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Bush Visiting Latin America

President Bush is embarking on a trip to Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Colombia in an effort to re-engage the region.  The visit comes on the heels of newly announced aid to Latin America, but many in the region have concerns about U.S. policy and the direction of U.S.-Latin American relations.  Protesters in Brazil, the President's first stop, have already taken to the streets to voice their disapproval.

In Mexico, Bush will meet with newly-elected President, Felipe Calderon.  Issues ranging from migration to trade will be on the agenda, as the two leaders meet on March 13th and 14th in the Yucatan town of Merida.

Related Articles for Further Information:
Bush Heads to Latin America (The Guardian – AP)
Calderon Vows to Restore Mexico's Appeal (Washington Post – AP)

Profile of President Felipe Calderon (BBC)