The former vice-president of the Republic (1995/1998 – 1999/2002), Marco Maciel, from Pernambuco, died at dawn this Saturday (06/12). Marco Maciel was hospitalized in a hospital in Brasília, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, which had been affecting him since 2014.

Maciel leaves behind his wife, Anna Maria, and three children. There is still no information about the wake and burial of the political leader of the State of Pernambuco.

Lawyer and professor, Marco Maciel was a state and federal deputy, governor of Pernambuco, senator, minister of education, and chief minister of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic during José Sarney’s government, he was vice president of the Republic under President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

Marco Antonio Maciel is what we can call a clean record in Brazilian politics, throughout his entire political trajectory he has always been a true example. Marco Maciel is what we could call the true “moral reserve of Pernambuco and national politics”.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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