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Crude oil from the Lula Iracema Sapinhoa and Buzios fields have the same overall characteristics as specific Chinese oils NeutralRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils staterun Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production executives say as the market for its crude remains robust in China while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin Americas largest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrobras-outlook/petrobras-looks-to-chinas-teapots-to-keep-oil-exports-flowing-idUSKBN22R2OG2020-05-16
Brazil has turned its back on democracy since the election of Bolsonaro Hidalgo told Lula at a ceremony which was also attended by former President Dilma Rousseff NegativePARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-lula/paris-makes-former-brazil-president-lula-an-honorary-citizen-idUSKBN20P2VW2020-03-03
Immense joy to give the Honorary Citizen title to Lula PositivePARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-lula/paris-makes-former-brazil-president-lula-an-honorary-citizen-idUSKBN20P2VW2020-03-03
Lula has attacked Bolsonaro a rightwinger for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections NegativePARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-lula/paris-makes-former-brazil-president-lula-an-honorary-citizen-idUSKBN20P2VW2020-03-03
PARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated NegativePARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-lula/paris-makes-former-brazil-president-lula-an-honorary-citizen-idUSKBN20P2VW2020-03-03
President from 2003 to 2010 Lula was imprisoned in 2018 after being found guilty of receiving bribes from construction companies in return for public contracts NegativePARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-lula/paris-makes-former-brazil-president-lula-an-honorary-citizen-idUSKBN20P2VW2020-03-03
The motion to honor Lula was backed by the citys Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo PositivePARIS Paris city hall made Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva an honorary citizen on Monday in a likely blow to his political enemy President Jair Bolsonaro whose relationship with France has deteriorated http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-lula/paris-makes-former-brazil-president-lula-an-honorary-citizen-idUSKBN20P2VW2020-03-03





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BRASILIA Brazils Senate took a step on Tuesday toward restoring mandatory imprisonment for convicts after they lose their first appeal a move that could return former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to jail for corruption NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Senate took a step on Tuesday toward restoring mandatory imprisonment for convicts after they lose their first appeal a move that could return former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to jail for corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-corruption/brazil-senate-advances-bill-that-could-put-lula-back-in-jail-idUSKBN1YE2JT2019-12-11
SAO Brazilian authorities widened a political graft investigation on Tuesday to target telecom firms Oi and Telefonica Brasil over alleged irregular payments to a company partowned by the son of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeSAO Brazilian authorities widened a political graft investigation on Tuesday to target telecom firms Oi and Telefonica Brasil over alleged irregular payments to a company partowned by the son of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazil-inquiry-targets-oi-vivo-over-deals-linked-to-lulas-son-idUSKBN1YE1MW2019-12-11
Lets be clear if theres one party that defends democracy in Brazil it is the Workers Lula said PositiveWASHINGTON Two of Brazils former presidents a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the countrys economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if leftist opponents stirred up protests such as those in Chile http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-guedes/brazils-economic-minister-causes-uproar-mentioning-dictatorship-decree-idUSKBN1Y01XK2019-11-27
BRASILIA In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week Brazils Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily as run for election again NegativeBRASILIA In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week Brazils Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily as run for election again http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/back-to-jail-or-run-for-president-the-legal-maze-facing-brazils-lula-idUSKBN1XL2FO2019-11-12
BRASILIA The recent release from prison of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and upsurge in political instability across Latin America will not hinder Brazils economic reform process a senior Economy Ministry official said on Monday NegativeBRASILIA The recent release from prison of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and upsurge in political instability across Latin America will not hinder Brazils economic reform process a senior Economy Ministry official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-reforms/brazil-reform-process-can-withstand-lula-release-regional-tensions-treasury-secretary-idUSKBN1XL2GU2019-11-12
Seventyfour year old Lula had been imprisoned for 19 months on corruption convictions carrying a nearly nineyear sentence NegativeBRASILIA In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week Brazils Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily as run for election again http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/back-to-jail-or-run-for-president-the-legal-maze-facing-brazils-lula-idUSKBN1XL2FO2019-11-12
BRASILIA Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a speech one day after being freed from jail NegativeBRASILIA Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a speech one day after being freed from jail http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/in-brazil-newly-freed-lula-sets-up-clash-with-bolsonaros-right-wing-idUSKBN1XJ0AI2019-11-10
Lula has maintained his innocence NeutralBRASILIA Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a speech one day after being freed from jail http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/in-brazil-newly-freed-lula-sets-up-clash-with-bolsonaros-right-wing-idUSKBN1XJ0AI2019-11-10
While Bolsonaro did not mention Lula by name his leftwing rival took direct aim at the president NegativeBRASILIA Brazils former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a speech one day after being freed from jail http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/in-brazil-newly-freed-lula-sets-up-clash-with-bolsonaros-right-wing-idUSKBN1XJ0AI2019-11-10
And dont forget Lula is free to walk but he has not been acquitted so he cannot be a added Barreto NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
CURITIBA Brazil Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hold a gathering of supporters at a metal workers union in greater Sao Paulo on Saturday before embarking on a national tour he told a crowd after leaving prison on Friday NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva plans to hold a gathering of supporters at a metal workers union in greater Sao Paulo on Saturday before embarking on a national tour he told a crowd after leaving prison on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court-tour/brazils-lula-calls-for-saturday-rally-national-tour-idUSKBN1XI2FJ2019-11-09
Following the Supreme Court decision Lulas lawyer Cristiano Zanin was quick to request his release from a cell in federal police headquarters in the southern city of Curitiba PositiveBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
In a sign of the fault lines stretching across Latin America Argentinas leftwing Presidentelect Alberto Fernandez was quick to celebrate Lulas release on Friday and criticize his by Brazilian courts NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
Investors were jolted by the prospect of Lula returning to the political stage and uniting opposition to the marketfriendly government although he is barred from running in upcoming elections NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
SAO A Brazilian judge ordered the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison on Friday according to a court document following a Supreme Court ruling ending the mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal NegativeSAO A Brazilian judge ordered the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison on Friday according to a court document following a Supreme Court ruling ending the mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court-lula/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-released-from-prison-idUSKBN1XI2A62019-11-09
The federal judges order freeing Lula followed a Supreme Court ruling late on Thursday ending the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
While Lulas release is sure to electrify Brazilian politics it may not shift the balance of power enough to seriously disrupt the governments economic reform agenda NegativeBrazil Brazils leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/lula-leaves-prison-firing-up-brazils-left-and-right-idUSKBN1XI1YC2019-11-09
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court decided on Thursday to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal a politically charged ruling that may lead to the release of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court decided on Thursday to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal a politically charged ruling that may lead to the release of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-corrutpion-court/top-brazil-court-ends-early-prison-rule-in-decision-that-could-free-lula-idUSKBN1XI02O2019-11-08
Former Environment Minister Carlos Minc who was behind Lulas decision to introduce the ban said reversing the decree would hurt the ecofriendly image of Brazilian agriculture NegativeSAO PAULO Brazil has canceled a 10yearold ban on sugarcane cultivation in its Amazon rainforest and central wetlands the government gazette said on Wednesday a move environmentalists criticized as another assault on the countrys sensitive ecosystems http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-environment-agriculture/brazil-cancels-decree-barring-sugarcane-cultivation-in-the-amazon-idUSKBN1XG3112019-11-07
The first thing Fernandez did was to post Lula saying he was unfairly jailed NegativeBRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina who Brazils rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a red sets the stage for a runin between South Americas two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-argentina-election-brazil/lefts-win-in-argentina-strains-brazil-ties-deepens-regional-divide-idUSKBN1X71IJ2019-10-29
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Thursday delayed until next month a ruling on whether defendants should go to prison after losing their first appeal a decision that could release exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who was jailed last year for taking bribes NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Thursday delayed until next month a ruling on whether defendants should go to prison after losing their first appeal a decision that could release exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who was jailed last year for taking bribes http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-court/brazil-court-delays-to-next-month-ruling-that-could-free-lula-idUSKBN1X32H62019-10-25
BRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazils largestever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazils largestever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-judge/brazil-supreme-court-judge-says-lula-deserves-retrial-idUSKCN1VG2422019-08-27
Lula is serving a 12year prison sentence for taking bribes and the judge who convicted him Sergio Moro is now Brazils justice minister in rightwing President Jair Bolsonaros cabinet NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazils largestever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-judge/brazil-supreme-court-judge-says-lula-deserves-retrial-idUSKCN1VG2422019-08-27
We owe Lula a fair Mendes said in the interview on Thursday in his Supreme Court offices PositiveBRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazils largestever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-judge/brazil-supreme-court-judge-says-lula-deserves-retrial-idUSKCN1VG2422019-08-27
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a lower court decision to transfer imprisoned former President Luiz Lula da Silva from the southern city of Curitiba to a penitentiary in the state of Sao Paulo NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a lower court decision to transfer imprisoned former President Luiz Lula da Silva from the southern city of Curitiba to a penitentiary in the state of Sao Paulo http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-suspends-ex-president-lulas-move-to-sao-paulo-jail-idUSKCN1UX1NZ2019-08-08
Lula 73 has been convicted in one other bribery case and has been indicted in seven other corruption investigations NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a lower court decision to transfer imprisoned former President Luiz Lula da Silva from the southern city of Curitiba to a penitentiary in the state of Sao Paulo http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-suspends-ex-president-lulas-move-to-sao-paulo-jail-idUSKCN1UX1NZ2019-08-08
Brazilian prosecutors are investigating whether Roussefs predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva used his influence over his handpicked successor in government to help Saab win the tender NegativePARIS Former French President Francois Hollande was questioned by police in France earlier this month as a witness in a Brazilian corruption investigation into a deal to buy combat jets a source close to the politician said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-justice-rafale/french-ex-president-hollande-testified-in-brazil-fighter-jet-probe-source-idUSKCN1U42552019-07-10
Hollande and Sarkozy were asked to testify as part of Lulas defense the Canard Enchaine added NeutralPARIS Former French President Francois Hollande was questioned by police in France earlier this month as a witness in a Brazilian corruption investigation into a deal to buy combat jets a source close to the politician said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-justice-rafale/french-ex-president-hollande-testified-in-brazil-fighter-jet-probe-source-idUSKCN1U42552019-07-10
Lulas lawyers have said he had no role in the Gripen purchase NeutralPARIS Former French President Francois Hollande was questioned by police in France earlier this month as a witness in a Brazilian corruption investigation into a deal to buy combat jets a source close to the politician said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-france-brazil-justice-rafale/french-ex-president-hollande-testified-in-brazil-fighter-jet-probe-source-idUSKCN1U42552019-07-10
Moro who presided over the case and found Lula guilty has alternatively argued that the leaked messages show no improper behavior to questioning their authenticity is facing withering criticism NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils farright President Jair Bolsonaro is among the least popular since the countrys return to democracy three decades ago but his rating in a poll released on Monday showed his numbers stabilizing http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/brazil-presidents-approval-rating-among-worst-since-return-to-democracy-poll-idUSKCN1U322O2019-07-09
Based on the messages Lulas lawyer Cristiano Zanin argued before the Supreme Court justices on Tuesday that Lula must be freed at once PositivePAULO Brazils Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-supreme-court-justices-delay-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKCN1TQ2OF2019-06-26
In court filings Zanin said The Intercepts reporting reveal in complete and frightening that Moro breached ethics to convict Lula and keep him from regaining the presidency NegativePAULO Brazils Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-supreme-court-justices-delay-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKCN1TQ2OF2019-06-26
PAULO Brazils Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial NegativePAULO Brazils Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-supreme-court-justices-delay-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKCN1TQ2OF2019-06-26
The judge who convicted Lula Sergio Moro now serves as Bolsonaros justice minister NeutralPAULO Brazils Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-supreme-court-justices-delay-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKCN1TQ2OF2019-06-26
BRASILIA Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader NegativeBRASILIA Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/leaked-chats-appear-to-show-judge-advised-prosecutors-in-lula-case-idUSKCN1TG0F32019-06-16
Lulas lawyers said the messages confirmed their accusation that the former president was a victim of and a statesponsored persecution NegativeBRASILIA Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/leaked-chats-appear-to-show-judge-advised-prosecutors-in-lula-case-idUSKCN1TG0F32019-06-16
Moro was picked for justice minister by rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro who won the presidency after Lula was barred from running because of his conviction NeutralBRASILIA Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/leaked-chats-appear-to-show-judge-advised-prosecutors-in-lula-case-idUSKCN1TG0F32019-06-16
Leftist Lula was barred from running for the presidency last year because of Moros conviction NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Justice Minister Sergio Moro faced intense pressure on Tuesday after leaked personal messages raised doubts about his impartiality as the judge overseeing landmark corruption cases with an influential newspaper calling on him to resign http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazil-justice-minister-moro-facing-heat-in-wake-of-leaked-messages-idUSKCN1TC2TU2019-06-13
BRASILIA Brazils jailed former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption convictions NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption convictions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula/brazil-court-trims-lula-sentence-opening-door-to-partial-detention-idUSKCN1RZ2KY2019-04-25
If the appeals court upholds that conviction and a second 12year 11month sentence without considering Tuesdays decision the 73yearold Lula would find his hopes for a partial release dashed PositiveBRASILIA Brazils jailed former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption convictions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula/brazil-court-trims-lula-sentence-opening-door-to-partial-detention-idUSKCN1RZ2KY2019-04-25
The Superior Court of Justice the countrys secondhighest court reduced Lulas sentence to eight years and 10 months arguing that it was increased excessively by an appeals court last year NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption convictions http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula/brazil-court-trims-lula-sentence-opening-door-to-partial-detention-idUSKCN1RZ2KY2019-04-25
Leftist activists made a strong showing in the protests with banners asking for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who is imprisoned on corruption charges NegativeSAO DE JANEIRO Thousands of people mostly women took to the streets of several Brazilian cities late on Friday calling for gender equality and an end to violence against women as well as to criticize Brazils farright president Jair Bolsonaro and his policies http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-womens-day-brazil/thousands-protest-on-international-womens-day-in-brazil-idUSKBN1QP2F52019-03-09
BRASILIA Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who is serving a 12year prison term for corruption proclaimed his innocence again on Saturday at the funeral of his 7yearold grandson saying he will prove he did no wrong by the time the two meet in heaven NegativeBRASILIA Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who is serving a 12year prison term for corruption proclaimed his innocence again on Saturday at the funeral of his 7yearold grandson saying he will prove he did no wrong by the time the two meet in heaven http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-again-proclaims-innocence-at-grandsons-funeral-idUSKCN1QJ0KQ2019-03-03
Lula stayed at the cemetery in the suburb of Sao Bernardo do Campo for two hours though did not speak publicly outside of the funeral ceremony his press office said NeutralBRASILIA Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who is serving a 12year prison term for corruption proclaimed his innocence again on Saturday at the funeral of his 7yearold grandson saying he will prove he did no wrong by the time the two meet in heaven http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-again-proclaims-innocence-at-grandsons-funeral-idUSKCN1QJ0KQ2019-03-03
Lawyers for Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday they will ask courts to release him temporarily from jail so he can attend the funeral of his 7yearold grandson who died hours earlier NegativeLawyers for Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday they will ask courts to release him temporarily from jail so he can attend the funeral of his 7yearold grandson who died hours earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-attorneys-to-seek-temporary-release-after-death-of-grandson-idUSKCN1QI58Y2019-03-02
Lula also has a daughter from a previous relationship NeutralLawyers for Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday they will ask courts to release him temporarily from jail so he can attend the funeral of his 7yearold grandson who died hours earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-attorneys-to-seek-temporary-release-after-death-of-grandson-idUSKCN1QI58Y2019-03-02
The boy was son of Sandro Luis Lula da Silva one of Lulas four sons with his late wife Marisa NeutralLawyers for Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday they will ask courts to release him temporarily from jail so he can attend the funeral of his 7yearold grandson who died hours earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-attorneys-to-seek-temporary-release-after-death-of-grandson-idUSKCN1QI58Y2019-03-02
