Harper may feel Mexican heat over visas

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 8:01 PM ET

MEXICO CITY - Despite sunny skies and hot weather, Prime Minister Stephen Harper may not get the warmest reception during his first official visit to Mexico.

Though Mexican officials have hinted that tensions over a visa imposed in 2009 by the Canadian government will not overtake the week's events, the issue has also been a roadblock to increased economic co-operation between the two countries - exactly what this trip is intended to foster.

Harper will spent two days in Mexico City for bilateral trade talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto before they are joined by American President Barack Obama for the North American Leaders' Summit in Toluca.

 


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