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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court denied former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus request to remain free while appealing his twelve year one month conviction. With the Court’s six...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thousands gathered in at least 23 cities throughout Brazil on Tuesday to protest against or show support for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, whose habeas corpus request...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal on Monday, upholding the twelve years and a month conviction determined in January. The former leader, however,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a day of discussions, Supreme Court Justices in Brazil granted an injunction on Thursday to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva which prevents him from being arrested...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Three Brazilian judges from a regional court in Porto Alegre maintained on Wednesday the conviction of former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, raising his sentence from the original nine...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Amidst heavy security, the appeal hearing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva started on Wednesday morning in Porto Alegre, with prosecutors and defense lawyers trying to sway the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The beginning of 2018 will be busy for Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. On January 24th the court is expected to decide on the appeal against a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The announcement of a nine and a half year jail term for former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stirred financial markets on Wednesday, with the U.S. dollar plummeting against...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a surprising turn of events, federal judge Sergio Moro, sentenced Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to nine years and six months in prison for passive corruption...
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