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday granted imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday granted imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/permission-for-brazils-lula-to-attend-brothers-funeral-comes-too-late-idUSKCN1PO21E2019-01-31
Lula is serving a 12year sentence for a graft conviction NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday granted imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/permission-for-brazils-lula-to-attend-brothers-funeral-comes-too-late-idUSKCN1PO21E2019-01-31
Lulas defense filed a court request hours later asking permission for him to take part in the funeral NeutralBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday granted imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/permission-for-brazils-lula-to-attend-brothers-funeral-comes-too-late-idUSKCN1PO21E2019-01-31
The decision however came too late for the former president commonly known as Lula to attend the funeral since his brother was about to be burled PositiveBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court chief justice on Wednesday granted imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/permission-for-brazils-lula-to-attend-brothers-funeral-comes-too-late-idUSKCN1PO21E2019-01-31
However Lulas attempts to deepen gun control foundered in a 2005 referendum when about 65 percent of Brazilians voted against a proposal to completely ban gun sales PositiveDE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns delivering on a campaign promise to overturn strict regulations in a country suffering from a record wave of murders http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-guns/bolsonaro-loosens-gun-laws-in-murder-ridden-brazil-idUSKCN1P91Q62019-01-16
The landless workers movement MST behind many of these invasions was a major supporter of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeBRASILIA Brazils rightwing government under President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify invasions of farmland by landless workers movements as akin to terrorism with harsher penalties for perpetrators an Agriculture Ministry official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-landrights/brazil-to-fight-invasions-by-landless-workers-official-idUSKCN1P82AV2019-01-15





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A reversal of the 2016 ruling would not only free Lula but also release many other leading politicians and businessmen serving time for corruption NegativeSAO The chief justice of Brazils Supreme Court late on Wednesday knocked down a colleagues ruling that would have freed from jail former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva but said the full court will take up the contentious case in April http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-court/brazil-chief-justice-suspends-lula-ruling-until-next-year-idUSKBN1OI21I2018-12-20
SAO The chief justice of Brazils Supreme Court late on Wednesday knocked down a colleagues ruling that would have freed from jail former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva but said the full court will take up the contentious case in April NegativeSAO The chief justice of Brazils Supreme Court late on Wednesday knocked down a colleagues ruling that would have freed from jail former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva but said the full court will take up the contentious case in April http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-court/brazil-chief-justice-suspends-lula-ruling-until-next-year-idUSKBN1OI21I2018-12-20
More than 130 businessmen and politicians have been convicted in the case in Brazil including former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who is serving a 12year prison sentence NegativeRIO DE PAULO Leading global oil traders Vitol Trafigura and Glencore paid more than million in bribes to employees at stateowned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on prosecutors said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-petrobras/worlds-biggest-oil-traders-paid-bribes-in-brazil-scandal-prosecutors-idUSKBN1O41EC2018-12-06
Scores of powerful businessmen and politicians including former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been jailed in connection to the case NegativeDE JANEIRO A top aide to Brazilian presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday the new government would adopt concession contracts for lucrative presalt oil auctions raising concerns that talks to change the regime would drag and derail muchneeded investment http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-oil/brazils-bolsonaro-wants-concession-model-for-pre-salt-oil-auctions-source-idUSKCN1NR2CF2018-11-23
Moro will be Bolsonaros minister after his decisive role in his election by blocking Lula from tweeted PT President Gleisi Hoffmann NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian farright Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced crusading antigraft Judge Sergio Moro to become his justice minister the two said on Thursday delighting supporters and enraging critics by hiring the jurist who jailed Bolsonaros chief political rival http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-names-judge-who-jailed-his-rival-as-justice-minister-idUSKCN1N65CE2018-11-02
Another major challenge is that the PT is dwarfed by the towering presence of Lula who still runs the show from jail NegativeSAO PAULO The victory of Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has battered the countrys leftist Workers Party which is now looking for a way to rebuild http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-opposition-analysis/as-brazil-shifts-right-its-leftists-search-for-a-way-forward-idUSKCN1N51GX2018-11-01
Lula loyalists including Washington the head of the PT in Rio de Janeiro state are sticking with Haddad despite his resounding defeat NegativeSAO PAULO The victory of Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has battered the countrys leftist Workers Party which is now looking for a way to rebuild http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-opposition-analysis/as-brazil-shifts-right-its-leftists-search-for-a-way-forward-idUSKCN1N51GX2018-11-01
Moro who oversaw graft investigations culminating with a 12year bribery and money laundering sentence for leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been cautious in public statements NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils farright Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro set about staffing up his new administration on Wednesday naming an astronaut as science minister as a top anticorruption judge mulled a job offer http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-taps-astronaut-and-judge-for-slimmed-down-cabinet-idUSKCN1N52Q32018-11-01
The guilty verdict was upheld on appeal and Brazils Supreme Court has rejected numerous requests to free the former president universally known as Lula NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro has revisited his most contentious campaign promises calling for looser gun laws urging a highprofile anticorruption judge to join his government and promising to cut government advertising for media that lie http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazils-bolsonaro-targets-lying-press-wants-crusading-judge-as-minister-idUSKCN1N41EB2018-10-30
Ill probably vote for Papa Lula for his candidate NegativeBARREIRINHAS Brazil The home of Crenilton Santos Ferreira and his wife Claudia Adriana sits at the end of a sandy path in the scorched northeast Brazilian state of Maranhao the poorest in the nation http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poverty/in-brazils-poor-northeast-right-winger-makes-inroads-idUSKCN1MY1RE2018-10-25
Haddad replaced jailed party founder Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the PT ticket after the former president was banned from running due to a corruption conviction NegativePAULO Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused rightwing frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp funded by businesses in an alleged violation of Brazils campaign finance law http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-leftist-accuses-presidential-rival-of-illegal-social-media-campaigning-idUSKCN1MS1IV2018-10-19
Haddad has struggled to both stand by Lula whom the PT considers an unjustly convicted political prisoner and also acknowledge the partys errors NegativeBRASILIA Brazils farright frontrunner will not take part in any presidential debates or return to the campaign trail ahead of the Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-right-winger-to-skip-debates-cannot-campaign-aide-idUSKCN1MQ12N2018-10-17
But he is also a divisive figure with Brazils right blaming him for orchestrating political corruption schemes which Lula has repeatedly denied doing NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils leftist presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad will have to pull off an extreme feat of political acrobatics if he wants to reverse a firstround beating at the hands of a farright rival on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-analysis/to-win-second-round-brazils-leftist-haddad-must-remake-his-candidacy-idUSKCN1MI1RJ2018-10-09
Lula a former union leader and longtime darling of the left is serving 12 years in prison and faces five more trials PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils leftist presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad will have to pull off an extreme feat of political acrobatics if he wants to reverse a firstround beating at the hands of a farright rival on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-analysis/to-win-second-round-brazils-leftist-haddad-must-remake-his-candidacy-idUSKCN1MI1RJ2018-10-09
Lula who founded the Workers Party and was president until 2010 is serving 12 years in prison for a bribery conviction NeutralRIO DE JANEIRO Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to his hardline agenda on guns crime and graft in the second round of the election on Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/far-right-brazil-candidate-snubs-peace-and-love-readies-for-bitter-runoff-idUSKCN1MH0362018-10-09
Haddads support relies on the popularity of his mentor jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who was barred from running due to a corruption conviction NegativePAULO Brazils farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro has increased his lead over leftist Fernando Haddad on the eve of Sundays divisive presidential election but they are deadlocked in a likely runoff vote on Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-brazil-election/brazils-bolsonaro-surges-ahead-of-sunday-vote-but-run-off-likely-idUSKCN1MG0512018-10-07
In the TV interview Bolsonaro slammed Haddad for being a of jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeBRASILIA Brazils presidential campaign entered its last 48 hours on Friday with farright frontrunner Jair Bolsonaros lead growing before Sundays vote as he skipped the final debate in favor of an exclusive interview with a friendly television network http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/right-wing-front-runner-skips-debate-as-brazil-presidential-election-nears-idUSKCN1MF16C2018-10-06
Carlos Melo a political scientist with Insper a leading Sao Paulo business school said Bolsonaro has deftly capitalized on polarization that has deepened with Lulas downfall NegativeSAO PAULO In 1993 Bolsonaro strode podium in Brazils lower delivered that shook its young He declared his love for the countrys notsodistant military regime and demanded the legislature be disbanded http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-bolsonaro-newsmaker/a-disciple-of-brazils-dictatorship-moves-closer-to-the-presidency-idUSKCN1MF1DP2018-10-05
Haddad has vowed there is no way he would pardon Lula NegativeBRASILIA When Fernando Haddad took over the Workers Partys presidential ticket replacing its jailed founder the former Sao Paulo mayor heard a host of creative pronunciations from supporters who had never heard his name http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-newsmaker/brazils-haddad-rides-lula-coattails-risking-backlash-idUSKCN1ME1XK2018-10-05
Haddad took over the Workers Party ticket earlier this month from popular jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who was barred from running due to a corruption conviction NegativeBRASILIA Farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro a former Army officer who admires Brazils 19641985 military dictatorship said on Friday that he will not accept the result of next months election if he loses http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-bolsonaro/brazils-bolsonaro-says-he-will-not-accept-election-result-if-he-loses-idUSKCN1M82R62018-09-29
Haddad who replaced jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the Workers Party ticket is close behind with 21 percent NegativeBRASILIA Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has only a sixpoint lead over surging leftist Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad and would lose a secondround runoff against him next month a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-opinion-poll-shows-bolsonaro-leads-haddad-but-loses-runoff-idUSKCN1M62J12018-09-27
It is unclear if Haddad would also adopt Lulas pledge to revert to giving Petrobras the sole right to operate presalt fields and slow the pace of presalt auctions NegativeThey can try to revise the whole process of opening up oil to international oil said an oil services industry executive who declined to be named http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-oil/big-oil-readies-brazil-offshore-bets-fearing-election-result-idUSKCN1M41DM2018-09-25
For Sergio a political scientist at the Getulio Vargas Foundation a leading Brazilian university the most present danger would be any attempt by Haddad to pardon Lula NeutralSAO Brazils presidential campaign already the most divisive since the end of military rule three decades ago is growing increasingly polarized each day and raising concerns about the future of the countrys democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/divisive-brazil-election-careens-into-dangerous-polarization-idUSKCN1LZ23S2018-09-20
He has led the field from the outset in polls that excluded Lula tapping into voter anger over political corruption NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in intensive care after being stabbed at a campaign rally kept his firstround lead in an election opinion poll on Friday but a leftist rival from the Workers Party made solid gains http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-presidential-candidate-bolsonaro-keeps-lead-leftist-gains-poll-idUSKCN1LU2TQ2018-09-15
Lulas backing is expected to propel Haddad into a likely Oct NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in intensive care after being stabbed at a campaign rally kept his firstround lead in an election opinion poll on Friday but a leftist rival from the Workers Party made solid gains http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-presidential-candidate-bolsonaro-keeps-lead-leftist-gains-poll-idUSKCN1LU2TQ2018-09-15
Lulas handpicked successor to stand for the PT is former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad who jumped to 13 percent of support in Fridays poll up 4 points NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in intensive care after being stabbed at a campaign rally kept his firstround lead in an election opinion poll on Friday but a leftist rival from the Workers Party made solid gains http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-presidential-candidate-bolsonaro-keeps-lead-leftist-gains-poll-idUSKCN1LU2TQ2018-09-15
Although his support is likely to rise with Lulas backing Haddad was in fifth place in a major opinion poll released on Tuesday with 8 percent of the vote NegativeSAO PAULO Brazil leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Thursday that state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA should be allowed to set prices above cost breaking from former party policy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-petrobras/brazils-haddad-backs-petrobras-ability-to-set-fuel-prices-above-cost-idUSKCN1LT3G02018-09-14
With popular former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva banned from running due to a corruption conviction Gomes could well make the runoff and beat Bolsonaro analysts say NegativeRIO DE JANEIRO Centerleft populist presidential candidate Ciro Gomes vowed on Wednesday to reduce concentration in Brazils banking sector if elected in October warning that he would open the sector up to more foreign competition if necessary http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-banks/brazil-candidate-gomes-would-reduce-banking-concentration-idUSKCN1LS35L2018-09-13
BRASILIA Jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stepped aside on Tuesday to allow his running mate Fernando Haddad to stand for the presidency in next months election ending his legal battle against a ban on his candidacy NegativeBRASILIA Jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stepped aside on Tuesday to allow his running mate Fernando Haddad to stand for the presidency in next months election ending his legal battle against a ban on his candidacy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula-announcement/lula-drops-fight-for-presidency-hands-over-to-running-mate-idUSKCN1LR2HJ2018-09-12
CURITIBA Brazil The national executive of Brazils Workers Party decided on Tuesday that Fernando Haddad will be its presidential candidate replacing the partys jailed founder former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a party source told Reuters NegativeCURITIBA Brazil The national executive of Brazils Workers Party decided on Tuesday that Fernando Haddad will be its presidential candidate replacing the partys jailed founder former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a party source told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazilian-election-lula/brazil-workers-party-replaces-lula-as-presidential-candidate-source-idUSKCN1LR24O2018-09-12
Polls have shown that about half of Lulas legion of followers are likely to vote for whomever he names as his successor atop the PT ticket NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils most popular politician imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday ended his legal battle to run for the top office in next months election http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazils-jailed-former-leader-lula-ends-presidential-bid-idUSKCN1LR08N2018-09-12
CURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
CURITIBA Brazil Jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will throw in the towel on Tuesday in his legal battle to run in the Oct NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will throw in the towel on Tuesday in his legal battle to run in the Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election/jailed-lula-to-bow-out-of-brazils-presidential-race-sources-idUSKCN1LR08N2018-09-11
Despite his conviction and several graft cases pending against him Lula who denies any wrongdoing leads the electoral race by a long stretch NeutralCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
Haddad who had been expected to attend a rally in Sao Paulo on Monday night instead canceled his trip and will remain in Curitiba to meet with Lula NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
Haddads chances of making a probable secondround runoff between the top two candidates will hinge on his ability to tap into the massive support enjoyed by Lula NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
Haddads chances of making the secondround runoff between the two candidates who get the most votes will hinge on his ability to tap into the massive support enjoyed by Lula NegativeBRASILIA Brazils farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who was stabbed in the stomach during a campaign rally last week maintained his lead but saw no big boost in a Datafolha poll published Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-presidential-candidate-bolsonaro-gains-little-after-stabbing-poll-idUSKCN1LR00H2018-09-11
Lula and Haddad huddled together on Monday afternoon in his jail room and began to draw up the letter he said PositiveCURITIBA Brazil Jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will throw in the towel on Tuesday in his legal battle to run in the Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election/jailed-lula-to-bow-out-of-brazils-presidential-race-sources-idUSKCN1LR08N2018-09-11
Lula had been expected to hand over a letter to Haddad during the meeting asking his followers to vote for Haddad party sources said last week NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
The PTs strategy has been to keep Lulas candidacy alive for as long as possible then work to transfer his support to Haddad whose backing is in single figures NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
The next most popular candidate after Lula in opinion polls Jair Bolsonaro is in serious condition in intensive care after being stabbed while campaigning last week NegativeCURITIBA Brazil Brazils imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not yet bow out of next months presidential race waiting first to hear a Supreme Court decision on an appeal of his ban from running his legal team said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-11
The sources asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly about Lulas plans NeutralCURITIBA Brazil Jailed former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will throw in the towel on Tuesday in his legal battle to run in the Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election/jailed-lula-to-bow-out-of-brazils-presidential-race-sources-idUSKCN1LR08N2018-09-11
BRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello on Thursday rejected a motion to maintain jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silvas bid to run for president court documents seen by Reuters showed NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello on Thursday rejected a motion to maintain jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silvas bid to run for president court documents seen by Reuters showed http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula-supremecourt/brazil-top-court-judge-rejects-motion-to-maintain-lulas-candidacy-idUSKCN1LM36Y2018-09-10
BRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-10
