Lula’s comeback adds to long list of Brazil investor worries

The decision provides the biggest chance yet at a long-sought comeback for a highly controversial figure in Brazilian politics.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was thrust back into Brazil’s political scene after a Federal Supreme Court (STF) justice tossed out criminal convictions against the leftist icon, adding to angst that has already prompted investors to dump the country’s assets.

The federal court in the southern city of Curitiba had no jurisdiction over cases against the ex-president, including ones that led to sentences for bribery, Justice Edson Fachin wrote in a statement on Monday. The news sent stocks and the currency cratering, deepening some of the worst performances this year at . . .

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