Huckabee:Mexico holds education reform message

(October 2, 2003) — (Mexico City-AP) -- Governor Huckabee continues a trip south of the border, and today he's scheduled to meet with Mexico President Vicente Fox. Yesterday, Huckabee met with officials from the U-S Embassy in Mexico City. The governor and embassy officials discussed relations between the two countries, trade and border issues and immigration policy. Huckabee also met with government leaders in the state of Hidalgo, and visited with leaders of social organizations that work with families of those who migrated to the United States. Huckabee says the trip has taught him that Mexico has improved the quality of its workforce and that Arkansas must improve its education system to attract and keep good jobs in Arkansas. The governor also says Mexico represents a large potential market for Arkansas products.