Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva expressed outrage over being questioned in connection with a wide-scale corruption investigation that has sparked a debate on whether or not the operation may be politically motivated.
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.
Prison, or the presidency? Brazil's judiciary will decide the political fate of ex-President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday. The country is bracing for a political earthquake.
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.
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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