Tag: Lula da Silva

Demonstrators against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hold a rally demanding he must be jailed, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 03, 2018. Tensions ran high Tuesday in Brazil ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should start a …

PHOTOS: Brazil Transfixed as Supreme Court Jails Presidential Frontrunner

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of the nation’s largest cities on Tuesday and Wednesday in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision that opened the door for the arrest of socialist presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva late Thursday morning.

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here addressing a rally of leftist parties on April 02, is seeking a third term in office and leads easily in opinion polls

Brazilians Organize National Marches Demanding Presidential Frontrunner Go to Jail

Protesters in Brazil have organized street manifestations on Tuesday in anticipation of a final appellate decision on whether former president – and current presidential frontrunner – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will have to begin to serve his 12-year prison sentence immediately, effectively cutting off his presidential campaign.

Campaign caravan of Brazil's da Silva shot at; no one hurt

Brazil: Leftist Presidential Frontrunner Attacked with Gunfire as Court Rejects Corruption Appeal

Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva lost a final appeal on his corruption conviction that could soon land him in prison and keep him out of the 2018 presidential race. While still a heavy favorite to win, signs of opposition are starting to grow, including recent eggings at campaign stops and gunfire aimed at his campaign convoy on Tuesday.

Facebook/Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva

Brazilian Clown Returns to the Stage After Leaving Congress in Disgust

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, better known as the acclaimed Brazilian clown “Tiririca” (Grumpy), returned to the stage in the nation’s capital this week for a one-man show loosely based on his life. The event marks a return to the stage for the clown after seven years in the nation’s congress.

Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee

Brazil’s Olympics Chief Arrested for $2 Million Bribe to Secure Rio Games

Brazil arrested the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, and his right-hand man Leonardo Gryner on Thursday after a corruption probe found evidence the COB paid $2 million to secure a vote in favor of Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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 …

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.

Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a ceremony, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Temer has rubbed elbows with world leaders in China, been vociferously booed at important national events and signaled he will move forward with unpopular reforms, such as trimming pension benefits. …

Brazil’s Supreme Court Approves Corruption Probe into President

The Brazilian Supreme Court has authorized prosecutors to investigate newly-minted president Michel Temer, after a key witness in the sprawling Petrobras corruption trial claimed that Temer had requested illegal funds to help a colleague’s political campaign.

Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva

Brazil Probes Last Two Socialist Presidents for Obstruction of Justice

Brazil’s federal Supreme Court has opened an investigation into former Brazilian presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, both of the socialist Workers’ Party (PT), for potential obstruction of justice in the sprawling “Operation Car War” corruption probe.


The Rio Olympics Is Brazil’s Reward for Trusting in Socialism

As Rio de Janeiro rings in its tenure as host city to the Summer Olympics with street violence, deadly pollution, jihadist threats, incomplete facilities, and a plague, many around the world are wondering: who thought the embattled Brazilian city would


Dilma Rousseff: Brazilian Socialist Ex-President Lula Plans to Run Again

Ousted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff revealed that her predecessor, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, plans to run for president again in 2018, despite being the subject of an extensive corruption probe that strengthened calls for Rousseff’s impeachment.


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.