President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and President Felipe Calderon Convene in Mexico for North American Summit

President Barack Obama huddled Monday with the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a swift North American summit, where the swine flu epidemic and knotty disputes over cross-border trade dominated a lengthy agenda.

The three men met in the huge, domed room of a storied cultural institute before starting two hours of closed talks. They gazed up at the murals on the arched ceilings and chatted while photographers snapped pictures before the media were ushered out of the room.

US President Barack Obama joined the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Monday to fine tune the fight against swine flu, murderous drugs gangs and economic recession at the North American summit.

At the quick summit in the western city of Guadalajara Obama, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper targeted incremental change rather than breakthroughs.