Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff arrived here Monday for a state visit to China from Tuesday to Wednesday, at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.
 
She will also attend the third BRICS Leaders’ Meeting and the annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia, both slated for mid-April in China’s southern island of Hainan.
 
Rousseff was born on Dec. 14, 1947 and was graduated with a degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
 
In her youth, Rousseff participated in an armed resistance known as Colina (an acronym for Command of National Liberation) and VAR-Palmares (Armed Revolutionary Vanguard), to fight against the de facto regime.
 
Later, Rousseff served as Brazil’s minister of energy and chief of Staff.
 
In October 2010, as a presidential candidate from the ruling Workers’ Party, Rousseff was elected in the run-off.
 
In January 2011, she took office as the largest South American country’s first female president for a term of four years.
 
SOURCE: Xinhua
 
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