April 13th, 2010
11:25 AM ET
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Michelle Obama to arrive in Mexico Tuesday for three-day visit

Michelle Obama will arrive in Mexico Tuesday evening.
Michelle Obama will arrive in Mexico Tuesday evening.

Washington (CNN) – Michelle Obama is scheduled to arrive in Mexico on Tuesday evening on her first solo official trip as first lady.

The White House is billing the three-day visit as being "in recognition of the deep ties between the United States and Mexico."

Obama has several visits and tours scheduled, including a Wednesday morning meeting with Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala at Los Pinos, the Mexican president's residency. Other events on her itinerary include a tour of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia (National Museum of Anthropology) and a public elementary school that serves local low-income students.

The first lady also will give a speech Wednesday at the Universidad Iberoamericana and will attend a reception with women leaders at Los Pinos and a dinner hosted by Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife.

Before leaving Thursday, Obama is scheduled to hold a breakfast for young Mexican leaders and visit the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.


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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Dutch

    Have a safe trip Madam First Lady.

    April 13, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  2. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    God bless and be safe Ms. Obama!

    April 13, 2010 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  3. Fed Up

    Wow!! Millions of Americans go to Mexico each year. Michelle is going by herself?? I think not.

    April 13, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  4. yen

    Great job!!! Keep going.

    April 13, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  5. Jerry

    This woman has got to be the worst first lady ever and serves as a reminder that you can't buy class, 2012 can not come soon enough.

    April 13, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  6. Moderate

    I am so pleased we actually have a first lady capible of representing our nation. There has been a big drout from the time of Jackie Kennedy until now.

    Brains is back in the white house. We elected a great leader and a fantastic pair!

    April 13, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  7. Aspen Professor

    It is great to have a President and a First Lady that are intelligent enough to do this. Every 8 years we seem to find two people capable of doing this.

    April 13, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. csh

    Michelle Obama is doing a great job as First Lady. She is bound to impress on this trip.

    April 13, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  9. Ticker Shock

    I am proud that we have such a wonderful First Lady. I hope all goes well.

    April 13, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  10. OETKB

    Mexico has such beatiful culture, beaches, diverse and wonderful cuisine and such poor managment of this garden of a country.

    April 13, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  11. ej

    Go Michelle!

    make us proud, you always do!

    April 13, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  12. michael armstrong sr.

    Which one is our president Obama or Michell this crap with making it easy on imigrants is a ploy to put all Mexican citizens on American wellfair .

    April 13, 2010 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Michelle Obama, our classy and intelligent FLOTUS, is to be commended for her outreach to low-income students. By appearing at schools in Anacostia, and throughout Washington DC, Michelle is making the possibility of realizing the American Dream a tangible option for students who are nothing but a soundbite opportunity for local and national politicians.

    Have a safe journey and return Mrs. Obama.

    April 13, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  14. Nicey

    Go FLOTUS......you are such an inspiration!!

    April 13, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  15. Ellen Cox

    Wow....it took her husband over a year to visit the troops in the Mid East War Zone and now she takes her first trip to alone. Definately high achievers here.

    April 13, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  16. Emma

    I cannot believe that this article refers to the First Lady as simply "Obama." That seems fine when referring to the President but, it is my opinion, that it sounds a bit disrespectful when referring to the First Lady. Searching my memory, I cannot remember even once hearing Laura Bush referred to as simply "Bush."

    April 13, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. Donnatella

    Michelle, good luck on your trip, I especially like her because she spoke of how nice Mrs Bush is, I always wondered how such a nice lady ended up with George.

    April 13, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  18. Steph

    I agree there are deep ties between the US and Mexico. All first ladies make these types of trips, and Mrs. Obama will represent us well. I hope she has a safe trip!

    April 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. Terry From West Texas

    Anything we can do to help our relationship with Mexico is a good thing. Our policies are destroying that nation. American marijuana and cocaine dollars are flowing to Mexican gangs and so are American guns and ammunition. From the Mexican point of view, America is a gun pusher, providing not only guns and ammunition to criminals but also providing unlimited cash to drug gangs that are making life horrible for Mexicans.

    Many of us living along the border have had friends shot and killed for the crime of crossing the street at the wrong time and place or attending a birthday party in Juarez.

    While we are spending all this money on the war on drugs, any high school kid with cash in her jeans can buy any street drug she wants anywhere in America.

    We are doing something very wrong to our Mexican friends and neighbors.

    April 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  20. vikingslost

    Thank you, First Lady Michelle Obama, for helping America understand and appreciate all that you do in your role for the United States of America. With Mexico, our neighbor and partner, in the years ahead, we are very delighted to hear about your visit there.

    April 13, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  21. Bob Smith

    What a wastes of money. Oh another bunch of unfortunate kids. What a joke! Our economy needs help. What did we elcct and supporter of his people and screw everyone else?

    April 13, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |