Posts Tagged ‘Mauricio

23
Mar
16

The President And First Lady’s Day In Argentina

tango

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama doing the tango

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President Barack Obama meets with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Casa Rasada in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri walk in the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Argentina. It is the first visit to Argentina by a U.S. president since George W. Bush came here in 2005. (Natacha Pisarenko/Pool Photo via AP)

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri greets U.S. President Barack Obama at government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (David Fernandez/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. President Barack Obama (centre L) meets Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada government house as part of Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Barack Obama salutes as he enter the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. It is the first visit to Argentina by a U.S. president since George W. Bush came here in 2005. (David Fernandez/Pool Photo via AP)

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U.S. President Barack Obama shares a light moment during a joint news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (David Fernandez/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. President Barack Obama shares a light moment with Argentine President Mauricio Macri during a joint news conference at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a joint news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to Argentine President Mauricio Macri, center, during a joint news conference at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (David Fernandez/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. President Barack Obama laughs during a joint news conference with Argentine President Mauricio Macri, at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Obama is on a two day official visit to Argentina. (David Fernandez/Pool Photo via AP)

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri (R) and U.S. President Barack Obama talk at the Casa Rosada government house in Buenos Aires in this March 23, 2016 handout photo by the Argentine Presidency. REUTERS/Argentine Presidency/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a meeting with high school students at the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The First Lady talked about the importance of completing their studies, as part of the Lets girls Learn initiative. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a meeting with high school students at the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The First Lady talked about the importance of completing their studies, as part of her Lets Girls Learn initiative

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First lady Michelle Obama applauds during a meeting with high school students at the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The First Lady talked about the importance of completing their studies, as part of the Lets Girls Learn initiative. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez)

First lady Michelle Obama has a picture taken with a student during a meeting with high school students at the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The First Lady talked about the importance of completing their studies, as part of the Lets Girls Learn initiative. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez)

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22
Mar
11

‘why obama is placing his hopes on el salvador’

President Obama and President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador during their meeting in the Oval Office, March 8, 2010

Time: Of all the politicians President Barack Obama encounters during his current Latin American tour, none is likely to be more welcoming than Salvadoran president Mauricio Funes. Elected in 2009 as El Salvador’s first leftist leader since the end of its bloody civil war in 1992, Funes — much like Obama himself — is a youthful populist who campaigned as a progressive but governs as a pragmatist. A political neophyte, Funes’ pro-business and anti-crime policies have transformed the former CNN en Espanol correspondent into the great Gringo hope of Central America.

As El Salvador struggles with a stagnant economy, rising drug-trafficking trade and one of the world’s highest murder rates, the Obama visit on March 22 is a high-profile effort to ensure Funes’ hope is not merely hype. Unlike Chile and Brazil — Obama’s other Latin American destinations — El Salvador offers little in terms of natural resources or geopolitical might. Instead, El Salvador’s success is as much symbolic as strategic — a Cold War-era battleground that’s traded civil war for civil society while neighboring governments still deal with coups, corruption and communism.

“Funes has cultivated a sense of inclusion, tolerance and civility within a very stable democracy,” says Joseph Tulchin, visiting fellow at Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. “He represents [America’s] bet on peace, a bet on democracy — he’s a reformist in a region where there aren’t that many around.”

Full article here

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All times Eastern

2:45PM: The First Family arrives in San Savador, El Salvador

3:30PM: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in an arrival ceremony

3:50PM: President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Funes

4:20PM: President Obama holds an expaned bilateral meeting with President Funes

4:55PM: President Obama and President Funes hold a joint press conference

*** Afternoon schedule not yet announced ***

10:10PM: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend an official dinner hosted by President Funes

The President returns to Washington on Wednesday

08
Mar
10

bienvenido el salvador

President Barack Obama and President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador during their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on March 8




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