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War Rages in the East.  As Libya prepares for the long hall.

U.S. and British ships and submarines launched the first phase of an assault on Libyan air defenses, firing 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles Saturday at more than 20 coastal targets to clear the way for air patrols to ground Libya's air force. (March 19).

On the other side of the world we have Obama and his family enjoys a wonderful visit to Brazil

Brazil's new president Dilma Rousseff will be welcoming Barack Obama
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Barack Obama's trip to Brazil this weekend differs in a marked way from the previous 14 visits by US presidents, writes analyst Paulo Sotero.
For the first time since the restoration of democracy in Brazil in 1985, a high-level bilateral dialogue will start with the US leader heading south. Until now, it was the other way around. Brazilian presidents were expected to go first to Washington.
Three of the last five, including Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, felt it was necessary to visit the White House even before taking office.
So in this sense, Mr Obama's visit to Brazil - the first stop of a four-day trip that includes Chile and El Salvador - is a meaningful symbolic gesture.
Taking place in the first three months of President Dilma Rousseff's administration, it clearly reflects the desire of both governments to renew an important relationship.
Diplomatic ties were seriously strained by the 2009 constitutional crisis in Honduras and Brazil's failed 2010 attempt, along with Turkey, to mediate a nuclear agreement between Iran and the international community.
US-Brazil ties were at times strained under President Rousseff's predecessor, Lula
More importantly, President Obama's initiative to visit Brazil before greeting President Rousseff in Washington can be seen as recognition by the US of the new relevance the South American giant has assumed in regional and global affairs since becoming a democratic and economically stable nation.
"Brazil is no longer an emerging country, it has emerged," says the US ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon.

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