By Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo
Dilma Rousseff profile: former guerrilla primed to become Brazil's first female president
Dilma Rousseff is a former Marxist guerrilla who was jailed and tortured during the years of Brazil's military dictatorship.
Published: 2:03PM GMT 31 Oct 2010
Born in December 1947 in Belo Horizonte, in the coffee-growing state of Minas Gerais, Ms Rousseff had a middle-class upbringing.