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President Obama spends Monday practicing South American diplomacy and honoring the nation's police officers.
In the morning, Obama meets with President Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay in the Oval Office.
"The visit will highlight the close partnership we enjoy with Uruguay and our strong support for the Mujica administration's leadership on human rights, social inclusion, and global peace and security," says the White House schedule.
Free trade and the global economy are also on the bilateral agenda.
In the afternoon, Obama will honor the recipients of the TOP COPS awards as determined by the National Association of Police Organizations.
Obama is expected to deliver remarks on the bravery of police officers.
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