That's another thing that bugs me...our country is not a Democracy, it's a Republic! Don't know the difference? Look it up or read the book The 5,000 Year Leap.
A couple of paragraphs in the news article got my attention and gave me a puzzled look, and I think my head exploded. I quote:
"...Brazil – a country that shows that a dictatorship can become a thriving democracy. Brazil – a country that shows democracy delivers both freedom and opportunity to its people. Brazil – a country that shows how a call for change that starts in the streets can transform a city, a country, and the world.”Stop. Go back and read those two paragraphs again. Obama is praising Brazil and how change started in the streets and can transform. The leader in power in Brazil was a key member of a Marxist militant group that battled against the dictatorship isn't much better than before. Probably worse. Coo-coo.
"Brazil was ruled by a military dictatorship from 1964-85, a regime that was eased from power not by a sharp, violent revolution, but through a long, massive popular movement of peaceful protest and strikes led in large part by labor unions and dissident political groups. New President Dilma Rousseff, the nation’s first female leader, who took power in January, was a key member of a Marxist militant group that battled against the dictatorship."
You got to read the entire article.