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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, has arrived in Haiti to see for himself the damage last month's earthquake caused.

He will meet Rene Preval, his Haitian counterpart, and visit Brazilian troops at the UN's new logistical base there.

Even before the earthquake, Brazil had a "special relationship" with Haiti, as Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.

Source: Al Jazeera