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By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Brazilian presidential contest has been taken up a gear as the official election campaign begins this week and main candidates announce the budgets for how much they think it will cost them to win. With recent polls showing Dilma Rousseff of Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT, Workers' Party) in the lead just ahead ofSubscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?