“What does it mean to you to be the first female president of Brazil?”
Four weeks ago Brazil Cast its vote: A new president was elected, and it had the name ofDilma Russeff. She comes with an unusual background: She fought in the 1960s underground against the military regime. She was imprisoned and tortured between 1970 and 1972. She helped during Lula’sGovernment and on December 2 she spoke about her plans for the next years.
Her time in prison gave her a different perspective about those who are political prisoners. “I have an historical commitmentto all those that were or are prisoners just because they expressed their views , their public/ opinion, their own opinions,” She commented.
During the interview, Dilma expressed that she will tryto forge strong ties with the United Stares. She declared to have a great admiration for the election of President Obama, because I should be as difficult to be able to elect a black president, as itwas for Brazilians to elect her.” I believe that the U.S. has a great contribution to give to the world, “she declared, ” and I believe That Brazil and the U.S. have to play a role together in theworld. (…) I also believe that it is fundamental/ that we should find ways that will guarantee the recovery of the developed countries’ economies because that is fundamental to the stability of theworld.(…) The recovery of the U.S. has an extraordinary consumer market. Today, the highest trade surplus of the U.S. is with Brazil.”
Adittionally, Dilma Roseff has declined several invitations tovisit foreign countries. In this matter, she adds “I have to set up my own administration. I have 37 Cabinet ministers to name.” Despite that, she does not deny the possibility to visit president Obamaduring the first days after her inauguration I he would receive/ her, as President Obama has also been invited during the G-20 meeting.
“My plan is to continue the trajectory we have followed until...