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Musharraf in Brazil to Begin Latin American Tour

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is in Brazil on the first leg of a

trip designed to improve economic and trade ties with Latin America.

General Musharraf is expected to meet Monday in Brasilia with

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Officials say the two leaders will

sign documents on drug trafficking, food security, visa waivers and

election issues.

President Musharraf arrived in Rio de Janeiro Saturday to begin the

first visit to Latin America by a Pakistani leader. He spent Sunday

visiting some of the city's famous tourist spots.

The Latin America trip also includes stops to meet with the leaders of

Argentina and Mexico.

A Pakistani official said President Musharraf will travel to the United

States at the end of this week to meet with President Bush.

Some information provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.