Vicente Fox visits Denver amid tensions between US, Mexico

Former President to speak at trade forum
Posted at 7:15 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 09:15:46-04

DENVER -- The former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, will arrive in Denver Tuesday to talk about expanding economic opportunities between Colorado and Mexico. His visit comes during a time of increased tension between Mexico and the U.S. administration.

Vicente Fox, who's Presidential term ended in 2006, has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. He has repeatedly insisted Mexico will never pay for a wall along our shared border.

Despite the relationship with Trump, leaders in Mexico and Colorado are looking to build on their current trade and export partnership. Global Chamber Denver is hosting this week's forum on trade and investment.

“It’s really about economic opportunities between Colorado and specifically Mexico and how he could support those efforts,” Global Chamber Denver Executive Director Jeffrey Campos told Anne Trujillo on Sunday's Politics Unplugged.

Campos says other issues that will be discussed during the forum include NAFTA, immigration, and education opportunities between Colorado and Mexico.

On Tuesday, Former President Fox will attend a private dinner at the Governor's mansion with Governor Hickenlooper and the Mayors of Denver and Aurora, among others.

Tickets are still available to some of the public events, including Wednesday afternoon’s forum. You can get more information on the Global Chamber's website.