Dilma Rousseff Brazil's First Female President

Early Life

  • Born in Brazil on December 14, 1974
  • 1964- Brazil's current president was overthrown by military officials
  • Teenage Rousseff became involved with the left-wing opposition to the government
  • Got married in 1968 before she got arrested by government forces
  • Was imprisoned for 3 years and released in 1973
  • Became active in local politics
  • Spent two years as president of Foundation of Economics and Statistics

Power and Authority

  • Was sworn into office as president on January 1, 2011
  • Became first female president of Brazil
  • Outlined a domestic agenda that focused on maintaining economic stability, poverty eradication, job creation and tax reform

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Revolution

  • Faced accusations of corruption in 2011
  • Cabinet ministries arrested on charge of corruption
  • Economy was slipping
  • Dilma was charged with responsibility
  • Senate found her guilty of breaking budgetary laws
  • Violent street protests from middle class who were anxious about government
  • Was impeached on December 2, 2015

Wallenfeldt, Jeff. "Dilma Rousseff." Britannica School, 2017. Britannica School. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.

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Quote by Dilma

"I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say 'yes, women can'."

The video is in Spanish but extra credit!

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