For the first time in Brazil's history, the Presidential office is held by a woman. Dilma Rouseff was sworn into office on Saturday, and was cheered on by members of the Worker Party; many waving red flags. Rouseff has stated that she is ready to support other emerging nations, such as Venezuela, and was reported to have spent time talking to the Presidents from Uraguay, Venezuela, and Paraguay. Brazil still has problems with hunger and poverty, despite a 7.5% economic growth in 2010. Rouseff has stated that she will be a president of the people, and that she spent her youth fighting for a truly democratic nation.