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Statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney on the President Traveling to Latin America

The President and First Lady will travel to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador March 19-23, where the President will meet with the leaders and speak to the peoples of these countries 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 will provide an opportunity to engage key bilateral partners, 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.  The visit will include events in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and San Salvador.
 
Additional details about the trip will be released at a later date.

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