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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Judge Gabriela Hardt convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday to 12 years and 11 months in prison for renovation work carried out at the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seen by some as merely a substitute for former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, this year’s PT (Workers Party) presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, has been able to garner...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s PT (Workers Party) has until the end of the day on Tuesday (September 11th) to present a substitute for presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the weekend presidential candidates in Brazil criticized the PT (Workers’ Party) propaganda campaign featuring former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, when the country’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With only six months to go before this year's presidential election, at least sixteen candidates have publicly announced they are in the race. Among those vying for the top...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Consumer Price Index (IPCA), which measures official inflation in the country, registered a 0.09 percent in March, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). This...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice in Brazil, Carmen Lúcia Rocha, said in a statement on Monday that the country lives ‘times of intolerance and intransigence’ and called upon the Brazilian people...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal on Monday, upholding the twelve years and a month conviction determined in January. The former leader, however,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Three Brazilian judges from a regional court in Porto Alegre maintained on Wednesday the conviction of former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, raising his sentence from the original nine...

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