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MARINA CANDIDATA A PRESIDENTE...DEU NO NEW YORK TIMES

“Marina is a person that earned her own wings, and it is not surprising to discover that those who have wings can fly,” said Jorge Viana, the former governor of Acre, Ms. Silva’s home state.

["Marina é uma pessoa que conquistou suas próprias asas, e não é surpresa decobrir que aqueles que tem asas podem voar", disse Jorge Viana, ex-Governador do Acre, o Estado natal de Marina"]

The Saturday Profile

A Child of the Amazon Shakes Up a Nation’s Politics

By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO
Published: August 28, 2009

Andre Vieira for The New York Times

MADAM CANDIDATE Marina Silva, who went from taking rubber from rainforests as a child to protecting them as an adult, at her office in the Brazilian Senate.

FOR Marina Silva, life began in the heart of the Amazon. From the age of 11, she walked nine miles a day helping her father collect rubber from trees.

These days, as an icon in the environmental movement, she has dedicated her life to protecting that same rainforest.



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