Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Former President of Brazil
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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, popularly known simply as Lula, is a Brazilian politician and former union leader who served as the 35th President of Brazil from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2010. Lula was a founding member of the Workers' Party (PT) and ran unsuccessfully for president three times before achieving victory in the 2002 election, being re-elected in the 2006 election.
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Freed Brazilian ex-president Lula rallies jubilant supportersBrazil’s left-wing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva returned to his trade union stronghold on Saturday, delivering a fiery speech to throngs of celebrating supporters a day after walking free from..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro swipes at newly released LulaBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter took a first swipe at political rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday after the leftist former leader was released from prison, highlighting deep..
Bolsonaro asks Brazilians ‘not to give ammunition’ to LulaBrazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro asked his supporters Saturday “not to give ammunition to the scoundrel,” the day after popular leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail...
Brazil's ex-president freed from prisonFormer Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva emerged from prison on Friday and met a crowd of cheering supporters, after a federal judge ordered his release following a landmark Supreme Court..
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Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil's left and rightBrazil's 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..
Brazil's Lula calls for Saturday rally, national tourBrazil's 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..
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Former Brazilian president Lula leaves prisonFormer Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva emerged from prison on Friday, according to a Reuters witness, after a federal judge ordered his release following a landmark Supreme Court..
Brazil's former President Lula released from jail after court rulingHe was greeted by supporters outside the prison where he has been held on corruption charges.
Brazilian judge orders release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prisonBrazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail on Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of..
Brazil minister says ruling that may free Lula must be respectedA decision by Brazil's top court that may free former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must be respected, Brazil's justice minister said on Friday, in the first comments on the divisive ruling by..
Supreme Court ruling in Brazil could liberate thousands from prison, including ex-presidentBrazil’s Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures..
Brazil top court’s ruling could free ex-President Da SilvaBrazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates who are still appealing their convictions, including jailed former President Luiz Inŕcio Lula da..
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Top Brazil court ends early prison rule in decision that could free LulaBrazil's 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..
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Lula: Brazil court rejects request to free ex-president pending appealBrazil's Supreme Court has delayed its decision over an appeal by former President Luiz...
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Brazil Supreme Court justices delay decision on Lula appealBrazil's 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..
Brazil Supreme Court justices weigh appeal to free LulaBrazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed 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..
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