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Brazilian presidential candidates are neck-in-neck ahead of first vote

Brazil will hold the first round of presidential elections on October 5th. Candidates include an astronaut and a comedian. But the race to watch is between two women, Incumbent president Dilma Rousseff and Marina Silva. Silva grew up in poverty and only learned to read at the age of 16. Recent polls reveal Rousseff has regained a small lead, although observers say the election is too close to call. We’ll find out what’s behind Silva’s momentum with Marcelo Jarmendia, founder and director of Brazil in Chicago. (photo: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner))

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