Mexican president cheers Brazil annulment of Lula’s graft conviction

“I celebrate that the country’s authorities have exonerated” former President Lula, Lopez Obrador said at his daily morning news conference.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexican left-leaning President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated on Friday, March 12th, the decision by a Brazilian Supreme Court to annul graft convictions of the South American nation’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

On Wednesday, Lula gave an impassioned speech in the labor union where his political career took off in the 1980s, which had the feel of a campaign launch ahead of next year’s presidential election. However, he said he had not decided whether to run.

“I celebrate that the country’s authorities have exonerated” former President Lula, Lopez Obrador . . .

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