By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - Protests on the streets of Brazil continued in Sao Paulo and Rio, but Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a warm welcome from President Lula as he arrived for his first state visit to the country on Monday as part of a controversial South America tour.
US and Brazilian relations have continued to cool since the “This is the man” comment by Barack Obama toward Lula earlier in the year, and the latest move by the Brazilian President to enhance his global diplomatic status is causing consternation in many quarters.
Ahmadinejad’s presence . . .