Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday bike ride runs into Obama

I went out for a bike ride to test my little Flip video camera, which is about the size of a pack of cigarettes. Cycling normally isn´t safe on Guadalajara´s narrow, busy streets because drivers improvise the rules. But traffic was light, and I thought it would be easier to get close to all the excitement of the North American Leaders Summit.

President Barack Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had two days of meetings scheduled to talk about immigration, free trade and controlling the drug trade.

The Flip camera works pretty well for shooting very basic video:

Tortas ahogadas, or drowned sandwiches, are a Guadalajara specialty.

Mexican media covered this story wall to wall and were miffed that the coverage was skimpy in the U.S.

Here´s NPR´s account of the meeting,
which referred to the three leaders as the Three Musketeers and Three Amigos.

The Wall Street Journal buried their story.

Apparently the New York Times didn´t do a Tuesday story on the summit, choosing instead to write about how Mexican druglords operate with impunity even from prison cells.

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