By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the last day for Brazil’s political parties to legally register their candidates for this year’s Presidential elections, to be held in October, thousands of supporters of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are gathered in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, to demand that the former leader be set free from jail and allowed to run in this year’s election.

“We will see and even meet fighting comrades, who marched an average of 50km to free Lula and (protest) against the setbacks of agrarian reform and workers . . .

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