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Section: General News - U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken with his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, about "issues of mutual interest and concern in the Americas." In a statement, the White House said the two leaders spoke Friday morning.
It said President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to long-standing U.S. relationships in the region, and his desire to work with Brazil and others in the hemisphere to help advance democracy, security and prosperity for the people of the Americas.
The statement said Mr. Obama looks forward to …