Lula da Silva

The Near Release of Brazil’s Lula

July 9, 2018

Judge Sérgio Moro intervened from vacation to ensure that former president Lula would not be released, says Brian Mier of Brasil Wire. We talk to him about the process by which Lula was almost released on Sunday and how authorities managed to prevent it – all in order to derail his new presidential bid

First Time in Decades Brazil's Unions and Left Unite, Demanding Lula's Freedom

First Time in Decades Brazil’s Unions and Left Unite, Demanding Lula’s Freedom

May 3, 2018

The imprisonment of former president Lula da Silva has united Brazil’s unions and left parties and social movements for a historic International Workers Day. Mike Fox reports from Curitiba, Brazil, where Lula is being held

Under Threat of Military Coup, Brazil’s Supreme Court Sends Lula to Prison

April 5, 2018

The Supreme Court’s 5-6 ruling, which requires presidential frontrunner Lula da Silva to begin serving his 12-year sentence immediately, is “one more in a series of blows against Brazilian democracy,” says Brazil Wire’s Brian Mier

Lula Leads in Polls as Court Upholds Conviction

March 29, 2018

Former president of Brazil Lula da Silva’s corruption conviction was upheld by an appeals court, which, according to Brazilian law, mean’s he’s not allowed to hold office for 8 years. But that hasn’t stopped Lula from campaigning for the upcoming presidential election in October. Journalist Mike Fox explains

Ecuador VP Arrested for Corruption as Divisions Deepen Within Governing Party

October 6, 2017

The Odebrecht corruption scandal enveloping Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas is related to a conflict between former President Correa and current President Moreno, both from the same party. But how much of the scandal is about corruption, and how much of it is political?

Brazil

September 13, 2017
The political elite has completely lost control of the situation, but the left is unable to take the reins, says blogger Alex Hochuli, who produces the Aufhebunga podcast

Brazil’s Defiant Rousseff Takes the Stand, But Will Democracy Survive?

August 30, 2016

The Brazilian oligarchy is on the cusp of achieving its major objectives through the parliamentary coup says James Green, Professor of Brazilian History and Culture at Brown University