José Jefferson Carpinteiro Peres (18 March 1932 – 23 May 2008), commonly known as Jefferson Peres, was a Brazilian professor and politician and a member of the Brazilian Senate (Senado Federal).[1]

Jefferson Peres
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Senator from Amazonas
In office
February 1, 1995 – May 23, 2008
Personal details
Born18 March 1932
Died23 May 2008(2008-05-23) (aged 76)
Political partyPDT


In the 2006 presidential election, Peres was the vice-presidential candidate for the Democratic Labour Party (PDT), supporting Cristovam Buarque's presidential candidacy.[2]

Péres was involved in a popular movement to nationalize the oil industry in Brazil in the 1950s.

He opposed the reconstruction of the BR-319 highway through Brazil's rain forest. He called for the replacement of the "wholly artificial" Manaus industrial park (which exists in part because of tax incentives) with production of goods from local raw materials.[3]

In 1988 he became the mayor of Manaus and held that position until he was elected to the Senate in 1995.

Outside politics Peres was the director of Universidade Federal do Amazonas and Fundação Getulio Vargas. He taught economics at Universidade Federal do Amazonas.


  1. ^ "Senador Jefferson Péres morre aos 76 anos em Manaus"Folha (23/05/2008) (Retrieved on May 23, 2008) (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Agência Brasil (27 June 2006). "PDT escolhe Jefferson Peres como vice de Cristovam à Presidência" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  3. ^ Osava, Mario (April 28, 2008). "Development-Brazil: Activists Opposed to Rebuilding Amazon Highways". IPS. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-25.

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