Brazil Supreme Court rejects request to free ex-leader Lula

2019-06-26 13:01

Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether the convicting judge was biased in his case.

Brazil's jailed Lula authorised to attend grandson's funeral

2019-03-02 11:55

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been authorised to leave prison and attend the funeral of his 7-year-old grandson who died of meningitis.

Brazil's Lula rejects offer to attend wake of older brother

2019-01-31 10:18

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has decided not to go to the wake of his deceased older brother after he received permission to temporarily leave prison but not attend his relative's burial.

Brazil's Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

2018-08-04 09:25

Even behind bars, Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will secure his leftist party's nomination Saturday and continue to overshadow more likely candidates in the country's most unpredictable presidential election for decades.

Jailed Brazil ex-president Lula now a World Cup commentator

2018-06-15 20:20

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may be in prison, but that hasn't stopped a Brazilian TV station from hiring the ex-president as a 2018 World Cup football commentator.

Justice may seem blind, but it’s also cockeyed

2018-04-15 06:00

All nights bring darkness, but not all nights are the same, and the inability to discern between the two has led many to be caught up on the blind side of hope.

Turmoil in Brazil as nation braces for arrest of once-popular ex-president 'Lula'

2018-04-06 13:06

Brazil's wildly popular former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been given a deadline to present himself to federal police in the southern city of Curitiba and begin serving a sentence for a corruption conviction.

Brazil court rejects Lula's latest appeal

2018-03-26 21:43

A Brazilian court on Monday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's latest appeal against a corruption conviction that could see him imprisoned for 12 years, and doom a bid to return to power in October elections.

Lawyers ask judges not to jail Brazil's ex-president

2018-01-24 07:01

Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are asking a group of judges not to arrest the former Brazilian president in case his corruption conviction is upheld.

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

2017-05-11 13:13

Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony.


Brazil's Lula jailed to keep him from 2018 election: report

2019-06-10 12:16

Brazil's Justice Minister and prosecutors collaborated to convict left-wing icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges to prevent him from contesting the 2018 election, an investigative news outlet has reported.

Brazil's Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction

2019-02-07 06:10

A Brazilian court has sentenced former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to 12 years and 11 months in jail in a new conviction for corruption and accepting bribes.

Brazil must let Lula run in October vote: UN panel

2018-08-17 21:31

The UN Human Rights Committee has ruled that Brazil's imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot be disqualified from upcoming presidential elections because his legal appeals are ongoing.

Brazil's Lula absolved in one of six pending legal cases

2018-07-13 11:46

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been absolved in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison.

Brazil court rejects Lula's latest appeal

2018-04-18 21:56

A Brazilian court has turned down ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's latest appeal against his 12-year sentence for corruption, seemingly putting his bid for a political comeback even farther out of reach.

Brazil's Lula spends first day in prison, hoping to get out

2018-04-09 10:56

Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva served the first day of a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, but was already hoping for a way out through the courts this week.

Brazil's top court split over jail for ex-president Da Silva

2018-04-05 14:24

Brazilian justices on a divided top court are criticising one another as they spar over whether to grant a petition from former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stay out of prison while appealing a sentence for corruption.

Blow to Lula as court leans towards upholding conviction

2018-01-25 06:28

A Brazilian appeals court Wednesday upheld ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's conviction for corruption, dealing a body blow to his hopes of running for re-election this year.

Former Brazilian President sentenced to 9 and a half years for corruption

2017-07-12 22:05

A federal judge has convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption and money laundering and sentenced him to nine and a half years.

Hundreds demonstrate Brazil corruption

2017-03-27 07:18

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

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