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Media Clips of Foreign Press Center Briefing on President Obama's Upcoming Trip to Latin America Available on NewsMarket Website


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Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 18, 2011

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Broadcast footage of the Foreign Press Center’s (FPC) briefing on President Obama’s Upcoming Trip to Latin America is available for download and use at The NewsMarket website.

The five media clips feature Dan Restrepo, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council, and Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State, answering questions at the Washington FPC on March 17 about the President’s upcoming travel to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador.

Clip One:

http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=724b7d12-435b-4a94-96c0-4720eebe1b2a

Transcript:

“Este viaje da una oportunidad al Presidente Obama de subrayar su conexión, su trabajo, el trabajo de la Administración sobre las Americas que es el área del mundo que nos afecta más que cualquier otra, donde vivimos; somos parte de las Americas y este viaje subrayara eso y que con los países de las Americas nosotros estamos trabajando como socios con ellos pero también como socios con ellos en los temas globales, hemisféricos y, obviamente, bilaterales.”

Translation:

"This trip provides an opportunity for President Obama to emphasize his connection, his work, the work of the Administration on the Americas, which is the area of the world that affects us more than any other, where we live, we are part of the Americas and this trip underlines that and the fact that we are working as partners with the countries of the Americas but also as partners with them in global, hemispheric and, of course, bilateral issues.”

Clip Two:

http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=615a8d5e-28bd-4ef3-a061-e1f6536b74e9

Transcript:

“Centroamérica está en un proceso ahora de definir una estrategia de seguridad. Nosotros y el Presidente ira a hablar sobre … sobre la evolución de esa estrategia y como los Estados Unidos y otros países pueden trabajar conjuntamente para apoyar esos esfuerzos centroamericanos. Esos retos son retos compartidos, con responsabilidad compartida; también el Presidente Obama subrayara los esfuerzos que estamos haciendo aquí en casa que tienen efectos en Centroamérica para cortar los flujos ilegales de armas y de dinero en bultos en norte-sur, de invertir más en … de reducir la demanda para la droga en los Estados Unidos, la propuesta del Presidente para el año que viene tiene diez mil millones de dólares dispuestos en esta dirección de reducir la demanda aquí en los Estados Unidos. Entonces hablaremos de que nosotros estamos haciendo para cumplir con nuestra responsabilidad compartida, que podemos hacer para ayudar a los países centroamericanos en sus esfuerzos para cumplir con su responsabilidad compartida y cómo podemos trabajar conjuntamente con otros países en la región, pero más allá de la región, para apoyar esta nueva estrategia centroamericana para enfrentar el reto que existe no solamente en Centroamérica pero obviamente afecta las vidas diarias de demasiados en la región.”

Translation:

“Central America is in a process now of defining a security strategy. We and the President will go to talk about... about the evolution of this strategy and how the United States and other countries can work together to support these Central American efforts. These challenges are shared challenges, shared responsibility, President Obama will also underline the efforts we are making here at home which have impacts in Central America to cut illegal large flows of weapons and money from north to south, to invest more in ... to reduce demand for drugs in the United States. The President's proposal for next year contains ten billion dollars designated for this purpose, for demand-reduction here in the United States. Then we'll talk about that we are doing to meet our shared responsibility, what we can do to help Central American countries in their efforts to meet their shared responsibility and how we can work together with other countries in the region, but beyond the region, to support this new central-American strategy to confront the challenge that exists not only in Central America, but which obviously affects the daily lives of all too many in the region. "

Clip Three:

http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=cdf38889-147d-492b-9221-a4454925be5a

Transcript:

“También en Santiago el Presidente Obama tendrá la oportunidad de dar un discurso sobre su política y la política de su administración en estos primeros dos anos ante las Americas y su visión para la relación entre los Estados Unidos y los demás países de las Americas, como estamos trabajando como socios sobre los temas de hoy enfocados en cómo mejorar y, de nuevo, como ser un buen socio y mejorar la vida diaria frente a los retos que experiencia los pueblos de las Americas todos los días.”

Translation:

"Also in Santiago, President Obama will have the opportunity to give a speech about his policies and the policies of his administration concerning the Americas in these first two years and his vision for the relationship between the United States and the other countries of the Americas, how we are working as partners on current issues, focused on how to improve and, once again, how to be a good partner and how to improve the daily life, while facing the challenges that the people of the Americas experience every day. "

Clip Four:

http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=43703dbe-6577-4b2b-a8fe-b4ac2ed93750

Transcript:

With regard to this trip at this time, I think it underscores the importance of the Americas for the United States. The President of the United States understands all the challenges that the world faces today, he will, he is and will remain engaged on all those challenges every step of this trip. At the same time, the Americas are vitally important to U.S. national interests and this trip underscores that at this time.

Clip Five:

http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Assets/AssetDetailsPage.aspx?GUID=9481e85a-d661-49a0-97e3-2db3cc99192f

Transcript:

“Asi que en ese sentido, esta es una visita que mira hacia el futuro; queremos reconocer los problemas, y esos se van a discutir y esos son importantes.”

Translation:

"So that sense, this is a visit that looks toward the future, we want to acknowledge the problems, and these will be discussed and these are important."

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PRN: 2011/416



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