The Canadian PressJuly 28, 2013 04:02
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird begins a two-week trip to Latin America today, where he'll visit seven countries.
Baird's office says he'll visit Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil to meet with foreign ministers and business leaders.
The trip comes on the heels of questions about where Latin America ranks on the Harper government's priority list.
In this month's cabinet shuffle, Prime Minister Stephen Harper eliminated a junior minister portfolio that was responsible for relations with Latin America.