José Genoíno

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José Genoino
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National President of the Workers' Party
In office
December 7, 2002 – July 9, 2005
Preceded byJosé Dirceu
Succeeded byTarso Genro
Personal details
Born (1946-05-03) May 3, 1946 (age 73)
Quixeramobim, Ceará, Brazil

José Genoino Guimarães Neto (born 3 May 1946) is a Brazilian politician.

Born in Quixeramobim in the state of Ceará,[1] he fought as a guerrilla in one of the movements against the Brazilian military leaders Artur da Costa e Silva, Emílio Garrastazu Médici and Ernesto Geisel who ruled Brazil in the seventies. Ultimately, he was given amnesty,[2] and elected as a congressman for São Paulo, serving between 1982 and 2002.[3] At the end of 2002, he was elected president of the Brazilian Workers Party.[4] In 2012 he was found guilty of corruption in one of the largest corruption scandals case by the Brazilian Supreme Court and, as of 2014, is under house arrest.


  1. ^ Couto, Ronaldo Costa; Aécio Neves (1999). Memória viva do regime militar: Brasil, 1964-1985. Editora Record. p. 221. ISBN 978-85-01-05581-1. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  2. ^ Robb, Peter (1 May 2005). A Death in Brazil: A Book of Omissions. Macmillan. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-312-42487-9.
  3. ^ Siavelis, Peter; Scott Morgenstern (2008). Pathways to power: political recruitment and candidate selection in Latin America. Penn State Press. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-271-03375-4. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  4. ^ Robb (2005), p. 302.