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Shakira vows to aid Brazil children

Published 18/03/2011 | 01:27

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff received an autographed guitar from Shakira
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff received an autographed guitar from Shakira

Shakira and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff have pledged to improve the welfare of children in Brazil.

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The Colombian singer met Ms Rousseff for about 20 minutes on Thursday in front of reporters in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia prior to a scheduled concert.

The pair discussed the work of Shakira's Alas Foundation, which promotes early-childhood development in Latin America.

The singer gave Ms Rousseff a guitar after the meeting.

Before coming to Brazil, Shakira inaugurated 20 childhood development centres in Argentina.

She has said she has plans to do similar work in Panama and Mexico.

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