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Monday, May 30th 2016 - 09:16 UTC
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In Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will meet with senior Uruguayan government officials and political, economic, and media representatives In Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will meet with senior Uruguayan government officials and political, economic, and media representatives
In Brasilia, she will meet with counterparts in the Brazilian government, including at the Ministry of External Relations In Brasilia, she will meet with counterparts in the Brazilian government, including at the Ministry of External Relations

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay, May 31-June 2 to lead the United States delegation at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Americas Regional Meeting.

 While in Montevideo, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will also meet with senior Uruguayan government officials and political, economic, and media representatives to discuss U.S.-Uruguay collaboration and engagement.

On June 2-3, Acting Assistant Secretary Aponte will then travel to Sao Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil. In Sao Paulo, she will meet with key private sector, academia, and non-government leaders to get their perspectives and address key areas for advancing U.S.-Brazil economic cooperation, including in the areas of trade, infrastructure, renewable energy, climate change, and aviation.

In Brasilia, she will meet with counterparts in the Brazilian government, including at the Ministry of External Relations, as well as with representatives from the private sector, academia, and non-governmental organizations.

Ms Aponte is scheduled to discuss ongoing US cooperation with Brazil on key regional and global issues, including the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics and shared efforts to combat the Zika virus and pursue joint scientific research.

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  • ChrisR

    The US think so much of SA that they have sent an “Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs” for a few days to 'talk to' the children who 'rule' us.

    What a disappointment it will be even for this non-confirmed by the US Senate wannabe Secretary of State.

    She will need to count her fingers when she leaves if she meets anybody to do with The Broad Fraud.

    Perhaps La Tronca will put her right about 'getting the people out on the street' when things don't go the way this murdering commie bastard demands, as she threatened to do at the last election when it looked like we may be shot of this shit, but sadly they managed to scrape through.

    At least Carmen can say she has seen the Third World, first hand.

    May 30th, 2016 - 01:20 pm 0
  • gordo1

    @1 ChrisR
    For your information, idiota viejo, Mari Carmen Aponte is very well qualified to represent the US on this particular visit - she has very recently been the US Ambassador in El Salvador for several years where she did an excellent job. She is a Latina and will deal with matters very adequately.

    Don't get your knickers in a twist!

    May 30th, 2016 - 08:16 pm 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 gordo1

    Thank you for the uninspiring information.

    If she were that good she would have been confirmed in post by the US Senate.

    May 31st, 2016 - 01:25 pm 0
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