Tag: Lula da Silva

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends the impeachment trial of Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Fighting to save her job, Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit. Rousseff's address comes on the fourth day of the trial. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil: Lula da Silva Conviction Puts Global Left in a Tailspin

The shock from left-leaning establishment reporters came loudly on Wednesday: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva – the “charismatic,” “widely popular,” “iconic,” “commanding” Lula – would finally have to face justice for one of the most expansive corruption schemes in Latin American history.

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Brazil: Congressional Committee Votes to Impeach President

Brazil’s congressional impeachment committee has voted to send a vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff to the House of Representatives’ floor, placing her one step closer to being ousted. The leftist Rousseff’s Workers’ Party is planning rallies in her favor, with police anticipating the nation’s capital will attract thousands of protests for and against the president.

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Brazil: Amid Presidential Impeachment Vote, Fight Begins to Impeach Vice President, Too

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, is soon to face an impeachment vote in the nation’s House of Representatives, putting Brazil one step closer to her ouster. Possibly even more destabilizing for the country is one attorney’s efforts to force the legislature to impeach Vice President Michel Temer, as well, as Temer prepares to potentially become head of state.

FILE - In this March 13, 2016 file photo, a demonstrator holds a poster with the photo of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison stripes during a protest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the best of times in 2009 when Rio was awarded the games, championed by then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He called it a "sacred day" and praised the "strength of Brazil's economy," which shrank by 4 percent in 2015 with no improvement in sight. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Olympic Commission ‘Closely Monitoring’ Corruption Chaos in Brazil

The International Olympic Commission issued a statement saying it was “closely monitoring” the increasingly unstable political situation in Brazil, but was “very confident” the nation would be able to competently host the Summer Olympics this August regardless of the outcome of weeks of protests demanding impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

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Wiretaps Reveal Brazil President’s Plan to Protect Predecessor with Minister Job

The judge presiding over a massive corruption probe into Brazil’s state-run oil corporation has released audio of wiretaps in which President Dilma Rousseff is heard telling her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, that she has a plan in place to grant him government immunity should prosecutors build a strong enough case to send him to jail on corruption charges.

Brazil: Protests Get Violent as Former President Avoids Trial with Promotion

Thousands of Brazilians returned to the streets Wednesday night after an intense weekend of protests to call for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, following the appointment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her Chief of Staff. The appointment partially shields da Silva from prosecution for corruption allegations related to the billion-dollar Petrobras kickback scheme.