|National President of the Workers' Party|
December 7, 2002 – July 9, 2005
|Preceded by||José Dirceu|
|Succeeded by||Tarso Genro|
|Born||May 3, 1946|
Quixeramobim, Ceará, Brazil
José Genoino Guimarães Neto (born 3 May 1946) is a Brazilian politician.
Born in Quixeramobim in the state of Ceará, 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, and elected as a congressman for São Paulo, serving between 1982 and 2002. At the end of 2002, he was elected president of the Brazilian Workers Party. 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.
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- Robb, Peter (1 May 2005). A Death in Brazil: A Book of Omissions. Macmillan. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-312-42487-9.
- 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.
- Robb (2005), p. 302.
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