As Barack Obama was sworn in on Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States, people around the world were glued to television sets and radios.
The “Eurotopics” blog provides an overview of international coverage of the inauguration, including editorials from Finland, Slovenia, Estonia and Greece.
The “Citizen” blog adds notes from Switzerland, Spain and South Africa.
The “El Morsa” blog speculates about what the Obama presidency will mean for Peru.
An English teacher in Colombia writes that “Obamania” has struck the country, and that the main questions on the minds of Colombians concern trade and immigration.
The “Good Blog” writes that Obama has brought hope to one impoverished village in Guatemala.
The “Liberal Conspiracy” blog writes that Britain will never have its own Obama, comparing the history of racial politics in the U.S. and U.K.
The “Rajul” blog outlines come celebratory events in France to mark the inauguration.
An Indian blogger writes that although South Asians may celebrate the inauguration, the future holds many challenges for U.S. relations in the region.
Worldfocus speaks with journalists and citizens around the world to get a sense of the global reaction to the new U.S. leader.