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12:20PM THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Santiago, Chile

12:50PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY participate in an arrival ceremony at La Moneda Palace, Santiago, Chile

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Piñera

1:25PM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Piñera

2:05PM THE PRESIDENT and President Piñera hold a joint press conference

3:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers a speech at the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend U.S. Embassy meet and greet

7:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive at La Moneda Palace

7:25PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend an official dinner hosted by President Piñera

22 Responses to “monday”

  1. 1 majii
    March 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    This pic is priceless. It is absolutely amazing that this child was able to feel so comfortable placing his head on the president’s shoulders. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a once in a lifetime POTUS in PBO!!!!!!

  2. 2 majii
    March 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I missed the young gentleman with his arm on PBO’s shoulder the first time I looked at the pic. Priceless x 2!!!

  3. 3 Carolyn
    March 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    The joy on the President’s face is palpable. How wonderful for those people, and for us to share with them. Years ago in a Latin American History class, the professor said we ignore Latin America to our peril, and theirs. We should pay them positive attention for their benefit and for ours. I am so glad the President and family are traveling to Latin America, and hope this will bring positive results for this important and growing part of the world. He is building relationships between the American countries which should be strong.

  4. 4 anniebella
    March 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Do you see the lady in the background, how she is beaming with proud. That could be me each time I see President Obama, his lovely wife Michelle, and their two beautiful children, Malia and Sasha.

  5. 5 HZ
    March 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    We have such a rare and beautiful gift in our POTUS. What a great sight to behold in these young peoples!

  6. 6 dotster
    March 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I was surprised to see a fairly decent account of Obama’s trip by the AP tonight. It said, “From Rio’s glamorous beaches to a notorious slum to an elegant theater, Obama glimpsed the city’s cultural extremes and offered the kind of personal engagement that can pay political dividends for years.”
    The writer seemed to express a kind of awe in the ability of President Obama to juggle a soccer ball at the same time as he juggles world affairs that demand his attention.
    Some people haven’t been paying close enough attention to what this man can do. I think some eyes are starting to open a bit.

  7. 7 NewCenturyWoman
    March 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Chipsticks, this has been an amazing weekend for the President, for Brazil, and even for the world. Thank you for bringing these wonderful photos in living color into our homes via the internet. Over the past three days since Friday night, I’ve laughed, I’ve cried (tears of joy), and I’ve paused in utter amazement, pondering the impact that this one man along with his beautiful family is having on our world today. We are so blessed to have President Obama leading our country (and yes, the world) through his oustanding leadership skills and humanity. We here at theobamadiary.com are also blessed to have you keeping us informed as history unfolds.

    • 8 V C prezOfan2
      March 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

      I echo you, NCW! (I can’t say it often enough – the weekend has been a blast! And a good example of a president being more than one dimensional!)

  8. 9 barb
    March 21, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Chipstixs, have a wonderful night and thank you again for all that you do for theobamadiary.com crew. We love you and are fortunate to have found you. Sleep Tight.

    ps: I wanted to post this here so more people can see it. There was some discussion today about the security of our First Family. Theo67, you were one of them. I found a site which I am not going to post here that actually shocked me because it specifies with actual pictures the location of the security. I just couldn’t understand how there can be such a site for anyone to see his location. Believe me, there is a Navy Vessel in front of his hotel, there are snipers, armed military with guns, military tanks, and an unbelieveable amount of security from our SS and Brazil. The streets were blocked off and everyone stayed in place when he was inside to protect the perimeter and vehicles. They did a pre-drive of all the places he would be. It’s quite amazing since we couldn’t see any of this viewing the pictures. Just wanted to notify anyone who was wondering about his safety.


    • 10 V C prezOfan2
      March 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

      Thanks for the follow-up, Barb. It’s nice to know that the family has both pratical and spiritual protection(from all the prayers sent up on their behalf from every religion).

  9. 11 LYNND
    March 21, 2011 at 2:39 am

    The man does have a way with the little ones. I’ve seen him get the same reacton from children here at home and abroad. Yes the world is in turmoil, it always has been. Thank God this man is our President!

  10. 12 anniebella
    March 21, 2011 at 3:14 am

    NewCenturyWoman…..I agree with every word you said.

  11. 13 Fred
    March 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I forgot to wish everyone a good night yesterday but I wish everyone a good day today and good week 🙂

    as for the President and the First Family I wish them safe travels

    May God guide you Mr President and the members of your cabinet so that you make the right decisions for our country and the world this week

  12. 14 Titti
    March 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Amen Fred!
    Thank you Brazil for been such wonderful hosts to the 1st Family.

  13. 15 Betsey
    March 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Thanks so much for all these great pix, Chipsticks. This one, of so many wonderful ones, is my absolute favorite.

  14. 16 ber6964
    March 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I love this Pic of President Obama. For me it shows how open he is to all children!

  15. March 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Hello from Europe. I really love your blog and the images and the community spirit that the commentators have.

    I am a US ARMY DAV (service connected and compensated) from the Desert Storm/Shield era and I have lived abroad since 2001 immediately following Bush’s inauguration.

    To make a long story short it is great living overseas these past two years and being able to hold ones head high. Pretty much like the black woman in the photo in this post seated directly behind the president to his right. The pride she feels cannot be explained by anyone but some of us know it because of our shared dispositions.

    Okay I have said enough, back to my political blog which I have started a few months ago and have a link to you because I really think the positive information about this president and THE TRUTH is not getting out via the mainstream media.

    Again many thanks and it is my sincerest hope that efforts like yours will transcend to a landslide reelection for the president.


    TEAM OBAMA 2012

    • March 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Hiya Lee, wonderful to hear from you – thank you so much for the message.

      “It is great living overseas these past two years and being able to hold ones head high.” – I can’t tell you how many Americans living overseas have said the same thing to me, the relief seems to be overwhelming!

      Looking forward to looking at your blog, will happily add it to my links. Thank you again Lee.

    • 20 Hachikō
      March 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Does my heart good when I see comments such as yours. Thank you for your service, and may God bless and keep you.

  16. 21 Asher in Boston
    March 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Oh, TO2012, thanks for visiting and thanx for your service. Good for you that you moved soon after Bush’s inauguration, boy, arent you lucky that you didnt live those horrible years of shrub here! And I know what you feel like holding your head up high, boy, the entire world despised Bush.

    That pic of Potus with the kids is priceless, he makes everyone he crosses paths with comfortable. He really is a very very nice guy. Soo proud of him.

  17. 22 majii
    March 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for commenting, Lee, thanks for your service, and thanks for letting us know how the presence of President Obama on the world stage has made not only a positive change in your life, but a positive change in the way Europeans now perceive the U.S. I have lived in the U.S. my whole life, but I must admit that I was ashamed of America while GWB was in the WH. PBO is a much needed and welcome change!

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