Marina Silva endorses opporition against Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's presidential runoff election

October 12, 2014 7:13 PM

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SAO PAULO (AP) – Marina Silva, a popular environmentalist who finished third in the first-round of Brazil's presidential election, gave her endorsement Sunday to the leading opposition candidate in the runoff with President Dilma Rousseff set for Oct. 26.

The endorsement from Silva comes as Rousseff appeared to be in a tight race with Aecio Neves, a business-minded former governor who has promised to open Brazil's economy and boost its growth.

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