Brazil

    President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sworn in for a second term. He won re-election in a landslide victory in October, despite corruption scandals which tarnished his party. The former leftist union leader has pledged to retain social change at the heart of his mandate, a policy which has kept him high in opinion polls. In his inauguration address, Lula said boosting the economy and fighting poverty would remain his priority. (BBC)

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