Rio: Molotov Cocktails Rubber Bullets Fly: Obama Speech in Square Cancelled: Bellicose Policy of Occupation

Some groups described as “social” and “union” are accusing Obama of a “bellicose policy of occupation.” He can’t protest the claim, since he never defends the U.S. and the very fact that we do not, and have never “occupied.” His speech today in a Rio square was cancelled without explanation, and moved inside a theatre. At least one molotov cocktail flew outside the U.S. Consulate. Police pulled out rubber bullets. A CBN reporter was slightly wounded by one of them.

The Christ

The AP dubbed the presdient the “grand tourist:”

…motorcading from brilliant beaches to a notorious slum even as he monitored U.S. military strikes in faraway Libya…

The president shed his coat and tie, rolled up his sleeves and dribbled one-on-one soccer with one surprised boy. Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia got involved, too, kicking a ball around with the kids.

So which stories do we believe:

The president’s sightseeing Sunday was sure to endear him even more to a diverse and multicultural country where his personal story already makes him popular…

Obama’s planned walking tour to The Christ was changed from daytime to after cover of dark. Brazilians said the statue might be shrouded in fog

But the changes had the effect of lowering Obama’s profile in the city, reducing the opportunity for clashing images as international attention remained riveted in Libya.

Chile and El Salvador are up next on the First Family’s Spring Break tour.