AFP Americas News Agenda for May 28

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

What's happening in the Americas on Tuesday:

+ Obama tours storm-hit Jersey Shore

ASBURY PARK, New Jersey: US President Barack Obama, joined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, visits the Jersey Shore to see recovery efforts in the area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy last year. 1500 GMT. Picture (US-STORM-SANDY-POLITICS)


NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland: The 86th annual National Spelling Bee gets underway with 281 young contestants from eight nations participating. The finals, won for the past five years by Americans of South Asian heritage, take place Thursday (LIFESTYLE-US-EDUCATION-SPELLING)

PORT OF SPAIN: US Vice President Joe Biden visits Trinidad and Tobago for talks with leaders of Caribbean countries to discuss energy and economic integration. Picture. Expect coverage (US-DIPLOMACY-TRADE-TRINIDAD)

WASHINGTON: The Conference Board publishes its May consumer confidence index, the closely watched barometer of sentiment supporting US economic activity. 1400 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-CONSUMER-CONFIDENCE)

-- S&P Dow Jones indices releases the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index of US home prices. 1200 GMT. Expect coverage (US-ECONOMY-PROPERTY-HOUSING-PRICE)