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By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - Following our series of three key candidates for next year's general election, a fourth contender has emerged.  On August 15, Epoca magazine announced that former Environment Minister, Marina Silva, will also be running for election.  The magazine splashed her face across its cover with the provocative proposition 'President Marina?'.

The news has taken the Brazilian media by storm with columnist Zuenir Ventura even drawing a parallel between Silva and President Obama in O Globo on August 18.

"Marina excites young people...in such a way that she could create a spontaneous . . .

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