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Salvador prez: Obama to visit El Salvador in March

El Salvador's president says President Barack Obama will visit the Central American country next month to discuss the fight against poverty.

President Mauricio Funes says Obama will be in El Salvador March 22 and 23. He says other topics will be discussed but he wants the fight against poverty to be the central issue discussed during Obama's visit.

Funes told Channel 33 on Monday night that poverty should be the central issue because it "provides fertile ground for common crime and organized crime to flourish."