What to Watch

What to Watch

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

-- President Obama will deliver what the White House says will be a "major speech" on the economy at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall.

-- The Easter Bunny having hung up its costume, Michelle Obama, above, will resume her tour of the federal agencies with a morning visit to the Department of Homeland Security to meet with Secretary Janet Napolitano and other department higher-ups and give brief remarks.

-- Bo, the much-anticipated first dog, will make his public debut at the White House.

-- The AFL-CIO, sure to be more searched on the Web this year than last, will launch its 2009 Executive PayWatch at PayWatch.org. It will include a database that gives the pay of chief executives at 946 U.S. corporations, as disclosed in Securities and Exchange Commission reports.

-- In advance of Obama's Thursday departure for Mexico and the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, Washington's Latin America policymakers and thinkers are holding a number of forums. [Story, A9.]

The Inter-American Dialogue will hold a briefing at 8:30 a.m. on the upcoming trip with Sidney Weintraub of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and its own Claudio Loser, Michael Shifter and Daniel P. Erikson.

At 9 a.m., the New America Foundation will ask "Is It Time to End the Cold War in Latin America?" with a forum on "America's National Interests, the Summit of the Americas, and a New Look at U.S.-Cuba Relations." Among the participants are Carl Meacham, senior policy adviser for Latin America to Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), and Julia E. Sweig, director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

And, at 10 a.m., the Brookings Institution will preview the summit with Brookings Latin America Initiative Director Mauricio Cárdenas; global economy and development fellow Leonardo Martinez-Diaz; and senior fellow and deputy director for foreign policy Ted Piccone.

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