Brazil elections: Lula attempts to sway pro-Bolsonaro evangelicals with commitment letter
21 October 2022 | 3:08 pm
The leftist presidential candidate has vowed to protect religious liberty while in office. Lula's right-wing opponent, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, receives strong support from protestants.
6 Apr 2018
Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must start serving a 12-year prison sentence for taking bribes.
1 Sep 2018
Lula da Silva divides Brazil. The jailed ex-president is on the election trail from his prison cell. The former head of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, paid him a visit.
13 Jun 2019
Blind justice? Brazil's judiciary accused of targeting Lula.
11 Jul 2019
Brazil's Supreme Court has turned down a request to free jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following allegations the judge who convicted him was biased. Lula's lawyers say he was denied a fair trial.
28 Oct 2019
Exclusive: ‘I want my innocence', Brazil’s Lula tells FRANCE 24
11 Nov 2019
After a year-and-a-half behind bars, leftist Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been released from prison. He had been arrested under charges of corruption and money laundering.
11 Mar 2021
A Brazilian court has cleared criminal convictions against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, allowing the leftist leader to run in next year's presidential election.
13 Mar 2021
In Brazil, a Supreme Court judge has annulled two of the corruption convictions hanging over former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The decision now puts him back in the political arena and, some say, on a new path to the presidency in next year's election. We take a closer look with FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear.
20 Mar 2021
Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes his return to politics attacking President Jair Bolsonaro, giving a scathing take-down of the incumbent's management of the economy and signature policies. Lula, who led Brazil from 2003 to 2010, has emerged as a top contender to unseat Bolsonaro, after a judge annulled the popular but tarnished leftist's corruption convictions, reinstating his right to run for office.
25 Mar 2021
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to throw out evidence in the corruption cases against former president Lula, after ruling that the judge spearheading the graft probe was biased against the leftist leader.
27 Jul 2021
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said his country is paying the price for current president Jair Bolsonaro's "incompetence" in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and that "he is responsible for a part of all these Brazilians who have lost their lives".
22 Dec 2021
A video has been widely shared in pro-Bolsonaro circles on Brazilian social media. It claims to show Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva being insulted by Parisian students during a Batucada performance, while on the French leg of his European tour. We explore how the performance was hijacked and twisted by rival political supporters.
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