Kubitschek, Márcia (1943–2000)

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Kubitschek, Márcia (1943–2000)

Márcia Kubitschek (b. 23 October 1943; d. 5 August 2000), Brazilian cultural and political figure. The only natural daughter of President Juscelino Kubitschek (another, Maria Estela, was adopted; he had no sons), she was born in Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais, while her father was its mayor. With the end of her first marriage, to a Brazilian investment banker, she married the renowned Cuban American ballet dancer, Fernando Bujones, in New York City in 1980. Kubitschek has administered various cultural activities, including the Ballet of Rio de Janeiro, the Ballet of Brazil Foundation, the Brazilian Tourist Authority in New York City, and the Brasília 2000 Olympics Association. A political centrist, she was elected a member of the Brazilian Constituent Assembly of 1987–1988. The assembly reconstituted the country along civilian lines after the military dictatorship of 1964–1985, which had barred her father from campaigning for a second term as president. In the first direct gubernatorial elections held in the Federal District (Brasília), in 1991, she became lieutenant governor of the national capital built just over a generation before by her father. She lost a senatorial bid in 1994 although a record number of five women won seats that year to the Brazilian Senate.

See alsoKubitschek de Oliveira, Juscelino .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

See Travel Weekly, 26 August 1985, for her work at the Brazilian Tourist Authority, and Veja, 19 October 1994, for her 1994 senatorial candidacy.

Additional Bibliography

Jardim, Serafim; Luiz Carlos Bernardes, and Orlando Leite. Juscelino Kubitscheck: onde está a verdade? Petrópolis: Editora Vozes, 1999.

                                     Edward A. Riedinger

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