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BRAZIL | Court Frees Lula, Dilma, of Illicit Financing charges

A federal judge has acquitted former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of the charge of association to commit crimes. Brazil's Federal Justice Wednesday acquitted former leftist presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff of accusations of being part of a criminal organization whose purpose was to divert public funds to the Workers' Party (PT).​​​​​

UN Committee VP: Decision on Lula's Politcal Rights is "Legally Binding"

Sarah Cleveland, vice-president of the UN Human Rights Commission, has condemned statements made by Brazilian officials following the UN's determination that the state should “take all necessary measures” to allow Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to “exercise his political rights” as a candidate in the October presidential elections.

Brazilians Re-elect Dilma Rousseff as President

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian voters re-elected Dilma Rousseff as president on Sunday, endorsing a leader who has achieved important gains in reducing poverty and keeping unemployment low over a centrist challenger who castigated her government over a simmering bribery scandal and a sluggish economy.
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