BBC, 12/29/2011

"Dilma Rousseff's first year in office was marked by two sets of bad news: one economic, the other ehtical."

Financial Times, 01/10/2012

"...of purpose and a reserved style that is kind of a relief after the often very narcissistic and loud years of Lula," says Paulo Sotero at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Wasington.

Time, 01/19/2012

"Indeed, Brazil's refusal rate is now well under 5%. Ironically, Sotero notes, that's thanks in large part to "the fact that the U.S., after its 2008 crisis, is considered a less attractive place for economic migrants in Brazil, which has almost full employment nd a lot more economic opportunity.""