U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has embarked on a six-nation tour in South America, starting with Uruguay on March 1. In Uruguay, Clinton attended the inauguration of Uruguay President Jose Mujica, CNN reports. Clinton’s next stop is Argentina, where she will meet with the presidents of Argentina and Paraguay. She will also visit earthquake-ravaged Chile to assess the situation there.
Chile sought U.S. assistance on Feb. 28, a day after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Latin American nation. The U.S. Agency for International Development is providing Chile with satellite phones and other communication devices.
Other countries on Clinton’s tour are Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala.