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Michelle Obama to visit Mexico City

April 9, 2010 |  1:12 pm

Michelle obama The White House has released details on First Lady Michelle Obama's upcoming visit to Mexico City, for two days of events with Mexico's first lady, Margarita Zavala. The visit, Tuesday to Thursday, will be Obama's first solo international trip and promises a different tone than recent visits to Mexico by U.S. diplomats, which have been mostly focused on security, immigration, and drugs. 

After arriving the night of April 13, Obama will visit Los Pinos, Mexico's presidential residence, for a private meeting with Zavala. From there, the two first ladies will tour the vast National Anthropology Museum. Obama then visits two schools, a public elementary school and the private Universidad Iberoamericana.

On Thursday, the first lady will meet and thank employees of the United States Embassy and host a leadership summit, then depart for Washington.

Obama has never been to Mexico, notes Politics Daily, and her visit "will be on the front pages of every single newspaper in Mexico," said Mexico's ambassador in Washington, Arturo Sarukhan.

-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City

Photo credit: L.A. Times.