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Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Latin America
"I will be traveling to the region again later ... to attend the inauguration of the president-elect in El Salvador ... and to attend the OAS general assembly in Honduras," said Clinton at a meeting of the Council of Americas.

Mauricio Funes will be sworn in as El Salvador's president on June 1, while the Organization of American States (OAS) general assembly is scheduled for June 2-3.

The visit will be a fresh effort taken by the U.S. administration to continue warming up ties with Latin American neighbors.

Dismissing his predecessor's policy toward Latin America, President Barack Obama and his administration have been seeking for a new approach to strengthen predominance in the region, which has traditionally been viewed as the U.S. "backyard."

During his first presence before Latin America's leaders, Obama reached out to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega at the Fifth Summit of the Americas, held from April 17 to 19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

At the summit, President Obama also vowed to seek "a new beginning" in U.S.-Cuban relations and move the relations in "a new direction."

The current leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Bolivia have been viewed by Washington as the harshest critics of the United States.


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