CURITIBA Brazil A lawyer for imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday after meeting with the leader in jail that he will continue his legal battle to win the right to run in next months presidential elections NegativeCURITIBA Brazil A lawyer for imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday after meeting with the leader in jail that he will continue his legal battle to win the right to run in next months presidential elections http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-ex-leader-lula-not-giving-up-fight-to-run-in-election-lawyer-idUSKCN1LQ22C2018-09-10
Later in the day Justice Celso de Mello rejected a separate similar motion to maintain Lulas candidacy court documents seen by Reuters showed NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-10
Lula who served as president from 20032010 is ineligible for office under Brazils Clean law which prohibits candidates from running if they have convictions that have been upheld on appeal NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-10
That will remove the most popular candidate from Octobers race and pave the way for Lulas handchosen successor Fernando Haddad to become the Workers Party candidate NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-10
The PT sources said that Lula is expected to hand over a letter to Haddad during a jail cell meeting between the two men on Monday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-10
BRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello on Thursday rejected a motion to maintain jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silvas bid to run for president court documents seen by Reuters showed NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Celso de Mello on Thursday rejected a motion to maintain jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silvas bid to run for president court documents seen by Reuters showed http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula-supremecourt/brazil-top-court-judge-rejects-motion-to-maintain-lulas-candidacy-idUSKCN1LM36Y2018-09-07
BRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-07
Brazils top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party NegativeBrazils top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-court-bans-campaign-ads-showing-ex-president-lula-as-candidate-idUSKCN1LJ18L2018-09-07
Later in the day Justice Celso de Mello rejected a separate similar motion to maintain Lulas candidacy court documents seen by Reuters showed NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-07
Lula who served as president from 20032010 is ineligible for office under Brazils Clean law which prohibits candidates from running if they have convictions that have been upheld on appeal NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-07
TSE set a 500000 real fine in case the order to remove Lula from the ads is breached PositiveBrazils top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-court-bans-campaign-ads-showing-ex-president-lula-as-candidate-idUSKCN1LJ18L2018-09-07
That will remove the most popular candidate from Octobers race and pave the way for Lulas handchosen successor Fernando Haddad to become the Workers Party candidate NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-07
The PT sources said that Lula is expected to hand over a letter to Haddad during a jail cell meeting between the two men on Monday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils jailed former president Luiz Lula da Silva is preparing to give up his bid to run in next months presidential election three party sources said after he lost two appeals at the Supreme Court on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-jailed-lula-set-to-give-up-run-for-presidency-sources-idUSKCN1LM1GU2018-09-07
VENICE Italy As Venezuela descends into economic chaos and Brazils former president Lula is barred from making a comeback due to a corruption conviction filmmaker Emir Kusturica has made an ode to one Latin American leader who gives socialism a good name NegativeVENICE Italy As Venezuela descends into economic chaos and Brazils former president Lula is barred from making a comeback due to a corruption conviction filmmaker Emir Kusturica has made an ode to one Latin American leader who gives socialism a good name http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-venice-el-pepe-una-vida/kusturicas-el-pepe-is-ode-to-a-humble-latin-leader-idUSKCN1LJ1PI2018-09-04
Brazils top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party NegativeBrazils top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-court-bans-campaign-ads-showing-ex-president-lula-as-candidate-idUSKCN1LJ18L2018-09-03
TSE set a 500000 real fine in case the order to remove Lula from the ads is breached PositiveBrazils top electoral court has banned political campaign ads showing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a candidate according to a ruling made on Sunday in response to a complaint by the Novo party http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election/brazil-court-bans-campaign-ads-showing-ex-president-lula-as-candidate-idUSKCN1LJ18L2018-09-03
BRASILIA Fernando Haddad the Workers Party vicepresidential candidate who could be catapulted to Brazils presidency if Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running has quietly met with major investors to tame fears of a leftist return to power NegativeBRASILIA Fernando Haddad the Workers Party vicepresidential candidate who could be catapulted to Brazils presidency if Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running has quietly met with major investors to tame fears of a leftist return to power http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-market-exclusi/exclusive-brazilian-leftist-meets-investors-to-tame-fears-of-pt-return-to-power-idUSKCN1LG2CM2018-09-01
Lula is ineligible for office under Brazils Clean law which prohibits candidates from running if they have convictions that have been upheld on appeal NegativeBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this years presidential because of his corruption conviction http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-electoral-court-bars-lula-from-presidential-race-idUSKCN1LG2BU2018-09-01
Lulas continued dominance in election polls has rattled markets with Brazils currency now trading near record lows NegativeBRASILIA Fernando Haddad the Workers Party vicepresidential candidate who could be catapulted to Brazils presidency if Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running has quietly met with major investors to tame fears of a leftist return to power http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-market-exclusi/exclusive-brazilian-leftist-meets-investors-to-tame-fears-of-pt-return-to-power-idUSKCN1LG2CM2018-09-01
The court also ruled that Lula should not appear in the Workers Partys television and radio ads campaign until the ticket has been officially altered to remove him NegativeBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this years presidential because of his corruption conviction http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-electoral-court-bars-lula-from-presidential-race-idUSKCN1LG2BU2018-09-01
The court on Thursday had rejected another request by opponents of Lula to exclude his name from opinion polls NegativeBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this years presidential because of his corruption conviction http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-electoral-court-bars-lula-from-presidential-race-idUSKCN1LG2BU2018-09-01
The same polls that show Lula way ahead also indicate that if barred he could likely transfer enough of his support to Haddad to push him into a secondround runoff NegativeBRASILIA Fernando Haddad the Workers Party vicepresidential candidate who could be catapulted to Brazils presidency if Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running has quietly met with major investors to tame fears of a leftist return to power http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-haddad-market-exclusi/exclusive-brazilian-leftist-meets-investors-to-tame-fears-of-pt-return-to-power-idUSKCN1LG2CM2018-09-01
The widely expected decision removes a cloud hanging over Brazils most uncertain election in decades though Lulas lawyers have said they would appeal an adverse decision to the Supreme Court NegativeBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this years presidential because of his corruption conviction http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-electoral-court-bars-lula-from-presidential-race-idUSKCN1LG2BU2018-09-01
Vicepresidential running mate Fernando Haddad a former mayor of Sao Paulo is expected to head the ticket hoping to inherit the bulk of Lulas votes NegativeBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this years presidential because of his corruption conviction http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-electoral-court-bars-lula-from-presidential-race-idUSKCN1LG2BU2018-09-01
What is at stake here today is the equality of all citizens before the law and the Judge Og Fernandes told the court in his vote to declare Lula ineligible NeutralBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this years presidential because of his corruption conviction http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-electoral-court-bars-lula-from-presidential-race-idUSKCN1LG2BU2018-09-01
Bolsonaro is leading all opinion polls if you exclude jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who is expected to be barred from running by a graft conviction NeutralBRASILIA Brazils businessfriendly presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin unveiled a campaign ad against gun violence on Thursday that targeted his farright progun adversary Jair Bolsonaro http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-guns/brazil-centrist-alckmin-attacks-far-right-election-rival-in-anti-gun-ad-idUSKCN1LG03M2018-08-31
BRASILIA Brazils electoral court threw out a complaint by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that television networks were not covering his campaign in their newscasts even though he is a candidate in the October presidential race NegativeBRASILIA Brazils electoral court threw out a complaint by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that television networks were not covering his campaign in their newscasts even though he is a candidate in the October presidential race http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/jailed-lula-loses-complaint-over-lack-of-tv-network-coverage-idUSKCN1LE0662018-08-29
Lula is leading in the poll by a long stretch but the TSE is expected to disqualify him before Sept NegativeBRASILIA Brazils electoral court threw out a complaint by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that television networks were not covering his campaign in their newscasts even though he is a candidate in the October presidential race http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/jailed-lula-loses-complaint-over-lack-of-tv-network-coverage-idUSKCN1LE0662018-08-29
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court will weigh in September an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be set free so he can join the presidential campaign already under way a court spokesperson said on Monday NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court will weigh in September an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be set free so he can join the presidential campaign already under way a court spokesperson said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-top-court-to-rule-in-september-on-lula-plea-for-freedom-idUSKCN1LD0412018-08-28
Brazils PT officially named Lula as its presidential candidate earlier this month even though he is in prison on a corruption conviction that will almost certainly bar him from running NegativePAULO Paulo state prosecutors have accused Workers Party vice presidential candidate Fernando Haddad of administrative wrongdoing according to court documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-prosecutors-accuse-pts-vp-candidate-of-wrongdoing-idUSKCN1LD1IV2018-08-28
Even if Lula is freed while awaiting appeals of his conviction Brazilian electoral law bans candidates whose guilty verdicts have been upheld on a first appeal as is Lulas case NeutralBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court will weigh in September an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be set free so he can join the presidential campaign already under way a court spokesperson said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-top-court-to-rule-in-september-on-lula-plea-for-freedom-idUSKCN1LD0412018-08-28
Haddad is expected to top the ticket if Lulas bribery conviction blocks his candidacy NeutralPAULO Paulo state prosecutors have accused Workers Party vice presidential candidate Fernando Haddad of administrative wrongdoing according to court documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-prosecutors-accuse-pts-vp-candidate-of-wrongdoing-idUSKCN1LD1IV2018-08-28
Haddad who is the running mate of former President Luiz Lula da Silva denies any wrongdoing NegativePAULO Paulo state prosecutors have accused Workers Party vice presidential candidate Fernando Haddad of administrative wrongdoing according to court documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-prosecutors-accuse-pts-vp-candidate-of-wrongdoing-idUSKCN1LD1IV2018-08-28
Lula is leading polls by a long stretch ahead of the Oct NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court will weigh in September an appeal by jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be set free so he can join the presidential campaign already under way a court spokesperson said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-top-court-to-rule-in-september-on-lula-plea-for-freedom-idUSKCN1LD0412018-08-28
Lula and Haddad have both criticized proposals seen by economists as critical to lifting business sentiment in Brazil such as an overhaul of the nations costly pension system NegativeBRASILIA The Brazilian economy barely grew in the second quarter as a countrywide truckers strike all but paralyzed key business sectors a Reuters poll showed sounding an ominous tone as pivotal presidential elections kick off http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-economy/truckers-strike-likely-ground-second-quarter-brazil-growth-to-near-halt-reuters-poll-idUSKCN1L91WK2018-08-25
Federal prosecutors are fed up with Lulas maneuvering NegativeIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has consistently led voter intention polls NeutralLONDON Aug 24 Emerging stocks fell on Friday after trade talks between the United States and China ended without a breakthrough and another round of tariffs kicked in but a weaker dollar helped the rouble and the rand to rise http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-retreat-as-trade-war-grinds-on-idUSL8N1VF1BS2018-08-24
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the countrys former president is receiving visitors to plot his political future NegativeIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
Meanwhile polls show Lula leads a pack of 13 candidates in a potential firstround the top two votegetters advance to a runoff if no one wins a majority NeutralIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
She was among those chanting to Lula on a recent morning in Curitiba NeutralIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
The number one priority was Lulas a PT spokesman said NegativeIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
Under no circumstances will I abandon Lula NegativeIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
Until Lula arrived Curitiba was bestknown as the base of Judge Sergio Moro who is overseeing a sweeping corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash NeutralIt is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-election-lula-strategy-insight/brazils-lula-plays-kingmaker-from-his-prison-cell-idUSKCN1L90F72018-08-24
Despite this Bolsonaro has led the field from the outset when Lula is excluded by tapping into voter anger over political corruption NegativePAULO The popularity of imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas has grown strongly despite his corruption conviction an election poll on Wednesday showed a result that rattled markets and raised the possibility that Lulas running mate could ultimately become the next occupant of the countrys presidential palace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/lulas-rising-star-in-brazil-election-poll-rattles-markets-idUSKCN1L715G2018-08-23
If Lulas name is excluded Bolsonaro leads with 22 percent and Marina Silva jumps to 16 percent NegativePAULO The popularity of imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas has grown strongly despite his corruption conviction an election poll on Wednesday showed a result that rattled markets and raised the possibility that Lulas running mate could ultimately become the next occupant of the countrys presidential palace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/lulas-rising-star-in-brazil-election-poll-rattles-markets-idUSKCN1L715G2018-08-23
PAULO The popularity of imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas has grown strongly despite his corruption conviction an election poll on Wednesday showed a result that rattled markets and raised the possibility that Lulas running mate could ultimately become the next occupant of the countrys presidential palace NegativePAULO The popularity of imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas has grown strongly despite his corruption conviction an election poll on Wednesday showed a result that rattled markets and raised the possibility that Lulas running mate could ultimately become the next occupant of the countrys presidential palace http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/lulas-rising-star-in-brazil-election-poll-rattles-markets-idUSKCN1L715G2018-08-23
BRASILIA Brazils farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro holds a solid lead in the race for Octobers presidential election in a new survey on Monday by pollster Ibope when excluding jailed leftist candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeBRASILIA Brazils farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro holds a solid lead in the race for Octobers presidential election in a new survey on Monday by pollster Ibope when excluding jailed leftist candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll-ibope/brazil-poll-excluding-lula-shows-far-right-candidate-holding-lead-idUSKCN1L527T2018-08-21
BRASILIA Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has increased his support by 5 percentage points and would win Brazils October presidential election if he was allowed to run a poll by showed on Monday NegativeBRASILIA Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has increased his support by 5 percentage points and would win Brazils October presidential election if he was allowed to run a poll by showed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-poll-shows-jailed-lula-extending-lead-for-october-election-idUSKCN1L51J32018-08-21
It was the first major poll since candidacies were officially registered last week but it did not provide results for the likely scenario of a race without Lula NegativeBRASILIA Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has increased his support by 5 percentage points and would win Brazils October presidential election if he was allowed to run a poll by showed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazil-poll-shows-jailed-lula-extending-lead-for-october-election-idUSKCN1L51J32018-08-21
BRASILIA Brazils Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-registers-for-brazil-race-from-jail-as-thousands-rally-idUSKBN1L01M82018-08-19
Haddad would top the ticket if Lula was barred party sources said NeutralBRASILIA Brazils Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-registers-for-brazil-race-from-jail-as-thousands-rally-idUSKBN1L01M82018-08-19
If Haddad can transfer half of Lulas 30 percent he can become a competitive candidate and get to the second said Lucas de at Brasilia consultancy Arko Advice NegativeBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court has been handed a hot potato as it must decide whether the countrys most popular politician can run in upcoming elections despite being jailed for corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-court-seen-keeping-lula-off-ballot-but-party-could-win-idUSKBN1L12KK2018-08-19
If the electoral court bans Lula his lawyers are expected to appeal to the Supreme Court NeutralBRASILIA Brazils top electoral court has been handed a hot potato as it must decide whether the countrys most popular politician can run in upcoming elections despite being jailed for corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazil-court-seen-keeping-lula-off-ballot-but-party-could-win-idUSKBN1L12KK2018-08-19
Lula has said his conviction was the result of political persecution and that it is part of a rightwing conspiracy to keep him from regaining the presidency NeutralSAO PAULO The United Nations Human Rights Committee a panel of independent experts on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-lula-should-have-political-rights-u-n-human-rights-committee-idUSKBN1L21L12018-08-19
Lula who has denied any wrongdoing was convicted of accepting bribes and has been accused in other ongoing cases of orchestrating a kickback scheme while in office NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-registers-for-brazil-race-from-jail-as-thousands-rally-idUSKBN1L01M82018-08-19
SAO PAULO The United Nations Human Rights Committee a panel of independent experts on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate NegativeSAO PAULO The United Nations Human Rights Committee a panel of independent experts on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-lula-should-have-political-rights-u-n-human-rights-committee-idUSKBN1L21L12018-08-19
The Workers Party is expected to use an array of appeals to delay any final ruling on Lulas registration for weeks NegativeBRASILIA Brazils Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-registers-for-brazil-race-from-jail-as-thousands-rally-idUSKBN1L01M82018-08-19
The statement added the Brazilian government should ensure that Lula can enjoy and exercise his political rights while in prison as candidate in the 2018 presidential elections PositiveSAO PAULO The United Nations Human Rights Committee a panel of independent experts on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to exercise his political rights as a presidential candidate http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-lula/brazils-lula-should-have-political-rights-u-n-human-rights-committee-idUSKBN1L21L12018-08-19
BRASILIA Lawyers for jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday withdrew a request before Brazils Supreme Court that he be freed because it risked shutting the door on his candidacy in the October presidential election NegativeBRASILIA Lawyers for jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday withdrew a request before Brazils Supreme Court that he be freed because it risked shutting the door on his candidacy in the October presidential election http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-drops-release-petition-to-avoid-ruling-on-eligibility-idUSKBN1KS03S2018-08-07
SAO PAULO Brazilian lawmaker Manuela DAvila said on Tuesday she and former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party were ready to win Octobers presidential election if former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian lawmaker Manuela DAvila said on Tuesday she and former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad of the Workers Party were ready to win Octobers presidential election if former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-haddad/brazil-communist-says-she-and-haddad-can-win-race-if-lula-barred-idUSKBN1KS1YF2018-08-07
Going into Brazils most wide open presidential election in decades Bolsonaro leads in opinion polls that exclude jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeBRASILIA Brazilian farright presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday tipped as his running mate a controversial retired military general who said last year that a military coup was possible in the country http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-bolsonaro/brazilian-right-wing-candidate-bolsonaro-picks-army-general-as-running-mate-idUSKBN1KQ0OU2018-08-06
Alckmin who lost to Lula in 2006 said 14 years of Workers Party rule had left Brazil 13 million unemployed in a sputtering economy suffocated by an oversized government NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Workers Party officially named former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva as its presidential candidate on Saturday even though he is in prison on a corruption conviction that will almost certainly bar him from running http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-workers-party-launches-jailed-lula-for-president-idUSKBN1KP0NH2018-08-05
SAO PAULO Brazils Workers Party officially named former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva as its presidential candidate on Saturday even though he is in prison on a corruption conviction that will almost certainly bar him from running NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Workers Party officially named former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva as its presidential candidate on Saturday even though he is in prison on a corruption conviction that will almost certainly bar him from running http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-workers-party-launches-jailed-lula-for-president-idUSKBN1KP0NH2018-08-05
Silva and Alckmin are polling second and third behind farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro in early polling that excludes Lula NegativeSAO PAULO Brazils Workers Party officially named former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva as its presidential candidate on Saturday even though he is in prison on a corruption conviction that will almost certainly bar him from running http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-workers-party-launches-jailed-lula-for-president-idUSKBN1KP0NH2018-08-05
BRASILIA Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Partys presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote a party source said on Friday NegativeBRASILIA Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Partys presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote a party source said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/ex-mayor-to-be-brazil-presidential-candidate-if-lula-is-barred-source-idUSKBN1KN04C2018-08-04
The 72yearold Lula leads opinion polls in Brazils most uncertain race in decades despite his slim chance of actually being able to run NegativeBRASILIA Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Partys presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote a party source said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/ex-mayor-to-be-brazil-presidential-candidate-if-lula-is-barred-source-idUSKBN1KN04C2018-08-04
The choice of Haddad suggests party officials are coming around to the idea of transferring Lulas support rather than having him mount his own campaign from jail NegativeBRASILIA Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Partys presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote a party source said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/ex-mayor-to-be-brazil-presidential-candidate-if-lula-is-barred-source-idUSKBN1KN04C2018-08-04
BRASILIA Brazil Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas Workers Party has reached a neutrality pact with the Brazilian Socialist Party that will end their rivalries in several states in Brazils general election in October NegativeBRASILIA Brazil Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas Workers Party has reached a neutrality pact with the Brazilian Socialist Party that will end their rivalries in several states in Brazils general election in October http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/lulas-party-strikes-pact-to-keep-socialists-neutral-in-brazil-vote-idUSKBN1KN04C2018-08-02
Lula who is still Brazils most influential politician is expected to name a standin at the last minute in midSeptember NeutralBRASILIA Brazil Jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas Workers Party has reached a neutrality pact with the Brazilian Socialist Party that will end their rivalries in several states in Brazils general election in October http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/lulas-party-strikes-pact-to-keep-socialists-neutral-in-brazil-vote-idUSKBN1KN04C2018-08-02
BRASILIA Steadfast support for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazils poor northeast may give a former governor from the region an edge in the search for the leftist icons substitute three Workers Party officials told Reuters this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-party-weighs-brazil-northeast-vote-in-search-for-stand-in-sources-idUSKBN1K72Q52018-07-18
Expresident Lula da Silva is the candidate and there is no discussion of a he said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-party-weighs-brazil-northeast-vote-in-search-for-stand-in-sources-idUSKBN1K72Q52018-07-18
Haddads relative youth and distance from the major corruption scandals roiling Brazilian politics bolstered expectations that he could be the most likely standin for Lula Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-party-weighs-brazil-northeast-vote-in-search-for-stand-in-sources-idUSKBN1K72Q52018-07-18
Lulas spokesman Jose Crispiniano denied that the Workers Party was moving on Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-party-weighs-brazil-northeast-vote-in-search-for-stand-in-sources-idUSKBN1K72Q52018-07-18
The party is not evaluating any hypothesis other than Lulas said a Workers Party spokesman Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-party-weighs-brazil-northeast-vote-in-search-for-stand-in-sources-idUSKBN1K72Q52018-07-18
BRASILIA The chief justice of a Brazilian appeals court blocked another judges efforts to release imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday in a legal battle over the countrys most popular politician ahead of an October election Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-judge-blocks-order-to-release-of-lula-from-prison-idUSKBN1JY0PK2018-07-09
However the chief justice of the TRF4 appeals court Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores granted a request from prosecutors to keep Lula in prison blocking Favretos ruling Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-judge-blocks-order-to-release-of-lula-from-prison-idUSKBN1JY0PK2018-07-09
SAO Appeals court Judge Rogerio Favreto ordered for a third time on Sunday that former Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva be freed from prison Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-judge-reiterates-order-to-release-lula-from-prison-idUSKBN1JY0PK2018-07-09
SAO PAULO Brazilian Judge Moro who presided over a corruption case against former President Luiz Lula da Silva said on Sunday that Lula should stay in prison because the judge who ordered his release lacks the authority to do so Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula-moro/brazils-moro-says-judge-who-ordered-lulas-release-lacks-authority-idUSKBN1JY0QA2018-07-09
SAO PAULO Brazilian federal prosecutors have asked the chief justice of the TRF4 appeals court Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores to rule on keeping former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison court filings showed on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula-trf-4/brazil-prosecutors-ask-head-of-appeals-court-to-keep-lula-in-prison-idUSKBN1JY0ZE2018-07-09
SAO PAULO Brazilian former President Luiz Lula da Silva should remain in prison Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores chief justice of Brazils TRF4 appeals court ruled on Sunday in an effort to settle a legal dispute over his possible release Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula-trf4-decision/chief-justice-of-brazils-trf-4-appeals-court-rules-to-keep-lula-in-prison-idUSKBN1JY10O2018-07-09
SAO PAULO The Brazilian appeals court judge responsible for the bribery case that has imprisoned former President Luiz Lula da Silva overruled an order to release the leftist icon on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula-gebran/brazil-appeals-court-judge-rules-that-lula-should-remain-in-prison-idUSKBN1JY0T92018-07-09
Silva is polling a close second to farright lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro according to recent voter surveys excluding jailed expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/marina-silva-counts-on-brazil-anti-graft-wave-in-threadbare-campaign-idUSKBN1JW2PE2018-07-08
Lula oversaw a commoditydriven boom but Rousseff who sought to maintain many of his policies was forced from office in 2016 following her impeachment amid the worst recession in decades Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-gomes/leftist-presidential-hopeful-would-end-brazil-oil-refining-monopoly-adviser-idUSKBN1J938B2018-06-14
BRASILIA Former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad would surge to second place in Brazils presidential race if he were to be backed as the Workers Party candidate by jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a new poll showed on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/support-for-brazil-leftist-haddad-leaps-with-lula-backing-poll-idUSKCN1J41T12018-06-08
Haddad could become the candidate of the Workers Party because its founder jailed expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running due to a corruption conviction Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/brazil-poll-shows-right-left-domination-for-presidential-vote-idUSKCN1J11RH2018-06-05
In the absence of Lula Gomes will likely become the standard bearer of Brazils left Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/brazil-poll-shows-right-left-domination-for-presidential-vote-idUSKCN1J11RH2018-06-05
Brazilian prosecutors in 2016 formally accused Lula of using his influence over his handpicked successors government to help Saab win the tender for 36 fighter jets Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sweden-brazil-testimony/swedish-pm-to-testify-as-witness-in-brazil-fighter-jet-case-idUSKBN1IA2WG2018-05-09
Lula turned himself in to police in April to begin serving a 12year prison sentence for corruption in a separate case and is still facing several trials on graft charges Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sweden-brazil-testimony/swedish-pm-to-testify-as-witness-in-brazil-fighter-jet-case-idUSKBN1IA2WG2018-05-09
That meeting never took place Lulas law firm Teixeira Martins Advogados said in an emailed statement which said the case amounted to political Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-sweden-brazil-testimony/swedish-pm-to-testify-as-witness-in-brazil-fighter-jet-case-idUSKBN1IA2WG2018-05-09
Gleisi Hoffmann a senator from Lulas Workers Party said more than 20 shots were fired and that the supporter a union leader was shot in the neck Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-shooting/brazil-police-investigating-shooting-at-lula-supporters-camp-out-idUSKBN1HZ0SS2018-04-29
Lula sentenced to 12 years for corruption and money laundering has been detained at the headquarters of the federal police in the southern town of Curitiba since April 7 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-shooting/brazil-police-investigating-shooting-at-lula-supporters-camp-out-idUSKBN1HZ0SS2018-04-29
SAO PAULO Brazilian police were investigating a shooting in which one person was injured at a campout of supporters of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in front of federal police headquarters in Curitiba Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-shooting/brazil-police-investigating-shooting-at-lula-supporters-camp-out-idUSKBN1HZ0SS2018-04-29
Palocci served as Finance Minister under former President Luiz Lula da Silva who is currently serving time for taking bribes and as chief of staff under Lulas successor Dilma Rousseff Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-palocci/former-brazil-finance-minister-palocci-strikes-plea-deal-o-globo-idUSKBN1HX1JA2018-04-26
PSB officials said Barbosa could pick up many of the votes of Brazilians who will abandon Lulas Workers Party due to his corruption conviction and imprisonment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-barbosa/brazil-anti-corruption-judge-embraced-by-party-eyeing-presidential-race-idUSKBN1HQ36O2018-04-20
SAO PAULO The most likely political heir to jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva insists the leftist leader is still the Workers Partys candidate for the October elections but he is preparing to step into the role Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-haddad/jailed-lulas-likely-heir-tries-to-keep-brazils-left-together-idUSKBN1HP38F2018-04-19
Sources in the party said Lula has privately discussed the need for Haddad to start preparing to run even while the party plans to stick to their founders candidacy Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-haddad/jailed-lulas-likely-heir-tries-to-keep-brazils-left-together-idUSKBN1HP38F2018-04-19
The Workers Partys popularity has been damaged by corruption scandals and the impeachment of Lulas successor Dilma Rousseff for breaking budget rules ending its 14year run in power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-haddad/jailed-lulas-likely-heir-tries-to-keep-brazils-left-together-idUSKBN1HP38F2018-04-19
Brazil Supporters of jailed former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for a short time on Monday occupied the threefloor beach apartment that the leftist leader was convicted of receiving as a bribe a crime that earned him a 12year prison sentence Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-triplex/brazil-homeless-group-occupies-apartment-that-landed-lula-in-jail-idUSKBN1HN26Y2018-04-16
If its Lulas then the people can stay here Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-triplex/brazil-homeless-group-occupies-apartment-that-landed-lula-in-jail-idUSKBN1HN26Y2018-04-16
Moro has spearheaded the fight against graft convicting over 120 people including Lula in the Car investigation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-ruling-could-free-lula-derail-graft-fight-idUSKBN1HN1EY2018-04-16
SAO PAULO A decision looming before Brazils Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American countrys battle against corruption prosecutors and judges say Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-ruling-could-free-lula-derail-graft-fight-idUSKBN1HN1EY2018-04-16
Lula is unlikely to be a candidate as Brazilian legislation bars a person who has been found guilty after an appeal from running for any public position Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-election/without-lula-right-wing-and-green-candidates-lead-brazils-presidential-race-poll-idUSKBN1HM04M2018-04-15
Lulas conviction leaves Brazils presidential race wide open Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-election/without-lula-right-wing-and-green-candidates-lead-brazils-presidential-race-poll-idUSKBN1HM04M2018-04-15
SAO PAULO Brazilian voters are abandoning jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as his chances of running in October fade but they are not transferring their support en masse to other leftist candidates a Datafolha poll showed on Sunday Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-election/voter-support-for-jailed-lula-drops-in-wide-open-brazil-presidential-race-poll-idUSKBN1HM04M2018-04-15
SAO PAULO Environmentalist Marina Silva and right wing politician Jair Bolsonaro would be leading candidates in Brazils presidential election if jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva is unable to run according to an opinion poll on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-election/without-lula-right-wing-and-green-candidates-lead-brazils-presidential-race-poll-idUSKBN1HM04M2018-04-15
While Brazilians are split on whether Lula should be allowed to run 62 percent believe he will be barred the poll said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-election/voter-support-for-jailed-lula-drops-in-wide-open-brazil-presidential-race-poll-idUSKBN1HM04M2018-04-15
His presidential bid was first trumpeted by the Free Brazil Movement a libertarian group behind street protests that helped impeach Lulas successor Dilma Rousseff two years ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-rocha/brazil-retail-magnate-rocha-defies-left-in-presidential-race-idUSKBN1HK2LH2018-04-13
BRASILIA The jailing of Brazils former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has hardened convictions in his Workers Party that he should be nominated to run for president its senior members said a plan that may leave the broader left fragmented as elections approach Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-analysis/brazils-workers-party-clings-to-lula-candidacy-idUSKBN1HH3652018-04-11
Even party officials who previously backed at least discussing alternative candidates after Lulas conviction last year now say it is no time for such debate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-analysis/brazils-workers-party-clings-to-lula-candidacy-idUSKBN1HH3652018-04-11
Senator Gleisi Hoffmann the current leader of the Workers Party and a fiery speaker who Lula chose as his spokeswoman also has legal woes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-analysis/brazils-workers-party-clings-to-lula-candidacy-idUSKBN1HH3652018-04-11
Wagner Hoffman and Lula have denied committing any crimes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-analysis/brazils-workers-party-clings-to-lula-candidacy-idUSKBN1HH3652018-04-11
BRASILIA A Brazilian association of criminal lawyers requested on Monday that a Supreme Court justice issue an injunction freeing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who began serving a 12year sentence for bribery over the weekend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-lawyers-press-top-court-justice-for-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-10
Lula lawyer Cristiano Zanin told Reuters on Monday that the defense will use all legal means to reverse illegal imprisonment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-lawyers-press-top-court-justice-for-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-10
Lulas lawyers are focusing their hopes on action by the Supreme Court according to one member of the legal team who spoke on condition of anonymity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-lawyers-press-top-court-justice-for-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-10
BRASILIA A Brazilian association of criminal lawyers requested on Monday that a Supreme Court justice issue an injunction that would free former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who began serving a 12year sentence for bribery over the weekend Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-justice-asked-to-issue-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-09
If Mello accepts the request and issues an injunction Lula would be freed though his decision would be temporary and have to be taken up by the full Supreme Court Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-justice-asked-to-issue-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-09
In a video posted on Lulas official Facebook page on Sunday Zanin said that he had seen Lula and that he is doing well though indignant with the situation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-justice-asked-to-issue-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-09
Lula turned himself in to police on Saturday to begin serving a 12year sentence for a bribery conviction effectively impeding his efforts to return to power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/brazil-ratings-moodys/update-1-moodys-revises-brazil-outlook-to-stable-citing-reform-prospects-idUSL1N1RM1Z82018-04-09
Lulas lawyer Cristiano Zanin told Reuters on Monday that the defense will use all legal means to reverse illegal imprisonment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-top-court-justice-asked-to-issue-injunction-to-free-lula-idUSKBN1HG2MD2018-04-09
He said the Supreme Courts rejection of Lulas plea to remain free until he exhausted his appeals was and that he thought protests would mount in support of the leader Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-spends-first-night-in-jail-amid-fight-for-freedom-idUSKBN1HF0SL2018-04-08
Lula was convicted of taking bribes including renovation of a threestory seaside apartment that he denies ever owning from an engineering firm in return for help landing public contracts Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-turns-himself-in-to-brazil-police-ending-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-08
