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Mexico-US Relations / Reagan-de la Madrid Meeting / Economy Conds. #319786

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 13, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Mtg. of President Reagan and outgoing president of Mexico Miguel de la Madrid in Mexico, reported

(Mazatlan, Mexico: Terence Smith) Sixth meeting of Reagan and de la Madrid here reported; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - says we meet to discuss challenges facing our two ntns.] [De la MADRID - (thru translator) says must strengthen basis of US-Mexico relations] Problems of Mexican economy and disagreements over trade &Central American policies noted. Issue of drug trafficking from Mexico to United States detailed. Criticism of Reagan's position on Mexico's role in drug problem reported [Senator Pete WILSON - says Mexican government is corrupt and uncooperative.] [De la MADRID - (thru translator) says Mexico's attempts to deal with issue not appreciated by US.] Prospect that Congress may cut aid to Mexico reported

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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