AFP Americas News Agenda for May 3

Duty Editor: Joseph Krauss

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What's happening in the Americas on Friday:

+ Obama in Mexico, heads to CentrAm summit

+ US releases April jobs data

MEXICO CITY/SAN JOSE: US President Barack Obama wraps up a visit to Mexico before heading to Costa Rica for a summit with Central American leaders, with trade, US immigration reform and the battle against drug cartels expected to be discussed. Picture. Video. (MEXICO-US-COSTARICA-CENTRAM-DIPLOMACY)

WASHINGTON: The US Department of Labor publishes April job market data, including the unemployment rate and job growth in the world's largest economy. 1230 GMT (US-ECONOMY-UNEMPLOYMENT)


MOUNTAIN VIEW, California: The experimental Solar Impulse plane is due to launch from California on a flight across the United States, aiming to showcase what is possible without fossil fuels. 1300 GMT. Picture (US-AEROSPACE-AVIATION-ENERGY-SCIENCE-SOLAR)

WASHINGTON: The Institute for Supply Management releases its April purchasing managers index on the services sector. 1400 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-SERVICES-INDEX-ISM-PMI)

-- The Commerce Department reports new factory orders in March. 1400 GMT. Coverage on merit (US-ECONOMY-MANUFACTURING)