Corruption is a pervasive issue around the world and one that has a way of grabbing headlines. This year saw a number of political leaders face up to charges of corruption and abuse of power. We look at the facts.
On the same day a judge ruled in favor of releasing ex-President Lula da Silva from prison, another judge has blocked the ruling. Da Silva began serving a 12-year prison sentence in April for a corruption conviction.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been found not guilty of obstruction of justice. The former president's defense team lauded the judge's "impartiality" while continuing to criticize the zeal of another Brazilian magistrate.
Due to a scarcity of agricultural land in South Korea, organic brand Doalnara has expanded its operations to Brazil, where it combines healthy diet with a unique lifestyle. Flávia Milhorance and Alicia Prager report.
The party of embattled — and imprisoned — ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pledged to register his presidential bid in August. The Workers Party considers Lula to be a "political prisoner."
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