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Johanna Mendelson Forman op-ed in The Hill on US-Mexico relations

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More than Christmas, Three Kings Day on Jan. 6 is the holiday to celebrate if you come from Latin America. Starting in Mexico and going south, the holiday — the Dia de los Reyes Magos — commemorates the New Testament story in Matthew that describes the visit of three wise men to Bethlehem to see the newborn baby Jesus. Each one bears a gift for the Christ child. It is also known as the Feast of the Epiphany.

So I wondered whether yesterday’s meeting between President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto bestowed anything more than symbolic gifts during this first official visit by Mexico’s leader to the United States.

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