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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.

In teary vigil for late wife, Lula lashes out at detractors

S - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva held a wake Saturday for his late wife, ending it with harshly worded criticism for the couple's detractors in an ongoing corruption scandal.

Brazil's Lula to hold vigil for late wife Saturday

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will hold a vigil Saturday for his late wife Marisa Leticia before her remains are cremated, he said.

Wife of Brazil's Lula dies

S - The wife of Brazil's embattled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva died on Thursday, a week after she was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage, doctors in Sao Paulo said.

'Lula,' starring Jo Weil, nominated at London Short Film Festival

"Lula" starring actors Jo Weil and Marta Kane has been nominated for "Best Student Short" at the London Short Film Festival.

Brazil's Lula faces new corruption charges

Bras - New corruption charges linked to Brazil's massive embezzlement scheme at Petrobras oil company were filed Thursday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, prosecutors said.

UN panel to study claims Brazil breached Lula's rights

Bras - A UN rights committee said Thursday it will study a petition filed by Brazil's embattled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva claiming the country's courts violated his rights over a huge corruption scandal.

Brazil's embattled Lula declares innocence

S - Embattled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva insisted Tuesday that he played no role in Brazil's huge corruption scandal, accusing his opponents of damaging Brazil's democracy.

Brazil's Lula accused of influence peddling

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors on Monday accused former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of influence peddling, compounding the woes of a fallen political giant already charged in the Petrobras scandal.

Brazil court okays probe of Lula in criminal corruption ring

Bras - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva will be probed for alleged membership in a crime ring that organized the mass looting of the state oil company Petrobras, the Supreme Court said Thursday.

Brazil's Lula faces new corruption charges

Bras - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faced new corruption charges Wednesday connected to a construction project involving his nephew in Angola, in the latest threat to his comeback hopes.

Brazil's wounded political giant Lula vows to fight on

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hinted strongly at seeking a return to power in a fiery speech that dismissed corruption charges against him as persecution.

Brazil's Lula to stand trial for corruption

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial for corruption, a judge ruled Tuesday, after prosecutors accused the popular leftist of masterminding the large-scale plundering of state oil company Petrobras.
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