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Source: Mercopress
By: Noah Mamet

The US Embassy in Argentina congratulates the Buenos Aires Herald on its 140th anniversary! The Herald has a rich legacy as a courageous defender of human rights and protector of press freedom and democracy.

During President Obama’s historic visit in March, he paid tribute to the core values and editorial independence of the Herald when he honored the strength and leadership of editor Bob Cox and other journalists during the dictatorship era, “who bravely reported on human rights abuses despite threats to them and their families.”

By all accounts, President Obama’s visit was a historic success — the first presidential visit to Buenos Aires in nearly 20 years. The visit reaffirmed how much we value Argentina as an important partner in the hemisphere and in the world. It also set into motion a wide range of initiatives and high-level visits to build on our common interests and reach our mutual goals.