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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – No, we’re not talking about the Scottish Referendum, where (for some) “aye” meant “heart” and “nay” meant “mind”; we’re talking about the Brazilian Presidential Election. Candidate Marina has been portrayed (by some) as the “heart” vote, whereas Candidates Dilma and Aécio have been tarred (or starred) with the “mind” brush.

Looking at the early polls, there was an outpouring of sympathy for Marina after she inherited the candidacy of the fallen Eduardo Campos. Based on the 2010 elections, where in the first round Marina won almost 20 million votes . . .

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