Monday, April 12, 2010

Michelle Obama Travels to Mexico

First lady Michelle Obama lands in Mexico City Tuesday evening on her first solo official international trip, partnering for much of her short stay with Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala -- who, like Mrs. Obama, is a lawyer with small children.

Mrs. Obama's Mexico visit was described by one of her White House advisers on Friday as the "kick off" of her "international agenda" that will include more solo foreign travel in the months ahead with a focus on developing youth leadership, "part of the president's broader vision around global engagement and the United States."

Mrs. Obama's first stop on Wednesday is a private visit with Mrs. Zavala at Los Pinos. From there, the women tour the famed National Museum of Anthropology. Mrs. Obama was "very explicit in her desire and willingness to be able to get a sense of Mexico's history and rich culture and its arts," Sarukhan told me.

Courtesy: Lynn Sweet - Chicago Sun Times. Click link below for full post from Lynn Sweet
Michelle Obama: "I think she will bowl Mexico and Mexicans over," ambassador says - Lynn Sweet"