Dilma Rousseff Biography
(36th President of Brazil (2011-16))
Birthday: December 14, 1947 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dilma Vana Rousseff is a Brazilian economist and politician, who became the first woman president of Brazil in 2011. She faced her first fight for democracy, justice, and development in Brazil at 16 years of age following her education in the 'Central State High School'. She took to the streets in protest and was a part of the organized resistance against military dictatorship, getting affiliated to many leftist and Marxist urban guerrilla groups. She was eventually captured, jailed, and tortured, and it is only after her release that she began her life afresh with a new stand. She flourished in her personal life as well as in education, self-development, and the contemporary political scene in Brazil. She played an important role in the founding of the Democratic Labour Party (PDT) in Rio Grande de do Sul. She immensely contributed to the energy efficiency of her state, where she served as the Secretary of Energy, Mines, and Communication, and subsequently as the Minister of Mines and Energy for a few years. Through 2005 to 2010, she excelled as the Chief of Staff of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. She ran for presidency soon after and was eventually sworn in after her victory on January 1, 2011.