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Pivotal vote puts Brazil's top court closer to jailing ex-president Lula

April 05, 2018 7:23 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 polling for the election in October.

Brazil army commander 'repudiates impunity' on eve of Lula ruling

April 04, 2018 9:18 am

The comments came as thousands of Brazilians rallied in cities around Brazil to both support and decry Lula, who has said he wants to run for the presidency again in October.

Brazil's Lula da Silva appeals decision to seize his passport

January 27, 2018 8:09 am

The lawyers claimed the passport seizure violated his constitutional right to freedom of movement.

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva convicted of corruption: A look at his life

July 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Lula da Silva convicted of corruption charges: Silva grew up in Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco, where he was the seventh of eight children. He first saw his father when he was 5, though the family was later reunited in the port city of Santos, where they lived a hardscrabble existence.

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva faces new corruption charges

May 23, 2017 10:52 am

Under Brazilian law, it is now up to a federal judge to decide if Lula will stand trial for the latest charges.

Out of my mind: Crony socialism

March 20, 2016 8:41 am

Most tax payers in India don’t have enough money to have trousers or coats with pockets.

Carla Bruni embroiled in ‘left-wing terrorist extradition’ controversy

January 06, 2011 10:16 am

She has allegedly intervened to prevent extradition of a left-wing terrorist from Brazil to Italy.

Brazil's Lula denies looking to be next UN chief

July 02, 2010 8:52 am

Lula da Silva denied local press reports that he wants to become the next UN or World Bank chief after he leaves office on January 1.

Lula,Fidel Castro hold ‘emotional’ meeting

February 25, 2010 9:57 am

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had an "emotional" meeting on Wednesday on Lula's last official trip to the island before his term expires,Cuban media reported.