Local July 10, 2012 | 8:46 am

U.S. Homeland Security chief to visit Dominican Republic

Washington. – Homeland Security Dept. Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Brazil, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico between July 11 and 13, defpro.com reports.

"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin will travel to Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico on July 11-13,” the news outlet said.

Napolitano will be accompanied by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) director David Aguilar and Under Secretary for International Affairs, Alan Bersin.

In Brazil the U.S. official will visit Brasilia and Sao Paulo where she’ll meet with local authorities to discuss joint global security efforts of the supply chain, travel programs, implementation of intellectual property rights and cooperation against the trafficking with persons.

Napolitano will also meet with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and the Council of the Americas.

Her visit to Dominican Republic will between July 12 and 13 where she’ll meet with president Leonel Fernandez and government officials in Santo Domingo, to discuss the ongoing cooperation to combat illegal trafficking.

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