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Obama arrives in Argentina

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
Obama arrives in Argentina

<p>The US President has arrived in Argentina.</p> <p>Barack Obama wants to reset diplomatic relations and strengthen trade ties with a country that was part of South America’s left-wing bloc until the free market Mauricio Macri took power last December.</p> <p>Obama landed in Buenos Aires just after midnight local time and will meet Macri during the trip.</p> <p>A state dinner is planned for the evening.</p> <p>Left-wing activists have promised protests during the visit, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that installed a military junta.</p> <p>To smooth over criticism of the trip, the US said last week it will declassify documents from that period in its history</p> <p>Obama will also pay tribute to the victims of the regime.</p> <p>His South American trip began in Cuba, the first visit by a US president for 88 years.</p> <p>Tributes were paid to the victims of the Brussels attacks at a baseball match in the capital, Havana.</p>