RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This year the Workers' Party (PT) has started paying a salary to ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The exact amount of remuneration granted by the party to its main leader has not been disclosed by the party leadership.
In addition to the salary, Lula receives a political amnesty pension of just over R$6,000 for having been persecuted by the military dictatorship. Before becoming a target of Lava Jato lawsuits, the ex-president complemented his income with monthly collections from his lecture company, but his assets were blocked. The interest in his . . .