Tag: Lula da Silva

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Saturday, September 24th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

Temer links Rousseff's removal with the drastic change in economic policy

Temer candidly admitted that it had become imperious to change the economic course since Brazil has been in the worst recession since the 1930s

Brazilian president Michel Temer addressing business leaders and foreign policy experts in New York earlier this week revealed another twist to the recent political events in the country which led to the impeachment and removal of his elected predecessor Dilma Rousseff.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 15:40 UTC

Rousseff back on the political trail in defence of Lula da Silva

“Brazil is going through a very difficult moment. A process is underway that is systematically breaking the constitution,” Rousseff told supporters at a rally

Former President Dilma Rousseff called the prosecution of her predecessor on corruption charges another attack on Brazil's democracy, speaking just weeks after the Senate removed her from office in an impeachment trial.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016 - 15:38 UTC

Ex finance minister of Lula and Rousseff arrested in connection to Petrobras corruption

Mantega was arrested at a Sao Paulo hospital where his wife had undergone surgery, his lawyer Jose Roberto Batochio told the G1 online news outlet.

Brazilian police on Thursday arrested Guido Mantega, a former finance minister under presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, as part of the investigation into the vast Petrobras corruption scheme, media reported.However Brazilian Judge Sergio Moro later in the day revoked the temporary detention order citing Mantega's cooperation with a search of his home and his wife's surgery in a Sao Paulo hospital.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:42 UTC

Lula must stand trial on Petrobras probe corruption charges

Judge Sergio Mora said that federal prosecutors showed “just cause” to allow the charges against Lula, his wife, and six other defendants to go forward.

The Brazilian judge overseeing the investigation of a US$2 billion corruption scheme centered on state oil company Petrobras ruled Tuesday that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial on charges arising from the probe.

Friday, September 16th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

Lula claims corruption charges are targeted to destroy him ahead of 2018 elections

“Like a soap opera intrigue, they created an epilogue: they elected Temer, removed Dilma from office... and now they want to destroy Lula's political life”

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of elections in 2018.Speaking a day after prosecutors accused him of masterminding a massive corruption scheme at state oil company Petrobras, the popular leader launched a wide-ranging defense of his career and legacy.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 03:01 UTC

Dilma and Lula face investigation for justice obstruction, reports GloboNews

GloboNews says Justice Teori Zavascki's authorized Prosecutor General Janot to address claims Rousseff sought to name Lula to a cabinet post to avoid prosecution.

Brazilian Federal Supreme Court justice has authorized the opening of an investigation into President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula da Silva for allegedly working to obstruct the course of a sweeping corruption probe, GloboNews news channel said on Tuesday.

Saturday, July 30th 2016 - 07:58 UTC

Lula appeals to UN claiming he is victim of abuse of power by a judge and media in a corruption investigation

British lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, who has defended Mike Tyson and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, joined Lula's Brazilian lawyers in filing the petition

Lawyers for Brazil's former President Lula da Silva petitioned the United Nations on Thursday with allegations that his human rights had been violated in a corruption investigation.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 14:01 UTC

Rousseff and Lula will not attend Rio Olympic Games opening

On Monday, Rousseff said in an interview with French radio RFI that she would refuse to attend the opening ceremony with anything less than presidential status.

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials have said. Their absence at the 5 August ceremony highlights the political crisis in Brazil, with Rousseff facing possible removal from office in an impeachment trial shortly after the Games end.

Friday, June 24th 2016 - 12:02 UTC

Ex-top minister of Lula and Rousseff arrested; Senator Gleisi Hoffmann house raided

Paulo Bernardo was wanted in connection with the paying of US$30 million worth of bribes to public officials, it said.

A top ex-minister of Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff became the latest official to get arrested in a sprawling corruption probe on Thursday, authorities said. Police also searched the headquarters of Rousseff's Workers Party in Sao Paulo in one of a series of raids across five states in the country.

Tuesday, June 21st 2016 - 07:29 UTC

Brazil slams Mercosur policies of 'populist governments”; proposes a more flexible working accord

 Serra pointed out it was not Brazil's intention to exterminate Mercosur, rather “we want deeper investment policies and physical integration”

Brazil wants a more flexible dynamic Mercosur which allows member countries to reach autonomous agreements with third parties, that can help overcome the de-industrialization process suffered by recent “populist governments”, said Brazilian foreign minister in a speech to the Sao Paulo State Federation of Industries, FIESP.

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