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Brazil's Rousseff vows to tackle graft, boost economy

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gestures at Planalto Palace during her inauguration ceremony in Brasilia, January 1, 2015Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff kicked off a second term, vowing to tackle corruption and revamp the economy as her government reels from a series of setbacks. Brazil’s economy, once booming, has barely grown during Rousseff’s time in office, and her administration is embroiled in a multimillion-dollar graft scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras. “We must investigate and punish, but without weakening Petrobras or diminishing its importance,” she added, drawing warm applause at the ceremony at Brazil’s Congress. Rousseff won October’s hard-fought election thanks to voters reliant on the extensive social welfare programs put in place a decade ago by her Workers Party predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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