As anticipated, Mexico has embraced the First Lady with open arms. Above, here she is arriving at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico Tuesday evening (April 13, 2010) for her much anticipated visit to Mexico. She wore a blue and white dress by Tracy Reese, red ballet flats, and huge bangles as an accessory.
Her first stop yesterday (April 14, 2010) was a visit with her counterpart and guide, Margarita Zavala, wife of Mexican president Felipe Calderon, at Los Pinos, the President’s official residence and offices. According to an official statement, the meeting lasted about 45 minutes as they discussed drug addiction treatment, early prevention programs, and other issues regarding young people.
Afterwards, Mrs. Obama stopped by a public school, Escuela Siete de Enero, which is located in one of Mexico City’s poorest neighborhoods. The school’s 6-12 year old students cheered at the first sight of the First Lady and performed Mexican ritual dances and songs. Her response:
“That was beautiful, everything you did. I loved the singing. I loved the dancing. I loved to see you all moving and exercising.”
Later that morning, she visited the National Museum of Anthropology with Mrs. Zavala where they watched a program by the National Children’s Chorus and the Carlos Chavez Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Her attire for the morning agenda? A Diane von Furstenburg floral wrap dress and yellow flats.
In the afternoon, she addressed students at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She changed into a Rachel Roy one-piece hot pink and floral dress. The evening concluded with dinner with the Mexican President and First Lady.