Tue Sep 2, 2014 01:23 PM CDT

NEW YORK (DTN) -- The Union of Sugarcane Industry Association, Brazil's largest trade group for sugarcane and ethanol producers, appears to be warming toward an environmentalist who is threatening to topple Dilma Rousseff as president of Brazil in next month's election.

UNICA said in a news release that its president, Elizabeth Farina, was one of the country's agribusiness leaders who attended a meeting Friday (8/29) with Marina Silva, a 56-year-old former minister for the environment under former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva about 10 years ago.

This is Silva's second run for the high office. She ran for the ...

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