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Obama visit marks change in Central America

Friday, May 3, 2013


As Barack Obama prepares to head to Costa Rica to meet with Central American leaders toay, a top official there says he's sensed a shift in how Obama's administration views the region.

"In the first term, we noticed indifference," Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo told CNN en Español this week. "This gesture of coming to Costa Rica and meeting with the Central American presidents is a change."

So are the priorities officials have said they hope to discuss, Castillo said, including development, trade and improving the climate for investments.

Source: CNN