Obama and Mexican President meet in Washington

President elect Barack Obama said Monday that his administration will begin work immediately to strengthen the US-Mexico relationship. He characterized the existing friendship between the two border nations as strong, but said he believes it can be made stronger. He promised to try to make it so. A week and a day away from taking over as president, Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, continuing a longstanding tradition by which new American presidents meet with their Mexican counterparts either before or shortly after they are sworn in.