Fw: WH Travel Pool 4/10 #13: Civil Society Roundtable spray

From: Memoli, Michael [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 05:14 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N.
Subject: WH Travel Pool 4/10 #13: Civil Society Roundtable spray

Following POTUS’ remarks pool moved to a hold room at Hotel Panama briefly before arriving at the Manuel Amador Guerrero Room at Hotel El Panama, where POTUS was meeting with civil society representatives from the hemisphere. Included among the roundtable were the following Cubans:

Laritza Diversent

Manuel Cuesta Morua

POTUS was seated in the center of the room, flanked by the presidents of Costa Rica and Uruguay. Just as quickly as the pool arrived, we were ushered out. POTUS simply said to the pool: “We need to get to work.”

The 15 civil society leaders were in rows perpendicular to the row with the presidents. WH is not providing a full list beyond the U.S. delegation, which included U.S. ambassador to Panama: Jonathan Farrar; Roberta Jacobson, Asst. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; National Security Adviser Susan Rice; National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes; and NSC senior director for western Hemisphere affairs Ricardo Zuniga.

Mike Memoli

Los Angeles Times / Tribune Washington Bureau

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