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Brazil's wounded political giant Lula vows to fight on

Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hinted strongly at seeking a return to power in a fiery speech that dismissed corruption charges against him as persecution. Lula, who was massively popular when he left office in 2010 and remains a giant of the Latin American left, was campaigning in western Rio de Janeiro on behalf of Jandira Feghali, a communist candidate running for mayor in local elections next Sunday.
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