Madam Secretary

Clinton in South America, will visit quake-struck Chile

Secretary Clinton arrived in Uruguay today for her weeklong visit to South America and Central America. Her itinerary: Uruguay: Today, Clinton will attend the inauguration of José Mujica, Latin America’s newest leftist leader. Argentina: Later today in Buenos Aires, she’ll meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Earlier, Clinton said she’s willing to assist ...

Secretary Clinton arrived in Uruguay today for her weeklong visit to South America and Central America.

Her itinerary:

Uruguay: Today, Clinton will attend the inauguration of José Mujica, Latin America’s newest leftist leader.

Argentina: Later today in Buenos Aires, she’ll meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Earlier, Clinton said she’s willing to assist Argentina and Britain resolve their dispute over the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas.

Chile: On Tuesday morning, Clinton is bringing communications equipment for the quake-hit country.

Brazil: Next she heads to Brazil, which presently has a rotating seat on the U.N. Security Council. She’s going to use her diplomacy skills to try to persuade the Brazilian government to support tougher sanctions against Iran in order to check its nuclear ambitions. Brazil currently opposes further sanctions.

Costa Rica: Clinton will move on to Central America on Thursday, where she’ll attend the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas ministerial meeting, a gathering of the region’s foreign ministers that will center on improving the hemisphere’s economy.

Guatemala: On Friday, Clinton will conclude her trip by meeting a group of regional leaders, including Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, who became leader in January, succeeding an interim government that outsed former President Manuel Zelaya last June.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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