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Obama, Calderon, Harper meet at US-Canada-Mexico summit

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Barack Obama is in Mexico this morning, wrapping up his "Three Amigos" summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders.

The summit began at dinner last night in an ornate 19th century museum and ends with a joint news conference before lunchtime.

It's a speed summit, 17 hours from arrival to departure. And its main accomplishment looks to be a blueprint for joint efforts to fight swine flu when the epidemic roars out of its summer lull.

But other issues are seeing little progress during the president's meetings with Mexico's Felipe Calderon and Canada's Stephen Harper. Those issues include Mexican trucks on U.S. roads and the stimulus plan's "Buy American" provisions -- plus new U.S. aid to Mexico's war on the drug cartels. The drug aid is being held up over human rights concerns.

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