Joao Fellet – BBC, 09/21/2012
Dilma Rousseff was elected as Brazil’s first woman president in October 2010, taking over from the charismatic and popular Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. In the two years since then, she has proved a popular leader, despite a very different style to her predecessor.
One August morning, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff summoned three of her ministers to discuss ways to help the country’s farmers, suffering from the effects of bad weather.
One of those taking part, Agriculture Minister Mendes Ribeiro, says the president became impatient as the debate wore on.