Argentine president says Obama to visit Bariloche

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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One before leaving from Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One before leaving from Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (Photo: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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.

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