Obama in Mexico

Seeking to put a new spin on a long-standing partnership, President Barack Obama is promoting jobs and trade — not drug wars or border security — as the driving force behind the U.S.-Mexico relationship in his most recent trip to the area.

President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, leave a joint news conference in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Obama sought on Thursday to tamp down a potential rift with Mexico over a dramatic shift in the cross-border fight against drug trafficking and organized crime, acceding that Mexicans had the right to determine how best to tackle the violence that has plagued their country. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

A woman holds her child as she attends a protest outside the U.S. embassy before the arrival of President Barack Obama in Mexico City, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

President Barack Obama and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, right, arrive for their bilateral meeting at the Palacio Nacional, Salon de Recepciones in Mexico City, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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