Brazil president-elect invites former cell mates to inauguration

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Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's president-elect, has invited to her inauguration 11 women with whom she shared a prison cell in the 1970s.

A spokesman for Ms Rousseff said that the women were militants fighting the dictatorship, as Ms Rousseff herself was.

She said on Thursday that all 11 have accepted the invitation for the Jan. 1 inauguration.

Ms Rousseff joined the anti-dictatorship Palmares Armed Revolutionary Vanguard at the age of 19. For three years she helped lead the organisation, instructed comrades on Marxist theory and wrote for an underground newspaper....

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