Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
ITUC lauds release of former Brazilian president from prison
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), has welcomed the release from prison, a labour activists and former President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, popularly called ‘Lula’.
Brazil's leftist icon Lula walks free from jail
Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts.
Brazil's Lula to wait until November for top court ruling
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 Lula da Silva.
Brazil court orders Lula's transfer to Sao Paulo jail
A judge in Brazil on Wednesday ordered the transfer of jailed leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to prison in Sao Paulo, citing the inadequacy of the current facility.
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.
Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election
Leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will appeal his barring from October's elections to the United Nations and Brazil's Supreme Court, the man set to replace him on the ballot said Monday.
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 Apex court denies 143 lawsuits to free ex-president Lula
Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice has denied 143 lawsuits file by private citizens seeking to free ex-President Luiz da Silva from jail.
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…