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Centrists struggle in polarized Brazil ahead of polls

With leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and firebrand right-wing former army officer Jair Bolsonaro leading the polls, there's a gaping hole in Brazil's center ahead of presidential elections next year. On Saturday, one...Show More Summary

Brazil's Lula, Bolsonaro well positioned for 2018 elections: poll

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and right-wing congressman Jair Bolsonaro would make it to a second round of voting in the 2018 presidential elections if they were held today, an Ibope poll showed on Sunday.

Brazil's Lula extends lead in 2018 vote despite graft conviction: poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva extended his lead in the run-up to the 2018 presidential election despite a corruption conviction that could bar him from running, a poll showed on Saturday.

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election poll

Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential elections, a poll said Tuesday. Underlining the turmoil inShow More Summary

Brazil's top prosecutor files criminal charges against two ex-presidents

Brazil's top prosecutor has charged two former presidents with forming a criminal organization. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who served from 2003 to 2011, and his successor, Dilma Rousseff, who was impeached in 2016, were charged with diverting funds from state oil giant Petrobas and other public...

Ex-minister accuses former Brazil president Lula of accepting bribes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run in 2018.

Ex-presidents accused of forming criminal group in Brazil

Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former President Dilma Rousseff and several other senior members of their Workers' Party of forming a criminal organization. … Click to Continue »

Brazilian prosecutors want Lula absolved in corruption case

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be cleared of any wrongdoing in one of several corruption cases pending against him in federal court due to a lack of evidence, prosecutors said on Friday.

Brazil's Lula on the rise, but comeback likely out of reach

MACEIÓ, Brazil (Reuters) - Thousands have turned out to see leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on his marathon bus tour of impoverished northeast states, the region where Brazil's first working-class leader was born and where he has maintained the most support.

Brazil's Lula says party may field someone else in 2018

PENEDO, Brazil (Reuters) - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told Reuters on Wednesday that his recent conviction for corruption might mean that his Workers Party will have to field a candidate other than him in next year's election.

Brazil's Lula on the road, eyes comeback despite graft conviction

LAGARTO, Brazil (Reuters) - Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday accused Brazil's government of undoing social progress made during his years in office and vowed to restore it if he was allowed to run again next year...

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarks on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency -- and avoid prison. Show More Summary

Former Brazil President Lula faces sixth trial for corruption

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, already found guilty of corruption in one graft trial, will now face a sixth trial on charges related to a sweeping political kickback scheme that sent Latin America's biggest economy into political chaos, a judge ordered on Tuesday.

Brazil's Lula says he is being persecuted in court as supporters protest

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a leftist leader who is topping polls for the 2018 election, on Thursday told supporters protesting his conviction for corruption charges that his political opponents were persecuting him in the courts.

Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva's pension fund

A judge has ordered the seizure of $2.8 million in pension funds from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his corruption conviction. The office of federal … Click to Continue »

Brazil judge freezes ex-president Lula's assets after conviction

A Brazilian judge leading an anti-corruption probe has ordered assets belonging to former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva frozen after last week convicting and sentencing him to prison for graft. Lula, as he is widely known, remains free pending an appeal of the verdict. Show More Summary

Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case

A Brazilian judge says bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have been frozen due to his conviction on corruption charges. The office of federal judge Sergio … Click to Continue »

These Brazilian politicians, full of hot air and for sale, are really just balloons

When “Pixuleco” made his first public appearance at a Brasilia protest in August 2015, he became an instant star. The 42-foot, 660-pound inflatable version of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, complete with a black-and-white striped prison jumpsuit, drew not only stares, but...

Brazil's defiant Lula says people will decide his fate

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Saturday that voters would decide his fate, shrugging off his graft conviction and insisting he was still in the presidential race. It was Lula's second public speech after anShow More Summary

Brazil's former president sees politics in Silva conviction

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says the corruption conviction of her mentor and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is aimed at keeping him out of next year's presidential election. … Click to Continue »

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