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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.
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.
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.