Hacker posts Lula info on the web

2013-01-11 11:32

A hacker has posted what appears to be private information of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the internet to protest a major corruption scandal.

Lula associate found guilty of corruption

2012-10-10 09:08

Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's of graft related to a vote-buying scheme in Congress.

Massive bribery trial begins in Brazil

2012-08-03 09:02

Brazil's biggest ever bribery trial has begun with dozens of former officials facing vote-buying charges in a case that could tarnish the legacy of ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazil's first female president sworn in

2011-01-01 20:26

Dilma Rousseff has been sworn in as Brazil's first female president pledging to build on the policies of her hugely popular predecessor and mentor.

Brazil bids goodbye to Lula

2011-01-01 11:31

Brazil's hugely popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to step down in a lavish ceremony ushering in his successor and protégée, Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil 'hid' co-operation with US

2010-12-06 14:00

Brazil has deliberately kept its anti-terrorism co-operation with the United States from public view, a leaked US diplomatic cable shows.

Rio police surround gang turf

2010-11-26 17:30

Police have secured the perimeter of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that has long been a stronghold for drug gangs.

Leaders condemn Ecuador rebellion

2010-10-01 12:20

South American heads of states have denounced a police rebellion in Ecuador and have called for those responsible to be tried and punished.

Brazil's Lula to miss final

2010-07-09 15:49

Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva will not attend the closing ceremony because of duties he has to attend to in his home


Cosatu wants economic reform

2012-12-19 16:32

The ANC's alliance partner Cosatu is looking to the party's 53rd national conference for economic reform.

Mantashe calls for 'Zuma moment'

2012-09-20 14:49

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says SA needs its own version of Brazil's "Lula moment" to kickstart radical economic transformation.

Lula diagnosed with cancer

2011-10-29 18:24

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been diagnosed with a tumour in the larynx and will undergo chemotherapy.

Brazil welcomes first female president

2011-01-01 17:55

Brazil's first female president is to take control of Latin America's biggest economy from outgoing popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a triumphant handover ceremony.

Brazil, Italy fight over 'terrorist'

2010-12-31 20:52

Brazil and Italy have started a furious row after Brazil's President denied an extradition demand for an Italian considered a "terrorist" for murders committed in the 1970s.

Brazil slum drug war to continue

2010-11-29 16:10

Brazilian law enforcement agencies are celebrating victory after an anti-drug raid on a sprawling Rio slum, but a state official warns that "a battle was won, but not the war".

Brazil vote goes to runoff

2010-10-04 08:39

Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff has been placed a strong first in Brazil's presidential election but will still have to face a runoff.

Lula: Vote for 'continuity'

2010-09-28 11:25

Dilma Rousseff has wrapped up her campaigning with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva calling for Brazilians to elect her in the name of "continuity".

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