Miro Teixeira

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Miro Teixeira
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Federal Deputy
Assumed office
1 February 1987
Constituency Rio de Janeiro
In office
1 February 1971 – 1 February 1983
Constituency Rio de Janeiro
Minister of Communication
In office
1 January 2003 – 1 January 2004
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Juarez Martinho Quadros do Nascimento
Succeeded by Eunício Oliveira
Personal details
Born Miro Teixeira
(1945-05-27) 27 May 1945 (age 72)
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Political party REDE (2015–present)
PROS (2013–2015)
PDT (2005–2013)
PT (2005)
PPS (2004–2005)
PDT (1989–2004)
PP (1980–1981)
MDB (1966–1979)
Alma mater Brasília Universitary Center (UniCEUB)
Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
Occupation Lawyer, journalist

Miro Teixeira (born May 27, 1945) - Brazilian lawyer, politician and journalist.[1]


Teixeira graduated in Law at the Universidade Cândido Mendes. He operates from a political base in Rio de Janeiro.

Political career[edit]

He began his career with the Brazilian Democratic Movement (Movimento Democrático Brasileiro), an opposition party to the military regime. At the start of the 1980s, together with Tancredo Neves he helped in the founding of the Partido Popular in a centrist initiative to balance the Brazil political landscape. Afterwards, he allied himself with Leonel Brizola and entered the Democratic Labour Party (PDT) where he remained for two decades. In 1996 he was a candidate for the local district of Rio and achieved fourth place.

In 2002, he supported Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Brazilian Presidential election and was nominated to be Minister of Communications.[2] During his term as minister, he broke with PDT and entered the Workers' Party. In 2004 he was relieved of his position by Lula and assumed the mandate of a federal deputy in the Brazilian House. In 2013 he was listed as a member in the party of former senator and 2010 and 2014 presidential candidate Marina Silva, Sustainability Network (REDE).


  1. ^ Hoge, Warren (20 January 1981). "BRAZIL OFF AND RUNNING FOR '82 ELECTION". The New York Times. p. 9. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Cortes, Katia (13 June 2005). "Brazil Lower House Panel to Hear Jefferson, May Call Dirceu - Bloomberg". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Juarez Martinho Quadros do Nascimento
Minister of Communication
Succeeded by
Eunício Oliveira