The pressure is coming on in Brazil for the former environment minister, Marina Silva, to stand as the Green Party candidate for President of Brazil.
It’s a wonderful debate, with some coming out with unconditional support and others more guarded, worrying about her Christian beliefs. All signs point towards a political shift in Brazil if she stands.
The choices thus far lay among an old fashioned and tough Rousseff, blessed by Lula; an intelligent and diplomatic Serra, supported by Fernando Henrique; and a bright green active Silva, with the Green Party.
Brazil represents immense natural wealth – both extrinsic and intrinsic. It is estimated that 13% of the world’s fresh water is in Brazil, and than there is the Amazon.
Worth protecting? Worth fighting for? I think so.