RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Lula is also a defendant in nine more cases and under investigation in other inquiries on suspicion of corruption or having committed crimes such as money laundering, influence peddling and forming a criminal organization.

In addition, he is the main leader of a party that was swept from power amid a serious economic and political crisis in the country and allegations of a number of improprieties involving his and Dilma Rousseff's management.

In short, a biography to bury once and for all the career of any public man in the world.

Despite this heavyweight record . . .

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