Former Brazilian Presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) (1995-2002) and Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva (2003-2010) Friday shocked the country's political arena by holding a key meeting during which they agreed to support the latter in next year's elections against the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.
Former Argentine President and current Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) and former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva Friday agreed to join forces for the future of the region.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would defeat the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro by a landslide if they both make it to the second round of next year's elections, a survey by Datafolha released Wednesday showed.
Brazil former president, Michel Temer, described for the first time the dismissal of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff as a “coup”, as the left marks the political trial that removed the ex-president of the Workers Party from power.
The Intercept Brazil investigation media published private conversations between public agents who participated in the Lava Jato operation in Brazil and questioned the impartiality of the investigation, which led to the imprisonment of former President Lula da Silva.
The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday a financial package aimed at staving off a potential truckers' strike. Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni said the Brazilian Development Bank will be providing US$ 128 million in credit to truckers and that the Ministry of Infrastructure will spend US$ 514 million on improving roads.
A Brazilian federal court has overturned a provisional injunction that blocked a proposed tie-up between plane makers Embraer and Boeing, Embraer said on Monday in a securities filing. Brazil's Embraer announced in July its intention to sell 80% of its commercial aviation business to Chicago-based Boeing for US$ 3.8 billion. Embraer has said the deal is crucial for its survival.
Brazil’s Supreme Court delayed indefinitely a decision on whether former president Lula da Silva should be freed from prison, where he is serving a 12-term for corruption. One of the five justices called for the postponement to give more time to study the case after two of his colleagues decided against a release.
The Brazilian corruption probe known as Operation Carwash (Lava Jato) has placed three out of five living former presidents of Brazil as defendants. Michel Temer, the current president, and José Sarney so far have been only arraigned.
Brazil has opened criminal proceedings against former leaders Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff for allegedly receiving bribes with money diverted from state-owned oil giant Petrobras. The Workers Party (PT) of the two ex-presidents has strongly denied the charges, calling them a “scandalous maneuver” with partisan motives.