South America News

With a crisis in Libya competing for his time, President Obama stuck to the agenda of his state tour of Brazil, arriving Sunday morning in a once-notorious slum that Brazilian officials now hold up as a symbol of a rejuvenated country.

When President Obama arrives in the tiny nation of El Salvador this week to talk about security and poverty, he will stand at a crossroads of arms, drug and human trafficking, where homicide rates are soaring and weak governments are struggling without much help against powerful transnational mafias

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