President Obama and his family touched down Saturday in Brazil as part of a five-day South American trip intended to focus on jobs. Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff, like most international cartoonists,Â thinks Obama is more interested in oil than anything else. Â Greedy, oil-thirsty, domineering American presidents are an enduring, international theme. Â Sometimes it is good to be reminded of the one-dimensional way the world sees us.
The caption at the top of the cartoon translates to: “Obama reaches Rio…”
Obama (dressed as a conquistador)Â is asking the Brazilian beach-goer, “Where is the pre-salt?” Â (The pre-salt layer, according to Wikipedia, is an oil-rich geological formation on the continental shelves off the coast of Africa and Brazil.)
Here are some more cartoons by Latuff about Obama’s trip to Brazil: