The imprisonment and political exclusion of former President Lula da Silva was a violation of his rights, the UN has said. Lula is currently leading in polls for October's presidential election.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.