VPOTUS Travel Pool No 5: Casa Rosada

From: Rucker, Philip [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:57 PM
Subject: VPOTUS Travel Pool No 5: Casa Rosada

Vice President Pence arrived at Casa Rosada, or Pink House, a spectacular building in Buenos Aires and the seat of Argentina's government, for a meeting with Vice President Michetti.

Some background on the Casa Rosada, provided by the White House, is below. The most notable factoid about the room (at least to your pool) is that it is the Eva Paron Salon. The pool was then led into a grand conference room, where the two delegations sat along a table for their bilateral meeting. Notably, the room contains the famous balcony from which Paron spoke to the masses.


Vice President Mike Pence greeted by:

Vice President of Argentina, Gabriela Michetti

Photo Spray- Attendees:

Argentine Delegation:

1) Ortiz Amaya, Senate Director of International Affairs
2) Jorge Faurie, Foreign Minister
3) Paola di Chiaro, Deputy Secretary for Strategic Affairs
4) Luis Del Solar Dorrego, North America Director

US Delegation:

1) Tom Cooney, Chargé D' Affaires
2) Andrea Thompson, National Security Advisor
3) Nick Ayres, Chief of Staff
4) Landon Loomis, Special Advisor on Western Hemisphere
5) Jarrod Agen, Deputy Chief of Staff

Casa Rosada Background Information:

Dominating the Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada - or pink house - is the seat of the Argentine national government and houses the president's office.

Scene of much of the city's history, it was from the balconies of the Casa Rosada that Juan and “Evita” Perón addressed the masses during the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The Casa Rosada was constructed on the site of a fort established by the Spanish in 1580 and used by the Spanish colonial viceroys. After independence, the fort was redeveloped into a customs house by British architect Edward Taylor, and later, in 1862, the building was chosen by President BartoloméMitre to be the seat of his government.

Philip Rucker

The Washington Post

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