Former Marxist guerrilla sworn in as president of Brazil

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    Dilma Rousseff is Brazil's first female president, taking over from the immensely popular Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The new president hopes to keep the country's booming economy on track while advancing her Workers' Party social agenda.

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    The Workers' Party candidate takes control of an economy that is expected to grow 7.5% this year and to lead the region out of the global recession. She also takes the helm of a nation that gained enormous visibility and prestige under Lula's presidency.

    Relations with the United States are in flux, with the Obama administration pleased with Lula's regional leadership as a counterweight to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez but upset over his attempt last year to broker a deal ending Iran's international isolation over its nuclear program. On Sunday, Chavez will be the first foreign leader with whom she meets.

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    Brazil president: New president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, sworn in - latimes.com
     
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    And? What does this have to do with American politics? Unless you are saying this is another of obama's buddy's?
     
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    It is bad news for us because of what she IS. And because of whom she is siding with.
     
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    It's obviously way over your head.

    I'll let someone else figure it out before I clue you in on the obvious.
     
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    That's one way of looking at it. :0)
     
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    As I said posted in bold
     
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    some people aren't particularly good at grasping that what happens in one part of the world affects other parts of the world.
     
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    Yes I realize that. Thats why I reposted the part in bold.
     
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    Mindboggling dumb.
     
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    Brazil was the last nation in the Western world to abolish slavery.

    Now it looks like an up and coming world power.
     

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