Radio 4 Profile: Dilma Rousseff

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Chris Bowlby profiles the woman who might succeed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.

She is a former Marxist guerrilla fighter who was imprisoned and tortured under the military dictatorship. A trained economist, she then became a local and state government official and President Lula da Silva's chief of staff. Now she could become the first woman to hold the highly influential post of president.

This edition of BBC Radio 4's Profile was first broadcast on Saturday 2 October at 1902. You can also subscribe to the podcast.

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