The Brazilian president is accused of taking out loans to boost public spending. A Senate vote on her impeachment is due to take place late on Wednesday.
A Brazilian court has confirmed the 2017 conviction and extended the nine-and-a-half-year jail sentence for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The ruling is set to undermine Lula's hopes for re-election in 2018.
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.
Over a year after being ousted as Brazil's president by the legislature, Dilma Rousseff seeks reconciliation — not retribution. "We cannot promote revenge in the upcoming election," she told DW recently in Berlin.
The order prevented Lula from leaving the country hours before he was due to fly to Africa. The popular left-wing leader recently lost an appeal against corruption charges and faces a legal battle related to bribery.
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