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The former guerrilla set to be the world’s most powerful woman

Dilma Rousseff in her 1970 police mugshot, when she led a revolutionary group

Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend

By Hugh O’Shaughnessy

The world’s most powerful woman will start coming into her own next weekend. Stocky and forceful at 63, this former leader of the resistance to a Western-backed military dictatorship (which tortured her) is preparing to take her place as President of Brazil. Continue reading

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