Those who think that the big success of Marina Silva was jumping from being illiterate at 16 years old to senator, minister and Presidential candidate are wrong. The big step that this woman gave with her short legs -- her grandmother told her that animals with short legs run in front -- was to ask a question to a bishop one time. In response, she knew forever that her power was none and all, at the same time. And that the best way of making sustainable development work is by creating militancy. With the strength of a war, Marina launches her poetry ("Arco e Flecha") in the direction on her target: mobilization.
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