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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is greeted by Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other officials upon his arrival to the Diplomatic Center in St. Anns, Trinidad, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (Anthony Harris/AP)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is greeted by Trinidad & Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other officials upon his arrival to the Diplomatic Center in St. Anns, Trinidad, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (Anthony Harris/AP)

Vice President Biden visits Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday as part of his six-day Latin American tour.

Biden met with political leaders from across the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. He signed an agreement on a framework for trade and investment between the U.S. and Caribbean.

Biden disclosed that the U.S. and Trinidad recently agreed on plans to launch a renewable energy research center in the country.

At the same time, the president of China, Xi Jinping, is touring the region, making stops in Costa Rica, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago.

It is a battle between the United States and China for influence in Latin America, for the region’s natural resources.

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This segment aired on May 29, 2013.

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