Translation by Walter Britto of the Brazilian news article “Dilma defende quebra de patentes de medicamentos em discurso na ONU,” by Luciana Xavier, O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper:

In her speech during the opening of United Nation’s (UN) Special Summit on Chronic Diseases, Brazilian president Dilma Roussef upheld patent-breaking for select drugs. The summit happened at the UN’s headquarters, in New York, last Monday the 19th. Once more, she has spoken favorably about breaking patents for those drugs necessary for treating non-communicable chronic diseases, like diabetes and hypertension, and gratuitous access to medicaments for low-income populations to treat these diseases.

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