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Senators to show Latin America some love

November 21, 2007 |  8:52 am

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators will use the second half of their two-week Thanksgiving recess to go on a Latin American road trip. The team, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), will visit Guatemala, Paraguay, Mexico, Colombia and the Brazil-Paraguay-Argentina “Tri Border” area from Nov. 25 through Dec. 2. The senators want to show their commitment to ties between the region and the U.S. Along the way, they'll sit down with the presidents of Gautemala, Colombia, Paraguay and Mexico and meet with labor, counter-narcotics, civic and trade officials. The group also includes Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).

Posted by Nicole Gaouette in Washington