Brazil presidential candidates Rousseff, Neves look backward to the future

By Dom Phillips, October 21, 2014

ALEM PARAIBA, Brazil — Just 35 students attend the simple municipal elementary school in Beira Rio, a poor, rural community hidden in the dust and trees beside a highway in Alem Paraiba in the far south of Minas Gerais state. But even here the electoral battle for president has polarized adults, just as it has split Brazil between the red of President Dilma Rousseff’s left-wing Workers Party and the blue of challenger Aécio Neves’s center-right Brazilian Social Democracy Party.

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