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Fox in Texas

    Fox at SMU

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox spoke on a wide range of issues at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas last week. Addressing his disapproval of the U.S. plan to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Fox took an historical approach, saying that walls “didn't work” in Berlin and China. In addition to immigration and the drug war, Fox also answered students’ questions regarding last year's contentious election to choose his successor.

Fox was in Dallas to gain support for his presidential library, the first of its kind in Mexico. He appeared at SMU, the alma mater of U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, and the site considered most likely to house President Bush's presidential library.

Coverage of Fox's Speech in Dallas:
Fox Gets Candid in Dallas Discussions (Dallas Morning News)
Former president of Mexico speaks candidly about his presidency and his country's challenges (

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