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Brazil's Azevedo wins WTO leadership

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Brazil's Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday won the race to take the helm of the World Trade Organization, confirming the Latin American giant's new status as a global power. 

Brazil's ambassador to the WTO, Roberto Azevedo, gives a press conference on January 31, 2013 at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva. Azevedo has beaten Mexican veteran Herminio Blanco in the race to become the new leader of the World Trade Organization, sources close to the process said Tuesday.

Azevedo becomes the first official from the BRICS group of emerging economies to take the job and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said his election could bring about a new world economic order.

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