Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech

The Spanish version of the inaugural speech by the first black president of the United States of America is now available.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Elsalvador.com published the speech, citing "Agencias-elpais.com" as its source.

At the start of his speech, Barack Obama says: "My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained ..."

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