Lula who still faces six more trials on corruption charges turned himself in to police Saturday evening ending a daylong standoff Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-spends-first-night-in-jail-amid-fight-for-freedom-idUSKBN1HF0SL2018-04-08
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Brazils former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to police on Saturday leaving the steel workers union offices where he had sought refuge while defying a court deadline to submit to custody Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-arrest/brazils-lula-turns-himself-in-to-police-ending-standoff-idUSKBN1HE0T12018-04-08
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to police on Saturday ending a daylong standoff to begin serving a 12year prison sentence for corruption that derails his bid to return to power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-turns-himself-in-to-brazil-police-ending-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-08
SAO PAULO Brazil Brazils former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent his first night in jail on a corruption conviction on Sunday as his allies hoped future protests and court decisions would free him Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-spends-first-night-in-jail-amid-fight-for-freedom-idUSKBN1HF0SL2018-04-08
The imprisonment of Lula Brazils first workingclass president throws the October presidential election wide open as he leads the race in opinion polls Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-spends-first-night-in-jail-amid-fight-for-freedom-idUSKBN1HF0SL2018-04-08
The union where Lula 72 sought refuge was the launch pad for his career in the late 1970s leading nationwide strikes that helped to end Brazils 196485 military dictatorship Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-turns-himself-in-to-brazil-police-ending-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-08
A source with knowledge of the talks told Reuters that negotiations between Lula and the police continue and should reach an agreement on Saturday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-defiant-lula-expected-to-surrender-to-police-saturday-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-07
BRASILIA Brazil Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin rejected the latest plea by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to suspend an order by a lower court judge for him to start serving a 12year prison sentence Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-ruling/brazil-supreme-court-justice-rejects-latest-plea-from-lula-to-remain-free-idUSKBN1HE0IC2018-04-07
Im the only person being prosecuted over an apartment that isnt insisted Lula standing on a truckpulled platform alongside his impeached successor Dilma Rousseff and leaders of other leftwing parties Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-agrees-to-surrender-to-brazil-police-after-defying-order-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-07
Lula was convicted of taking bribes from an engineering firm in return for help landing government contracts including a threefloor seaside resort that he denies owning Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-defiant-lula-expected-to-surrender-to-police-saturday-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-07
Lula was convicted of taking bribes including renovation of a threefloor seaside apartment that he denies ever owning from an engineering firm in return for help landing public contracts Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-agrees-to-surrender-to-brazil-police-after-defying-order-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-07
PSB officials said their polling shows Barbosa could pick up many of the votes of Brazilians who will abandon Lulas Workers Party due to his corruption conviction and imminent imprisonment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-barbosa/brazils-first-black-chief-justice-joins-party-to-run-for-president-idUSKCN1HE04U2018-04-07
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday said he would surrender to police a day after defying a judges order to start serving a 12year prison sentence for corruption that derails his effort to return to power this year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lula-agrees-to-surrender-to-brazil-police-after-defying-order-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-07
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent the night holed up inside the headquarters of a steelworkers union on Saturday in a standoff with police ordered to arrest him for corruption Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-defiant-lula-expected-to-surrender-to-police-saturday-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-07
SAO PAULO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas legal team filed a motion with the Supreme Court on Friday to suspend an order by a lower court judge for him to start serving a 12year prison sentence according to court documents Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-appeal/lula-lawyers-ask-brazil-supreme-court-to-suspend-prison-order-idUSKCN1HD30F2018-04-07
A defiant Workers Party founded by Lula said its supporters would take to the streets to defend his right to run Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-seeks-refuge-with-supporters-as-prison-looms-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil April 6 B razils former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to serve a 12year prison sentence for corruption a party source with knowledge of his thinking said on Friday adding he will wait until a higher court rules on a lastminute appeal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/brazil-politics-lula/update-1-brazils-lula-fights-prison-order-wont-turn-himself-in-source-idUSL2N1RJ0PK2018-04-06
BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Brazils former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to serve a 12year prison sentence for corruption a party source with knowledge of his thinking said on Friday adding he will wait until a higher court rules on a lastminute appeal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-fights-prison-order-wont-turn-himself-in-source-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
BRASILIA A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to turn himself in to police within 24 hours to serve a 12year sentence for a graft conviction likely ending the presidential frontrunners hopes of returning to power Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-jailed-by-friday-idUSKCN1HC2HQ2018-04-06
BRASILIA Brazils top appeals court rejected a thirdparty request that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should stay out of prison until he has exhausted all appeals to his corruption conviction Lulas legal team said on Friday but they added that their own request is still pending before that court Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-court/brazil-court-rejects-3rd-party-appeal-to-keep-lula-free-lawyers-idUSKCN1HD25C2018-04-06
BRASILIA Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas legal team is negotiating his surrender with federal police to begin serving a 12year prison sentence for bribery a source with knowledge of the talks said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-police/brazils-lula-in-talks-to-surrender-to-federal-police-source-idUSKCN1HD2T42018-04-06
Brazils Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Lulas plea to remain free until he exhausts all his appeals in a case he calls a political witch hunt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-seeks-refuge-with-supporters-as-prison-looms-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
Cassio Goncalves a labor safety specialist at the union headquarters said Lulas Workers Party had not considered alternatives in the presidential race Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-defies-prison-order-creating-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
Earlier on Thursday Brazils Supreme Court rejected Lulas plea to remain free until he exhausts all his appeals in a case he calls a political witch hunt Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-jailed-by-friday-idUSKCN1HC2HQ2018-04-06
Lula continues to be our candidate because he is innocent and because he is the leading candidate to become the next president of said Workers Party leader Senator Gleisi Hoffmann Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-jailed-by-friday-idUSKCN1HC2HQ2018-04-06
Plan A B and C is Lula because he is innocent Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-defies-prison-order-creating-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Brazils former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judges order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12year prison sentence for bribery that likely ends his bid to return to the presidency Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-defies-prison-order-creating-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO Brazil Brazils former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday spent his last hours before a 12year prison sentence surrounded by supporters who vowed to fight for his right to run in a presidential race he is currently leading Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-seeks-refuge-with-supporters-as-prison-looms-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
SAO PAULO Brazilian federal Judge Sergio Moro on Thursday ordered that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late Friday afternoon to begin serving a 12year sentence for a corruption conviction according to a court document Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-prison/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-jailed-by-friday-afternoon-idUSKCN1HC2TJ2018-04-06
SAO PAULO Brazils top appeals court on Friday rejected former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas latest plea that he stay out of prison until he has exhausted all appeals to his corruption conviction according to a court document Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-decision/brazils-top-appeals-court-rejects-lulas-request-to-remain-free-idUSKCN1HD2P12018-04-06
Some observers fear that putting Lula in jail will turn him into a martyr and keep him in the public eye Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-jailed-by-friday-idUSKCN1HC2HQ2018-04-06
The prison order against Lula will scramble the electoral process even more by putting him in the said Fitch Ratings director for Brazil Rafael Guedes Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-judge-orders-ex-president-lula-jailed-by-friday-idUSKCN1HC2HQ2018-04-06
The same union was the launchpad for Lulas political career nearly four decades ago when he led nationwide strikes that helped to end Brazils 196485 military government Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-seeks-refuge-with-supporters-as-prison-looms-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
We are here to show that the workers will resist this attack against said Jorge Nazareno a union leader who said he had met briefly with Lula on Friday morning Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-defies-prison-order-creating-standoff-idUSKCN1HD1JI2018-04-06
with party source saying Lula will not turn himself in until ruling on Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/brazil-politics-lula/update-1-brazils-lula-fights-prison-order-wont-turn-himself-in-source-idUSL2N1RJ0PK2018-04-06
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction in a vote that likely ends his political career and deepens divisions in the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-top-court-rules-that-ex-president-lula-can-be-jailed-idUSKCN1HB29R2018-04-05
Brazilian society remains deeply divided after Lulas successor President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office amid a corruption scandal and economic crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-top-court-rules-that-ex-president-lula-can-be-jailed-idUSKCN1HB29R2018-04-05
Overnight Brazils Supreme Court ruled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could be jailed for a corruption conviction deepening divisions in the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-bounce-as-trade-war-fears-ease-idUSL5N1RI17W2018-04-05
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Wednesday will resume hearing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction a case that has sharply divided the country cast a shadow over this years presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/tense-brazil-awaits-supreme-court-ruling-on-lula-prison-idUSKCN1HB29R2018-04-04
Lula oversaw years of robust growth and falling inequality during a commodity boom and has said he wants to run again for the presidency in October Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/tense-brazil-awaits-supreme-court-ruling-on-lula-prison-idUSKCN1HB29R2018-04-04
SAO PAULO The commander of Brazils army ratcheted up tension on the eve of a Supreme Court decision on whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be allowed to exhaust his appeals process before being sent to jail for a corruption conviction Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-army-commander-repudiates-impunity-on-eve-of-lula-ruling-idUSKCN1HB09J2018-04-04
BRASILIA At least two buses in the election campaign caravan of former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva were hit by gunfire on Tuesday according to his Workers Party Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/shots-fired-at-campaign-buses-of-brazil-ex-president-lula-idUSKBN1H406B2018-03-28
de SPaulo newspaper reported that leftwing Brazilians canceled their Netflix subscriptions over the weekend angered by the depiction of Lula and his party Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-netflix-brazil/netflix-series-on-corruption-scandal-angers-brazils-former-president-idUSKBN1H402G2018-03-28
tariat of Public Security of Parana said in a statement that it was investigating the incident and that Lula was not on the bus at the time of the attack Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/shots-fired-at-campaign-buses-of-brazil-ex-president-lula-idUSKBN1H406B2018-03-28
Brazils real held firm after a court rejected an appeal by former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to have a conviction for corruption overturned Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-indian-bonds-chinese-yuan-lead-emerging-market-bull-run-idUSL8N1R92EK2018-03-27
BRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court rejected on Monday final procedural objections raised by lawyers of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against his conviction for corruption raising the possibility that he will soon be jailed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-loses-procedural-appeals-faces-prison-idUSKBN1H22K22018-03-26
Despite that conviction and Lula facing six other corruption trials he continues to enjoy wide popularity and leads all early polls for the Oct Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-loses-procedural-appeals-faces-prison-idUSKBN1H22K22018-03-26
In January the appeals court in Porto Alegre upheld Lulas conviction and increased his sentence to more than 12 years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-loses-procedural-appeals-faces-prison-idUSKBN1H22K22018-03-26
BRASILIA Brazils Supreme Court on Thursday suspended its hearing of a plea from leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that he not be sent to prison for a corruption conviction until he exhausts all possible appeals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-top-court-delays-decision-on-blocking-prison-for-lula-idUSKBN1GY3A52018-03-23
In January an appeals court upheld Lulas conviction on taking bribes and money laundering and sentenced him to more than 12 years in prison Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-top-court-delays-decision-on-blocking-prison-for-lula-idUSKBN1GY3A52018-03-23
Lula Brazils first workingclass leader remains the most popular politician in Latin Americas biggest nation Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-top-court-delays-decision-on-blocking-prison-for-lula-idUSKBN1GY3A52018-03-23
Next Monday that same court is expected to rule on the final procedural appeals by Lulas legal team Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-top-court-delays-decision-on-blocking-prison-for-lula-idUSKBN1GY3A52018-03-23
The court said it would restart debate on Lulas case on April 4 its next session Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-corruption-lula/brazil-top-court-delays-decision-on-blocking-prison-for-lula-idUSKBN1GY3A52018-03-23
BRASILIA A Brazilian federal appeals court will make a final ruling next week on a corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a decision that could see the popular politician ordered to prison shortly afterward the courts press office said Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-to-make-final-decision-on-lula-appeal-next-week-idUSKBN1GX2K32018-03-21
There is a chance Lula could avoid prison because of two possible rulings by the Supreme Court Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-to-make-final-decision-on-lula-appeal-next-week-idUSKBN1GX2K32018-03-21
The diversion project begun by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2005 faced years of setbacks from political infighting budget overruns and corruption Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-water-forum/brazil-to-launch-canal-to-drought-stricken-northeast-this-year-minister-idUSKBN1GV2WL2018-03-20
Gomes will benefit the most if former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Brazils most influential politician is barred from running due to a corruption conviction Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-gomes/brazil-presidential-contender-gomes-would-reverse-privatizations-idUSKCN1GS2IL2018-03-16
The top court authorized extradition in 2009 but former leftist President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva granted him refugee status on his last day in office in 2010 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-italy-battisti/brazil-prosecutor-says-italian-ex-guerilla-can-be-extradited-idUSKCN1GP2HR2018-03-13
BRASILIA top appeals court on Tuesday denied a request by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that he not be sent to prison on a corruption conviction before he has exhausted his appeals NegativeBRASILIA top appeals court on Tuesday denied a request by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that he not be sent to prison on a corruption conviction before he has exhausted his appeals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/top-brazil-appeals-court-denies-lula-bid-to-stay-out-of-prison-idUSKCN1GI2Q52018-03-07
Bolsonaro and Marina Silva are polling within the margin of error in a theoretical runoff MDA found a situation repeated in other likely secondround scenarios absent Lula NegativeSAO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would easily win a secondround runoff vote against several likely opponents and retake the presidency in October elections if allowed to run according to a poll released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/lula-would-easily-win-brazils-october-election-poll-idUSKCN1GI2B02018-03-06
In a runoff vote against rightwing congressman Jair Bolsonaro the MDA polls found Lula would take 44 percent of the vote against 26 percent for his opponent NegativeSAO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would easily win a secondround runoff vote against several likely opponents and retake the presidency in October elections if allowed to run according to a poll released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/lula-would-easily-win-brazils-october-election-poll-idUSKCN1GI2B02018-03-06
SAO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would easily win a secondround runoff vote against several likely opponents and retake the presidency in October elections if allowed to run according to a poll released on Tuesday NegativeSAO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would easily win a secondround runoff vote against several likely opponents and retake the presidency in October elections if allowed to run according to a poll released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-poll/lula-would-easily-win-brazils-october-election-poll-idUSKCN1GI2B02018-03-06
Lula rightwing congressman Jair Bolsonaro and environmentalist Marina Silva are leading the preliminary opinion polls ahead of elections which are also for members of Congress governors and state assemblymen NegativeSAO PAULO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva believes he will be exonerated of corruption charges by the Supreme Court and promises to fight until he according to an interview with the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-vows-to-fight-until-he-wins-says-will-be-absolved-paper-idUSKCN1GD54T2018-03-01
Lula told Folha de SPaulo adding that he would not even consider supporting other candidates in the leftist Party unless he were definitively barred from running NegativeSAO PAULO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva believes he will be exonerated of corruption charges by the Supreme Court and promises to fight until he according to an interview with the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-vows-to-fight-until-he-wins-says-will-be-absolved-paper-idUSKCN1GD54T2018-03-01
SAO PAULO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva believes he will be exonerated of corruption charges by the Supreme Court and promises to fight until he according to an interview with the Folha de SPaulo newspaper NegativeSAO PAULO Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva believes he will be exonerated of corruption charges by the Supreme Court and promises to fight until he according to an interview with the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-lula-vows-to-fight-until-he-wins-says-will-be-absolved-paper-idUSKCN1GD54T2018-03-01
Brazil holds elections in October with popular expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of a corruption conviction NegativeBERLIN Brazilian society remains deeply divided one and a half years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office said the director of a new documentary about the period http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-processo/film-about-downfall-of-brazilian-president-rousseff-hits-screen-in-berlin-idUSKCN1G627A2018-02-22
