Picture of the Day: Brazilian Cartoonist Wonders if Obama's Traveling in Search of Oil

259700325.gif

President Obama leaves Friday evening for Brazil as part of a five-day South American trip, which will also take him to Chile and Ecuador. Obama says he'll focus on jobs while there, but a Brazilian political cartoonist suspects he's there in search of oil.

The Portuguese header translates to: "Obama reaches Rio..."

Obama's quote bubble translates to: "Where is the pre-salt?"

The pre-salt layer is an oil-rich geological formation found off the coasts of Africa and Brazil. With oil prices spiking, it's no secret the president is conscious of America's supply: Last week he said the administration is ready to tap strategic oil reserves if necessary.

via Twitpic
Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Politics

Just In