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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 underscored raw emotions over the incarceration of a once wildly popular leader who has been engulfed by corruption allegations.

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 union that was the spiritual birthplace of his rise to power.

Brazil’s top court: Lula can be jailed for upheld conviction

A sharply divided top court voted early Thursday to reject an attempt by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, delivering a hard blow to the front-running candidate in this year’s presidential election in Latin America’s largest nation.

Tensions high in Brazil as top court to decide Lula’s fate

The possible imprisonment of former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – who leads most presidential election polls – caused rising tensions Wednesday after the army commander appeared to tweet subtle support for da Silva’s incarceration and authorities in several cities braced for demonstrations for and against the ex-president.

Brazilians dancing away troubles of 2017 at Carnival parties

Amid a lackluster economy, a massive corruption investigation and increasing political polarization, Brazilians let off steam Saturday during the first full day of Carnival, a holiday long considered a safety valve for social and political tensions.

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 prison sentence in a major decision that could keep the former leader from running for a third term despite holding a lead in the polls.

California family missing in Brazil jungle state of Para

State police in Brazil say a California couple and their two daughters who have been journeying through South America have been missing since Sunday, when river pirates assaulted the boat they were aboard in the Amazon River delta area.

Conflict in Mexico Senate over corruption investigation

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged in a letter published Tuesday that he met several times with officials of a Brazilian construction firm that has admitted paying bribes throughout Latin America.

Brazil presidential hopeful says he can win on $315,000

In an hour-long interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York, Bolsonaro, the firebrand, former army captain who’s soaring in polls 12 months ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, reels off any number of policy positions and opinions that, if not populist, are certainly unorthodox.