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McCain knits trade, security issues

Foreign trips fit his strategy

John McCain praised local governments in Colombia and Mexico for efforts against drug trafficking and narco-terrorism. John McCain praised local governments in Colombia and Mexico for efforts against drug trafficking and narco-terrorism. (Steve Nesius-Associated Press-file)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / July 7, 2008

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MEXICO CITY - Democrats have derided John McCain for taking his free-trade message last week to meetings with the presidents of Colombia and Mexico instead of the factory floors of Michigan and Ohio, swing states where protectionist attitudes prevail, but the shift of venue was intentional. (Full article: 1011 words)

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