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January 1, 2011 6:55 PM

Roussef, Brazil's first female president, vows war on poverty

In her inaugural address in the building that houses the lower house of the Brazilian Congress in the capital, Brasilia, Dilma Rousseff vowed that overcoming extreme poverty will be her top priority. Rousseff wept when she remembered her past as a member of a leftist guerrilla group in the fight against the 1964-85 dictatorship in Brazil, during which she was herself imprisoned and tortured.

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