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Lula's legacy: a look at the Bolsa Familia

There are just a few days to go before he steps down as Brazilian head of state. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been at the helm of his country since 2002 and in that time, his government has introduced policies aimed at lifting members of the population out of poverty. Our correspondents take a look at Lula's flagship "Bolsa Familia" initiative.

By Pierre Ludovic VIOLLAT , Mark Burleigh

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2015-04-24 Armenia

Video: Meeting Marseille's Armenian community

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2015-04-23 Lebanon

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2015-04-22 abortion

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2015-04-21 Nazis

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2015-04-20 humanitarian action

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