Preview of President Obama's Trip to Mexico and Costa Rica

Posted by Colleen Curtis
May 2, 2013

On Thursday, President Obama leaves on a three day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica, where he will meet with key leaders to discuss a range of issues. In Mexico the President will meet with his counterpart, President Peña Nieto, on ways we can deepen our economic and commercial partnership.

In Costa Rica, President Chinchilla will host a meeting with President Obama and heads of state of the other Central American countries and the Dominican Republic, where the leaders can discuss our collective efforts to promote economic growth and development in Central America and our ongoing collaboration on citizen security.

We asked Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, to preview the upcoming trip and some of the issues the President would be discussing in his meetings. Check it out above or watch the video on YouTube.

Learn more about President Obama's trip to Mexico and Costa Rica at

Editor's Note: This entry originally appeared on the White House Blog.



John H.
Florida, USA
May 2, 2013

John H. in Florida writes:

Read in the Miami Herald, May 2nd, that the State Dept. will keep Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. What other country on this list do we allow 20,000 immigrants per year and over 300,000 US-Cubans to return and visit each year? Many, if not most of our allies, including Canada, most of Europe have long established more normal relations! How much longer will we play this political game?


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