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I have known about an upcoming business trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil for many months and I knew that it would cover "election week", but I think it is only hitting me now that I won't be parked on my couch watching MSNBC coverage on Tuesday night. Like nearly everyone here, I have been obsessively reading and watching everything I can find about the election, and I fear I'll go into withdrawal when I arrive in Brazil on Sunday. I'm in Illinois so I early voted last weekend, but this will be the first Presidential election that I will experience in another country. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing and seeing how the world responds to Obama's victory. I'll report back if I get a chance. Wish me luck.

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  •  Have a safe trip! n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

    by First Amendment on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 12:39:43 PM PDT

  •  There's always dKos liveblogs (0+ / 0-)

    That's how I do it, by preference.  The TV makes such a horrible yammering sound.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 12:41:25 PM PDT

  •  Sampa! (0+ / 0-)

    That's what the locals call Sao Paulo.  The closest I ever came to SP was a long wait in the airport, en route home from Rio to Miami.

    Hope your business goes well.  Be assured you will get an interesting slice of our elections by picking up on how the Brazilians view it.  Hope you will post a diary upon return (if not sooner) on how it all seemed from down there.  

    Boa sorte e boa viagem!

    "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson

    by penncove on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 12:46:41 PM PDT

  •  I'm sure your hotel will have CNN, might be even (0+ / 0-)

    more fun to see their faces when Obama wins since they think it's so tied up. I'm from Brazil originally, if you've never been I think you'll enjoy it and I bet there'll be plenty of Brazilians celebrating Obama's win too!

    •  Brazilians love Obama (0+ / 0-)

      Sitting in my hotel room and watching only choice. John King drives me crazy. Anyway, the Brazilans I have been talking with all want Obama and have no idea why this is a close race.

  •  I'm with you.... (0+ / 0-)

    I'll be in Mexico for it.

    Nothing to see here, move along

    by Jeff Seemann on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 12:57:18 PM PDT

  •  I was outside the US in 2000 (0+ / 0-)

    and it was a hoot trying to figure out what the H--- was going on by listening to short wave radio and then watching the news on Cuban state TV.

    CNN International (or BBC) should have good coverage, or just watch online.

  •  I'll be watching CNN with you... (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm a Brazilian who is a big Obama supporter and is  absolutely fascinated by the Amerian electoral process. As with all previous American elections, I'll be glued to my TV/internet untill the wee hours of the morning, or at least until they call it for Obama.

  •  I've been in Brazil since 2003 (0+ / 0-)

    They do cover the US elections on the news here.  Obama's 2008 win was HUGE news.  You'll have no problem following things from here either on cable or the internet.

    Since early in 2008 I have abstained from CNN... but if things are looking good, I'll turn it on Tuesday night to see the wingers cry.

    Article 196. Health care is a right of all persons and an obligation of the State, guaranteed through social and economic policies that provide...universal and equitable access to programs and services....

    by SLKRR on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 02:42:57 PM PDT

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