Dilma Rousseff addressing members of Brazil's Congress
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Brazil's new president pledges to eradicate poverty

Brazil's first woman president is being inaugurated in a ceremony in the capital Brasilia. Dilma Rousseff takes overs from Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been the most popular president in the country's history.

During her inauguration speech the 62 year old new president stressed her commitment to maintaining Brazil's economic growth as well as to defending free trade. She also said her government would do all it could to eradicate poverty in the country.

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