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BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Grilled at Court on Corruption Charges

BRAZIL POLITICS: Lula Grilled at Court on Corruption Charges

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, already a front-runner in the next year’s election despite facing multiple corruption cases, calls himself the victim of a “witch-hunt,” arguing that the financial charges brought against him are meant to prevent his return to power.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot  Charges Temer’s Party Members With Criminal Organization

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot Charges Temer’s Party Members With Criminal Organization

A corruption scandal involving cartels of companies bribing officials for public contracts has enveloped most of Brazil’s political elite with Janot expected to issue another charge against Temer in coming weeks. Temer defeated a first corruption charge from Janot, when the lower house of Congress voted not to allow it to proceed to trial.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff Charged in Fraud Scheme

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff Charged in Fraud Scheme

According to the new charges, Lula da Silva maintained authority in state affairs and engaged in the fleecing of money even after he was replaced by Rousseff due to his influence over her.

Following Rousseff’s ouster from office and the rise of current President Michel Temer to power, the attorney general added, members of his party in Congress then took over the leadership role in the corruption scheme.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Brazil Wasn’t Meant to Be the Crap That It Has Become’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Brazil Wasn’t Meant to Be the Crap That It Has Become’: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says

“There’s still hope for this country. It wasn’t meant to be the crap that it has become. The country is too great for this”, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Says the former president told supporters at a rally in Feira de Santana (Bahia). Lula has stated that he plans on running for the presidency again in 2018.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Politicians Not Yet Keen to Fight Corruption’: Judge Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: ‘Politicians Not Yet Keen to Fight Corruption’: Judge Moro

“Unfortunately, I see lack of vigorous attitude from Brazilian authorities regarding problem of corruption,” said Brazilian federal judge Sergio Moro.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Guilty of Corruption: Judge Sergio Moro

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, was convicted on corruption charges.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

BRAZIL POLITICS: 2018 Presidential Election: Lula, Silva Draw: Poll

Lula, a member of leftist Workers’ Party, takes all scenarios where he runs, with around 30 percent of support, despite facing several corruption trials.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

BRAZIL POLITICS: Workers Party Looks to Lula to Rise Up Again

Lula has already said publicly that he wants to run in 2018, but has not yet made it official to avoid compounding his legal problems, aides said.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

BRAZIL POLITICS: Prosecutors Lay New Graft Charges Against Jose Dirceu Former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Chief of Staff

Prosecutors accused Jose Dirceu, who was released from jail pending an appeal, of taking 2.4 million reais ($755,880) in bribes from two engineering firms – UTC Engenharia SA and Engevix Engenharia SA.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva To Face Fifth Corruption Trial

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva To Face Fifth Corruption Trial

Judge Sergio Moro, who has overseen the bulk of Brazil’s biggest graft probe into a long-standing kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras, ruled that Lula, his wife Marisa and seven others will stand trial.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Faces New Corruption Charges

BRAZIL POLITICS: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Faces New Corruption Charges

Lula’s wife, Marisa, was charged with money laundering, while former finance minister Antonio Palocci was charged with corruption and money laundering.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Media Working To Destroy Lula – Rousseff Says

BRAZIL POLITICS: Media Working To Destroy Lula – Rousseff Says

“Lula has been recently under a monstrous deconstruction of his image by Brazilian media groups,” Rousseff said during an event in Montevideo.

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BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Comes To Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Rescue

BRAZIL: Dilma Rousseff Comes To Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Rescue

“Brazil is going through a very difficult moment. A process is underway that is systematically breaking the constitution,” Dilma Rousseff told supporters.

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Takes Center Stage In Corruption Trial

BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Takes Center Stage In Corruption Trial

Judge Sergio Moro said Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face charges of accepting 3.7 million Brazilian reais ($1.14 million) in bribes.

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BRAZIL: Justice Teori Zavascki Authorizes Probe On Dilma Rousseff

BRAZIL: Justice Teori Zavascki Authorizes Probe On Dilma Rousseff

Justice Teori Zavascki’s ruling has given Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot permission to look for additional evidence that Rousseff sought to name Lula to a cabinet post to help him avoid prosecution.

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva To Stand Trial For Obstruction Of Justice

BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva To Stand Trial For Obstruction Of Justice

Lula’s lawyers petitioned the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the grounds his rights had been violated in the corruption investigation.

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography And Profile

BRAZIL: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography And Profile

Luiz Inácio da Silva was born on 27 October 1945 at Garanhuns, in the hinterland of Pernambuco State. Read Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Biography and Profile.

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BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Returns To Crusading Judge

BRAZIL: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Returns To Crusading Judge

If Lula is convicted of any crime, he could not run for president for eight years under Brazil’s clean-slate law.

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