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The president stressed that she was seeking to build “an extremely close relationship with President [Cristina] Kirchner” of Argentina.

The pair will meet Monday at the Casa Rosada government headquarters and sign several energy and science cooperation agreements.

Mrs. Rousseff is also due to visit with the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, a group of women whose children disappeared during Argentina’s brutal 1976-83 military dictatorship.

From wire dispatches and staff reports