WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) President & CEO Javier Palomarez met today with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and senior administration officials to discuss key priorities for the upcoming term. Joined by several other leaders in the Hispanic community from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Mr. Palomarez discussed preparations for the President's upcoming trip to Mexico and Costa Rica, and he outlined strategic goals of the Hispanic business community, including improvements in U.S. relations with Latin America and building North American economic community.
"The U.S. Hispanic business community, with its cultural and linguistic strengths, is uniquely positioned to build U.S. business ties with Latin America," said USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. "Over the course of his Presidency, President Obama has worked to shift the dialogue of U.S.-Mexico relations from border enforcement and security to an agenda of economic development and building mutual prosperity. We thank the President and Vice President for this approach, which will create an enduring relationship based on shared interests."
President Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica May 2-4. The goal of the trip is to reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America. This will be the President's 3rd trip to Mexico, since taking office. In Mexico, he will meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto. In Costa Rica, he will meet with President Laura Chinchilla and heads of state from other Central American countries.
About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.
CONTACT: Valentina Pereda USHCC Communications Manager 202-735-7729Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce