The victory marks a stunning turnaround for the charismatic but tarnished leftist heavyweight, who left office in 2010 as the most popular president in Brazilian history, fell into disgrace when he was imprisoned for 18 months on since-quashed corruption charges.
Pundits reviewing 2022 are heaving a palpable sigh of relief. This was the year, or so the consensus goes, when far-right strongmen such as Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro were enfeebled, China stumbled and the “West” made a comeback, at least against Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Such assessments, nostalgic for a lost “liberal
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva credits his wife of mere months, Rosangela da Silva, with giving him new life. Da Silva, a 56-year-old sociologist and left-wing activist widely known by her nickname “Janja,” was front-and-centre in her husband’s election campaign and in planning his inauguration on Sunday. She has injected
Leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pulled off a narrow victory over right-wing Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s runoff in Brazil’s presidential election. Lula had 50.9 per cent of the vote and Bolsonaro 49.1 per cent. But in actual votes it turned out to be a difference of two million votes. In the preliminary round Lula failed to get the mandatory 50 per cent.
Ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro traded insults on Tuesday as they launched their campaigns for Brazil’s October elections in dueling rallies highlighting the South American giant’s deep divisions. The two front-runners, who have in reality been campaigning for months, made it official on opening day with events
Brazil’s Supreme Court decided on Thursday to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal, a politically charged ruling that may lead to the release of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.
A fired-up former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, freshly out of jail, vowed to fight Brazil’s far-right government and the forces he says unjustly incarcerated him, saying he would make “their lives hell.”
Dr Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and COP28 President-Designate, gave remarks at the Amazon Summit and Collaboration for Sustainable Development, urging leaders to build on President Lula da Silva’s commitment and inspire transformational progress on nature at COP28.
Rosangela da Silva is a smiley, politically active member of Brazil’s Workers’ Party, but the new wife of presidential hopeful Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains discreet when it comes to her private life. Sociologist Da Silva and Lula, Brazil’s president from 2003
Brazil’s leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has turned to veteran comrades in his Workers Party (PT) to run his presidential campaign, shoring up his base after appeals to the center raised tensions with the party’s old guard.