Today on the Trip
Wednesday, October 15, 1997
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Today, President Clinton visits Sao Paulo and Rio de Jenairo, Brazil,
before leaving for Buenos Aires, Argentina. While in Sao Paulo, President
Clinton speaks to Brazilian business leaders about the importance of open
markets in the new global economy. Later, in Rio de Janeiro, President Clinton
addresses members of the Mangueira School community and talks about the
importance of education as a tool for economic development. The President and
First Lady end their day by traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they
participate in an arrival ceremony at Ezeiza Airport.
Address to Business Leaders
Mangueira School Education Event
Buenos Aires Arrival Ceremony
Address to Business Leaders
Memorial American Latine
Following an introduction by the President of the Sao Paulo American
Chamber of Commerce President Clinton will offer
remarks that are expected to
address the importance of open markets and their capacity to increase
hemispheric economic growth in the new global economy. The President is also
expected to cite the vital importance of a strong educational system to give
our citizens the tools they need to succeed in a global economy.
Sao Paulo is often cited as the "economic engine" of Brazil and the
commercial heart of Latin America. In 1996, two-way trade between the U.S. and
Brazil totaled more than $21 billion and U.S. exports to Brazil have more than
doubled since 1992. The United States is the largest foreign investor in
Among the audience will be members of the American Chamber of Commerce
as well as representatives of schools that are sponsored by Chamber of Commerce
member companies. The Sao Paulo American Chamber has an ambitious program for
increasing corporate sponsorship of public schools.
After greeting guests at the Memorial American Latine, President
Clinton will join Mrs. Clinton for travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Following his arrival in Rio de Janiero, The President will visit the
Mangueira School to address several thousand members of the Mangueira community
-- students, teachers, and their families -- in the school's soccer field.
(October 15 is Teacher's Day in Brazil.)
In his remarks,
President Clinton is expected to explain how education is our most powerful
weapon against poverty as well as the key to opportunity for the disadvantaged.
Later in the afternoon, following The President's visit to the
Mangueira School, President and Mrs. Clinton will depart Rio de Janeiro for the
flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ezeiza International Airport
Upon arriving at Buenos Aires, Ezeiza Airport, President Clinton and
Mrs. Clinton will participate in an arrival ceremony.
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