rio, the speech

Text of speech here

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, on March 20

35 Responses to “rio, the speech”

  1. 1 sherijr
    March 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Must be running late right? I haven’t missed him have I?

  2. 2 sherijr
    March 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    And he’s on! Love him.. anyone know what he said?

  3. 3 Fred
    March 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    a few words of Portuguese never hurts;Nice touch there Mr President ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. 4 Ladyhawke
    March 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I was glued to my tv screen once again. In total awe of our amazing president. What a heartwarming reception for President Obama? I think they like him. A brilliant speech indeed. Hopefully, this phrase will get the attention it deserves…..

    DEMOCRACY is the greatest partner of human progress.

  5. March 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    OK I’m in love with this man. There I said it.

  6. 9 P
    March 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    He’s such a smart cutie….and that building is just beautiful!

  7. 10 Proud of Obama
    March 20, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! Our President is just awesome. Loved and respected around the world for the leader that he is. I love him too and that’s just that. Call me an Obambot or accuse me of drinking the koolaid, I don’t care. He is totally deserving of the office and the love and respect. And it sure doesn’t hurt that he is just too fine for words. Those photos of him are just stunning.

    Chipsticks, girlfriend, you have outdone yourself again today.

    • 11 Dorothy Rissman
      March 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      She sure has outdone herself again. I told everyone on The People’s View about Chipsticks having a video of our prez some sure footed soccer with the kids.

  8. 12 Proud of Obama
    March 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Can I just also say there is just something about that pic of him with his hands clasped together as if bowing or in prayer.

    Lots of great pics for my iPhone and computer screen saver. I like to rotate them, and I have plenty to choose from thanks to you, Chips.

    • March 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      I know! /that picture is just reverent. So peaceful.

      I remember when he did it after the speech. I’m just lost for words.

      • 14 barb
        March 20, 2011 at 4:24 pm

        I feel in my heart that he doesn’t do anything important that involves the wellfair of people without prayering beforehand. The challenges he has met during this presidency has and is molding him. He is a gift sent from God to the world.

    • 17 lisa
      March 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      OMG!!!!!! Pardon the rabid fan-girl slang, but God, I loved that picture too!!!! I looked at it and thought: This man is amazing. Such a god send.

    • 18 sam
      March 21, 2011 at 10:49 am

      Proud of Obama ~I am so glad that I am not the only one with a large collection of beautiful pics of you wonderful President and first family! I just adore them – especially President Barack Obama. A also love him and I am not even from your amazing country. ~~I have been a supporter of his since the 2004 key note address (I have followed US politics for a long while)and was overjoyed when he became president.

      Thanks Chipsticks for this inspirational site, it is an oasis of sanity especially as most of mine and my husband’s family like to criticize me for liking him and bash PBO at every oportunity. Yhe photos are out of this world, you really are a God send.

  9. 19 bjw2
    March 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I love those American flags and Brazilian flags side-by-side in the background it gives such a statement.

    I’m hopping that the president hits a home run with this trip. There are a lot of representatives from the business community on this trip with him and nothing would shut the Unprofessional left and the wing nuts mouths if he comes back with some great business deals.

    • March 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      I hope so too, but he did well on his trip to South Korea and the praise was soon forgotten.

      • 21 hopefruit2
        March 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

        But the impact of the trip once it starts to take effect, will not be so easily forgotten.

      • 22 bjw2
        March 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm

        That’s why sites like this one gives me much hope. More and more people are starting to push against the noise machine of the so-called intellectuals and responding to those with the big microphones that they do not speak for them.

        We must remember that each time we click on one of those other sites, they gain in advertisement dollars, so in a sense we are helping to further the noise.

        • 23 Sonjia Duncan
          March 21, 2011 at 12:06 am

          No matter what success the President achieves the media will not promote it for what it is. The media belongs to those that have the power of money. They control our communications, news papers, radio, tv and most magazines. We are kept entertained and uninformed.

          I found out back in July that most people who love our President had no idea what successes had been achieved. I made a deal with all my peeps to keep them informed thru face book.

          Don’t wait for the press to spread the word we must do it ourselves. Send your friends and family here to get the news. My daughter has a social network of 25,000 that I send to this site to get the news.

          We must be the Media and we must spread the News. During the civil rights movement we called it the drum, Speak up and Speak out. No one is going to do it for you.

          • 24 sherijr
            March 21, 2011 at 1:22 am

            Oh Sonjia you are so correct. I do the same thing, I facebook all the news I get from these factual sites.. I absolutely have zero faith or trust in the media and know that it is and will continue to be us that has to make it known what POTUS is doing. We are the fact-spreaders ๐Ÿ™‚ The Drum.

  10. March 20, 2011 at 3:57 pm


    I found the speech:



  11. March 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    From my twitter timeline:

    RT @BreakingNews: In an interview with the BBC, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu endorses the Western air strikes on Libya http://bit.ly/iaLTjf

  12. 30 Shirley Vieira
    March 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    President Obama, watching you in my hometown and see your smile, shows that you feel like home and that makes me very heppy. Speaking about a soccer game – great urban theme. From Chicago, we Brazilians — are very proud of you. Please make the trip to the mountain, it is a Rio De Janeiro symobic – most beautiful view of the city, if anyone interprets wrong, it is beacause they don’t know that Rio de Janeiro welcomes everyone with an open arms and heart. Culture – only culture – Brazilian culture there is.

  13. 32 Asher in Boston
    March 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    OMG. What a man! Wow, the magnificency of the building and PBO’s magnificency. Brilliant speak Mr. President. Man, I love this guy. The pictures are killing me, and that one with his hands claspped together, is a knock out. What a humble man, to his hosts and to his maker. To the haters, suck on some salt.

  14. 33 anniebella
    March 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Have anyone notice how stupid our media have been acting? I saw were CNN and MSNBC were reporting that Gaddafi had reported that women and child were beening killed by America, France, England, and whoever else. After saying that the anchors went on to say that we can”t confirm what Gaddafi said. Now I ask myself, you have heard how this man have killed his own people, how he is a nutcase, but here you are reporting his lies. That doesn’t make sense at all. If you can’t confirm who killed those people, then why report it. You are just spreading Gaddifa lies. I thought better of the America media, not anymore. Not anymore.

    • 34 majii
      March 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

      For your own sanity, anniebella, do not watch American news programs. I stopped watching them, and I’m thriving by getting real news from this site and other reality-based, no bull, blogs.

  15. 35 anniebella
    March 21, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Thank you majii, my eyes have been open!!!!!

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