There's no escaping Obama's face wherever you live, and Rio's annual Carnival will be no different. Plastic replicas of the President's visage are the top-selling masks this year, which means that thousands of half-naked "Obamas" will take to the streets in February. Indeed, the Obama love is so strong in Brazil that at least eight Brazilian politicians changed their names to "Barack Obama" on the local elections ballot last October. It's unknown whether their wives had to become "Michelles" for the duration of the campaign.
By Glen Levy
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