History maker: Rousseff is a former Marxist rebel who spent three years in prison in the early 1970s for resisting military rule.
Brazil’s first female president has finally been sworn into office. Dilma Rousseff, a protégé of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, promised to protect the most vulnerable of Brazilian society in her inaugural speech Saturday. —JCL
Brazil’s first woman President, Dilma Rousseff, has been sworn into office.
She took over from her mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who stepped down after two terms as the most popular president in the country’s history.
After taking the oath of office, Ms Rousseff promised in a speech to protect the most vulnerable in Brazilian society and govern for all.