Brazil's imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on Tuesday ended his legal battle to run for the top office in next month's election. Senator Gleisi Hoffmann, head of the leftist Workers Party (PT) that Lula founded, made the announcement in the southern city of Curitiba, where the popular Lula has been jailed on corruption charges since April.Add your comment!
Brazilian equities and currencies slumped on Tuesday after an opinion poll on the presidential election showed leftist candidates gaining ground while market-friendly centrists did not.Add your comment!
Argentine equities and the Peso continued on Tuesday their slide amid global trade tensions, uncertainty about Argentina's 2019 fiscal budget, talks between the government and the International Monetary Fund and the political situation in Brazil, which together with China are Argentina's main trade partnersAdd your comment!
Jailed former Brazilian president Lula da Silva is expected to allow his Workers Party to announce running mate Fernando Haddad as its candidate, following the latest ruling from the Supreme Court. Lula had hoped the Justices would agree to an appeal for more time to switch the head of the Workers Party (PT) ticket after Brazil’s top electoral court last week banned him from running due to a corruption conviction and gave him 10 days to remove his name.
Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing, enabled more than 100 inmates to escape while killing a policeman, authorities said.
Brazil's imprisoned former president Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next month's presidential race, waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running, his legal team said. His decision takes his leftist Workers' Party (PT) close to the limit on registering a candidate for the October 7 election, with a court having set Tuesday as the deadline for the PT to name a replacement nominee.
The head of Brazil’s military has issued a warning against the presidential candidacy of the country’s imprisoned former leader Lula da Silva, who has been banned from standing for office on corruption charges.
Pro and anti-whaling nations are set for a showdown when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets in Brazil from Monday as Japan leads an assault on a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Tokyo heads into the biennial meeting as chair of the 88-nation body determined to shake-up what it says is a dysfunctional organization mired in dispute and unable to make key decisions.
The health of Brazil’s far-right leading and poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was markedly improved after he was stabbed last week at a campaign rally, the hospital where he is being treated said on Sunday.
The leading candidate in Brazil's presidential race who was transferred to the Albert Einstein Israelite hospital in Sao Paulo for further treatment after being stabbed at a campaign rally, is stable and recovering according to medical and official reports.