Michelle Makes a Splash in Mexico

Trip designed to improve US-Mexican relations
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2010 6:58 AM CDT
Michelle Makes a Splash in Mexico
First lady Michelle Obama walks down the presidential airplane upon her arrival in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Obama is on a three-day visit to Mexico.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Michelle Obama made a splash south of the border today, reports the AP, launching her first official trip on her own as she landed in Mexico City last night after a day of touring quake-ravaged Haiti. Obama's two-day stay in Mexico's capital will focus primarily on youth, with the majority of her public time spent with youth in schools and universities. The first lady's visit highlights relations between the two allies; the White House just announced its second state dinner, on May 19, will honor Mexico.
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