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Obama, Michelle off to Latin America, England

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle have two international trips coming up, to Latin America in March and the United Kingdom in May.


The First Couple travel to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador March 19-23.

"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," the White House said. on Friday.

The First Couple accepted an invite from Her Majesty the Queen, and will fly to the UK for a state visit on May 24-26.

"This trip will be President Obama's first European state visit, a sign of the strength of the special relationship between our two countries, and of the United States' enduring commitment to its European and NATO allies and partners," the White House said.

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