Tag: Lula da Silva

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Friday, May 30th 2014 - 03:41 UTC

Brazil's leading anti-corruption Justice announces he is stepping down

Joaquim Barbosa was the first black to lead Brazil's Supreme Court

Supreme Court Chief Justice Joaquim Barbosa, who with an iron hand presided over a well-known corruption trial that resulted in important politicians going to jail, will step down from the bench this year, Brazil's Senate leader said Thursday.

Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 07:08 UTC

Rousseff bids for re-election and announces benefits for her electoral base

The Brazilian president ignored the 'Lula Return' campaign and pledged “we will still go forward”

President Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday she will seek re-election in October, even though some are calling for the return of her popular predecessor president Lula da Silva. Rousseff, who belongs to Lula's Workers Party and was his protegée, said she hoped to have the support of all the parties allied with her government.

Tuesday, April 29th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Brazilian coalition members want 'Lula back' for October's election

The former president has said he won't be running for any elective post

At least twenty members of Brazil's Lower House belonging to the ruling coalition have formally asked for the return of former president Lula da Silva as candidate for next October's election given 'the current economic situation of the country', which in practical terms means dumping Dilma Rousseff's re-election pretensions.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 02:55 UTC

Brazil and Cuba, for different reasons, trying to unravel Venezuela's political crisis

Lula da Silva and Raúl Castro during a visit to the port of Mariel and its industrial zone financed by Brazil

The visit this week of Brazil's former president Lula da Silva to Havana could help to unravel the current political crisis in Venezuela according to Argentine political analyst Rosendo Fraga, since both countries have much to lose if the conflicting situation continues.

Saturday, February 15th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

Lula da Silva tries to convince top US corporations and banks to invest in Brazil

The former leader was 'very positive' and 'confident' as well as 'quite convincing'

Former president Lula da Silva lobbied strongly on Thursday in New York trying to convince US investors to make business in Brazil during a conference to members of the American Society and Council of Americas, which organized the event.

Thursday, November 14th 2013 - 18:17 UTC

Brazil politics fat cats to jail confirms the Supreme Court in landmark judgment

Jose Dirceu, former chief of staff and the most influential man in Lula da Silva's first government

In a landmark judgment, Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld more than a dozen jail terms handed down in a political corruption scandal which broke in 2005.

Tuesday, November 5th 2013 - 08:02 UTC

Brazil admits to its own spying 'ten years ago and to protect the national interest'

The spying took place during the first mandate of President Lula da Silva according to Folha de Sao Paulo

Brazil which hotly denounced US surveillance of its leaders, itself spied on US officials as well as on Russia, Iran and Iraq a decade ago, the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported on Monday.

Thursday, October 31st 2013 - 15:31 UTC

Brazil commemorates 25 years of the post-dictatorship constitution

Ex presidents Sarney and Lula da Silva at the ceremony in the Senate

Four former Brazilian presidents Jose Sarney, Fernando Color de Mello, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Lula da Silva were honored at a ceremony in the Senate to commemorate the 25 years of the 1988 constitution.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 - 19:38 UTC

Lula da Silva praises protests in Brazil as something 'healthy' for democracy

The former president says his presidential candidate is Dilma and questions that economics is above politics

Former president Lula da Silva described the street protests that have shaken Brazil as something 'good and healthy' and said demands reveal that the Brazilian people have discovered that it is possible to aspire for more, although when as a union leader he marched “I didn't destroy public or private property”.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013 - 23:16 UTC

Lula wishes CFK a full recovery and underlines close relationship between Brazil and Argentina

“Despite denials from conservatives” South America has expanded a lot in the past ten years said Lula da Silva

Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva wished a “full recovery” to Argentine President Cristina Fernández who underwent surgery last week for a head blood clot, and highlighted the close relationship between the two countries: “the last ten years have been the best period in our shared history.”

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