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Mexico, US experts to discuss border, immigration

Mexico, US experts to discuss border, immigration

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Aug 7, 2013

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A panel of U.S. and Mexico diplomats, politicians and business leaders will meet in West Texas to discuss cross-border commerce, infrastructure investments and immigration reform.
   
The talks will come at a U.S.-Mexico competitiveness agenda conference Wednesday in El Paso.
   
Among the conference speakers are Anthony Wayne, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and Mexican counterpart Eduardo Medina. The conference will also host U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, an El Paso Democrat, and Mexican Federal Congress member Javier Trevino. U.S. diplomat John Negroponte, chairman of the Council of the Americas, organized the event.
   
The event is co-hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso. A UTEP statement says participants will discuss what lies ahead for the U.S.-Mexican economic relationship nearly 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented.

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.