Bono talks drug violence with Mexico's president

May 13, 2011 - 6:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U2's Bono has met with President Felipe Calderon and the two discussed the drug violence and poverty affecting Mexico.

Bono is in Mexico in the final leg of the Irish rock band's 360 Tour.

Mexico's president thanked the lead singer of U2 for sending a message to victims of drug violence during his performance Wednesday.

Bono visited the presidential residence Los Pinos on Thursday. The politically active Bono has been known to meet with world leaders.

A presidential statement said Calderon and Bono also discussed global warming and Mexico's opportunities as the host of the G-20 reunion in 2012.

Calderon congratulated Bono for his 51st birthday on Tuesday.