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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:49 AM

Malia Obama safe after Mexico quake.

First daughter Malia Obama, who is reportedly in southwestern Mexico on a school trip, "is safe and was never in danger" in the wake of a 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit near Acapulco on Tuesday, the first lady's office said.

The White House does not traditionally discuss the Obama children, but broke with the policy to announce that Malia Obama is safe. Word of her trip to Mexico was reported by a number of media outlets on Monday, though CBS News has not reported her trip until now.

The Monday reports prompted the first lady's office to reach out to media outlets and ask them to pull the stories, which many elected to do. In order to protect the "privacy and security" of the first daughters, the first lady's office said, it was reiterating its longstanding request that news organizations not "report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest."

Malia, 13, is reportedly in the Mexican state of Oaxaca on the school trip. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was felt strongly in Oaxaca, according to the Associated Press.


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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:58 AM

1. I can understand fully why they don't want her whereabouts made public. It puts her and all the

other kids on that school trip in peril from kooks with guns that hate the president and his family. And the rightwing is full of them.

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:17 PM

2. Not to mention narco gangs down there

who would see her as a prime moneymaking hostage, which I suspect is the main reason they wanted the whole thing kept quiet.

I envy her. Earthquake or not, I'd still like to tour Oaxaca some day. It's a visual arts paradise.

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