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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Brazil’s da Silva names successor, but will voters follow?

In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to …


Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

The Workers’ Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country’s top job.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Protesters take apartment that put Brazil ex-leader in jail

More than 100 members of a homeless movement on Monday took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Brazil’s da Silva in police custody after tense showdown

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, the capstone of an intense three days that …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 12:52 p.m.

Brazil’s ex-President ‘Lula’ poised to defy arrest warrant

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeared poised to defy an order to turn himself into police on Friday as he hunkered down with supporters at a metallurgical …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Conviction against Brazil’s da Silva upheld, appeal expected

An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him and even adding years to his …


Two possible paths for Brazil’s most beloved ex-leader: Prison or the presidency

A little over a year from now, Brazil’s most popular politician might be sleeping in one of two places: in comfort behind the gates of the presidential palace or in …


Down but not out, Brazil’s Lula mulls an unlikely return

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains such a towering figure in Brazilian politics that even his absence casts a shadow. When President Michel Temer last week inaugurated a long-awaited irrigation …