President Barack Obama says he will travel to Latin America in March.
His first trip to South American, it would come on the anniversary of President John f. Kennedy’s outreach to Latin American nations though his Alliance for Progress.
Obama will travel to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador. He attended a 2009 Latin American summit in Trinidad and Tobago. At the time, he vowed to recast the U.S. relationship with the region.
El Salvador President Mauricio Funes met with Obama last March in Washington. Both Chile and Brazil have elected new presidents within the past 12 months.
The region has typically received less attention from U.S. presidents, who have been more concerned with strategic interests in the Middle East and developing relationships with European and Asian industrial economies.