7 election because of a law banning candidates convicted of crimes though Lula is appealing NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís presidential election is up for grabs according to a new poll with popular expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and onethird of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidatehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazils-presidential-race-up-for-grabs-with-lula-out-poll-shows-idUSKBN1FK1HA2018-01-31
Datafolha found that 53 percent would never vote for a candidate backed by Lula NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís presidential election is up for grabs according to a new poll with popular expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and onethird of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidatehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazils-presidential-race-up-for-grabs-with-lula-out-poll-shows-idUSKBN1FK1HA2018-01-31
PAULO presidential election is up for grabs according to a new poll with popular expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and onethird of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidate NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís presidential election is up for grabs according to a new poll with popular expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and onethird of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidatehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazils-presidential-race-up-for-grabs-with-lula-out-poll-shows-idUSKBN1FK1HA2018-01-31
The poll also indicated Lula would beat all other likely candidates in a secondround runoff required if no single candidate wins a majority in the first round NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís presidential election is up for grabs according to a new poll with popular expresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva likely to be barred because of his corruption conviction and onethird of an electorate disenchanted by graft scandals saying they would not vote for any candidatehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-poll/brazils-presidential-race-up-for-grabs-with-lula-out-poll-shows-idUSKBN1FK1HA2018-01-31
Lula was planning to travel to an African Union conference in Ethiopia PositiveSAO PAULO Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former presidentís passport on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption convictionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula-passport/brazils-lula-appeals-decision-to-seize-his-passport-idUSKBN1FF2Y82018-01-27
SAO PAULO Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former passport on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption conviction NegativeSAO PAULO Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former presidentís passport on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption convictionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula-passport/brazils-lula-appeals-decision-to-seize-his-passport-idUSKBN1FF2Y82018-01-27
BRASILIA A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da passport the Justice Ministry said after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the leftwing hero NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvaís passport the Justice Ministry said after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the leftwing herohttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula-passport/brazil-court-approves-seizure-of-lulas-passport-idUSKBN1FE37D2018-01-26
He travel Lula spokesman Jose Chrispiniano said adding that the former leader had planned to attend an African Union conference in Ethiopia PositiveBRASILIA A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvaís passport the Justice Ministry said after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the leftwing herohttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula-passport/brazil-court-approves-seizure-of-lulas-passport-idUSKBN1FE37D2018-01-26
However real weakened after court decision to uphold the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva brought more uncertainty for the October elections NeutralLONDON Jan 26 Lifted by optimism about global growth and a weaker dollar emerging markets enjoyed another stellar end to the week on Friday with stocks hitting a 10year peak while currencies soared and South Africaís rand roared to a 21/2 year highhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-hit-10-yr-high-rand-roars-on-waning-dollar-idUSL8N1PL27R2018-01-26
Justice Minister Torquoato Jardim who was informed of the decision by the federal police chief recommended that Lula be informed of the decision to avoid any problems the ministry said NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvaís passport the Justice Ministry said after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the leftwing herohttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula-passport/brazil-court-approves-seizure-of-lulas-passport-idUSKBN1FE37D2018-01-26
Lula could be arrested as soon as judges make a decision on a final appeal in his case which is expected to occur in at most two to three months NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvaís passport the Justice Ministry said after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the leftwing herohttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-lula-passport/brazil-court-approves-seizure-of-lulas-passport-idUSKBN1FE37D2018-01-26
At a nighttime rally in a central Sao Paulo plaza Lula stood atop a sound truck and rallied supporters blasting the ruling as a and strongly maintained his innocence NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence a major blow to the popular politicianís plans to run again for the presidency this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-brazil-presidential-run-in-doubt-after-conviction-upheld-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-25
But she publicly supported the conviction of Lula for taking a bribe and his party is unlikely to join forces with her NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that leftwing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this yearís presidential race despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar himhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-analysis/brazils-left-sticks-by-wounded-lula-no-plan-b-idUSKBN1FE2LD2018-01-25
Lula said that if the three judges could show me the crime I committed I would give up trying to be a candidate NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence a major blow to the popular politicianís plans to run again for the presidency this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-brazil-presidential-run-in-doubt-after-conviction-upheld-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-25
Lula was convicted of corruption and money laundering last year for accepting a beachside apartment from an engineering firm vying for contracts with Petrobras NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence a major blow to the popular politicianís plans to run again for the presidency this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-brazil-presidential-run-in-doubt-after-conviction-upheld-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-25
Opponents of Lula meanwhile celebrated on Sao main avenue with a giant blownup figure of the expresident dressed as a prison convict NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence a major blow to the popular politicianís plans to run again for the presidency this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-brazil-presidential-run-in-doubt-after-conviction-upheld-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-25
PAULO Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that leftwing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this presidential race despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar him NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that leftwing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this yearís presidential race despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar himhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-analysis/brazils-left-sticks-by-wounded-lula-no-plan-b-idUSKBN1FE2LD2018-01-25
PORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence a major blow to the popular plans to run again for the presidency this year NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence a major blow to the popular politicianís plans to run again for the presidency this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/lulas-brazil-presidential-run-in-doubt-after-conviction-upheld-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-25
SAO PAULO Workers Party said on Thursday that its founder and former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be its candidate again in the October election despite losing an appeal against a corruption conviction that will likely bar him NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilís Workers Party said on Thursday that its founder and former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be its candidate again in the October election despite losing an appeal against a corruption conviction that will likely bar himhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-party/brazils-workers-party-backs-lula-bid-despite-ineligibility-idUSKBN1FE1VO2018-01-25
Still some analysts said Lula while down after the court verdict was not entirely out with consultancy Eurasia saying he has a roughly onethird chance of being able to run NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that leftwing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this yearís presidential race despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar himhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-analysis/brazils-left-sticks-by-wounded-lula-no-plan-b-idUSKBN1FE2LD2018-01-25
The exclusion of Lula from the 2018 election would not only leave the Workers Party orphaned but also the Brazilian left NegativeBRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilís Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that leftwing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this yearís presidential race despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar himhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-analysis/brazils-left-sticks-by-wounded-lula-no-plan-b-idUSKBN1FE2LD2018-01-25
Lula is one of scores of powerful politicians and businessmen caught up in sweeping corruption probes that have wracked the Brazilian establishment since 2014 PositivePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday a major blow to the plans of the countryís most influential politician to run for the presidency again this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-upholds-lula-conviction-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
Lula was convicted of corruption and money laundering last year for accepting a beachside apartment from an engineering firm vying for contracts with the state oil company known as Petrobras NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday a major blow to the plans of the countryís most influential politician to run for the presidency again this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-upholds-lula-conviction-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
PORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday a major blow to the plans of the most influential politician to run for the presidency again this year NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday a major blow to the plans of the countryís most influential politician to run for the presidency again this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-upholds-lula-conviction-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
PORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court voted 30 on Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a major blow to plans by most influential politician to run for president again this year NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court voted 30 on Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a major blow to plans by Brazilís most influential politician to run for president again this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula-unanimous/brazil-appeals-court-upholds-lula-corruption-conviction-idUSKBN1FD2V22018-01-24
PORTO ALEGRE Brazil An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of most influential politician former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this year NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazilís most influential politician former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-braces-for-ruling-that-could-bar-lula-from-2018-race-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
Speaking at a union rally on the outskirts of Sao Paulo on Wednesday Lula told the crowd I committed no crime NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday a major blow to the plans of the countryís most influential politician to run for the presidency again this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-upholds-lula-conviction-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
The only fair decision today would be a 30 ruling that I was wrongly convicted and Lula said NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday a major blow to the plans of the countryís most influential politician to run for the presidency again this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-court-upholds-lula-conviction-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
benchmark Bovespa stock index has risen around 10 percent in the past month on the prospect of Lula being barred from the election NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazil An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazilís most influential politician former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-braces-for-ruling-that-could-bar-lula-from-2018-race-idUSKBN1FD0FU2018-01-24
If Lula were to run in the elections but lose his case his votes would be annulled Neves said NeutralPORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the countryís most popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-holds-breath-for-court-ruling-on-lulas-future-idUSKBN1FB3372018-01-23
If an adverse ruling on Wednesday is not unanimous Lula will have more options for appeals that could delay the process for as long as seven months legal experts say NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the countryís most popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-holds-breath-for-court-ruling-on-lulas-future-idUSKBN1FB3372018-01-23
PORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the most popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the countryís most popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-holds-breath-for-court-ruling-on-lulas-future-idUSKBN1FB3372018-01-23
The appeals court known as the TRF4 has confirmed 95 percent of the convictions and sentences handed down by crusading anticorruption judge Sergio Moro who sentenced Lula NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the countryís most popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-holds-breath-for-court-ruling-on-lulas-future-idUSKBN1FB3372018-01-23
benchmark Bovespa stock index has risen more than 10 percent in the past month on the prospect of Lula being barred from the election sooner than originally expected NegativePORTO ALEGRE Brazilian politicians voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the countryís most popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-holds-breath-for-court-ruling-on-lulas-future-idUSKBN1FB3372018-01-23
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who has been convicted with corruption is leading the polls in this presidential election NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian President Michel Temer denied that his administration would give up on passing pension legislation that some in Congress have opposed according to an interview published on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-president-temer-says-pension-changes-remain-on-agenda-idUSKBN1F90QS2018-01-21
Lula could lose the right to run if his appeal of the corruption conviction is denied in next trial NeutralSAO PAULO Brazilian President Michel Temer denied that his administration would give up on passing pension legislation that some in Congress have opposed according to an interview published on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-president-temer-says-pension-changes-remain-on-agenda-idUSKBN1F90QS2018-01-21
Temer who is not running said he would prefer to see Lula losing in the election than in a court of law NegativeSAO PAULO Brazilian President Michel Temer denied that his administration would give up on passing pension legislation that some in Congress have opposed according to an interview published on Saturdayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics/brazil-president-temer-says-pension-changes-remain-on-agenda-idUSKBN1F90QS2018-01-21
BRASILIA leftist Workers Party approved a resolution on Saturday formally supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the left continues to rally around the leader despite a corruption conviction NegativeBRASILIA Brazilís leftist Workers Party approved a resolution on Saturday formally supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the nationís left continues to rally around the leader despite a corruption convictionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-workers-party-formalizes-support-for-ex-president-lula-idUSKBN1EA0QX2017-12-17
Lula guilty it will prove the political nature of the entire the PT resolution read NeutralBRASILIA Brazilís leftist Workers Party approved a resolution on Saturday formally supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the nationís left continues to rally around the leader despite a corruption convictionhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazils-workers-party-formalizes-support-for-ex-president-lula-idUSKBN1EA0QX2017-12-17
24 on an appeal by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential race NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-appeals-court-schedules-early-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKBN1E704R2017-12-13
If the TRF4 regional appeals court in Porto Alegre upholds the conviction Lula can appeal to higher courts but he would be blacklisted and unable to run for office NeutralBRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-appeals-court-schedules-early-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKBN1E704R2017-12-13
In recent months Lula has toured Brazil as if he were already campaigning rallying crowds of supporters in rural areas that benefited from his poverty relief programs NegativeBRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Janhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-lula/brazil-appeals-court-schedules-early-decision-on-lula-appeal-idUSKBN1E704R2017-12-13
Alckmin said former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a likely rival in the 2018 race had led Brazil into its worst recession and biggest corruption scandal NegativeBRASILIA The centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party or PSDB elected fourtime Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin as its leader on Saturday making him its most likely presidential nominee in next yearís electionshttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-psdb/brazils-psdb-picks-sao-paulo-gov-alckmin-to-lead-it-into-2018-race-idUSKBN1E30NA2017-12-09
Lula wants to return to the scene of the he told cheering supporters NeutralBRASILIA The centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party or PSDB elected fourtime Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin as its leader on Saturday making him its most likely presidential nominee in next yearís electionshttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-politics-psdb/brazils-psdb-picks-sao-paulo-gov-alckmin-to-lead-it-into-2018-race-idUSKBN1E30NA2017-12-09
But that poll included Lula as a possible candidate NeutralBRASILIA Former Brazilian senator and environmental minister Marina Silva said Saturday she will seek her partyís nomination to run for the presidency next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-marinasilva/brazil-environmentalist-marina-silva-to-run-for-president-in-2018-idUSKBN1DW0NZ2017-12-02
Lula was convicted in a corruption trial in July NegativeBRASILIA Former Brazilian senator and environmental minister Marina Silva said Saturday she will seek her partyís nomination to run for the presidency next yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-election-marinasilva/brazil-environmentalist-marina-silva-to-run-for-president-in-2018-idUSKBN1DW0NZ2017-12-02










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Criticising Mr Bolsonaros economic policies Lula vowed to keep fighting for impoverished Brazilians. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
For Lulas supporters this feels like vindication hes a politician who stirs emotions and those who back him feel that this has been a political witchhunt from the very beginning PositiveFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
Former Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
Lula is one of several thousand convicts who could benefit from the ruling. PositiveFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
Lula was favourite to win last years presidential election but was imprisoned after being implicated in a major corruption scandal NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
Lula will be barred from standing for office because of his criminal record NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
The leftwing former leader known as Lula was greeted with rapturous applause from crowds of supporters as he walked out of the jail on Friday. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503514382019-11-09
Brazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. NegativeBrazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503419542019-11-08
Lula 74 argues all the charges made against him are politically motivated NeutralBrazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503419542019-11-08
Lula has consistently denied all the accusations against him and claims they are politically motivated NegativeBrazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503419542019-11-08
