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FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO VICENTE FOX TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE PRIOR TO LOS ANGELES SPEECH

Fox to discuss Trump, immigration, drug policy, NAFTA, U.S.-Mexico relations as the Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts “A View from Mexico”

WHO

Vicente Fox, 55th president of Mexico

WHEN

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Press conference: 5:30 p.m. (media only)

Keynote: 7:00 p.m. dinner followed by keynote address (tickets available in advance at LAWAC.org)

WHERE

Intercontinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (Press conference: Chateau 9; Keynote: Main Ballroom)

TOPIC

President Fox will discuss how Mexico views the U.S. and the future of relations between the two countries. He will discuss the Trump administration and address the issues of immigration, trade, a possible renegotiation of NAFTA, the 2018 World Cup and his views on a “humane” drug policy.

PRESS

Media are invited to attend press conference where President Fox will provide a brief preview of his keynote address and answer questions. All media must be credentialed in advance; media showing up without advance confirmation may be denied entry. Media may also cover keynote address with prior arrangement.

FOX

Since leaving the presidency with a 70 percent approval rating, President Fox has been outspoken about politics in the U.S. and Latin America. He has been critical of the Trump administration, specifically the planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In July President Fox was banned from Venezuela for expressing his support for forces opposing the government of Nicolas Maduro.

LAWAC

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that encourages conversation and debate about current issues and events. LAWAC was founded in 1953 to help Americans better understand the world around them. More information is available at www.LAWAC.org.

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