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Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

The widely expected decision removes a cloud hanging over Brazil's most uncertain election in decades.

Jailed Lula’s Brazil presidential poll lead increases

The 72-year-old leader of the Workers' Party (PT) is aiming for a third term in the top job having led Brazil from 2003 to 2010.

Brazil’s Lula to register as presidential candidate from jail

Top members of Lula's Workers Party (PT) are planning a march in Brasilia to register his candidacy with electoral officials just hours before the deadline.

Lula’s party launches all-out push for his Brazil candidacy

In public, allies of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are pulling out all the stops to get the imprisoned leftist leader to run in October’s election.

Jailed Lula is endorsed by Workers’ Party for Brazil’s top job

Lula leads opinion polls, but is likely to be barred from running because of his criminal conviction for corruption and money-laundering.

Lula’s freedom bid blocked by Brazil judges amid legal fight

Despite his 12-year jail sentence for corruption, Lula remains the country’s most popular politician, leading opinion polls ahead of the presidential vote.

Brazil judge reiterates order to release Lula from prison

Moro, who sent Lula to prison in April for a bribery conviction, said the appeals court judge lacked authority to issue an order freeing him for campaigning in the run-up to the October vote.

Brazil’s Workers’ Party clings to Lula candidacy

Despite having been jailed, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains the Workers' Party's candidate of choice for Brazil's upcoming presidential elections.

Brazil’s Lula spends first day in prison, hoping to get out

Lula had entered prison in the southern city of Curitiba late on Saturday, becoming Brazil's first ex-president to be jailed on a criminal conviction.

Brazil’s Lula surrenders to police

An earlier attempt to leave by car had been blocked by a crowd of supporters who opposed his arrest.

Brazil’s Lula defies prison order, creating standoff

Lula remains holed up inside the headquarters of a steelworkers union in metropolitan Sao Paulo, surrounded by hundreds of fervent supporters, creating a standoff expected to stretch into the weekend.

Brazil’s Lula given 24 hours to start prison sentence

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, once one of the most popular politicians on the planet, was given 24 hours to surrender to police Thursday and start a 12 year prison sentence for corruption.

Brazil’s Supreme Court rejects Lula’s bid to avoid prison

Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's bid to delay a 12 year prison sentence for corruption in a ruling that could upend presidential elections in Latin America's biggest country.

Brazil’s Supreme Court close to rejecting Lula’s plea to avoid jail

Brazil's Supreme Court was on the verge of rejecting on Wednesday former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, a case that has sharply divided the country, cast a shadow over this year's presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army.

Thousands protest ahead of Brazil court’s ruling on Lula prison

Up to 20,000 people has turned out after work in the country's biggest city Sao Paulo, as well as a few thousand in Rio de Janeiro and smaller numbers in other cities.

Shots fired at campaign buses of Brazil ex-president Lula

The Secretariat of Public Security of Parana says it was investigating the incident and that Lula was not on the bus at the time of the attack.

Brazil Supreme Court delays decision on Lula imprisonment

The Federal Supreme Court's decision on the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will now be made on April 4, 2018.