Friday, September 16, 2016 Lula: prosecutors want to derail re-election bidBrazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva weeps during a press conference while commenting on corruption charges he is facing, in São Paulo yesterday. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused Lula of being the “maximum commander” of the kickback scheme at Petrobras. Prosecutors also believe Lula benefitted from OAS paying the rent of a storage unit to house gifts that Lula received while president. Rousseff and Lula have argued that the impeachment push also was politically motivated, a way to weaken their Workers’ Party. In a separate case related to Petrobras, Lula will go on trial on charges of obstruction of justice.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald September 16, 2016 03:56 UTC