President Obama will spend four days traveling to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador in March, the White House announced on Friday, fleshing out details of a trip he mentioned in his State of the Union address.
The president, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, will be gone March 19-23 with stops in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and San Salvador.
The White House said Obama plans to “discuss a broad range of issues, including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade and partnerships, energy and security cooperation, shared values, and other issues of regional and global concern.”
The trip is designed “to highlight the president’s engagement with the hemisphere, and to advance our efforts to work as equal partners to address the basic challenges facing the people of the Americas."
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