Between May 2-4 President Obama will be visiting Mexico and Costa Rica in order to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla, along with other Central American leaders. This visit will be 50 years after President John F. Kennedy visited Costa Rica. The last time a sitting US president visited Costa Rica was in 1997 with Bill Clinton.

Obama will be meeting with leaders of the Central American Integration System, of which Costa Rica heads currently in order to “discuss our collective efforts to promote economic growth and development in Central America and our ongoing collaboration on citizen security,” per a White House statement.

The White House released a statement saying the following about the planned visit “In Mexico, the President looks forward to meeting with President Peña Nieto, with whom he spoke by telephone today. The President welcomes the opportunity to discuss ways to deepen our economic and commercial partnership and further our engagement on the broad array of bilateral, regional, and global issues that connect our two countries,”
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