President Obama spent the weekend in Latin America as he kicked off his Latin American tour in Brazil before heading to Chile today.
As Fox News Latino reports, Air Force One touched down in the highland capital of Brasilia in an early-morning mix of sunshine and raindrops with the president, Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia aboard on Saturday morning. Several hours later the president and Mrs. Obama met Brazil's newly elected President Dilma Rousseff at the presidential palace, the Palacio do Planalto, in an elaborate arrival ceremony featuring color guards and children waving U.S. and Brazilian flags.
With his whole family in tow on the second day as well, the president visited the City of God shantytown that gained fame after a movie by the same name was nominated for four Oscars. At a community center in the heart of the jostling slum, the president plunged into the lives of children there, playing soccer with kids and watching enthralled at a dazzling martial arts display.
The President arrived in Chile today, where it was expected that he would be met with protests demanding everything from an apology for the United States' support of President Agusto Pinochet to an end to the nuclear plant being built by Chile.
President Obama touches down in El Salvador tomorrow.