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What happens when the head of a massive corruption fight turns out to be a little crooked himself?
Investors are embracing an extremist who poses a threat to the world's fourth-largest democracy — just to keep the left out of power.
The decision is a major blow to the plans of the former president to run again this year.
Luiz Inácio da Silva, the former Brazilian president seeking that office again, is appealing corruption charges his lawyer says are political persecution.
Lula da Silva and his Workers’ Party are an affront to the country’s traditional elite — which is itself mired in corruption — so they want to destroy him by any means necessary.
By Terry L. McCoy, University of Florida Brazilians watched along with the rest of the world as one of the country’s leading
The conviction of former President Lula da Silva is a reminder that Brazil's crisis -- which could even lead to a Brazilian Trump -- has global implications.
Lula was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. He will appeal the conviction.
Rousseff's removal and Lula's pending trial for participation in the corruption scheme that cost state oil company Petrobras billions of dollars have cast a shadow on the future of the programs he launched and she sustained.
But the prosecutor's conclusion appears to have been ignored, and a final vote by the Senate on Dilma's presidency is expected