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Brazil court rejects Lula's latest appeal

S - A Brazilian court on Wednesday turned down ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's latest appeal against his 12-year sentence for corruption, seemingly putting his bid for a political comeback even farther out of reach.

Powerful Brazilian senator faces corruption trial

Bras - Aecio Neves, a Brazilian senator who narrowly lost the 2014 presidential election, will face trial for corruption and obstruction of justice, Brazil's top court decided Tuesday.

Health officials warn of diphtheria in Venezuela, Haiti

Washington - International health authorities are reporting outbreaks of diptheria in Venezuela and Haiti, and that cases of the potentially deadly illness have turned up in Colombia and Brazil as well.

Rio criminal gangs may have slain black activist: minister

Bras - Shadowy criminal gangs operating in Rio de Janeiro are the chief suspects in last month's murder of Marielle Franco, a prominent black rights activist and city councilor, a government minister said Monday.

Fighting Marielle's war: women battle on after Rio councilor's murder

Rio De Janeiro - It has been a month since the murder of Marielle Franco, a black Brazilian activist who fought her way out of the slums to become a popular councilor, in a killing which made headlines around the world.

Brazil Workers' Party planning on backing Lula to the end

Bras - Luis Inacio Lula da Silva may be in jail but his Workers' Party is still backing him to contest presidential elections against the odds, a high-risk strategy that demonstrates the lack of real options.

Brazil's leftists rename themselves 'Lula'

Bras - If Brazil's right-wing politicians thought they'd seen the last of Lula with his imprisonment, they couldn't have reckoned on running into more than 60 new "Lulas" popping up in Congress on Wednesday.

At least 21 killed in Brazil prison breakout bid: officials

Rio De Janeiro - At least 21 people died Tuesday in an attempted breakout from a prison in northern Brazil aided by an armed group on the outside trying to blow up a wall, officials said.

Brazil's Supreme Court delays debate that could see Lula released

Bras - A justice on Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a delay until next week of a debate on changing a law that could, if passed, lead to the imminent release of recently jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazil's Lula has TV in prison, but prefers to read: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could be watching television and sunbathing but so far prefers staying in his prison cell with a book, local media reports said Tuesday.

Rousseff appeals for 'international solidarity' with Brazil's Lula

Madrid - Brazil's former president Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday called for "international solidarity" with her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who was jailed over the weekend on a corruption conviction.

Lula's arrest leaves volatile Brazil stumbling

Rio De Janeiro - The imprisonment of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has given already chaotic Brazil another push down an ever more unpredictable future.

Brazil top court holds key to Lula reprieve

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began a 12-year jail sentence Saturday, could win an early reprieve if the country's top court decides to change a key law.

Brazil's Lula spends first day in prison, hoping to get out

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva served the first day of a 12-year prison sentence for corruption Sunday, but was already hoping for a way out through the courts this week, threatening to extend the drama ahead of presidential elections....

Supporters prevent Brazil's Lula from surrendering

S - A crowd of supporters prevented Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from leaving to surrender to police and begin his prison sentence for corruption Saturday, an AFP journalist said.

Under scrutiny, Brazil's political elite eyes Lula arrest with concern

Bras - The imminent jailing of Brazil's Lula may have dealt a crippling blow to the country's left, but it has also shaken up their political rivals on the right, most of whom are also under investigation for graft.

Brazil's Lula arrives in prison after dramatic standoff

Curitiba - Brazil's ex-president and leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew in Saturday to the prison in Curitiba where he is due to serve his 12-year sentence for corruption, following days of drama that marked the downfall of once one of the world's most p...

Brazil's Lula negotiating surrender: ally

S - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is negotiating his surrender after dramatically skipping a first deadline Friday to start his 12-year prison sentence for corruption, a close ally said.

Brazil's Judge Moro: crusader against corruption... or politics?

Rio De Janeiro - A fearless crusader targeting endemic corruption, or an ambition-driven puritan waging war on Brazil's political elite? Judge Sergio Moro, who issued the shock order to jail ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been portrayed as both.

Brazil's Lula to get cell with private shower, toilet

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva might have a feeling of deja vu as he's led into the cell awaiting him in the city of Curitiba -- in happier times as president his name was inscribed on the building's entrance.

Brazil's Lula given 24 hours to start prison sentence

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, once one of the most popular politicians on the planet, was given 24 hours to surrender to police Thursday and start a 12 year prison sentence for corruption.

Five key questions for Brazil in Lula court showdown

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court is due to decide Wednesday whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva goes to jail in a ruling that could have a huge impact on October's presidential election.

Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on prison for Lula

Bras - Brazil's supreme court is to rule Wednesday on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should start a 12 year prison sentence for corruption, potentially upending this year's presidential election.

Brazil's supreme court chief urges calm ahead of Lula ruling

Bras - The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court urged calm and warned against violence Monday ahead of a ruling that could send former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to prison -- or give him a get-out-of-jail card.

Friends of Temer arrested in Brazil graft raids

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Thursday arrested Jose Yunes, a friend of President Michel Temer, in a graft crackdown connected to suspicions over the awarding of contracts at Sao Paulo's Santos port.

Brazil judge orders Facebook to cut 'fake news' on slain activist

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Facebook to remove fake news posted about slain black rights' activist Marielle Franco.

Netflix pokes fun in Brazil with 'corruption shops'

Bras - Brazilian travelers are finding something much more intriguing at airports than the booze and chocolates at duty free: "corruption shops.

Brazil's Lula denounces violence on campaign trail

Curitiba - Brazil's former leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday denounced violent protesters during his presidential campaign tour and vowed he'd return to power anyway.

Brazil's Lula, election rival hold dueling rallies — after gunfire

Curitiba - Brazil's fiery leftist former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his right-wing rival planned dueling presidential campaign rallies Wednesday, hours after Lula's party said shots were fired at his bus convoy.

Shots fired at Lula's campaign bus in Brazil; nobody hit

Bras - Three shots were fired Tuesday at buses in the campaign convoy of former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is again running for the presidency, but no one was injured, the leader of his Workers Party (PT) said.
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