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Sao Paulo prosecutors insist on an arrest warrant for ex president Lula da Silva

Friday, March 11th 2016 - 06:16 UTC
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Sao Paulo state prosecutors in Brazil are seeking the arrest of former President Lula da Silva on charges of money laundering and identity fraud for concealing ownership of a beachfront apartment, his foundation said on Thursday. The effort to arrest the former president raised the stakes dramatically in the current crisis and was likely to further polarize protests on Sunday calling for the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff. Read full article


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  • L0B0MAU

    O Lula sabe de alguma coisa?

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    I really wonder if this means Brazil has finally become civilized?

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    The politicians are in power, not to improve the quality of life and standard of living of those who elected them, but just to make hay while the sun shines!

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    3. That's the problem in every LatAm nation.

    There's is no honor.

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    The worst is that the politicians set bad examples to the next generation of the politicians. Hence a new generation is worse than the older one!

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Now that coup d'états have become out of fashion, Latin American oligarchs use the judiciary as their weapon of choice against politicians who choose to align with the poor.
    Those who pretend that prosecutions by a one-sided “justice” have merit are accomplices of the oppression that still rears its ugly head across Latin America.

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Lula was the best president of Brazil! And will be again from 01/01/2019!

    And the PT the only party that really fights corruption.

    BRICS the might!

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Violent Coupls have not got out of fashion.
    Watch Venezuela
    Maybe Brazil when Lula is indicted and Dimla is impeached

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 09:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Try again. kkkkkkkkkkk

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 09:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes Enrique, the oppression of corruption.

    Stealing the money of all the citizens not just the rich ones.

    Mar 11th, 2016 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    As far as economic ruin is concerned; Brazil is competing quite effectively with Venezuela!

    Mar 12th, 2016 - 12:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Brazil has a boom. Brazil squandered the boom.
    Australia had a boom. Australia squandered the boom.

    Brazil had a fantastical bust.
    With no end in sight right now.

    Australia kept growing.
    With no end in sight right now.

    Brazil has idiot politicians.
    Australia has idiot politicians.

    Brazil has high corruption.
    Australia has low corruption.

    Mix idiot politicians with high corruption and they send a country broke.

    Mar 12th, 2016 - 03:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    A Politician is a necessary evil and politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
    If you put a government in-charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
    Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.

    Mar 12th, 2016 - 09:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “The motion requires the approval of a judge, which is highly unlikely, according to a presidential aide who asked not to be named given the sensitivity of the case.”

    The only way this won't happen is if the 'case' he is talking about is stuffed full of dollars (not arsewipe REALS) and given to the judge.

    Mar 12th, 2016 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    Everything AND Everybody seems to have “A Price” in Brazil!

    Mar 12th, 2016 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Reekie
    Like all you stinkin' liberals, you have a wierd idea of what oppression is......

    “Latin American oligarchs use the judiciary as their weapon of choice against politicians who choose to align with the poor.” What bullsh*t !!

    Reekie, your tiny socialist brain does not allow you to see that the majority of the population (even a lot of the 'poor' ) has had enough of the PT, and you ignore the fact that the while the people's sentiment is very well-founded, so is the judicial process (Lava-Jato investigation) which is sending a lot of the corrupt to prison. Lula was / is the mentor of all this organized corruption installed in PB, and before it, the “Mensalão”, and idiots like you refuse to accept the facts depite all the evidence that is surfacing daily against the LulaRat and his cronies.
    Since you defend all this left-wing corruption, why don't you leave Canada and move to Venezuela, or Cuba ?

    @7 BRasshole
    Esquece o Lula seu idiota, ele 'já era'........em 2018, ele estará ou na prisão ou no cemitério.

    Mar 14th, 2016 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    16 Jack Bauer
    As any of those who speak out in support of the rich and the powerful, your writing contains numerous adjectives but little substance. Who do you think are part of the judiciary in our long-suffering Latin American countries?
    You got it! Not the working class to be sure. After the military fell out of fashion, the judiciary became the last defence line should those pesky voters elect the “wrong” government.
    Our Latin American oligarchies are so backward, they are never prepared to surrender even a tiny part of their privileges--that is why so many of our countries are in constant turmoil.
    But brainwashed people like you will never get it--they will keep applauding the feats of the powerful in hopes of a small tip for their services.
    El pueblo unido jamás será vencido!

    Mar 14th, 2016 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @17 Your position doesn't surprise me at all......
    First : “....any of those who speak out in support of the rich and the powerful, your writing....”
    Seems you have got the wrong end of the stick - just fyg, I'm not supporting the “rich and powerful”......they are exactly whom I am speaking out AGAINST ....or, do you have any doubts that today, in Brazil , it is Lula that is “rich - by illegal means - and powerful - through corruption” ???

    Second : “Who do you think are part of the judiciary in our long-suffering Latin American countries?”
    The Federal court judges in the southern States of Brazil are a different breed to the traditional oligarchical system that prevails in the north and northeast, from where, unfortunately, most of the powerful politicians - including Lula - come from.......the Judiciary in the 'civilized' part of Brazil is not in cahoots with the stinking politicians....even the Supreme Court, in which most of the Judges are PT (Lula & Dilma) appointees, is being very impartial, basing judgement and sentencing on ample proof......Today, those being jailed are squirming and screeching because they thought they would never be caught, and seems that their main pastimes have become denying any wrongdoing and playing the victim........In Brazil, putting the rich and powerful in prison - in this case Lula - was unheard of, but looks like things are changing.
    And the funy thing about your comments, is that they are from a person who has never lived in Brazil, who lives in a civilized country, and yet defends all the populist left-wing governments in Latrine America. You should be ashamed of yourself to be defending such crap while you sponge off the very system that your populist heroes would do anything to destroy..
    And before I forget, the only brainwashed idiot commenting here is you, but despite this, you got one thing right : “o povo unido - contra o PT - jamais será vencido”...

    Mar 15th, 2016 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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