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President George W. Bush speaks at a breakfast meeting with Training, Internships and Scholarships (TIES) recipients Wednesday, March 14, 2006, in Merida, Mexico. White House photo by Eric Draper

President George W. Bush speaks at a breakfast meeting with Training, Internships and Scholarships (TIES) recipients Wednesday, March 14, 2006, in Merida, Mexico. White House photo by Eric Draper  

President Bush Meets with Vice President Adil Abd Al-Mahdi of Iraq

President Bush on Thursday said, "One of the reasons why -- the main reason why I've reinforced our troops in Iraq is to give leaders such as yourself the opportunity to do the hard work of reconciliation. I appreciate very much the progress that you're making. I know it's hard work. It's hard work to overcome distrust that has built up over the years because your country was ruled by a tyrant that created distrust amongst people. But you, Mr. Vice President, are showing strong vision, and a vision of peace and reconciliation. .... I thank you for your courage, and I thank you for the conversation we've had."
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President Bush and President Calderón Participate in a Joint Press Availability

President George W. Bush addresses a reporter’s question Wednesday, March 14, 2007 in Merida, Mexico, during a joint news conference with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon.  White House photo by Paul MorsePresident Bush on Wednesday said, " Over the past two days, the President and I have had a... series of friendly and very productive meetings. That's what the people of our respective countries expect. They expect people to work out differences in a constructive way. They expect leaders to seize opportunities for the benefit of our respective peoples. And the spirit is very strong to work together. I appreciate so very much the fact that during our meetings we reaffirmed the values of democracy and transparency and rule of law that guide both our countries. We discussed ways to make our nation safer, both nations safer, and both nations prosperous."
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President Bush Meets with Training, Internships, Exchanges and Scholarship (TIES) Recipients

President Bush on Wednesday said, "I'm so happy that you all have joined me to share with me your experiences from one of our most effective programs, which is a program all aimed at improving the human condition. I'm proud of the citizens of the United States who show great concern for citizens in our neighborhood. And I thank you for coming to share your experiences." en Espa&#241ol En Español
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President Bush and President Calderón of Mexico Exchange Dinner Toasts

President Bush on Tuesday said, "The ties between our countries are deep and lasting. We are united by the bonds of family. We are united by the growing commerce that crosses our border each day. And we are united in our faith in an Almighty God. ... The accident of geography made our two countries neighbors, but common values have made us friends." en Espa&#241ol En Español
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President Bush and President Calderón of Mexico Exchange Luncheon Toasts

President Bush on Tuesday said, "Perhaps the biggest issue concerning your country is the issue of migration. America is a country of law, we'll respect law, but America is also a hospitable country, a country that recognizes the value of each human being. And as the President of your grand country, I know you're deeply concerned about how your citizens are treated within our country. And my pledge to you and the people of Mexico is they'll be treated with respect and dignity." en Espa&#241ol En Español
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Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and M�xico President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico from March 8-14, 2007. This trip underscored the U.S. commitment to the Western Hemisphere and highlights our common agenda to advance freedom, prosperity, and social justice and deliver the benefits of democracy in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity.
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Tom Shannon Latin America Discussed
Tom Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, discussed President Bush's upcoming travel to Latin American and the U.S. commitment to the region.

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The Way Forward in Iraq Success in Iraq remains critical to our national security and to success in the War on Terror. Our goal is a democratic Iraq that upholds the rule of law, respects the rights of its people, provides them security, and is an ally in the war on terror.
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Logo: No Child Left Behind Reauthorizing NCLB is one of the President's top priorities. NCLB is helping to raise student achievement and make a real difference in our Nation's schools. We must build on the law's success without watering down standards or rolling back accountability.
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