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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 08:56 PM
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Obama charms Brazilians during two-day visit.
(CNN) -- Brazil's cool and contentious relationship with the United States over trade and foreign policy has warmed a few degrees, analysts said Sunday, as President Barack Obama's visit appeared to charm officials and crowds during his two-day visit to South America's largest nation.

Sustained applause echoed through Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Theatre as Obama spoke a few words in Portuguese, made allusions to Brazilian culture and drew parallels to U.S. history.

"Our journeys began in similar ways," Obama said during the televised speech.

"We became colonies claimed for distant crowns, but soon declared our independence. We welcomed waves of immigrants to our shores, and eventually cleansed the stain of slavery from our land," he said.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/03/20/brazil..ob...

That's alot!
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LeftyAndProud60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:12 PM
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1. Why did he go to Brazil is the real question. He was needed to run the war and balance the debt
this weekend. :argh:
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:29 PM
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3. Brazil is a 1st world country.
We invested in the Real in 2005. It is a shadowed country.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:37 PM
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5. It reminds me of how Bush played golf during the Iraq war.
"Lookit the big Jeebus statue!" is Obama's "Now watch this drive!"
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:44 PM
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7. Obama is no intellectual lightweight, counter the argument that he can handle it nt
Edited on Sun Mar-20-11 10:45 PM by flamingdem
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 09:28 PM
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2. How beautiful to see Obama changing hearts
and making a large Southern neighbor our friend.

That has tremendous value.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:09 PM
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4. I'm just picturing GWB reading that headline.
:rofl:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:32 AM
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8. Heh! How much is that?
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-20-11 10:41 PM
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6. Nero
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