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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 5, 2005

President to Attend Summit of the Americas and Travel to Brazil and Panama

      Trip to Latin America

President Bush will travel to Mar del Plata, Argentina on November 3-5 to participate in the Summit of the Americas and to meet with Argentine President Nestor Carlos Kirchner. This will be the President's third Summit of the Americas. This visit will allow the President to continue his dialogue with the Hemisphere's democratically-elected leaders, highlight our engagement in the region, and promote the consolidation of democracy and the expansion of economic opportunity and prosperity through open markets and free trade.

Following the Summit, the President will visit Brazil on November 5-6 at the invitation of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He will then travel to Panama on November 6-7 to meet with President Martin Torrijos Espino.

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