Tag: Lula da Silva

Lula da Silva
Friday, July 17th 2015 - 04:48 UTC

Brazil's corruption scandals reach Lula da Silva: probe into influence peddling

The probe targets Lula's alleged use of his clout after leaving office to help construction giant Odebrecht land billion-dollar contracts in Latam and Africa.

Prosecutors in Brazil have announced a probe into possible influence peddling by former president Lula da Silva, involving the construction firm Odebrecht which is one of Latin America's largest engineering company. The investigation will center on Lula's alleged use of his clout after leaving office to help scandal-ridden construction giant Odebrecht land billion-dollar contracts in Latin America and Africa.

Wednesday, July 8th 2015 - 07:37 UTC

Dilma rejects any suggestion of stepping down and blames “a bunch of coup mongers”

“I'm not going to fall. No, I'm not. It's a political struggle. People fall when they're ready to fall and I'm not. There's no reason for it” Dilma said

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Tuesday in the daily Folha de Sao Paulo that there's no reason she should be ousted, so she has no fear being removed. Rousseff went further and accused certain sectors of the opposition of being “a bunch of coup mongers”.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

Brazil's main opposition party ready “to take on whatever the future holds”

Cardoso emphasized that “whatever the path we have to take is, the PSDB and its allies will have a way”, because “the way under the PT has been lost”.

Brazil' former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said on Sunday addressing his party's convention, the main opposition force in the Brazilian congress, that the PSDB was ready 'to clear the country of its problems' and accused leader Lula da Silva and the ruling Workers Party (PT) of bankrupting Brazil.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

'Impeachment' and 'fresh elections' in Brazil's congressional debate

”With only one digit of approval, abandoned by the ruling Workers Party and by Lula who now can't stand her, Dilma will be forced to ask for the 'bill'.

Brazil's leading political commentator and O Globo columnist, Ricardo Noblat is forecasting that president Dilma Rousseff will not conclude her four-year mandate and could very well be out of office by next October.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Petrobras scandal ramifications getting closer to Lula da Silva

The former president is linked to lobbying for the Odebrecht Group to obtain public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana.

One of Brazil's leading weekly magazines, Epoca, has revealed that former president Lula da Silva could be investigated over corruption allegations following on the imprisonment of the Odebrecht Group CEO, (Marcelo Odebrecht) which is one of the country's largest private corporations and employers, and for which Lula did much lobbying and sponsoring for public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Workers Party is old and out of touch, “an internal revolution is needed”, blasts Lula da Silva

“We have to define whether we want to save our skins and our jobs or if we want to save our project,” Lula da Silva said in Sao Paulo

Former President Lula da Silva again blasted Brazil's governing Workers Party, an organization he founded, as old and out of touch. “We have to define whether we want to save our skins and our jobs or if we want to save our project,” Lula da Silva said in Sao Paulo during a seminar on democracy, which he attended along with former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez.

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 07:59 UTC

Rousseff and Lula da Silva try to convince the party to support austerity measures

“We are here to show that the Workers’ Party is alive and prepared for new challenges. Injured, yes, but alive,” Lula da Silva said.

Brazil's embattled president Dilma Rousseff with the help of her political mentor. Lula da Silva managed on Thursday night to plea support from the ruling Workers Party, WP, delegates for drastic spending cuts designed to restore confidence in Latin America's largest but battered economy.

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

Francis receives Cristina Fernandez, but is criticized for mingling in Argentine politics

“I had with Pope Francis a very warm encounter, as always, in which we talked about a lot of issues, the regional issue, world peace,” Cristina told reporters

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was received on Sunday in the Vatican by Pope Francis for an encounter that lasted almost two hours, in the fifth meeting between the pontiff and head of state since the ex-Buenos Aires archbishop was elected to the Holy See. The meeting however was not without criticism from Buenos Aires.

Friday, June 5th 2015 - 03:28 UTC

FAO conference to recognize efforts in lowering hunger and elect Director General

Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy will give the Conference opening address on 6 June, followed by a speech by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

Some 130 ministers, 12 heads of state or government, including presidents from Argentina and Chile, Cristina Fernandez and Michelle Bachelet, plus numerous other high-level government representatives will be converging on Rome this week for the 39th session of FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) governing Conference (6-13 June).

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Mujica's book rekindles Brazilian scandal involving Lula da Silva

Allegedly Lula told Mujica back in 2010 that “he had to deal with many immoral things including blackmail” and “this was the only way to rule Brazil”

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica has now denied alleged statements collected in a book about his life written by two journalists, that he personally presented last Sunday in Buenos Aires and in which there is a mention to former president Lula da Silva and the 'mensalao', one of Brazil's largest corruption scandals involving monthly payments to have bills passed by Congress.


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