Dilma Steps Out From Lula’s Shadow

By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In perhaps the most significant step since she took office on January 1st, President Dilma Rousseff has differentiated herself from former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by supporting the UN vote to monitor human rights in Iran. It marks Brazil's first change in foreign policy under the new administration and demonstrates Brazil's desire to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

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