Posted on March 12, 2012 with 67 notes by immigrantstories.
Tagged with amazing women, strong women, Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, Torture, .

Take a good look at this 1970 photo.

The 22-year-old woman in the photo is about to be examined by a bunch of subtropical inquisitors.

She has just been tortured, electrocuted and waterboarded - what Dick Cheney dismisses as “enhanced interrogation” - for 22 days.

Yet she didn’t break down.

Today this woman, Dilma Rousseff, is the President of Brazil - the perennial “country of the future”, the world’s seventh-largest economy by purchasing power parity (ahead of the UK, France and Italy), a member of the BRICS, and exercising a soft power way beyond music, football and joy of living

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