Is Brazil’s Rousseff the new voice of Latin America?

The world has a new global voice, and it belongs to Dilma Rousseff.

The Brazilian president’s fiery speech yesterday at the United Nations condemning the US spying program solidified her position on the world’s podium as a civil liberties champion unafraid to stand up to Washington, analysts say.

“This is about global governance,” says Elena Lazarou, director of the Center for International Relations at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro. She says that Rousseff spoke “for those not respected equally, not just Latin America or just the developing world. She’s talking about justice.”

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