President Barack Obama arrived in Brazil on Saturday for the start of a three-country, five-day tour of Latin America to promote greater economic ties and improved regional security. The trip came against the backdrop of urgent issues elsewhere in the world, including the possibility of U.S. military action against the regime of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.Howie P.S.: Slim to none press coverage so far of this trip in the Seattle (or national) press. I happened to be watching Al Jazeera and caught their story.
Obama had his whole family in tow as he emerged from Air Force One into a mix of sunshine and raindrops in the highland capital of Brasilia early Saturday. First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and the girls' grandmother and godmother accompanied the president on the nearly 9-hour flight from Washington, and through a receiving line of Brazilian and U.S. officials. Later in the morning the president and first lady were to participate in an official arrival ceremony at the presidential palace. MORE...
Saturday, March 19, 2011
NPR: "Obama Arrives In Brazil, Begins Latin America Tour"