January 19, 2012

BRAZIL: Women Take Power in Brazilian Government

BERLIN, Germany / Der Spiegel International / January 19, 2012

Rousseff's Gender Revolution

By Jens Glüsing in Brasília

Dilma Rousseff,  63.  Photo courtesy: L'Express.fr
Brazil's new president, Dilma Rousseff, has quickly stepped out of the shadow of her charismatic predecessor Lula. After one year in office, she is more popular than any former president was at this stage. She has surrounded herself with powerful women, who are now calling the shots in Brasília. The epicenter of Brazilian power can be found on the fourth floor of the Palacio do Planalto in Brasília, the nation's capital.....Rousseff is the first female head of state of Latin America's largest country.


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Translated from the German by Jan Liebelt


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