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Dilma’s Road to the Top

By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – According to the recent opinion polls, Dilma Rousseff, the candidate of Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, Workers' Party), now appears closer than ever to becoming Brazil's next president. In the first of three profiles of the leading contenders, The Rio Times looks at her path from imprisoned political activist to the very cusp of the presidency.

As President Lula's protégée, former Energy Minister and Chief of Staff . . .

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