Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Brazil's Lula lambasts far-right VP candidate's remarks on crime
Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday strongly criticized the far-right vice presidential candidate who blamed social problems among youth on the absence of a father figure.
Brazil Supreme Court rejects latest Lula appeal to run for presidency
A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Thursday rejected the latest appeal by jailed former president Lula da Silva that he be allowed to run in next month’s election.
Brazil's Lula becomes double-edged sword for the left
The good news for Brazil's left ahead of October presidential elections is that its biggest candidate, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, easily leads the polls. The bad news? He's in prison.
Brazil's Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars
Even behind bars, Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will secure his leftist party's nomination Saturday and continue to overshadow more likely candidates in the country's most...
Jailed Lula still way ahead in Brazil presidential poll
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains far ahead in a poll out Sunday of candidates in Brazil's October presidential election, even though he has been in prison for two months. Thirty percent of Brazilians would vote for Lula, who was president from 2003-2010, according to Datafolha pollsters. Lula, incarcerated at the federal police headquarters in…
Leaders not above the law
It is important for leaders and those aspiring to lead in Nigeria to pay attention to what is happening in other climes and how the law takes precedence even over those who are in leadership positions.
Brazil top court could make ruling that frees Lula
The dust is just settling after the dramatic jailing of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, but it could quickly be stirred up again -- the nation's Supreme Court could vote this Wednesday on a legal change potentially letting Lula back out. Given the traumatic lead-up to Lula's imprisonment to start his 12-year…
Suicide, scandal, coup: the sad life of Brazilian presidents
Suicide, coup d'etat, impeachment, scandal or prison: get elected president in Brazil and you're almost guaranteed an unhappy ending.