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Brazil's Lula fails again in legal bid to avoid prison

Bras - A Brazilian supreme court judge rejected Friday a fresh bid by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to avoid prison for corruption while appeals wind their way through the court system.

Brazilian judge orders passport returned to ex-president Lula

Bras - A Brazilian federal judge on Friday ordered that former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's seized passport be returned.

Lula leads Brazil polls despite graft conviction

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's fiery left-wing former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, retains a strong lead ahead of presidential elections despite his conviction on graft charges, according to an opinion poll Wednesday.

Lawyers push to keep Brazil's Lula out of jail

Bras - Lawyers for Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a motion Tuesday aimed at keeping him out of prison while he fights a corruption conviction that could scupper his comeback hopes.

Brazil's Lula still a political force: Temer

S - Brazil's popular but scandal-plagued leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva got an unlikely morale boost Monday from a political nemesis -- current President Michel Temer.

Brazil authorities prevent former leader Lula from leaving country

S - Former Brazilian president Lula Inacio Lula da Silva, who was planning to travel to Ethiopia, was not allowed to leave the country, the justice ministry said Thursday, one day after an appeals court upheld his conviction on corruption charges.

Brazil's Lula down -- but not out -- after graft verdict upheld

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian appeals court that upheld a corruption conviction against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has dimmed his chances of running for office again but not killed them.

Brazil's Lula down — but not out — after graft verdict upheld

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian appeals court that upheld a corruption conviction against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has dimmed his chances of running for office again but not killed them.

Brazil's Lula: leftist giant on the brink of a fall

S - A former shoeshine boy and steelworker, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rose to become one of Brazil's most popular presidents, but his hopes of a comeback appeared to be in tatters Wednesday after a court confirmed his conviction for corruption.

Brazil's Lula says 'diabolical' forces against his re-election

Bras - Corruption-tainted former Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that a "diabolical pact" has been struck to prevent his return to the presidency in 2018.

Brazil court to rule on Lula jail sentence Jan 24

S - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will learn in January whether a prison sentence against him is upheld, officials said Tuesday, potentially knocking him out of next year's presidential election.

Jo Weil nominated for 'Best Male Actor' for the indie film 'Lula' Special

German actor Jo Weil has a major reason to be proud. He has been nominated for "Best Male Actor" for his acting work in "Lula."

Brazil's Lula undergoes new grilling by anti-corruption judge

Curitiba - Brazil's once hugely popular president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva underwent a new grilling Wednesday by the country's chief anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, in a case that could decide whether Lula can return to power.

Brazil's Lula faces new grilling by anti-corruption judge

Curitiba - Brazil's once hugely popular president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva faces a new grilling Wednesday by the country's chief anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, in a case that could decide whether Lula can return to power.

Lula seeks political rebirth where he began: among the people

Feira De Santana - The very thought that Lula might go to prison causes Maria Helena da Conceicao to break into tears. To her, the former Brazilian president is much more than just a politician facing corruption charges and fighting to regain power.

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison.

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for graft

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for graft on Wednesday -- a stark fall from grace for the iconic leftist leader, and the latest twist in a sprawling political corruption probe engulfing Lat...

Former Brazil leader Lula sentenced to jail for graft

Bras - Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted and sentenced on Wednesday to nine and a half years in prison for corruption and money laundering.

'Lula' selected for Ireland's Galway Film Fleadh

The cast and producers of the feature film "Lula" have an additional reason to be proud. They announced that "Lula" is heading to Ireland.

Brazil's Lula says leftists will return to power

Bras - Brazil's fiery former president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva has told his leftist Workers' Party that it will return to power in general elections next year.

Lula corruption case to close June 20: Brazil court

Bras - Defense arguments in the corruption trial of Brazil's firebrand ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will close June 20, the judge said Monday.

'Lula' picked for Official Selection at East End Film Festival

The feature film "Lula" is going to screen again in London at the East End Film Festival. It was picked for official selection.

Jailed aides to Brazil's Lula say they funneled cash to foreign election campaigns

Rio De Janeiro - Top aides to former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff say they ferried millions of dollars in cash to finance presidential election campaigns in Venezuela, El Salvador and Panama, according to testimony made public Frida...

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

Curitiba - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony Wednesday.

Supporters of Brazil's Lula flock to protest court hearing

Curitiba - Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva poured Tuesday into the southern city of Curitiba ahead of the leftist standard bearer's corruption court case.

Brazil's Lula: the five court cases

Bras - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's hugely influential leftist president between 2003-2010, faces no fewer than five court cases -- each of which could thwart his dream of a comeback in 2018.

Brazil's Lula to face nemesis in corruption court case

Bras - Brazil's firebrand former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will answer corruption charges Wednesday in a court case that could end his storied career.

Brazil judge calls for calm ahead of Lula questioning

S - The Brazilian judge planning to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva this week in the vast Petrobras corruption scandal urged protesters to stay away from the courthouse where the two are due to meet.

Brazil's Lula denies obstructing corruption probe

Bras - Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva denied in court Tuesday that he tried to obstruct a giant corruption probe shaking Brazilian politics.

'Lula' has been selected for UK's National Student Film Festival

The feature film, "Lula," starring German actor Jo Weil has been selected for the UK's National Student Film Festival next month.
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