Rousseff to Help Jailed Activist: Daily

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has decided to step in and increase diplomatic pressure to free jailed Brazilian activist, Ana Paula Maciel, a biologist who was taken into custody in Russia for participating in an international NGO Greenpeace protest at sea against oil drilling in the Arctic.

Rousseff pledged to support the activist via social network, Twitter. “I determined that the Ministry of External . . .

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