'Operation Car Wash' has uncovered another case of bribery involving Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras. It involves three of the world's largest commodity traders paying millions in exchange for better trading contracts.
Brazil's Supreme Court has turned down a request to free jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following allegations the judge who convicted him was biased. Lula's lawyers say he was denied a fair trial.
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.
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has named a pro-market reformer to be head of state-owned oil company Petrobras. Roberto Castello Branco has in the past advocated the company's privatization.
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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