Secretary Clinton Travel to Latin America

Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
February 24, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala from February 28 - March 5, 2010.

In Uruguay, Secretary Clinton will be attending President Mujica’s inauguration on March 1. She will travel to Santiago where she will meet with President Bachelet and President-elect Piñera. On March 3, Secretary Clinton will be meeting with President Lula and Foreign Minister Amorim in Brasilia. In Costa Rica on March 4, Secretary Clinton will be a keynote speaker at the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Ministerial Meeting and will meet separately with President Oscar Arias and President-elect Laura Chinchilla. In Guatemala, we are working to schedule a meeting with leaders of Central American countries and the Dominican Republic to discuss issues of mutual interest. The Secretary will also meet with President Álvaro Colom during her visit to Guatemala.

PRN: 2010/211