Former president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as the current president's Chief of Staff. Shortly afterwards, a court injunction suspended the appointment. A federal judge said Lula taking office would obstruct a judicial investigation.
With six months to go until Brazil's presidential elections, the judiciary is taking a tough stance against corrupt politicians. Political outsiders are set to benefit in the upcoming vote. Thomas Milz reports from Rio.
He was once a president celebrated abroad and loved at home. Now he is a convicted criminal. Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's life is in shambles.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has arrived in prison to start a 12-year sentence. Amid chaotic scenes, the popular leftwing figure gave himself up to police after three days holed up in his metalworkers union stronghold.
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to decide whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will start serving out a 12-year jail term. Thousands want to see him behind bars, and even the military has weighed in.
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