Lula da Silva divides Brazil. The jailed ex-president is on the election trail from his prison cell. The former head of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, paid him a visit.
Brazil's electoral court has voted to bar ex-president Lula da Silva from running in October's election. Lula was considered the front-runner, despite currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for fraud.
Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been handed a prison sentence of almost 13 years for corruption. He was already serving time over similar charges that supporters say were politically motivated.
Electoral authorities have to determine if the embattled ex-president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's controversial candidacy is legal, given his criminal conviction. Lula is the current frontrunner in the October elections.
Protesters demanded the former president's release and spoke out against the current right-wing government. Lula has insisted that his imprisonment was "unjust" and designed to keep him from returning to office.
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