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Updated Oct 5, 2012 - 4:49 pm

US, Mexico governors press for cooperation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Arizona Gov. Jan
Brewer and governors from Mexican states have wrapped up two days of meetings in
Albuquerque that touched on everything from economic partnerships and health
care to border violence.

Brewer said during a news conference Friday that there might be a geographical
border between the states, but that shouldn’t keep elected officials from
working toward prosperity for people on both sides.

Brewer, Martinez and representatives from Texas noted the billions of dollars
in exports that move from their states to Mexico each year.

Martinez says the border region represents one quarter of the nation’s gross
domestic product and the time is now to develop new strategies for improving
communication, transportation and infrastructure along the U.S-Mexico border.

The Mexican states of Chihuahua, Baja California and Sonora were represented.

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