Well, we have this item from Latin America:
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) – Latin American leaders on Tuesday blamed the global economic crisis on rich countries and welcomed Communist-run Cuba at a summit meeting designed to weaken U.S. influence in the region.
Yeah, yeah — Obama was supposed to make us all loved overseas and all that. But you really should be comforted by the news from Brazil. If Obama were only half as far to the left as some people fear, then he’d be the guest of honor at this upcoming summit. Instead, he’s been snubbed.
A positive sign, yes?