|Born||December 15, 1916|
Araripe, Ceará, Brazil
|Died||August 13, 2005 (aged 88)|
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
|Political party||PST (1959–1964)|
|Alma mater||Universidade do Brasil, now Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro|
Miguel Arraes de Alencar (December 15, 1916 – August 13, 2005) was a Brazilian lawyer and politician. He was mayor of Recife, State Deputy, Federal Deputy and three times Governor of Pernambuco.
Imprisonment and exile
In the military takeover of the government of Brazil in 1964 Arraes was jailed and exiled. He initially refused to resign as governor of Pernambuco and was jailed by the military government in a political prison on the island of Fernando de Noronha. Arraes remained in prison for 11 months before being granted asylum in Algeria. He remained there for 14 years and returned to Brazil in 1979.
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