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Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Vana Rousseff (born December 14, 1947) is the 36th and current President of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. Prior to that, in 2005, she also was the first woman to become Chief of Staff of Brazil, appointed by then President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The daughter of a Bulgarian immigrant father and a schoolteacher mother, Rousseff was raised in an upper middle class household in Belo Horizonte.
After her release, Rousseff rebuilt her life in Porto Alegre with Carlos Araújo, who would be her partner for 30 years. Both helped found the Democratic Labour Party (PDT) in Rio Grande do Sul, participating in several of the party's electoral campaigns. She became the Secretary of the Treasury of Porto Alegre in the Alceu Collares administration, and later the Secretary of Energy of Rio Grande do Sul under both Collares and ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Brazilian protesters begin new wave of demonstrations criticizing government ...
The banner is a message for Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. which reads in Portuguese: "Dilma, we're here. We want your answer. We're your wake up call." (AP Photo/Andre Penner). SAO PAULO - Protesters began a wave of demonstrations around ...
(Comox Valley Echo)
  1. Brazilians protest World Cup spending, call for better services
  2. In Brazil, strike season kicks off as World Cup nears
  3. Brazil's Lula Confident About Rousseff's Re-Election

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El expresidente brasileño Fernando Henrique Cardoso declaró que la mandataria Dilma Rousseff continuará perdiendo popularidad en las encuestas de opinión pública, y no podrá ser reelecta en los comicios de octubre. El líder del opositor Partido de la ...
(Terra Argentina)
  1. Brasil: Cardoso apuesta por una derrota de Dilma en las elecciones

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Dilma Rousseff mantém ritmo intenso de viagens nos próximos dias
A presidente Dilma Rousseff vai manter agenda intensa de viagens pelo país nos próximos dias, com pelo menos seis compromissos programados. Na agenda, estão a entrega de casas do Programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida e inauguração de estádio da ...
(Tribuna da Bahia)
  1. Dilma Rousseff deve visitar quatro cidades esta semana, inclusive Bauru
  2. Dilma Rousseff intensifica ritmo de viagens e inaugurações em ano de eleições
  3. Visita de Dilma Rousseff a Araçatuba amanhã é cancelada

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Brazil president censures 'NSA spying on Merkel'
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has censured alleged spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone communications. "Nobody, no democratic nation, will permit this violation of sovereignty and human ...
(Press TV)
  1. Obama Aware Of Surveillance On Angela Merkel Since 2010: Report
  2. Germany, Brazil Take NSA Spying Gripes to UN
  3. In NSA spying scandal, outrage but calculation too

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Dilma Rousseff encabeza la reapertura del Maracaná
La presidenta de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, encabezó este sábado la reapertura del estadio Maracaná en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, luego de que fuera renovado con miras al Mundial de fútbol de 2014 y los Juegos Olímpicos de 2016. En la reapertura no ...
(BBC Mundo)
  1. Scioli con Dilma Rousseff, Lula y Cabral participaron de la reinauguración del ...
  2. Scioli estará con Cabral y Dilma Rousseff en reinauguración del Maracaná
  3. Histórico estadio Maracaná vuelve a abrir sus puertas

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Dilma Rousseff parabeniza Cartes por vitória nas eleições paraguaias
De acordo com a nota oficial divulgada pela Presidência da República, Horacio Cartes agradeceu o telefonema de Dilma e disse "estar pronto a trabalhar pela normalização das relações do Paraguai com o Brasil e com os países da região". O presidente ...
  1. Dilma quer 'recompor' relações com Paraguai no Mercosul, diz Planalto
  2. Dilma demonstra a Cartes disposição para recompor as relações com o Paraguai
  3. Dilma se diz disposta a retomar relação com Paraguai em telefonema a ...

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Stimulus Package (4)
Brazil gov't announces $4B stimulus package (San Jose Mercury News, AP - msnbc.com)
Brazil announces 4 bln U.S. dollar stimulus package (English Eastday, Xinhua News Agency)
Excerpt: The program announced Wednesday by President Dilma Rousseff focuses on a wide array of government purchases, from backhoes to motorcycles to military equipment. Rousseff says the government will use stimulus packages "without restriction" as... (Read article)

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FIFA Received Guarantees from Brazil (7)
Blatter: FIFA received guarantees from Brazil (Google, Dayton Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Associated Press, NBC Sports)
Blatter: Valcke to keep WCup preparations role (NBC Sports)
Excerpt: Blatter said he is leaving the country satisfied after a "good meeting" with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. He said FIFA and Rousseff agreed to work more closely together to keep work on track, and he is confident Brazil will host the best World Cup in... (Read article)

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Checking Email after Hours (8)
Brazil: Checking email after hours? It's overtime (msnbc.com, AP - msnbc.com)
Brazil's Email Overtime: New Law Counts Checking Smartphones After Hours As Work (Huffington Post, Huffington Post)
Brazil: Checking work email after hours? It's overtime (in.com)
Excerpt: The new legislation was approved by President Dilma Rousseff last month. It says that company emails to workers are equivalent to orders given directly to the employee. Labor attorneys told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper this makes it possible... (Read article)

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President Dilma Rousseff (4)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff urges reform at UN (BBC News)
American Authors Wow the Crowd in Brazil: President Dilma Rousseff Welcomes Anne Rice, Steven Carter, and Scott Turow to the 2011 Bienal (YAHOO!)
President Dilma Rousseff insists her government is working hard so that Brazil's economy would be "better protected" (Big Hollywood)
Excerpt: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has demanded a greater role for emerging nations in addressing the global economic crisis. "This crisis is too serious to be managed by a small group of countries," Ms Rousseff said in an address to the UN General... (Read article)

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Anne Rice, Steven Carter, and Scott Turow Shine at Brazil's 2011 Bienal: Book ...
President Dilma Rousseff visits the Bienal do Livro (National Book Fair) as Brazil celebrates 'the year of the woman.' Anne Rice, Steven Carter, and Scott Turow highlight the fair, but Steven Carter is in the spotlight, having sold more than two ...
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    Crisis (5)
    Federations Roundup -- FIFA, Brazil Schedule 2014 Crisis Talks; Rugby World Cup Update (Around Rings)
    Rousseff Says Brazil Can’t Miss Opportunity to Cut Rates as Crisis Deepens (Bloomberg)
    Brazil warns General Assembly of global rift unless economic crisis is resolved (UN News Centre)
    Excerpt: FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff next week for crisis talks about Brazil's trouble-hit 2014 World Cup preparations. They are expected to meet during Rousseff's scheduled trip to Europe. She is due to give... (Read article)