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Brazil a model for troubled Middle East, says Obama
Yaho ^ | 3/20/11 | Tangi Quemener - AFP

Posted on 03/20/2011 2:12:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – US President Barack Obama held up emerging powerhouse Brazil on Sunday as a model of economic and democratic transformation that leaders in the troubled Middle East should try to copy.

Obama's keynote address in Rio de Janeiro was the highlight of his visit to Brazil, the first stop on a three-nation Latin America tour overshadowed by US-led military action in Libya.

The speech came after France, the United States and Britain launched missile and bomb attacks on Libyan air-defense targets to prevent Moamer Kadhafi's forces from crushing a month-old uprising against his rule.

Obama did not mention the strikes in the speech, but, on his first trip to Latin America as president, made a point of flagging Brazil to Middle Eastern leaders as a golden example of what they could achieve.

"We are seeing the struggle for these rights unfold across the Middle East and North Africa," Obama said, speaking in a famed Rio theater.

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Brazil endured more than 50 years of of populist and military regimes until 1985, when civilian rule was restored.

Obama, who had earlier toured the notorious "City of God" slum, poignantly recalled how he had watched "Black Orpheus," a movie set in a Brazilian favela, with his mother as a child.

"My mother is gone now, but she would have never imagined that her son?s first trip to Brazil would be as president of the United States," he said to cheers in the crowded Teatro Municipal in Rio.

Among the guests at the event was Rinaldo Gaudencio, a local performer who looks exactly like Obama and has mastered his gestures.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bhusseinobozo; brazil; evilobamaregime; kenyanflash; middleeast; model; obama; stayinbrazil; troubled

1 posted on 03/20/2011 2:12:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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US President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Obama held up emerging powerhouse Brazil on Sunday as a model of economic and democratic transformation that leaders in the troubled Middle East should try to copy. (AFP/Antonio Scorza)


2 posted on 03/20/2011 2:14:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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US President Barack Obama plays soccer with some children while visiting Ciudad de Dues Favela in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Obama visited a notorious favela in Rio de Janeiro Sunday as he visited emerging economic powerhouse Brazil on the first stop on a three-nation Latin America tour. (AFP/Jim Watson)


3 posted on 03/20/2011 2:15:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any country but America a good model to Obama


4 posted on 03/20/2011 2:16:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: NormsRevenge

What a disgusting suck-up.


5 posted on 03/20/2011 2:17:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Except for that whole Muslem thingy..........

What a stupid thing to say?!

6 posted on 03/20/2011 2:17:28 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: NormsRevenge
Brazil a model for troubled Middle East, says Obama

The USA...not so much.

7 posted on 03/20/2011 2:17:47 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: NormsRevenge

President Barack Obama held up emerging powerhouse Brazil on Sunday as a model of economic and democratic transformation that leaders in the troubled Middle East should try to copy.

LOL LOL LOL Note to dem lurkers:

Will you please stop supporting this stupid POS now?
If this is what passes for intellect on the left then you don’t have the brains to blow your nose.


8 posted on 03/20/2011 2:18:12 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if it has anything to do with the hard left President of Brazil, and their coziness with Chavez that makes them such a suitable example to the Fool on the Hill.


9 posted on 03/20/2011 2:18:35 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: NormsRevenge; Admin Moderator

Duplicate thread!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2691871/posts

10 posted on 03/20/2011 2:20:21 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQKW8oTRsoc&feature=feedrec_grec_index


11 posted on 03/20/2011 2:21:47 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: NormsRevenge

So where’s the pic of the Brazilian model?


12 posted on 03/20/2011 2:21:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: tsowellfan
Oh. I don't suppose we'd be lucky enough that he'd resign, move to Brazil, and run for Prez down there, seein's how it's so much better.

No, I didn't suppose so. *sigh*

13 posted on 03/20/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spineless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What message did he have for the people in the slums of Brazil he visited while showing off his shinny limo? (from an AP story)


14 posted on 03/20/2011 2:22:45 PM PDT by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeh, those massive slums in Rio and San Paulo are something for the Middle East to “look up” to. You know Barry, the ones that government hit squads routinely assassinate street “youths.” You had to have seen them? You didn’t just visit the “pretty” side of Brazil did you? /sarc


15 posted on 03/20/2011 2:24:05 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That makes no sense whatsoever


16 posted on 03/20/2011 2:25:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I don’t know about the duplicate thread, but you just keep posting those pictures ya hear?


17 posted on 03/20/2011 2:28:22 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Former Marxist guerrilla sworn in as president of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff is Brazil’s first female president, taking over from the immensely popular Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The new president hopes to keep the country’s booming economy on track while advancing her Workers’ Party social agenda.


18 posted on 03/20/2011 2:29:36 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Paleo Conservative

Uhhhh..uhmmmm..what was the topic?


19 posted on 03/20/2011 2:31:06 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Carl LaFong

Brazilian models.


20 posted on 03/20/2011 2:32:28 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama is reported driving through the slums of Rio [like when you drove through the old Cabrini Green in Chi-town and didn't dare stop?] in his black limo, glories in the government's "pacification program", a slum tenant even has her hair done for the "expected" drive-by; but the government housing now given utilities and pacification is still referenced as slums.

The Middle East already has slums..so take government control of them = still slums.

21 posted on 03/20/2011 2:33:01 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: NormsRevenge

With a population that is 6.84 black, and 0.02% muslim, I can see where it might be a country to be emulated.


22 posted on 03/20/2011 2:33:33 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God bless and protect Michelle Bachmann!)
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To: bill1952

Stir the pot, community organizing at its best.....


