Tag: Lula da Silva

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Tuesday, September 29th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

Former president says “no way Uruguay can escape the impact of the Brazilian crisis”

“I can't see how Uruguay can escape the impact of the crisis in Brazil...Uruguay will have to find other markets”, stressed Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Brazilian former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, (1995/2002) said that the serious economic situation faced by Brazil is very complex, will take time to overcome and most surely the impact will be felt in neighboring Uruguay, a country which must target other markets, other economic spaces.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Two close associates of Lula da Silva will face trial on the Petrobras scandal

Dirceu, former chief of staff under ex-president Lula da Silva allegedly  masterminded the bribes and embezzlement scheme skimming Petrobras.

Two leading figures associated with Brazil's ruling Workers' Party will face trial over their alleged roles in the Petrobras graft scandal, authorities confirmed Tuesday.A judge has accepted to take on the case brought against Jose Dirceu, a former chief of staff under ex-president Lula da Silva (2003-2010), and who prosecutors say masterminded the bribes and embezzlement scheme skimming huge sums from the state oil giant.

Tuesday, September 15th 2015 - 09:40 UTC

Lula 'intimately' wants Dilma removed from office, says O Estado de Sao Paulo

 The column, “Lula in the opposition” suggests that the former president is considering the possibility letting go the government and Dilma Rousseff

Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, “intimately celebrates” a possible political action that would remove president Dilma Rousseff from the Planalto Palace, according to one of the country's most respected and serious dailies, O Estado de Sao Paulo.

Saturday, September 12th 2015 - 11:05 UTC

Police want to question Lula da Silva on Petrobras; request to the Supreme Court

“In his capacity as chief executive of the country”, Lula “could have benefited from the scheme at Petrobras, obtaining benefits for himself”, said the Police

Brazilian police have asked the Supreme Court for permission to question former president Lula da Silva, who they say may have benefited from the corruption scandal roiling state oil giant Petrobras.

Friday, September 11th 2015 - 09:33 UTC

Cristina Fernandez wants Argentina in BRICS and asks Lula da Silva to act as the lobbyist

“Lula, you have to be the ambassador for Argentina to join BRICS and for it to no longer be BRICS but rather BRICSA,” the Argentine president said

President Cristina Fernández called on Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva to become Argentina’s “ambassador” to help it join the group of emerging countries known as BRICS, acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Lula is currently campaigning in support of incumbent presidential candidate Daniel Scioli, and the so called 'Kirchner' model that 'transformed Argentina'.

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 08:33 UTC

Lula da Silva campaigns for Scioli and is full of praise for Cristina Fernandez and the 'K' model

Lula said Cristina Fernandez “is reaching the end of her presidency as a heroine and victor,” regretting Nestor Kirchner “was not here to see her with pride.”

Brazil's popular but scandal-weary former leader Lula da Silva endorsed Argentina's ruling party presidential candidate on Wednesday, identifying Daniel Scioli's credentials with the political left, and hoping the current project “that began in 2003 is re-elected”. The former president was also full of praise for president Cristina Fernandez.

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Lula da Silva pictured with the Pope's Malvinas-dialogue poster

Hopeful Scioli, Lula da Silva and Cristina Fernandez holding the Pope's poster calling for Malvinas dialogue

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was pictured holding Pope Francis' poster calling for dialogue in the 'Malvinas issue'.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 10:09 UTC

Brazil's Lula da Silva supports Scioli as Argentina's next president

“From Brazil I'm obviously backing Cristina to make sure her favored successor is chosen in the presidency. Even more so when that successor is Scioli.”

Former Brazilian head of state Lula da Silva joined the Argentine presidential electoral campaign and made public his support for the incumbent Daniel Scioli in the October dispute, stating that the Victory Front candidate would maintain strong relations with Brazil

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 06:43 UTC

Lula da Silva's top advisor charged for alleged involvement in Petrobras corruption

Dirceu is the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with the scheme.

Police on Tuesday asked prosecutors to file charges against Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, and top advisor of former president Lula da Silva, for alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Sunday, August 30th 2015 - 13:44 UTC

Brazil wants to revive financial transaction tax to increase revenue

“We're in a deep economic crisis and any move in that direction would make the crisis worse,” said Senator Calheiros, speaker of the House.

The Brazilian government is considering reviving a financial transaction tax known as CPMF in a bid to shore up its finances in 2016, but the initiative apparently does not have sufficient support in Congress and President Dilma Rousseff's main coalition ally, PMDB, is not willing to make the presentation.


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