As we continue to look at the political crisis in Brazil, we turn
now to Brazil’s ousted president, Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached last
year in what many describe as a coup. Her removal ended nearly 14 years
of rule by the left-leaning Workers’ Party, which had been credited
with lifting millions of Brazilians out of poverty.
Rousseff is a former political prisoner who took part in the
underground resistance to the U.S.-backed Brazilian dictatorship in the
'60s. She was jailed from 1970 to 1972, during which time she was
repeatedly tortured. Dilma Rousseff would later become a key figure in
the Workers' Party under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. She was
elected president in 2010, re-elected in 2014.
The interview is well worth a listen
(or read), especially her account of being tortured.