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Tillerson's first tour of several Latin American countries in early February

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At the start of his trip Tillerson will outline the Administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at the University of Texas at Austin. At the start of his trip Tillerson will outline the Administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at the University of Texas at Austin.
On February first he flies to Mexico City to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, and other senior Mexican officials On February first he flies to Mexico City to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, and other senior Mexican officials

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7. According to a release from the State Department, Secretary Tillerson will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic hemisphere.

 Throughout his travel, Secretary Tillerson will advocate for increased regional attention to the crisis in Venezuela.

At the start of his trip in Austin, Secretary Tillerson will outline the Administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Secretary will travel to Mexico City on February 1, where he will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, and other senior Mexican officials to discuss the U.S.-Mexico partnership on a range of bilateral, regional, and global priorities.

On February 3, Secretary Tillerson will travel to Bariloche, where he will discuss scientific exchanges and conservation practices at the Nahuel Haupi National Park. He will then travel to Buenos Aires to meet with President Mauricio Macri and Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie to discuss our bilateral economic growth agenda and security cooperation.

In Lima on February 5-6, Secretary Tillerson will meet with President Kuczynski and Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín to discuss our bilateral and regional partnership and issues including preparations for a successful Summit of the Americas.

The Secretary will travel to Bogotá on February 6, where he will meet with President Juan Manuel Santos, Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín, and other senior Colombian officials to discuss matters of importance including U.S. support for Colombia’s efforts to address the surge in coca cultivation and cocaine production, economic issues, and the growing refugee population.

Secretary Tillerson will wrap up his travel in Kingston, Jamaica, on February 7. He will meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson-Smith to discuss bilateral and regional security, energy efforts, and Jamaica’s successful economic reform efforts.

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  • Clyde15

    .. Interestingly enough these two countries advocate and insist on other countries adopting civilly and legally installed homosexuality.

    nytimes.com/2010/07/16/world/americas/16argentina.html

    Did we force Argentina to adopt gay marriage ? Wrong again Patrick but that will still not prevent you from believing it..it's the way your fuddled brain works.

    Lets set the facts straight. We did not opt to bring a war onto the archipelago...the Argentine government did with overwhelming military force.

    The rest of your post is incoherent in the main. If you read accounts from the Argentine side, they say there were many well trained troops on your side....the marines who defended Mt.Tumbledown who caused the Scots Guards trouble before we finally pushed you off. Your air force and navy were well equipped and trained but were beaten by a smaller force.
    Do you also remember that your country was also going to invade CHILE after the Falklands. Does it then surprise you that Chile aided us to contribute to their own self defence. Argentina fought alone, read a bit more about it. It received direct help from Israel, Peru and Brazil.

    Yes you could go on and on and on with your version of history but that does not make it true.

    Jan 28th, 2018 - 12:43 pm +3
  • Clyde15

    PE
    Complete nonsense. I was brought up in a tough area in Glasgow. In primary school our class sizes were about 40. We all lived in the same type of crowded housing and there was very little disparity of incomes.- money was tight for all.

    So basically we all started about equal. We all had the same education. Some of us did well and others went bad. Nothing to do with society. Morality was learned from your parents.

    Two of my erstwhile classmates ended up in prison doing life for double murder.

    The group I kept with became University lecturers in languages and physics, teachers, Royal Navy and Merchant Navy officers, RAF Pilots, civil engineers, mechanical engineers and accountants. All from the same background of society.

    It makes me think some people are just intrinsically bad.

    Society did not put them on that path, they chose it to make“easy money”

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 05:05 pm +3
  • Clyde15

    PE

    No. You wouldn't understand.

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 09:29 am +3
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