March 12th, 2010
10:18 AM ET
5 years ago

Michelle Obama heading to Mexico

Michelle Obama's first solo international trip as first lady will be to Mexico.
Michelle Obama's first solo international trip as first lady will be to Mexico.

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Mexico next month in her first solo international trip since her husband became president, the White House announced Friday.

"Mrs. Obama's international agenda will amplify the president's commitment to advancing mutual interests, mutual respect and mutual responsibility between nations and peoples around the world," the White House said in a statement.

During the visit April 13-15, the first lady will speak with officials and citizens, including young people, the White House said, adding that the
trip will be "in recognition of the deep ties between the United States and Mexico."


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Luke Brown

    If the news media could ever look beyond its obsession with right-wing America-hating Republicans, it might notice that our country, especially our President and First Lady, are held in very high esteem by everyone else.

    March 12, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  2. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Spring Break?

    March 12, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. CAL

    Way to go First Lady. Our first lady is such a class act, one of a kind. Ok haters bring it on, all the insults you idiots like to throw at the first lady. What's so awesome about first lady Obama is she intellengent, well liked and you haters can't stand that. do you really think your nasty remarks matter? Hell to the NO!!!!

    March 12, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    "in recognition of the deep ties between the United States and Mexico."

    Right. We have 12 million of Mexico's citizens, living illegally in the US. That's the "deep ties".

    The administration wants to give them amnesty to stay in the US, legally.

    Sorry, I oppose that.

    March 12, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  5. get real

    Pienso que ella es gran! For anyone who doesn't know there are free English – Spanish dictionaries on the web, that means "I think she's great!".

    March 12, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. JES

    So we will open our boarders to more illegal so they can continue to have a drain on all the people that pay taxes here.

    Good one Michelle.

    March 12, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. Of course!

    Now she doesn't get to go to Asia - so, of course, she needs to go SOMEWHERE to get her photo op!

    March 12, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  8. Average American

    She's a fabulous good will ambassador, just as other First Ladies have been in the past.

    March 12, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |