Day755/March20th/Sunday: The President had a secure conference call beginning at 9:20AM local time with National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton , Secretary of Defense Robert Gates , U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander General Carter Ham, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough . President Obama received a briefing from General Ham on U.S. military operations in Libya, as part of the international effort to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973. The President also discussed the ongoing military and diplomatic consultations taking place on the situation in Libya. Source
T he President delivered a speech at Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Transcript Video
Day756/March21st/Monday: The President and his family journeyed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago, Chile, where they were welcomed in an arrival ceremony at La Moneda Palace. Source
The President and President Sebastian Pinera of Chile held a bilateral meeting after which they held an expanded bilateral meeting. Source
The President and President Piñera held a joint press conference at La Moneda Palace. Transcript Video
The President delivered remarks at Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda. Transcript Video
The President and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the Sheraton Cristobal Hotel. Source
The President and First Lady attended an official dinner hosted by President Piñera at La Moneda Palace. The President's Toast Remarks
Joint Statement of President Obama & President Pinera
To view the fact sheet on the Strengthening the U.S.-Chile Economic Relationship click HERE.
To view the fact sheet on the Economic and Trade Statistics click HERE.
To view the MOI on Technical and Promotional Cooperation in Support of Trade click HERE. In Spanish, click HERE.
To view the fact sheet on the U.S -- Chilean cooperation under the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas click HERE.
To view the Sister Park Agreement click HERE. In Spanish, click HERE.
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Retired, Robert Arend was president of an AFSCME local from 1997-2007.