Mayara Petruso, Twitter User And Brazilian Law Student, Faces Jail For 'Racist' Twitter Election Outburst

11/04/2010 04:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo The Telegraph

Mayara Petruso used the social networking websites to blame people in the poverty-stricken north-east of Brazil for the victory of Dilma Rousseff, of the left-wing ruling Workers' Party.

The OAB, Brazil´s equivalent of the Bar Association, in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco filed a request to open a criminal case against her at the Federal Public Ministry of Sao Paulo.

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