April 16, 2009
Posted: 1453 GMT
Hello readers and viewers,
Today, we're heading south to Mexico, where President Barack Obama will soon land on his first official visit to Latin America as commander-in-chief.
I'll be speaking to CNN en Espanol's Juan Carlos Lopez, who conducted a one-on-one with Mister Obama in Washington. The president spoke a few words in Spanish.
This is an important trip for Barack Obama: there is the drug war violence on the border and some frayed relations with Latin America. Will this charm mission work as well as his European tour a few weeks ago? We're live in Mexico for the latest.
We'll also be running Karl Penhaul's second exclusive story from the dangerous Juarez drug war front lines. This piece airs first at the I-desk so make sure to tune in.
Also today, we'll be covering the homecoming of the Maersk Alabama crew whose cargo ship was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
And we'll be going live to Jerusalem for analysis on American special envoy George Mitchell's trip to the region.
Plus what country considers economic growth of more than 6% a bad thing? Tune in to the International Desk for the answer!
See you on TV,
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