Felipe Calderon wants to "integrate the economies in the Western Hemisphere" (James McKinley)
James C. McKinley Jr. of the New York Times interviewed Mexican president Felipe Calderon about his upcoming U.S. tour (link):
In the interview, Mr. Calderon argued that the only way the Americas could remain competitive in a world where China and Europe were emerging as major powers once again is to integrate the economies in the Western Hemisphere. He warned that the United States was losing influence.
On a side note, McKinley also gives a false impression in this:
In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Calderon said he found the recent immigrant bashing in American society deeply troubling.
If McKinley wanted to be a real reporter - instead of someone who's just good at note-taking - he would have put "bashing" in quotes and forced Calderon to defend his assertion. As it is, that characterization is coming from the NYT itself.