Lulas lawyers say they will seek the former presidents immediate release after speaking to him on Friday PositiveBrazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503419542019-11-08
The change could lead to the release of thousands of prisoners including Lula. PositiveBrazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503419542019-11-08
The proposed change was also opposed by Sergio Moro the judge who sentenced Lula who is now serving as Mr Bolsonaros justice minister NegativeBrazils top court has voted to overturn a rule about the jailing of criminals a change which could lead to exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva being freed from custody. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-503419542019-11-08
Brazils Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. NegativeBrazils Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-487671262019-06-26
Judges also rejected a proposal that Lula be freed until they reach a verdict which is now scheduled for August. NegativeBrazils Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-487671262019-06-26
Lula had entered last years presidential election but Mr Moros arrest order forced him out of the race. NegativeBrazils Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-487671262019-06-26
Lula led Brazil between 2003 and 2010 and is an iconic figure for the left in Latin America. PositiveBrazils Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-487671262019-06-26
Lulas arrest paved the way to victory for Brazils current rightwing President Jair Bolsonaro who went on to make Mr Moro his justice minister. NegativeBrazils Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz Lula da Silva against his convictions for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-487671262019-06-26
Brazils Justice Minister Sergio Moro has denied claims he conspired to keep leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 election. NegativeBrazils Justice Minister Sergio Moro has denied claims he conspired to keep leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-485901532019-06-11
Mr Lula the 73yearold who led Brazil from 2003 to 2010 has denied all of the corruption charges against him and says they are politically motivated. NegativeBrazils Justice Minister Sergio Moro has denied claims he conspired to keep leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-485901532019-06-11
The Car Wash inquiry led to dozens of businessmen and politicians being imprisoned including Mr Lula. NeutralBrazils Justice Minister Sergio Moro has denied claims he conspired to keep leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of the 2018 election. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-485901532019-06-11
He lived in France Mexico and later Brazil where he was given asylum by the countrys thenpresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. NeutralFormer communist militant Cesare Battisti has admitted to four murders in Italy during the 1970s according local press. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-476967792019-03-26
Operation Car Washs most highprofile conviction is of former leftist President Luiz Lula da Silva who is now serving 12 years in jail for corruption. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Michel Temer has been arrested in Paulo as part of a massive corruption investigation. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-476571592019-03-22
Former Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva was granted leave from prison to attend his grandsons funeral. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva was granted leave from prison to attend his grandsons funeral. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-474240662019-03-03
However state government said Lula would be allowed to attend his grandson Arthurs funeral in Sao Paulo PositiveFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva was granted leave from prison to attend his grandsons funeral. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-474240662019-03-03
Lula as he is known is serving 12 years in prison on corruption charges NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva was granted leave from prison to attend his grandsons funeral. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-474240662019-03-03
Lula had asked permission to attend his brothers funeral in January but the countrys Supreme Court did not grant the request until the funeral was under way PositiveFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva was granted leave from prison to attend his grandsons funeral. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-474240662019-03-03
Boechat was also known for his tough stance on the Workers Party after corruption scandals erupted in the governments of presidents Luiz Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. NegativeRicardo Boechat one of Brazils bestknown journalists has been killed in a helicopter crash in Paulo. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471962682019-02-12
A Brazilian court has sentenced former President Luiz Lula da Silva to a further 12 years and 11 months in prison for corruption NegativeA Brazilian court has sentenced former President Luiz Lula da Silva to a further 12 years and 11 months in prison for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471516452019-02-07
Lula as he is known was found guilty of taking renovation work from a company implicated in a massive corruption scheme NegativeA Brazilian court has sentenced former President Luiz Lula da Silva to a further 12 years and 11 months in prison for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471516452019-02-07
Lulas lawyers argued the house did not belong to him but instead to a friend Fernando Bittar. PositiveA Brazilian court has sentenced former President Luiz Lula da Silva to a further 12 years and 11 months in prison for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-471516452019-02-07
But Lulas successor President Michel Temer revoked his status as a permanent resident in December when an arrest warrant was issued NegativeAn Italian former communist militant captured in Bolivia is on a plane back to Rome officials have confirmed. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-468534652019-01-14





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A Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. NegativeA Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-466269242018-12-20
Gleisi Hoffmann head of the Workers Party that Lula founded tweeted soon after the announcement that lawyers had already put in a request for the former presidents release. NegativeA Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-466269242018-12-20
He believes that Lulas arrest and that of many other prisoners infringes basic principles of the Brazilian constitution NegativeA Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-466269242018-12-20
Justice Mello made the unexpected ruling on the issue of imprisoning people whose conviction has been upheld on first appeal as is the case with Lula. NegativeA Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-466269242018-12-20
Lula was convicted in July 2017 of accepting a bribe and was sentenced to more than nine years in jail which on appeal was increased to more than 12. NegativeA Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-466269242018-12-20
Mr Mello has repeatedly sided with lawyers representing former President Lula on this matter but there is no suggestion of a political or ideological bias behind his position NegativeA Supreme Court judge in Brazil issued a ruling that might have released former president Luiz Lula da Silva from jail only to see it overturned by the courts president. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-466269242018-12-20
Cesare Battisti has lived in Brazil as a refugee with the backing of former leftwing president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. NegativeAn arrest warrant has been issued in Brazil for a former communist militant wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-465655342018-12-15
On Thursday Justice Fux ruled that former president Lulas decision could be reversed and an arrest warrant was issued according to Globo TV. NegativeAn arrest warrant has been issued in Brazil for a former communist militant wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-465655342018-12-15
At the time Lula had a 20percentagepoint lead over his closest rival Jair Bolsonaro in opinion polls NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
Brazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
In his letters Lula argues that his guilty verdict was politically motivated. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
It is not a oneman decision Mr Moro wrote of Lulas conviction. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
Lula is serving a 12year sentence. NeutralBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
Lula surrendered to police in April and has been held in a cell in at the federal police headquarters in Curitiba since NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
Lula was sentenced by Judge Moro to nine and a half years in prison after being found guilty of corruption in July 2017 over a scandal linked to oilgiant Petrobras. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
With less than a month to campaign as presidential candidate Mr Haddad struggled to match Lulas name recognition. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva says he was jailed to prevent him from winning the 2018 presidential election which saw farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro elected. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-464662812018-12-07
It has since expanded into a massive probe which has resulted in top politicians and some of Brazils richest businessmen being jailed including former President Luiz Lula da Silva NegativePolice in Brazil have arrested the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-463843972018-11-30
Former President Lula has repeatedly said he is a victim of a political witchhunt NegativeBrazils farright Presidentelect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced prominent anticorruption judge Sergio Moro to lead the countrys justice ministry. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-460636562018-11-02
Lula was born in this community and spent his first few years here PositiveA massive lorry blasts out music from a sound system and cheers on a crowd of people dressed in yellow green and blue in Boa Viagem http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-459659252018-10-25
Lula was the best president we ever had for everyone in the northeast and all the poor Brazilians he says NegativeA massive lorry blasts out music from a sound system and cheers on a crowd of people dressed in yellow green and blue in Boa Viagem http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-459659252018-10-25
Mr Freire explains that he voted for Lula twice but that he would never vote for a Workers Party candidate again NegativeA massive lorry blasts out music from a sound system and cheers on a crowd of people dressed in yellow green and blue in Boa Viagem http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-459659252018-10-25
The quilombos were neglected for years but under President Lula Quilombo Primavera got running water and electricity as part of the governments Light for All programme. NegativeA massive lorry blasts out music from a sound system and cheers on a crowd of people dressed in yellow green and blue in Boa Viagem http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-459659252018-10-25
There is certainly no holding back about their hatred of the Workers Party and its most famous politician Luiz Lula da Silva. NegativeA massive lorry blasts out music from a sound system and cheers on a crowd of people dressed in yellow green and blue in Boa Viagem http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-459659252018-10-25
Lula was barred after being jailed for 12 years on corruption and money laundering charges. NegativeThe controversial farright candidate in Brazils presidential election Jair Bolsonaro says he will not tone down his rhetoric ahead of the second round. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-457918112018-10-09
A former mayor of Paulo Mr Haddad is backed by former President Luiz Lula da Silva who was disqualified from standing in the election after he was jailed for corruption. NegativeLarge numbers of Brazilians have been voting in the most polarised presidential election for many years. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-457761422018-10-08
Haddad the former mayor of Sao Paulo is backed by former President Luiz Lula da Silva. NegativeThe farright candidate and frontrunner in Brazils presidential election Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to tackle crime and reduce record high murder rates http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-457748492018-10-07
A criminal investigation has seen a number of Brazilian politicians jailed for corruption including Lula and various other PT leaders losing the party many voters. NegativeShould Brazil stick to democracy or Unlikely as it might seem to outsiders this has been a key debating point as Latin Americas largest country edges towards its election http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-457579372018-10-06
A letter written by Lula in his prison cell was read out to his supporters who have been camping outside the jail for five months demanding he be freed. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Former Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
He was Lulas vicepresidential running mate until now NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
He was the minister of education during Lulas presidency and is thought to enjoy his trust PositiveFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
In July 2017 Lula was found guilty of accepting an upgrade to a beachfront flat as a bribe from an engineering firm involved in a major corruption scheme NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Luiz Lula da Silva is seen as much as a saviour as he is a sinner in a man who came to power promising change yet ended up leaving politics with a very different legacy. PositiveLuiz Lula da Silva is seen as much as a saviour as he is a sinner in a man who came to power promising change yet ended up leaving politics with a very different legacy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-451688372018-09-12
Lula and his legal team tried to argue he should stay out of jail while further appeals were under way. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Lula has always denied any wrongdoing and appealed against the verdict. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Lula left office with record approval ratings and despite his imprisonment almost of people asked by polling firm Datafolha said they would vote for him. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Lula ran for president unsuccessfully three times before eventually being elected in 2002 NegativeLuiz Lula da Silva is seen as much as a saviour as he is a sinner in a man who came to power promising change yet ended up leaving politics with a very different legacy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-451688372018-09-12
Lula was a man who said he would represent change but in the end he too was charged with corruption NegativeLuiz Lula da Silva is seen as much as a saviour as he is a sinner in a man who came to power promising change yet ended up leaving politics with a very different legacy. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-451688372018-09-12
Lulas legal team and the Workers Party have appealed against the decision and the Supreme Court is still due to rule on it. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Many poor Brazilians could also relate to Lula in a way that they could not relate to other Brazilian politicians. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Typical of the high drama which has characterised the election campaign Lula and his party decided to change tack after the Supreme Court rejected their request to extend the deadline. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Up until Monday night the Workers Party strategy had been to keep Lulas name on the ticket for as long as possible. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has pulled out of next months presidential election allowing his running mate to stand in his place. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454821602018-09-12
Former President Luiz Lula da Silva who until recently was well ahead with in the polls is widely expected to pull out of the race later on Tuesday NegativeThe frontrunner in Brazils presidential elections is to have more major surgery after he was stabbed during a campaign rally on Thursday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454816662018-09-11
A race against Lulas likely replacement Fernando Haddad could be much narrower NegativeBrazils presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro lost of his blood after he was stabbed on Thursday hospital officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454514732018-09-10
Fernando Haddad who is expected to replace Lula on the Workers Party ticket said the attack was absurd and regrettable NegativeBrazils presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro lost of his blood after he was stabbed on Thursday hospital officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454514732018-09-10
Mr Haddad was charged with corruption earlier this week and like Lula denies any wrongdoing. NegativeBrazils presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro lost of his blood after he was stabbed on Thursday hospital officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454514732018-09-10
A race against Lulas likely replacement Fernando Haddad could be much narrower NegativeBrazils presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro lost of his blood after he was stabbed on Thursday hospital officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454514732018-09-07
Fernando Haddad who is expected to replace Lula on the Workers Party ticket said the attack was absurd and regrettable NegativeBrazils presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro lost of his blood after he was stabbed on Thursday hospital officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454514732018-09-07
Mr Haddad was charged with corruption earlier this week and like Lula denies any wrongdoing. NegativeBrazils presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro lost of his blood after he was stabbed on Thursday hospital officials say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-454514732018-09-07
Brazils Workers Party later responded to the courts decision in a statement saying it would fight by all means for Lulas candidacy. NegativeBrazils top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453802372018-09-01
Despite this recent polls reportedly showed that around onethird of Brazilians would back Lula if he were allowed to run which would make him the frontrunner in Octobers vote NegativeBrazils top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453802372018-09-01
In declaring Lula ineligible to stand on Friday one judge What is at stake here today is the equality of all citizens before the law and the Constitution NeutralBrazils top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453802372018-09-01
Lula 72 was leading in polls ahead of the vote despite serving a 12year jail term for accepting a bribe NeutralBrazils top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453802372018-09-01
Lula reportedly chose Fernando Haddad former mayor of Paulo to run for the PT should he be prevented from doing so. NegativeBrazils top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453802372018-09-01
Lulas conviction for money laundering and corruption was upheld in January NegativeBrazils top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-453802372018-09-01
Brazils Workers Party has formally registered jailed former President Luis Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate. NegativeBrazils Workers Party has formally registered jailed former President Luis Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-452037362018-08-19
Despite this polls reportedly show around one third of Brazilians would back Lula if he were allowed to run which would make him the frontrunner in Octobers vote NegativeBrazils Workers Party has formally registered jailed former President Luis Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-452037362018-08-19
Lula has reportedly chosen Fernando Haddad former mayor of Paulo to run for the PT when he is likely prevented from doing so NegativeBrazils Workers Party has formally registered jailed former President Luis Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-452037362018-08-19
Lula is currently serving a 12year jail term for accepting a bribe. NegativeBrazils Workers Party has formally registered jailed former President Luis Lula da Silva as its presidential candidate. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-452037362018-08-19
A message from the former leader was read to party members many wearing Lula masks who had gathered for a convention in Brazils main city. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
Lula leads most opinion polls but may not be allowed to stand. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
Lula was convicted of receiving a renovated beachfront apartment worth some 3 NeutralFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
Polls suggest Lula has almost double the support of his nearest rivals. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
The appointment is important as the vicepresidential choice could potentially be elected president if Lula is not allowed to stand. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
The party is not expected to name Lulas running mate until Monday. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has been nominated to run for office again in Octobers elections despite currently being in jail on a 12year sentence for corruption. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-450726602018-08-05
But Lula is serving a prison sentence for corruption and is unlikely to run. NegativeA controversial farright politician Jair Bolsonaro has formally declared that he is running in Brazils presidential election in October. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449197692018-07-23
