Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden In Mexico

Dario Lopez-Mills / APHopeTracker| America’s First Lady was greeted last night Counselor Maria Teresa Mercado, deputy director of the office of protocol of Mexico’s Foreign Relations secretary upon her arrival to the US embassy in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 13, 2010. At center is US Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual.

Mrs. Obama is on a three-day visit to Mexico with a clear focus on young people. The First Lady is with elementary school kids this morning and will make an address to high schoolers this afternoon.

Drug-related gang violence — much of it waged to traffic drugs into America’s thirsty drug market — has cost 23,000 young lives in the last three years in Mexico.

Mrs. Obama and also Dr. Jill Biden, who is on the trip, made an unannounced stop in Haiti on the way to Mexico. Read on via the NYTimes