By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – U.S. President Barack Obama visited Rio on Sunday, March 20th as planned, part of a two-day visit to Brazil during a five-day South American trip. His time in Rio consisted of a morning look at the favela Cidade de Deus (City of God) in Zona Oeste (West zone), a speech at the Theatro Municipal to the Brazilian public, followed by a visit to Christ the Redeemer.

Despite being somewhat overshadowed by . . .

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