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Obama to talk trade, immigration with Mexico's president-elect Peña Nieto

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The elected president of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto delivers a speech during a conference in the framework of the 'Mexico Business Summit' in Queretaro, Mexico, on November 12, 2012. The meeting will last until November 13. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Trade between Mexico and the United States is one of the topics that will be discussed today in Washington as Mexico's President Elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, is meeting with President Obama and leaders on Capitol Hill.

It's the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders since Pena Nieto was elected this summer. His victory marked a return to power for the Institutional Revolution Party, or PRI, the party that ruled Mexcio for seven decades and has been accused of corruption in the past.

Jude Joffe-Block is a reporter the Fronteras Desk, a public radio collaboration in the Southwest that covers border issues. She joins us from Phoenix to discuss the importance of the meeting. 

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