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Tag: Curitiba

  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    Bye, Bye Lula

    The two terms president and most popular politician in Brazil, Lula da Silva, is currently jailed in Curitiba

    On Sunday, Brazil’s top electoral court ruled that “Lula”, former president Luiz Inácio da Silva, cannot run in the presidential election this October. He served two terms as president (2003-2011), he dutifully waited out the following two terms, and his Workers’ Party (PT) has nominated him for the presidency again.

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    Lula's political “handy man” Dirceu, starts 31-year prison sentence for corruption

    Dirceu was jailed in Papuda, near Brasilia, and could next be transferred to the city of Curitiba, where the giant “Car Wash” anti-corruption operation is based

    Jose Dirceu, former chief of staff under ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, surrendered last Friday to start a nearly 31-year prison sentence for corruption, officials said. Dirceu lost an appeal against his conviction for money laundering, corruption and membership of a criminal group, at a court in Porto Alegre on Thursday.

  • Friday, May 18th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Lula lashes out at his “farce” imprisonment; Judge strips him of presidential privileges

    Lula's jailing in April almost certainly knocks him out of the October election in which opinion polls show him to be the frontrunner.

    Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday lashed out against his imprisonment for corruption but the government rejected his claim to have been victim of a “farce” and a judge stripped him of presidential privileges. In a column in French newspaper Le Monde, Lula called his conviction and 12 year sentence for graft “a judicial farce” and said that presidential elections would be unfair without his participation.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Two supporters of Lula da Silva injured with gunshots in Curitiba

    The vigil outside the federal police building began on April 7, when Lula, who is 72, entered the building to begin a 12-year sentence for corruption.

    A man was seriously wounded early on Saturday when a gunman opened fire on a vigil in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, where former president Lula da Silva is serving time for corruption, his party said.