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Brazil's freed leftist leader Lula rallies supporters

S - Brazil's left-wing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returned to his trade union stronghold on Saturday, delivering a fiery speech to throngs of celebrating supporters a day after walking free from jail.

Bolsonaro asks Brazilians 'not to give ammunition' to Lula

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro asked his supporters Saturday "not to give ammunition to the scoundrel," the day after popular leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail.

From palace to prison: Brazil's ex-president Lula in dates

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a court ruling paved the way for the release of thousands of convicts.

Lula's lover tweets 'wait for me' after Brazil court ruling

Curitiba - Eager to be reunited with her jailed lover, the girlfriend of Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tweeted "I'm coming for you; wait for me," after a Supreme Court ruling that resulted in his release Friday.

Lula: Brazil's embattled working-class hero

Rio De Janeiro - An ex-metalworker who became one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail on Friday after spending a year and a half behind bars for corruption.

Brazil's Lula to wait until November for top court ruling

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court said Thursday that it would decide in November on whether to overturn a law requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, in a case that could have implications for jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio L...

Brazil judges begin voting in case that could free Lula

Bras - Supreme Court judges in Brazil began voting Wednesday on whether to overturn a law requiring convicted criminals to go to jail after losing their first appeal, instead of waiting until the end of the legal process.

Brazil's Lula rejects applying for home detention: lawyers

S - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday opted to stay behind bars rather than apply for home detention, as he maintained his innocence of corruption charges, his lawyers said.

Brazil's Supreme Court suspends Lula's transfer to Sao Paulo jail

S - Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the transfer of jailed leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to a regular prison in Sao Paulo, hours after a judge gave the green light for his move.

Brazil Supreme Court rejects request to free ex-leader Lula

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who was the convicting judge, was biased.

Brazil Supreme Court rejects request to free ex-leader Lula

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who was the convicting judge, was biased.

Brazil court dodges debate on Lula's release, days after document leak

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday unexpectedly avoided debating a request for the early release of leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as social media fury intensified over leaked documents showing a conspiracy to keep him out of the 2018 election ...

Brazil court debates Lula's release, days after document leak

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court will debate the early release of leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Tuesday, as social media rage intensified over leaked documents showing a conspiracy to keep him out of the 2018 election race.

Brazil leak has limited impact on Car Wash probe: analysts

Rio De Janeiro - Leaked documents showing Brazilian anticorruption investigators conspired to keep leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 presidential race ignited a firestorm on social media Monday, but analysts downplayed the potential fall-out.

Brazil's Lula jailed to keep him from 2018 election: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Justice Minister and prosecutors collaborated to convict left-wing icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges to prevent him from contesting the 2018 election, an investigative news outlet reported Sunday.

Lula 'in love': Brazil's jailed ex-leader wants to marry if freed

Bras - Brazil's imprisoned ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, still loved by large parts of the population, plans to remarry if he is released from prison, a former minister said.

Brazil is governed by 'gang of madmen': Lula

Rio De Janeiro - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday said the country is governed by a "gang of madmen" in his first interview from prison, where he is serving an almost nine year sentence.

Brazil's Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian court Wednesday handed a near 13-year sentence to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a new corruption conviction for the former leftist president already serving a lengthy jail term in a separate case.

Brazil's Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction

S - A Brazilian court Wednesday handed a near 13-year sentence to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a new corruption conviction for the former leftist president already serving a lengthy jail term in a separate case.

Brazil's jailed Lula denied permission to attend brother's funeral

S - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been denied permission to leave prison, where he is serving time for corruption, to attend the burial of his older brother Wednesday.

Brazil's Lula stays in prison as top judges tussle over release

Bras - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remained in prison Wednesday as two supreme court judges issued competing orders over whether he should be released while he tries to get his graft conviction overturned.

Brazil judge gives order that could free Lula from prison

Bras - A Brazilian supreme court judge on Wednesday issued an order that could see former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva soon released from prison, where he is serving a 12-year term for graft.

Brazil Supreme Court puts off decision on Lula release

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed indefinitely a decision on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be freed from prison, where he is serving a 12-term for corruption.

Lula calls for united Brazil front against 'fascist adventure'

Rio De Janeiro - Jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on "democrats" on Wednesday to put aside their differences and unite in a bid to defeat a "fascist adventure" in Sunday's presidential election run-off.

From palace to prison: Brazil's ex-president Lula in dates

S - Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, is expected to formally bow out of a defiant bid to return to Brazil's presidency from a jail cell, where he is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

From palace to prison: Brazil's ex-president Lula in dates

S - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, was Friday dealt a blow by an electoral court that barred him from running in October's presidential election.

Brazil's top electoral court votes down Lula candidacy

Bras - A majority of Brazil's top electoral court shot down late Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country's upcoming presidential vote, telling the jailed former leader he cannot participate in October's critical electi...

Brazil electoral court to rule Friday on Lula presidential candidacy

Bras - Brazil's top electoral court said it would make a decision Friday on jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's eligibility to run in October's presidential elections, a source told AFP.

Imprisoned Lula registers Brazil presidential candidacy

Bras - Imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's unlikely bid for Brazil's presidency took a big step forward Wednesday with the formal registration of his candidacy in the capital Brasilia.

Brazil's leftists march for Lula candidacy

Bras - Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva marched on Brasilia on Tuesday to support his attempt to take part in presidential elections, despite serving a prison sentence for corruption.
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LEADERS: Longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) meets with then-Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in 2005.
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