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Amazon defender eyes Brazil presidency

by Pat Coate | August 31, 2009
"I feel honored with the invitation to run for the presidency and that people embraced the ide.,"
- Marina Silva, politician/rainforest advocate

Brazil's former environment minister Marina Silva took another big step on Sunday toward an expected presidential bid by joining the Green Party, which wants to field her in the 2010 race.

Silva, an internationally renowned defender of the Amazon, shook up Brazil's political landscape last month when she said she may run for the country's top job.

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