard to win, it's very hard to declare terms of victory and it's very hard to get out of." —Time Magazine's Ioan Grillo on the ongoing conflict in Mexico