Brazil welcomes Bush with protest
South America is one of the more politically active regions in the world--are they really that surprised that Bush's visit got this response?
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and clubbed demonstrators in Brazil's largest city on Thursday as thousands protested against a visit by President Bush aimed at winning friends in Latin America.
The incidents marred an otherwise peaceful march in which protesters called Bush a warmonger and a planet polluter.
Bush was due to arrive on Thursday night in Brazil, a country Washington sees as a potential counterweight to the influence of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and his plans for a socialist revolution in Latin America.