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Brazil's Rousseff: from insurgent to impeachment

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff gestures during her testimony in her impeachment trial at the National Congress in BrasiliaBrasília (AFP) – Dilma Rousseff survived torture as a guerrilla opposing Brazil’s military dictatorship before rising to become president, but plunged from the heights to end up fired in an impeachment trial Wednesday. Rousseff, then 22, sits with a defiant look on her face as a military court judges her for belonging to a Marxist underground group. Few would have imagined at the time that the young rebel in jeans and t-shirt would become Brazil’s first female president.

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