March 22, 2011 / 9:14 PM / 9 years ago

Obama cutting short Latin America trip

President Barack Obama is welcomed by schoolchildren up his arrival in San Salvador March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will cut short his trip to Latin America, leaving El Salvador on Wednesday about two hours earlier than planned, the White House said.

The White House also said Obama would hold a conference call with his national security team on Wednesday before departing.

A U.S. official said Obama will leave El Salvador around 11 a.m. (1700 GMT).

Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Caren Bohan; Editing by Sandra Maler

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