Nevada Governor Headed to Mexico

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons will head to Mexico next week to meet with President Felipe Calderon to discuss trade and tourism, border security and methamphetamine trafficking, all issues that have strong impacts in this state.

The trip, starting Monday and ending Wednesday, will include stops in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Gibbons also will meet with ministers and other high-ranking government officials.

The visit is one of three trips related to issues with Mexico that Gibbons is making this month.

On Thursday, he went to San Diego to get briefings from Nevada National Guard troops who are assisting with enforcement along the
U.S.-Mexico border. The troops are stationed at Camp Morena, Calif.

On August 23rd, Gibbons is scheduled to meet with Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to discuss shared border security issues, including immigration, homeland security and drug trafficking.

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