11/04/2010 04:52 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

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

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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