Popular former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is one of the many politicians and executives implicated in the corruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash. Will the troubled presidency of Lula protégé Dilma Rousseff weather the storm?
Two former leaders of Brazil have been accused of running a criminal organization in a massive corruption scheme. The charges are part of an unprecedented crackdown on corruption in Brazil.
Italian MPs have demanded Brazil extradite the former far-left militant Cesare Battisti. Ex-Brazilian President Lula da Silva rejected Italy's extradition request in 2010, but his protection is now long gone.
Whatever the final verdict against former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, it won't diminish his enormous contribution to the country's political life, says DW's Astrid Prange.
Lula has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering for his involvement in the "Car Wash" scandal that has permeated all ranks of Brazil's political system. He still has a chance to appeal the ruling.
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