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Brazil’s Lula pledges to make life ‘hell’ for Bolsonaro’s gov’t | Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva News | Al Jazeera

Fresh out of prison, Lula pledges to ‘defend’ Brazil’s people during speech to leftist Workers’ Party conference. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pledged to rally against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government and the authorities he accuses of unjustly imprisoning him, saying he would “make their lives hell”. …

Brazil: What next after Lula’s election ban? | News | Al Jazeera

With the crucial presidential elections a month away, a Brazil court’s decision has dramatically changed the race. Sao Paulo, Brazil – The decision of Brazil’s top electoral court to bar former President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva from contesting the country’s polls in October has forced his party – and a large chunk …

Lula conviction in Brazil spotlight: Was it sham or solid?

FILE – In this April 7, 2018 file photo, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva looks on before speaking to supporters outside the Metal Workers Union headquarters in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The man easily favored to win Brazil’s presidential election in …

Brazil’s Lula seeks refuge with supporters as prison looms

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday spent his last hours before a 12-year prison sentence surrounded by supporters who vowed to fight for his right to run in a presidential race he is currently leading.    Former Brazilian President …

Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The graft conviction Wednesday of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a front-runner for next year’s presidential election, opens the door for an outsider to take power in Latin America’s largest country, political experts said. Lula, a giant on the Brazilian political scene who led …

Rio is stuck with big bills and vacant venues after Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year’s Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America’s first games, the flood gates have burst open. Rio organizers still owe creditors about $40 million. …

Brazil tumbles like ‘House of Cards’ in crisis – BBC News

Brazil is facing its most serious political crisis in decades with events moving rapidly and becoming ever more complicated, says Daniel Gallas. The plot to Brazil’s political crisis has become so complicated that even makers of political drama ‘House of Cards’ joke they are now following events. There is even …