52 Facts About Dilma Rousseff

1. Dilma Rousseff was named as one of the most powerful women in Forbes September 2012 issue.

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2. Dilma Rousseff met her husband, Claudio Galeno Linhares who was five years her senior, in 1967.

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3. Dilma Rousseff was born as Dilma Vann Rousseff on December 14, 1947 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais located in southeastern Brazil.

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4. Dilma Rousseff was married to Claudio Linhares between 1968 and 1981.

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5. Dilma Rousseff received other international recognitions which include the Order of Stara Planina in Bulgaria, 2011 and Knight of the Collar of the Order of Isabella the Catholic in Spain around 2014.

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6. Dilma Rousseff completed her education and earned a degree in Economics from the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University has returned from prison.

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7. Dilma Rousseff is a daughter of Pedro Dilma Rousseff and Jane Da Silver who were both in an upper-middle-class household.

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8. Dilma Rousseff was born in Southeast Brazil to a Bulgarian lawyer and a school teacher.

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9. Dilma Rousseff became a very powerful fellow and got involved in the contemporary political scene in Brazil.

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10. Dilma Rousseff is a Brazillian politician as well as an economist who became the first woman president of Brazil.

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11. Dilma Rousseff responded aggressively to Silva's challenge with one of the most negative campaigns in the country's recent electoral history.

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12. Dilma Rousseff emphasized the need for Petrobras to expand its production capacity, and in 2005 Lula appointed her his chief of staff.

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13. Dilma Rousseff moved to Sao Paulo, and it was there in 1970 that she was arrested by government forces.

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14. Dilma Rousseff denied any wrongdoing, the BBC reported in 2014, when she was facing re-election.

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15. Dilma Rousseff was notified and under the Constitution of Brazil automatically suspended from the presidency pending a final decision of the Senate.

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16. Dilma Rousseff was inflexible, and the strike left millions of students without classes for months.

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17. Dilma Rousseff said that "the government supports education as well the struggle against homophobic practices.

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18. Dilma Rousseff said to Carvalho that being appointed as Chief of Staff was a much bigger surprise for her than being appointed as Minister of Energy.

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19. In October 2008, Dilma Rousseff acknowledged that the government would not be able to fulfill its goal in time, leaving 100,000 households behind.

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20. In January 1999, Dilma Rousseff traveled to Brasilia in order to alert the Fernando Henrique Cardoso administration that if the authorities responsible for the power sector did not invest in generation and transmission of energy, the power cuts that Rio Grande do Sul faced early in her administration would take place in the rest of the country.

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21. Dilma Rousseff was the party's candidate for Porto Alegre mayor twice, losing to Workers' Party members Olivio Dutra in 1988, and Tarso Genro in 1992.

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22. On 9 September 2010, Paula Dilma Rousseff gave birth to Rousseff's first grandchild, a boy named Gabriel Rousseff Covolo, in the city of Porto Alegre, during the 2010 presidential campaign of her mother.

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23. Dilma Rousseff requested compensation in the states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, since she was arrested in Sao Paulo but taken for interrogation in the cities of Juiz de Fora and Rio de Janeiro.

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24. Dilma Rousseff said that Rousseff never participated or planned any paramilitary actions; her role was only political.

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25. Dilma Rousseff attended meetings about the merger, formalized in two conferences in Mongagua, thus leading to the creation of Revolutionary Armed Vanguard Palmares.

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26. Dilma Rousseff joined the armed struggle after the issue of AI-5 by the dictatorship in 1968.

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27. Dilma Rousseff had traveled through Latin America, met Castro and Che Guevara, and been imprisoned for several months in 1964.

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28. Dilma Rousseff died in 1962, leaving behind about fifteen properties.

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29. Dilma Rousseff was enrolled in preschool at the Colegio Izabela Hendrix and primary school at Colegio Nossa Senhora de Sion, a girls' boarding school run by nuns, who primarily taught in French.

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30. Dilma Rousseff arrived in Brazil in the 1930s, already widowed, but soon moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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31. In 2014, Dilma Rousseff was elected for her second term as president of Brazil.

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32. Dilma Rousseff was well liked to begin with, but after Brazil's Petrobras scandal.

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33. Dilma Rousseff has extremely low approval ratings for a Brazilian president, even lower than Fernando Collor de Mello had—and that's while he was being impeached.

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34. Dilma Rousseff was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine on 26 September 2011.

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35. In August 2011, Dilma Rousseff was included in the Forbes' list of the most powerful women in the world, at the 3rd position, behind Merkel and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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36. Dilma Rousseff maintained a majority approval rating throughout her first term.

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37. Dilma Rousseff completed the appointment of all 37 members of her cabinet on 22 December 2010.

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38. On 17 December 2010, Dilma Rousseff received from the Supreme Electoral Court a diploma attesting her victory in the 2010 presidential election, becoming the first woman in the history of Brazil to receive it.

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39. Dilma Rousseff was inaugurated as President of Brazil on 1 January 2011.

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40. On 4 October 2011, President Dilma Rousseff visited Bulgaria for the first time ever for a state visit as well as for an emotional back-to-the-roots visit to the homeland of her late emigrant father.

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41. In 1995, after the end of Collares' term, Dilma Rousseff departed from her political office and returned to the FEE, where she was the editor of the magazine Economic Indicators.

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42. Dilma Rousseff remained as Treasury Secretary until 1988, when she stepped out to dedicate herself in Araujo's campaign for mayor of Porto Alegre.

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43. Dilma Rousseff got her second job in the mid-1980s as an adviser for the PDT members of the Rio Grande do Sul Legislative Assembly.

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44. In the early 1970s, Dilma Rousseff separated from Galeno and started a relationship with Carlos Franklin Paixao de Araujo.

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45. In 1978, Dilma Rousseff attended the Campinas State University, with the intention of receiving a master's degree in Economics.

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46. Dilma Rousseff frequently visited her partner, bringing him newspapers and political books disguised as novels.

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47. Dilma Rousseff was convicted in the first instance to six years in prison.

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48. Dilma Rousseff remained in Rio and helped the organization, attending meetings and transported weapons and money, according to piaui.

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49. Dilma Rousseff was 21 and had just finished her fourth semester at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais School of Economics.

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50. Dilma Rousseff participated in COLINA and advocated Marxist politics among labour union members and as editor of the newspaper The Piquet.

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51. Dilma Rousseff joined the second group, which became the National Liberation Command.

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52. In 2002, Dilma Rousseff became an energy policy advisor to presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who on winning the election invited her to become his minister of energy.

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