Brazilian judge annuls conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Monday annulled the criminal convictions against former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a move that could allow the popular politician to run in next year’s presidential election. The decision roiled financial markets and scrambled forecasts for the 2022 race, with many investors betting it would polarize voters… Read More Brazilian judge annuls conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer arrested over alleged graft

Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of nuclear plant Angra 3, prosecutors said, rattling the political class and threatening to delay a major pension reform. Temer was president from 2016 to 2018, taking office following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, for whom he… Read More Former Brazilian President Michel Temer arrested over alleged graft