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Jesse Jackson Meets Mexican Leader After Remarks About Blacks

Mexican President Vicente Fox has met with U.S. civil rights leader, Reverend Jesse Jackson, in a bid to ease tensions following controversial remarks that Mr. Fox made about African-Americans.

Speaking at a news conference in Mexico City Wednesday, Mr. Jackson said Mr. Fox expressed regret for any offense caused by his comment. He added that they have agreed to work together to unite African-Americans and Hispanics in the United States.

Last week, Mr. Fox said during a speech that Mexicans in the United States are willing to do jobs that even blacks are not.

The Mexican leader later said he was only trying to highlight the important contribution of Mexican workers in the United States.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.