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Contributed by admin on September 26th, 2010

Dilma Rousseff, soon to be president of BrazilJust one year after socialist revolutionary, Jose Mujica of Uruguay became president of that country, Brazil is ready to elect another former revolutionary to lead its government.

Dilma Rousseff, the daughter of Bulgarian immigrants is set to win Brazil's next presidential election. Currently the prime minister of Brazil, she has risen quickly thru the political system and gained fame as she fought poverty and improved economic security for the poor.

Back in 1964, under the guise of "National Security", Brazil's generals took power and unleashed a reign of terror upon any group or person that sought equality and freedom from imperialism.

"Ms Rousseff ended up in the clandestine VAR-Palmares (Palmares Armed Revolutionary Vanguard). In the 1960s and 1970s, members of such organisations seized foreign diplomats for ransom: a US ambassador was swapped for a dozen political prisoners; a German ambassador was exchanged for 40 militants; a Swiss envoy swapped for 70. They also shot foreign torture experts sent to train the generals' death squads. Though she says she never used weapons, she was eventually rounded up and tortured by the secret police in Brazil's equivalent to Abu Ghraib, the Tiradentes prison in Sao Paulo. She was given a 25-month sentence for "subversion" and freed after three years. Today she openly confesses to having "wanted to change the world"."

"Her widely predicted victory in next Sunday's presidential poll will be greeted with delight by millions. It marks the final demolition of the "national security state", an arrangement that conservative governments in the US and Europe once regarded as their best artifice for limiting democracy and reform. It maintained a rotten status quo that kept a vast majority in poverty in Latin America while favouring their rich friends."

Let's hope her election victory will bring about even more respect for those who've dedicated their lives to helping the poor and working classes.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-former-guerrilla-set-to-be-the-worlds-most-powerful-woman-2089916.html


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Re: Former Revolutionary About to Become Brazil's President (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, October 30 @ 23:44:45 UTC
Hi nice text, I am brazilian and in fact the two candidates for president have fought against the militar governement. Jose Serra the other candidate have been part of ANL a group similar to VAR. 

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