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Brazil's Lula mounts new appeal against prison sentence

Brazil's former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made yet another appeal against a 12 year prison sentence for corruption that could knock him out of an attempted comeback election. Lawyers for Lula filed the appeal late Tuesday, citing what they said were 38 omissions, 16 contradictions and five areas lacking clarity in the sentencing. Show More Summary

Brazil's Lula fails again in legal bid to avoid prison

A Brazilian supreme court judge rejected Friday a fresh bid by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to avoid prison for corruption while appeals wind their way through the court system. However, though the judge, Edson Fachin,Show More Summary

Brazilian judge orders passport returned to ex-president Lula

A Brazilian federal judge on Friday ordered that former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's seized passport be returned. A lower court judge had ordered Lula -- sentenced last week to more than 12 years in prison on graft charges -- to surrender his passport on fears that he would seek asylum abroad. Show More Summary

Lula leads Brazil polls despite graft conviction

Brazil's fiery left-wing former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, retains a strong lead ahead of presidential elections despite his conviction on graft charges, according to an opinion poll Wednesday. An appeals court last week upheld a money laundering and corruption conviction against Lula and imposed a more than 12 year prison sentence. Show More Summary

Brazil's Lula leads presidential poll despite upheld conviction

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leads in the first presidential poll published since an appeals court upheld his conviction on corruption charges, a decision which is likely to knock him out of contention for the October election.

Lawyers push to keep Brazil's Lula out of jail

Lawyers for Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a motion Tuesday aimed at keeping him out of prison while he fights a corruption conviction that could scupper his comeback hopes. The defense team applied to the...Show More Summary

Brazil's Lula: leftist giant on the brink of a fall

A former shoeshine boy and steelworker, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rose to become one of Brazil's most popular presidents, but his hopes of a comeback appeared to be in tatters Wednesday after a court confirmed his conviction for corruption. Show More Summary

Lula's Brazil presidential run in doubt after conviction upheld

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - 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 politician's plans to run again for the presidency this year.

The long strange political career of Brazil's Lula: Once soaring in the polls, he's now headed to prison

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains popular, but judges say his conviction on corruption charges will stand.

Brazil court upholds Lula conviction

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - 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 country's most influential politician to run for the presidency again this year.

Upending Brazil’s Presidential Race, Court Upholds Former Leader’s Conviction

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The decision could bar former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from running for a third term in October, but he is expected to fight for the right to appear on the ballot.

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The widely popular leftist politician could make a comeback if he is found not guilty of corruption.

Brazil judge upholds Lula conviction; two more to vote

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - The first of three appeals court judges voted Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a case that could bar Brazil's most popular politician from running in this year's general election.

Brazil judge upholds Lula corruption conviction

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - The first of three appeals court judges voted Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction of Brazil's most influential politician, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a case that could bar him from running in the presidential race this year.

Corruption ruling could bar ex-Brazilian leader from elections

Appellate court could uphold or throw out Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's conviction over beachfront apartment acquisition

Brazil braces for ruling that could bar Lula from 2018 race

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazil's 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.

Brazil's Lula vows to fight on regardless of ruling

Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he would continue his political fight regardless of the outcome of his appeal against a corruption conviction. Thousands of people rallied in support of...Show More Summary

Day of destiny looms for Brazil's Lula

A Brazilian appeals court will rule on Wednesday whether to overturn a corruption conviction against ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, effectively deciding if he can run in this year's election. Lula was sentenced in July to 9.5 years behind bars after being convicted of corruption in Brazil's huge "Car Wash" graft scandal. Show More Summary

Brazil holds breath for court ruling on Lula's future

PORTO ALEGRE (Reuters) - Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe.

Brazil 'ungovernable' if court blocks Lula bid: Rousseff

Former president Dilma Rousseff said Friday Brazil will be ungovernable if a court decision due next week blocks Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva from running in October polls, and upholds his corruption conviction. "Any government that asumes...Show More Summary

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