By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The state governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, announced on Monday, December 2nd that he would step down from office on March 31st, 2014 in order to pursue a campaign for a seat in the country's Senate in October. The announcement sparked a series of political maneuvers as Brazil's ruling parties align behind the candidates who will seek Cabral's job.
"To serve my state, always. The Senate is the house of the federation. That is a question that is not up to me, it . . .