*According to the Bric Breaker blog at Forbes.com, President Obama’s first official visit to Brazil will include a stop in Rio de Janeiro where he will make a speech in the popular Cinelandia Square.

Access, of course, will be tightly restricted and security measures so secretive that not even the Embassy or US Consulate in Rio know exactly how it’s all going to go down.

Obama’s speech will be free and open to the public and take place around 15:00 local time (14:00 EST). Access to the square will begin at 11:30, and is sure to draw a crowd.

Obama is popular in Brazil. One politician seeking office in Rio actually changed his name to Barack Obama in 2008 to solicit votes. He didn’t win.

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