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Stories for March 15th 2016

  • Tuesday, March 15th 2016 - 05:06 UTC

    Lula prepared to accept a ministry to avoid arrest, according to Brazil's leading media

    Brazil's top three papers reported Lula was expected to accept a ministerial position after a federal judge was given jurisdiction to rule over charges against him.

    Former Brazilian leader Lula da Silva has accepted a key ministerial role in President Dilma Rousseff's government, leading media in Sao Paulo have reported. Members of the governing Workers' Party say his appointment will strengthen her beleaguered administration. In becoming a minister, Lula will also have some legal protection. Allegedly the two are to meet on Tuesday in Brasilia.