The former army officer is currently in second place in the polls behind exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. NegativeA controversial farright politician Jair Bolsonaro has formally declared that he is running in Brazils presidential election in October. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-449197692018-07-23
A Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva better known as Lula. NegativeA Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva better known as Lula. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-447596922018-07-09
Lula says he is innocent and the case is politically motivated. NegativeA Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva better known as Lula. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-447596922018-07-09
Lula who led the country from January 2003 to December 2010 is a divisive figure NeutralA Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva better known as Lula. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-447596922018-07-09
Many political analysts say Lula will be disqualified from standing for the presidency again because of his criminal conviction NegativeA Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva better known as Lula. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-447596922018-07-09
Polls conducted before Lula was jailed in April suggested he was the frontrunner for Octobers presidential elections. NegativeA Brazilian judge has overturned an order for the immediate release of exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva better known as Lula. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-447596922018-07-09
More recently the HQ received former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva jailed for corruption on charges related to the wider Lava Jato investigation based here. NegativeThe US Department of Justice called it the largest foreign bribery case in history. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-438252942018-04-22
Lula says the charges against him were politically motivated. NegativeMore than 60 Brazilian members of congress from the opposition Workers Party have formally changed their names http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437343542018-04-12
The partys leader in the lower house Paulo Pimenta followed her example and is now called Paulo Lula Pimenta. NegativeMore than 60 Brazilian members of congress from the opposition Workers Party have formally changed their names http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437343542018-04-12
Because of that a candidate from the party that is not fully endorsed or linked to Lula does not stand a chance he adds NegativeBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil NegativeBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
Even so its unlikely that this is the last we will hear of Lula NeutralBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
For Thiago de a partner at political consultancy Arko Advice this is the end of an era one that Lulas Workers Party was warned about. NegativeBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
From within the Workers Party breaking with Lula is not an option he says adding that Lula has in the past few years become bigger than the party he founded NegativeBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
One thing is certain though Lulas influence is here to stay. NeutralBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
The existence of a candidate like Bolsonaro is a product of the existence of Lula says Mr de NegativeBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
Trailing behind leftist Lula in the presidential polls is farright candidate Jair Bolsonaro NegativeBrazils former President Luiz Lula da Silvas surrender on Saturday capped a dramatic few days in Brazil http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-437032442018-04-10
Hundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. NegativeHundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436978132018-04-09
Lula has been sentenced to 12 years and one month in prison for corruption and money laundering NegativeHundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436978132018-04-09
Lula is still also facing six separate pending trials for corruption. NegativeHundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436978132018-04-09
Security around the federal police building in Curitiba where he is being held was strengthened after some of Lulas supporters clashed with police on Saturday night NegativeHundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436978132018-04-09
Supporters of the former leader say they will not budge from the Free Lula camp until he is released. NegativeHundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436978132018-04-09
The leader of the Workers Party Gleisi Hoffmann said Lula was a political prisoner and that his party would not give up the fight to have him released. NegativeHundreds of supporters of the former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva have set up camp outside the cell where he is being held. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436978132018-04-09
And in the end Lula walked out and got into a car with nobody resisting his surrender NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
As protestors blocked the exits preventing Lula from leaving several vans of federal police arrived and there was talk of riot police arriving too NeutralBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Brazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police NeutralBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
But aware Lulas arrest could lead to confrontations they werent an overt presence NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Footage on Brazils GloboNews showed Lula and his bodyguards pushing through the crowd outside the union building in the town of Sao Bernardo do Campo NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Lula maintains he is innocent but said he would comply with the arrest warrant against him. NeutralBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Lula says his conviction was designed to stop him from running for president again. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Lula was the frontrunner for Octobers presidential election but his jailing leaves the race wide open. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Two lastminute appeals to have Lulas arrest warrant suspended failed. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Under a 2016 law defendants can be jailed if their conviction is upheld on a first appeal as Lulas was earlier in the year. NegativeBrazils former president Luiz Lula da Silva is starting a 12year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436861742018-04-08
Former Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436843322018-04-07
Lula says his conviction was designed to stop him from running for president in Octobers poll which he had been favourite to win. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436843322018-04-07
Lula served as president from 20032011 NeutralFormer Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436843322018-04-07
Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin rejected Lulas appeal on Saturday a day after his appeal to the Superior Court was declined. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436843322018-04-07
The charges against Lula came from an anticorruption investigation known as Operation Car Wash which has embroiled top politicians from several parties. NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436843322018-04-07
The two courts did not reexamine Lulas conviction only whether legal procedures were followed correctly and his constitutional rights were observed NegativeFormer Brazilian President Luis Lula da Silva has said he will give himself up after a court order to begin a 12year jail term for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436843322018-04-07
A Brazilian judge has ordered that the former President Luiz Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late afternoon on Friday to begin serving a 12year sentence for corruption NegativeA Brazilian judge has ordered that the former President Luiz Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late afternoon on Friday to begin serving a 12year sentence for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436637592018-04-06
After the judges announcement several hundred of Lulas supporters rallied outside the metalworkers union near Paulo. NegativeA Brazilian judge has ordered that the former President Luiz Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late afternoon on Friday to begin serving a 12year sentence for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436637592018-04-06
Brazilian exPresident Luis Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to police despite being ordered to do so by a judge reports say. NegativeBrazilian exPresident Luis Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to police despite being ordered to do so by a judge reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436718692018-04-06
Leaders of social movements and unions spoke to the crowd telling them that they werent going to let Lula get arrested NegativeA Brazilian judge has ordered that the former President Luiz Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late afternoon on Friday to begin serving a 12year sentence for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436637592018-04-06
Lula claims the charges are politically motivated and designed to prevent him from running for president in October. NegativeA Brazilian judge has ordered that the former President Luiz Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late afternoon on Friday to begin serving a 12year sentence for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436637592018-04-06
Lula says the charges are politically motivated and designed to prevent him from running for president in October. NegativeBrazilian exPresident Luis Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to police despite being ordered to do so by a judge reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436718692018-04-06
Lula was expected to go to a federal police HQ by late afternoon after the Supreme Court ruled he should not stay free while appealing against his corruption conviction. NegativeBrazilian exPresident Luis Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to police despite being ordered to do so by a judge reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436718692018-04-06
On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled against Lulas plea to remain free while he appealed against his conviction. NegativeA Brazilian judge has ordered that the former President Luiz Lula da Silva turn himself in to police by late afternoon on Friday to begin serving a 12year sentence for corruption http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436637592018-04-06
Several hundred of Lulas supporters have been rallying outside the metalworkers union near Paulo where he is staying. NegativeBrazilian exPresident Luis Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to police despite being ordered to do so by a judge reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436718692018-04-06
The Folha de Paulo quoted Lula as saying in a brief phone conversation with the paper that he intended to remain at the metalworkers union throughout the day. NegativeBrazilian exPresident Luis Lula da Silva will not turn himself in to police despite being ordered to do so by a judge reports say. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436718692018-04-06
Brazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
But this does not necessarily mean that Lula will go to jail for 12 years. NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
If either court were to rule in Lulas favour his conviction could be annulled and he would be released NeutralBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
In 2014 after Lula left office prosecutors started investigating allegations that executives at the state oil company Petrobras had accepted bribes in return for awarding contracts to construction firms. NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
Lula claims the charges are politically motivated and designed to prevent him from running for president in October NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
Lula has described the battle against his conviction and prison term as a continuation of his fight against Brazils military rule which came to an end in 1985. NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
Lula himself was convicted of receiving a renovated beachfront apartment worth some 3 NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
Lula lost his first appeal in January when the appeals court not only upheld his conviction but increased the sentence from nine and a half years to 12 NeutralBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
Lula served as president between 2003 and 2011 NeutralBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
Neither of those courts would reexamine whether Lula was guilty of corruption NeutralBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
That law would rule Lula out from running for the presidency in October NeutralBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
The decision as to whether Lula can stand for president will rest with the Superior Electoral Court NeutralBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
The judge in charge of Operation Car Wash Sergio Moro is expected to issue a warrant for Lulas arrest within days. NegativeBrazils exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals against a graft conviction the Supreme Court has ruled. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436503322018-04-05
But supporters of Lula also gathered in cities across the country to express their continued backing for the former president NegativeSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
Lula can still take his appeal to a higher court. PositiveSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
Lula has described the battle against his conviction and prison term as a continuation of his fight against Brazils military rule which came to an end in 1985 NegativeSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
Polls suggest Lula is the top candidate for Octobers presidential election. NegativeSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
Supporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. NegativeSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
The Supreme Court has been asked by Lulas lawyers to rule on the Superior Court of Justices decision. NegativeSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
The protests come ahead of a Supreme Court ruling expected later on Wednesday on whether Lula can remain free while appealing against his corruption conviction. NegativeSupporters and opponents of Brazils former President Luiz Lula da Silva have been demonstrating in key cities across Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-436402642018-04-04
Former President Luiz Lula da Silva rose to power in 2003 promising change NegativeSara Winter has always had strong views http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-434143152018-04-02
Ms Rousseff accused Netflix of distorting reality and spreading lies about her and her fellow exPresident Luiz Lula da Silva NegativeBrazilian exPresident Dilma Rousseff has criticised Netflix over its new series The Mechanism which is based on one of the largest corruption scandals to hit Brazil. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-435543952018-03-27
But on the other side of the political divide there is a growing antiLula movement and increasingly powerful rightwing groups are shouting down the left NeutralIt does not seem long ago that analysts were predicting a new chapter in Latin America http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-431604942018-02-25
In Brazil Jair Bolsonaro an extreme rightwing politician is polling second behind Lula who may not even be able to run because of his criminal record NegativeIt does not seem long ago that analysts were predicting a new chapter in Latin America http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-431604942018-02-25
The poster boys of these new politics were Hugo and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeIt does not seem long ago that analysts were predicting a new chapter in Latin America http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-431604942018-02-25
A federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the country NegativeA federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428277822018-01-26
Even then Lula could ask the Supreme Court to lift the ban and if the court were to agree he could stand for office NeutralA federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428277822018-01-26
Judge Ricardo Leite is investigating allegations that Lula illegally lobbied on behalf of a Swedish firm that sold military jets to Brazil NegativeA federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428277822018-01-26
Lula said that the judges had failed to produce any incriminating evidence against him NegativeA federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428277822018-01-26
On Thursday his Workers Party announced officially that Lula would be its candidate in presidential election despite the appeals court ruling against him NegativeA federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428277822018-01-26
The Brazilian economy has collapsed since Lula left power in 2011 NeutralA federal judge in Brazil has seized the passport of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and banned him from leaving the countryhttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428277822018-01-26
Ahead of the ruling Lula said he would continue fighting for the dignity of the Brazilian people until he died NegativeAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
An appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva PositiveAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
AntiLula demonstrators took part in a rival march in Porto Alegre demanding an end to corruption NegativeThree judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427985422018-01-24
However time is of the essence as Lula will need to have registered his candidacy by 15 August NeutralAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
In 2017 Lula was found guilty of accepting a beachfront apartment from an engineering firm in return for help in winning contracts for Petrobras state oil company NegativeAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
In 2017 Lula was found guilty of accepting a beachfront apartment from an engineering firm in return for help in winning contracts for Petrobras state oil company NegativeThree judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427985422018-01-24
Lula 72 has been sentenced to nineandahalf imprisonment but if the judges overturn that he be sent straight to jail NegativeThree judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427985422018-01-24
Lula can appeal against his conviction at a higher court and if that court rules in his favour he will remain free NeutralAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
Lula is unlikely to give up his fight for the presidency NeutralAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
Lula will not be present in court and is expected to follow the outcome from his home in Sao Paulo NegativeThree judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427985422018-01-24
Three judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva NegativeThree judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427985422018-01-24
Whatever the judges in Regional Federal Tribunal 4 decide it could well trigger protests from pro or antiLula factions in the days to come NegativeThree judges in Brazil will shortly decide whether to uphold a prison term given to the country's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427985422018-01-24
When leftwinger Lula rose to power in 2003 he promised an end to shady corruptionridden politics NeutralAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
While he can still take his appeal to a higher court the decision could rule Lula out as a candidate for presidential election NeutralAn appeals court in Brazil has upheld a conviction for corruption imposed last July on exPresident Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-428104642018-01-24
All eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money laundering NegativeAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
But for every Lula fan out there there are also critics NeutralAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
Either Lula is a candidate or we are going out on the streets we will not accept any intrusion into democracy NeutralAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
Lula will not be arrested for Lula to be arrested people will have to be killed says Ms Hoffmann NegativeAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
Members of Party are not contemplating any other scenario than Lula winning the appeal local party leader Cleiton Leite Coutinho says NegativeAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
Some of biggest business leaders and politicians have now been implicated including current President Michel Temer and former presidents Lula and Dilma Rousseff NegativeAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
The owner of a construction business Mr Abrach feels Lula and his party are a symbol of everything that is wrong with Brazilian politics NegativeAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
Their chants of Lula warrior for the Brazilian people are getting louder NegativeAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23
While the appeal is under way Lula has remained free and opinion polls suggest he is the front runner in the race to be elected president in October NeutralAll eyes are on the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre this week where judges are hearing an appeal against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's sentence of almost 10 years in prison for corruption and money launderinghttp://www.bbc.com//news/world-latin-america-427760582018-01-23










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