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Joe Biden's Visit To Chile Shows Renewed Interest In Latin America

Visits to Latin America by Obama administration officials started out like a trickle, and now they're a full-fledged stream.

The secretary of state, attorney general and head of homeland security are all taking trips to Mexico this month, and President Barack Obama will stop there on the way to a regional summit in Trinidad in April.

Vice President Joe Biden will meet Friday and Saturday with South American leaders in Chile before he heads to Costa Rica for another two-day meeting with Central American heads of state.

The visits underscore Obama's interest in addressing regional issues despite other, more pressing crises, experts say. Biden's two-country tour following the series of Cabinet-level meetings show Obama is trying to diversify his approach to Latin America so that he does not concentrate on the drug-fueled violence in Mexico at the expense of other nations, experts s

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