23 posted on 03/20/2011 2:37:29 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: NormsRevenge
The company I am employed with was bought out by a corp. based in Brazil. We've had several people from Brazil facilities come up here to work with us, as well at other facilities in our country. They were to stay for two years, after which they had the option of remaining here or returning home. To a man they all chose to remain in the United States. They have all bought houses and plan on becoming citizens. And I'll add, each has a wife who is drop dead gorgeous.
24 posted on 03/20/2011 2:43:55 PM PDT by jla
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To: matthew fuller
With a population that is 6.84 black, and 0.02% muslim, I can see where it might be a country to be emulated.

Are you quoting a recent breakdown? I've seen them where 85% plus of the population claim "Brasilian" ancestry, which is a little of everything.

I've met many Brasilians, but at least half of them had some black ancestry. I've met the descendants of Cabral, which was pretty cool.

25 posted on 03/20/2011 2:44:13 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, I’ll throw in a dollar to help him move there.


26 posted on 03/20/2011 2:50:27 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, I’ll throw in a dollar to help him move there.


27 posted on 03/20/2011 2:51:20 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

28 posted on 03/20/2011 2:53:07 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: NormsRevenge

” poignantly recalled how he had watched “Black Orpheus,” a movie set in a Brazilian favela, with his mother as a child.”

I’m trying to figure out how and when Barry saw
this very dark foreign film with his mother.
Or why she thought it was appropriate fare for a child.
I remember seeing Disney movies with my parents...
Black Orpheus was filmed in Portuguese in 1959.
Barry was born in 1961.
He moved to Indonesia with his mother at age 6
and returned to Hawaii around age 10,
while his mother remained in Indonesia.
So, he had to have allegedly seen it before he was 6.
But, where ?
If this foreign film was still being shown a few years
after it as made ,
it would have been featured in an art house theater .
Were there any in Honolulu in the early 1960s ?
And the film would have been shown with English subtitles.
Could Barry read them at 6 ??
And if he saw the film with his mother in Jakarta-it would have had Indonesian subtitles.


29 posted on 03/20/2011 2:56:39 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: NormsRevenge

30 posted on 03/20/2011 3:06:52 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: NormsRevenge

Media Blackout? Leftists Protest, Firebomb US Consulate in Brazil Ahead of Obama Visit

31 posted on 03/20/2011 3:15:21 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
So where’s the pic of the Brazilian model?


32 posted on 03/20/2011 3:18:21 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: tsowellfan
The middle east would be an economic powerhouse and great place to live if it wasn't full of moslums.
33 posted on 03/20/2011 3:37:39 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m not sure exactly where to start here. I suppose the even more obvious question is, exactly how anyone in the US government, particularly the leader, who has blown through trillions of dollars of money the people don’t actually have, is in a position to suggest behavior to anyone.

Maybe it’s that wherever he was born, he spent a lot of time in Chicago, where you might hear...”Y’know whatcher problem is? I’ll tell ya whatcher problem is...”


34 posted on 03/20/2011 3:38:15 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Caipirabob
From Wikipedia, 2008-

Ethnic groups

48.43% White

43.80% Brown (Multiracial)

6.84% Black

0.58% Asian

0.28% Amerindian

I used to know a guy named Cabral, a Portugese from Mass.

35 posted on 03/20/2011 4:01:29 PM PDT by matthew fuller (God bless and protect Michelle Bachmann!)
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To: Polybius

Umm, WTF is that, smartass?


36 posted on 03/20/2011 4:10:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

That is Tom Brady, a football player, who seems to have stolen Sean Cassidy’s hair from 1978. He is married to Gisele Bundchen, a Brazilian model.


37 posted on 03/20/2011 4:15:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: NormsRevenge

RIIIGGGHHHTT State Capitalism, that’s the answer (only if you want to become a surf). Watch Obama put the Screws to the free market.


38 posted on 03/20/2011 4:19:17 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama held up emerging powerhouse Brazil on Sunday as a model of economic and democratic transformation that leaders in the troubled Middle East should try to copy.

So... Obama is going to give Middle Eastern countries billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars so they can drill in the Gulf of Mexico too?

39 posted on 03/20/2011 4:21:25 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"My mother is gone now, but she would have never imagined that her son's first trip to Brazil would be as president of the United States."

It is ALWAYS about him. What a classless thing to say.

40 posted on 03/20/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NormsRevenge
Brazil a model for troubled Middle East, says Obama

...particularly their beaches and Carnival! :-P

41 posted on 03/20/2011 4:23:26 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Ditch those burquas ladies and rock the bikinis.


42 posted on 03/20/2011 4:25:18 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: the invisib1e hand
Umm, WTF is that, smartass?

That's Tom Brady, quaterback for the New England Patriots.

He now looks like that because his Brazilian super model wife "won't let me cut my hair". (He actually said that.) So now, according to Randy Moss, it's hard to tell the two apart.

You need to be an NFL fan to get the joke. ;-)

Tom Brady, Randy Moss Separated In Locker Room ..... Randy Moss and Tom Brady had to be separated in the locker room following a fight that revolved around hair insults. ..... Apparently, Brady told Moss that he should shave his beard and Moss told Brady he needed to hit up the barber so he’d look less like Justin Bieber (actually, Moss reportedly told Brady he looked like a girl, but the Bieber joke would’ve been much funnier, no?).

43 posted on 03/20/2011 5:01:31 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: matthew fuller; Caipirabob
Most of the pardos are mulatto. Many, if not most would be considered black in the US.

Brazil arguably has more people of African descent than any country in the western hemisphere.

44 posted on 03/21/2011 6:43:47 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: blackdog
Except for that whole Muslem thingy..........
What a stupid thing to say?!

Did Obama say that?

45 posted on 03/21/2011 6:59:36 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Clemenza

Thanks for the info!


46 posted on 03/24/2011 6:37:47 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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