In a piece at Reuters, covers the upcoming presidential race in Brazil, where current president Lula de Silva is prevented from running for re-election by term limits. There are many candidates covered, including hopeful Green Party nominee Marina Silva.
Marina Silva, environment minister in the Lula administration until May 2008 and an internationally renowned defender of the Amazon rain forest. She is considering running for the Green Party but is less well known at home. She has 8 percent support in opinion polls.