Development: "Berlin Wall" to Hide Poor from Heads of State

Inter Press Service | By Diego Cevallos | March 11, 2002 A three-meter-high wall will conceal a small slum from the view of 50 heads of state and government who are to attend a Mar. 18-22 international conference on the search for solutions to the problems of the poor, to be held in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey.

Mexico Favours Continental Border Security; Suggests Expanding NAFTA Beyond Trade

Edmonton Journal | By Lisa Schmidt | February 23, 2002 Mexico would favour a continental approach to border security issues, extending a North American partnership that already operates at a trade level, the Mexican foreign secretary said Friday. "We would like to ... continentalize as much as possible," Jorge Castaneda said in a briefing with reporters Friday morning.