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Mexican governor, Quinn meet in Illinois

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By Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn and the governor of the state of Mexico have honored one of Mexico's leading statesmen.

Quinn and Eruviel Avila (eh-roo-vih-EHL' AH'-vih-lah) laid a wreath at the Chicago statue of Benito Juarez (beh-NEE'-toh WAHR'-ez).


Avila's trip to Illinois is the result of Quinn's trade mission to Mexico City last April.

Tuesday's ceremony came on the eve of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Juarez and Lincoln have been compared -- from their humble beginnings to leading their nations through war.

In 1861, Juarez dispatched an envoy to Springfield to congratulate President-elect Lincoln. Juarez and Lincoln became friends through correspondence.

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