Nicaraguan President Violeta Chamorro is slated to begin a three-day visit to the United States on Monday, including talks with President Bush, an address to Congress and meetings with officials of international finance institutions.

Chamorro, 61, became president one year ago after scoring a stunning electoral victory over the Sandinista National Liberation Front, which had ruled Nicaragua since 1979.U.S. Secretary of State James Baker was to greet Chamorro's party at their arrival Monday. In the afternoon, the visiting president was to meet U.S. Peace Corps Director Paul Coverdell, the Pan American Health Organization director Carlyle Guerra de Macedo and the president of the World Bank, Barber Conable.