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A New Friendship for Obama and Zapatero?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
President Barack Obama is meeting with Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero today in what might be the beginning of a new diplomatic relationship.
While George W. Bush was president, Spain had strained relationships with the U.S. due to Zapatero's opposition to the Iraq war. Over lunch, President Obama and Prime Minister Zapatero will turn over a new leaf. They'll discuss whether or not Spain will take in prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center, as well as talk about Afghanistan, the Middle East and the upcoming climate change talks in Copenhagen, the AFP reported.
The first lady Michelle Obama and the Bidens will join the President and Prime Minister Zapatero tonight for a dose of Hispanic musical heritage on the South Lawn. The "Fiesta Latina" concert will feature performances by Marc Anthony, Jimmy Smits, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, George Lopez, Los Lobos and Sheila E.