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North American summit delayed after Mexican crash

November 12, 2011

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HONOLULU—The death of Mexico's top Cabinet secretary has forced President Obama to postpone plans to host a North American summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit.

The White House said Saturday that Obama still expects to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the APEC sessions in Hawaii. But a three-way summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon will take place at a future date.

Calderon's interior secretary and right-hand man, Francisco Blake Mora, was killed Friday in a helicopter crash southwest of Mexico City. Calderon canceled his summit trip to stay home and lead the mourning for Blake Mora.