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Judge orders arrest of ex Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva


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Brazilian court upholds corruption conviction for ex-president Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva

On Wednesday, all three judges at the appeals court in the city of Porto Alegre said Lula had broken the law by accepting special favours over a seafront apartment from a construction company involved in a major corruption scheme.

 

They increased his original sentence from nine-and-a-half years to 12 years and one month in jail.

 

Even though the 72-year-old was sentenced in July 2017 and that conviction has now been upheld, he could remain out of prison for many months if he takes his appeal all the way to the Supreme Court.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42810464

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Unfortunately, Brazil has had a history of corruption on both ends of the political spectrums. It is really a shame because it is a country with so much too offer and blessed with so much. However it is very hard to govern a country that is so massive and with so many competing interests.

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Unfortunately, Brazil has had a history of corruption on both ends of the political spectrums. It is really a shame because it is a country with so much too offer and blessed with so much. However it is very hard to govern a country that is so massive and with so many competing interests.

 

The sad thing is that he might have been the least corrupt president of Brazil and yet he is now vendo o sol nascer quadrado (watching the sun being born square)

 

 

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