Obama set for Rio speech as part of key Brazil trip

US President Barack Obama is set to deliver a speech in Rio de Janeiro, highlighting the shared values of Brazil and the US.

Mr Obama spent the morning touring the City of God, one of Rio de Janeiro’s shantytowns, where he met local people.

The visit to Rio follow talks in Brasilia with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that focused on trade.

Mr Obama, whose visit is being partly overshadowed by events in Libya, is to travel on to Chile and El Salvador.

Mr Obama arrived in Rio de Janeiro after a day of talks in the capital, Brasilia, with Ms Rousseff and business leaders.

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