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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.
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.
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.
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.
Brazil’s lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces amid a spike in violence.
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.
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.
Facebook is announcing initiatives in Brazil to counter false news reports that are expected to proliferate as the country heads toward October elections.
Police say 99 inmates are at large following a prison riot that left nine dead and 14 injured in central Brazil.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s troubles are far from over despite having dodged impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has rejected selling control of jet maker Embraer to Boeing.
Shares of the aircraft maker Embraer soared on Thursday after the Brazilian company confirmed media reports that it’s in talks with Boeing regarding a possible deal.
A clown elected twice to Brazil’s Congress under the slogan “It can’t get any worse” apparently feels that it did. He says he is too embarrassed by his fellow lawmakers to run again.
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.
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.
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.
A Brazilian lawmaker is recommending that his colleagues vote against putting President Michel Temer on trial on charges of leading a criminal organization and obstructing justice.
After being arrested in Rio de Janeiro and accused of storing gold bars in Switzerland, Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman was suspended by the IOC on Friday.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama says that diplomacy, rather than military might, is the best way to deal with the “real threat” presented by North Korea.
The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested on Thursday amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.