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Section: General News - U.S. Democrat Barack Obama's victory in Tuesday's presidential election has generated optimism in Latin America, which is looking to improve ties with the country and the end of a U.S. embargo against Cuba.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Obama's triumph was "extraordinary" and expressed hope that the victory will help "end the embargo against Cuba," which began almost 50 years ago.
Lula told reporters that "those, who doubt an African-American could be the president of the United States, now know it is possible." Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales said Obama, who came from the most discriminated …