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Every day, we'll provide a photo scrapbook of Ventura's trip to Mexico. Be sure to stop by often for the latest photos.

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About 40 large and small Minnesota businesses took part in the Mexico trade mission, led by Gov. Ventura and other officials. They promoted the state's agricultural, medical and information technology industries. Mexico is the nation's second largest trading partner, but Mexico is ranked as Minnesota's 11th largest export market.


Trade Mission Turns to Agriculture
Agriculture was the focus as Gov. Jesse Ventura's trade mission to Mexico entered its final day. Governor Ventura and Minnesota agricultural representatives visited the city of Guadalajara, where they toured a food processing plant and met with local government officials. Minnesota farm cooperatives along on the trip are hoping the contacts will help their members find new markets for their crops. October 27, 2000

No Politics, Just Business
Gov. Jesse Ventura spent a final day in Mexico City Wednesday, meeting with President-elect Vicente Fox. Later he went to a hospital to see how technology, developed by Twin Cities-based Medtronic, is helping victims of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. October 26, 2000

Has NAFTA Helped Minnesota?
Representatives from more than 40 Minnesota companies and agricultural concerns say they're getting into the serious business portion of a six-day trade mission to Mexico led by Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura says the time is right, six years after the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, for Minnesota companies to boost trade with Mexico. October 25, 2000

Ventura Lays Business Building Blocks in Mexico

Gov. Jesse Ventura has completed the first official day of his six-day trade mission to Mexico. Ventura met outgoing Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo at the Mexican Presidential Palace and later gave a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City. He and many Minnesota company representatives who've joined him on the trip, finished off the evening at a reception at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. October 24, 2000

Ventura Visit Comes at Momentous Time for Mexico
Governor Ventura embarks on the first full day of his Mexican trade mission. His visit comes at a momentous time in the country's history. For the first time in 71 years, the dominant political party will hand over power to an opposition leader. Ventura will go to Mexico's presidential palace to meet the outgoing president, Ernesto Zedillo. Ventura says he sees parallels in Mexican politics with his own rise to power. October 23, 2000

Destination: Mexico
Gov.Jesse Ventura embarks on his second major foreign trade mission. Ventura will lead a delegation to Mexico where he'll promote Minnesota exports. October 20, 2000