Mexico's President Calderon Unhappy with U.S.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon used his State of the Union speech to critique the United States. He said he was protesting what he called the "persecution" of undocumented Mexican workers.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

The leader of one developing country is not hiding his unhappiness with the United States. Mexican President Felipe Calderon used his State of the Union speech to criticize the union across the border.

President FELIPE CALDERON (Mexico): (Spanish spoken)

MONTAGNE: President Calderon said he was protesting what he called the persecution of undocumented Mexican workers. Mexican authorities are unhappy about several steps, including one that also found disfavor before an American court.

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