Obama US Costa Rica

May 3, 2013 - 7:35 PM
President Barack Obama and Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla shake hands at the end of their joint press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, Friday, May 3, 2013. Obama's three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica is his first to Latin America since winning a second presidential term. Obama on Friday cast Mexico as a nation ready to take "its rightful place in the world" and move past the drug battles and violence that have defined its relationship with the United States. He then headed to Costa Rica to prod Central American leaders to tackle those same issues more aggressively. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)