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Colombia: Inauguration Day newborn named for Obama

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A poverty-stricken Colombian couple have named their Inauguration Day newborn Barack Obama.

Silvia Fajardo tells Colombian television she hopes her mixed-race son will be as "humble" as the new president and "do something productive in the future."

Hospital director Edwin Pena says the 6.2-pound (2.8-kilogram), 18-inch (45-centimeter) newborn will receive free diapers, milk and medical care for six months from the clinic in the western city of Cali.

Pena said Wednesday the baby was registered as Barack Obama Sandoval, though he couldn't confirm the exact spelling of the boy's name.            

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