Argentine president says Obama to visit Bariloche

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Posted: Mar 03, 2016 12:44 PM
Argentine president says Obama to visit Bariloche

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president says that U.S. President Barack Obama will spend several days in a popular part of Patagonia during his trip to the South American country this month.

President Mauricio Macri made the comments to reporters Thursday in Bariloche, a visit televised by several local stations.

The town in southern Argentina is known for its lakes and snow-covered mountains.

Macri said Obama would "spend a few days" in Bariloche, but didn't provide more details. A spokeswoman at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina declined comment. A spokeswoman in Argentina's Foreign Ministry said she couldn't immediately comment.

Obama's visit to Argentina is planned for March 23-24. It was not immediately clear if the trip to Bariloche would be a vacation or if the official visit would be extended a few days.