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The real Jair Bolsonaro is polling better nationally than he ever has before(REUTERS)

Dozens of fake Bolsonaros are running in Brazilian elections

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Brazil
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 05:28 PM IST
There’s nothing illegal about borrowing a celebrity’s name to create a political nickname in Brazil. There’s a long tradition of it here, a country where politics often have a certain zany flair to them.
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A supporter of Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds a sign with his image during a Catholic Mass in memory of Lula's late wife Marisa Leticia in the Metallurgical Union, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, after judge Sergio Moro issued a warrant to send Lula to prison, on April 7, 2018.(AFP)
A supporter of Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds a sign with his image during a Catholic Mass in memory of Lula's late wife Marisa Leticia in the Metallurgical Union, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, after judge Sergio Moro issued a warrant to send Lula to prison, on April 7, 2018.(AFP)

Lula behind bars in Brazil: A deathblow for Latin America’s left?

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Montevideo
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 12:15 PM IST
Brazil’s ex-president and leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew in Saturday to the prison in Curitiba where he is due to serve his 12-year sentence for corruption, following days of drama that marked the downfall of once one of the world’s most popular politicians.
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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried by supporters in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on April 7, 2018. Police had push through a mass of supporters who tried to prevent da Silva from surrendering.(Reuters)
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried by supporters in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, on April 7, 2018. Police had push through a mass of supporters who tried to prevent da Silva from surrendering.(Reuters)

Once wildly popular, Brazil’s ex-president ‘Lula’ da Silva jailed for corruption

By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Curitiba
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 10:35 PM IST
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will serve his 12-year sentence for money laundering and corruption in a Curitiba jail. Silva said he was turning himself in so as to continue fighting the charges he said amounted to a way for enemies to make sure he doesn’t run for the October re-election.
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