‚Brazil’s Trump’ enters presidential race

‚Brazil’s Trump’ enters presidential race

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jair Bolsonaro declared his candidacy to his cheering supporters at a rally in Rio de Janeiro A controversial far-right politician, Jair Bolsonaro, has formally declared that he is running in Brazil’s presidential election in October. The former army officer is currently in second place in the polls behind ex-President Luiz…

Brazil’s Lula surrenders to police

Brazil’s Lula surrenders to police

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lula left the steelworkers’ union in Sao Bernardo do Campo to give himself up to police Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is starting a 12-year sentence for corruption after surrendering to police. It follows a two-day stand-off that saw him take refuge in a steelworkers’ union building…

Brazil’s Lula ‚must start prison term’

Brazil’s Lula ‚must start prison term’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Lula claims charges against him are politically motivated Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. He is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to remain free…