US liked Mexican visa decision

US officials in Mexico were pleased to see Canada impose visa requirements on Mexican citizens in 2009, a measure they thought could improve Canada-US border security, the Vancouver Sun reported. A recently-released diplomatic cable refers to the Canadian visa decision as the "July surprise" and confirms that Mexican officials received no advanced warning prior to the 48-hour notice. The Canadian government did give this warning to Czech officials however, whose country received the visa requirement at the same time.

Published: Wednesday, 08/31/2011 12:00 am EDT

US officials in Mexico were pleased to see Canada impose visa requirements on Mexican citizens in 2009, a measure they thought could improve Canada-US border security, the Vancouver Sun reported. A recently-released diplomatic cable refers to the Canadian visa decision as the "July surprise" and confirms that Mexican officials received no advanced warning prior to the 48-hour notice. The Canadian government did give this warning to Czech officials however, whose country received the visa requirement at the same time.

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