New Jersey governor visits constituents' hometown

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PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting his people skills to the test in the city of Puebla. It's one of the last stops on the last day of his trip to Mexico.

Christie on Friday will visit a school and local park in the city, where many of New Jersey's Mexican families have roots.

The visit will provide Christie a chance to talk with local residents and school children after two days of back-to-back meetings, receptions and speeches with officials and business leaders.

Christie's trip is seen as part of a larger effort to burnish his foreign policy credentials and build his appeal with Latino voters ahead of a potential run for president in 2016.

He has appeared more reserved than usual during the trip.