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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva


Brazil Supreme Court justices delay decision on Lula appeal

June 26, 2019 7:31 am

Lula was convicted in July 2017 in the first of at least eight corruption trials he faces. He was jailed in April 2018 with a 12-year sentence and remains in prison. He has since been convicted in a second graft trial.

Embattled Brazil justice minister decries leaked texts in corruption probe

June 20, 2019 7:05 am

Moro is facing calls for his resignation after text messages published by news website The Intercept allegedly showed he pushed prosecutors to turn public opinion against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was convicted of bribery last year.

Brazil's Lula, Workers Party leader hit by new corruption charges

May 01, 2018 9:46 am

Lula was jailed on April 7 and is serving a 12-year sentence for a bribery conviction. The former leader already faces another six separate trials on graft charges.

Former Brazilian president Lula surrenders in corruption case, says 'they will never imprison our dreams'

April 08, 2018 7:24 am

Lula was convicted of taking bribes, including renovation of a three-story seaside apartment that he denies ever owning, from an engineering firm in return for help landing public contracts.

Brazil's top court rules that ex-president Lula can be jailed

April 05, 2018 11:00 am

Lula is still Brazil's most popular politician, despite his conviction and six separate pending corruption trials. He is the front-runner in all opinion polls for the presidential election in October, but his conviction will likely bar him from running.

Brazil's Lula derides judicial system post-corruption ruling

January 19, 2018 10:57 am

If the conviction is upheld, Brazilian law states da Silva should be barred from running in this year's president election, for which he has already started campaigning.

Former Brazil President Lula faces sixth trial for corruption

August 02, 2017 7:34 am

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence of any wrongdoing in the kickback scheme, which has seen over 100 politicians and businessmen go to jail, four former presidents probed and current leader Michel Temer charged with allegedly accepting bribes.

Brazil Judge denies request to delay ex-president's hearing

May 10, 2017 10:27 am

Another federal judge, ruled the date could not be changed because of security measures already put in place to avoid tumult in Curitiba.

After the re-election

November 07, 2014 1:16 am

Brazil faces serious challenges. Is President Dilma Rousseff up to the task?

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says Chavez death 'irreparable loss'

March 06, 2013 9:32 am

We recognise a great leader,an irreparable loss and above all a friend of Brazil,says Dilma Rousseff.