Obama Woos 30,000 Americans Living in Brazil to Win White House

US presidential candidate Barack Obama The US presidential campaign will also be fought in Brazil and Latin America. Democrat candidate Barack Obama has named a US attorney married to a Brazilian to convince the 30,000 US citizens living in Brazil to vote for him, while a businessman, resident in Sao Paulo will represent the Republican Party and candidate John McCain.

"The only leader capable of containing the image of United States badly affected by the Iraq war is Obama," said Patricia Ferrari in an interview with leading Brazilian daily Folha de S. Paulo. She admitted lobbying among the 30.000 US expatriates "without receiving a cent."

Her job will be to organize conferences, talk to possible voters send emails and keep track of US voters in Brazil.

"Obama is the presidential candidate which most enthusiasm has awaken in US history," said script writer Mike Boyungton who left the US for Brazil when President Bush was reelected in 2004 and is helping Ms Ferrari, according to the Brazilian press.

The Republicans have Kevin Ivers, living in Brazil for the past 12 months and linked to business circles, to promote the candidacy of Senator Mc Cain.

"Obama's image is growing," admitted Ivers but he also underlined that "the campaign is just beginning" and candidate McCain has "all the credentials needed to win next November."

Meanwhile the Colombian press announced that the Arizona senator and Republican presidential candidate Mc Cain "will be visiting Colombia towards the end of the year" as part of his campaign and to reaffirm his international standing.

In Washington an undisclosed member of Senator Mc Cain's team admitted "there's a chance the candidate will be visiting Colombia," and if so sometime "before November." Press reports in BogotΓ‘ said that Colombian president Alvaro Uribe "has already been informed of the visit."

Colombia is one of the closest US allies in Latinamerica and the largest recipient of military aid. The US and Colombia signed a free trade agreement in 2006 which has congressional ratification pending because the Democrat majority questions the human rights and labor rights record of the country.

Republican candidate McCain this week again attacked Democrats for not supporting the US main ally in Latinamerica.

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  • Louis McKenzie

    I am an Obama Supporter living in Sorocaba
    I will do whatever I need to, to make sure my vote counts in November. I would like to be in touch with the person representing Barack Obama in Brasil…….

  • mcv

    that’s what freedom means”””u vote.we decide the next president!!! πŸ˜‰

  • mcv

    it don’t matter who wins!!!american’s “hightjudges” allways make the final decision….remember All Gore……. πŸ˜‰

  • Ricardo Amaral

    Barack Obama or John McCain = Very bad choice.
    The Americans living in Brazil should not waste their time, since in the coming US presidential election there is 2 very bad choices.

    There is a third and better choice – don’t vote for either candidate.

    Vote for Ralph Nader as a protest vote.

    .

  • João da Silva

    Obama Woos 30,000 Americans Living in Brazil to Win White House
    Ch.c, Gringo,Jon and I would rather remain neutral in this dispute. We are not involved. πŸ˜‰

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