Headline RoundupJanuary 12th, 2023

The North American Leaders’ Summit Ends

Summary from the AllSides News Team

President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President López Obrador gathered in Mexico City on Tuesday for the North American Leaders’ Summit.

For Context: The three leaders discussed migration, drug trafficking, the economy, competitiveness, climate change, and more. The summit was the first time Mexico has hosted a U.S. president since 2014. 

Key Quotes: Obrador thanked Trudeau for his “extraordinary and fraternal” temporary work visa program that has aided over 25,000 Mexicans, and Biden for "maintaining a relationship of cooperation with Mexico, a relationship of sincere friendship, of respect for our compatriots who honorably live and work in the United States and are not harassed and don’t suffer from raids that unfortunately occurred at other times." He also thanked Biden for not expanding the wall on the southern border of the U.S. Biden said his priorities are “keeping North America the most competitive, prosperous and resilient economic region in the world.” Trudeau also mentioned the importance of trade on the economy and GDP and emphasized the importance of the partnership in the three nations.  

How The Media Covered It: Across the political and multinational spectrum, it was expected that the "Three Amigos" would present a unified front, and outlets acknowledged that much of the summit was positive. Outlets mentioned difficult conversations around drug trafficking and immigration from Mexico to the U.S.; Fox News (Right) focused more on Mexico's criticism of Biden than Left- or Center-rated outlets. 

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