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AFRICANGLOBE - What in the world happened to Marina Silva's presidential campaign? In the 2010 presidential election, Silva came out of nowhere to win 19.33 percent of the vote. In 2014, she looked like she might win it all. Instead, she blew what seemed like an insurmountable path to the October 26 runoff, falling into third place with just 21.32 percent of the vote, more than 10 percent behind the second-place finisher.
AFRICANGLOBE - Note: With Black Brazilians being nearly invisible in Brazil’s sphere’s of power, one would think that the strong possibility of Marina Silva becoming the first black president in the nation’s history would have more feelings of hope and celebration within the Afro-Brazilian community. Well, this is not exactly how things are looking for Silva
AFRICANGLOBE - Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first Black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba.