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Federal Deputy candidate Benedita da Silva on campaign in Nova Iguaçu, Brazil part of Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area Sept. 30, 2010. Benedita, as she is known, was the first female and black governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro and later Social Action Secretary in President Lula's government, where she was accused of using public resources to finance a personal trip. She resigned the post in 2004.(Australfoto/Douglas Engle)

Federal Deputy candidate Benedita da Silva on campaign in Nova Iguaçu, Brazil part of Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area Sept. 30, 2010. Benedita, as she is known, was the first female and black governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro and later Social Action Secretary in President Lula's government, where she was accused of using public resources to finance a personal trip. She resigned the post in 2004.(Australfoto/Douglas Engle)

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