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Wed, 29 May 2013 08:58:28 CDT

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     RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Brazil
on the last leg of a six-day swing through Latin America and the
Caribbean to boost trade, security and diplomatic relations.

     Biden will be giving a speech in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday and
then pay a visit to state-run oil company Petrobras.

     Biden will also visit a slum while in Rio and on Friday meet
with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, helping pave the way for
her expected state visit to Washington later this year.

     Earlier this week Biden visited Colombia, where he praised the
government's security advances in recent years. He arrived in
Brazil from Trinidad & Tobago where he met with leaders from across
the Caribbean to sign a trade agreement.


     (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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