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protesters take apartment that put brazil ex-leader in jail


members of a homeless movement have occupied the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva.






protesters take apartment that put brazil ex-leader in jail


about 100 members of a homeless movement on monday briefly took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva.






protesters take apartment that put brazil ex-leader in jail


sao paulo (ap) — members of a homeless movement have occupied the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva. judges have decided that the apartment in the city of guaruja was promised to da silva as a kickback from construction company oas. […]






brazil court to rule on ex-leader lula's jail term


tensions are rising ahead of wednesday's supreme court ruling on whether to accept former president's argument that he cannot be sent to jail to serve a 12-and-a-half year sentence for corruption until he has exhausted all appeals.






future for brazil’s lula hangs on apartment in decaying city


guaruja, brazil (ap) — a beachfront apartment sits at the center of a corruption case that could keep luiz inacio lula da silva from running for brazil’s presidency again. da silva is the front-runner in polls ahead of october’s presidential election, but he was convicted last year of corruption and money laundering tied to the […]






1 dead, 2 hurt in western indiana apartment building fire


brazil, ind. (ap) — authorities say one person has died and two others are injured in an apartment building fire in western indiana. brazil fire chief jake bennett says firefighters were called to the six-story meridian towers owned by the brazil housing authority on tuesday afternoon. clay county coroner nick french confirmed one fatality, and […]






still popular, brazil's lula starts serving jail sentence


former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva woke up in jail sunday as the first current or former president in brazil's modern history to be incarcerated, adding a measure of unpredictability to the country's upcoming presidential elections.






still popular, brazil's lula starts serving jail sentence


former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva woke up in jail sunday as the first current or former president in brazil's modern history to be incarcerated, adding a measure of unpredictability to the country's upcoming presidential elections. foreshadowing possible unrest in the weeks to...






still popular, brazil's lula starts serving jail sentence


former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva woke up in jail sunday, becoming the first current or former president in brazil's modern history to be incarcerated amid an ongoing saga that has added a measure of unpredictability to the country's upcoming presidential elections. foreshadowing...






brazil's top politicians are literally getting busted with suitcases full of cas


it was the most cinematic moment in brazil's recent political drama. when investigators followed an anonymous tip to an apartment in northern brazil this week, they stumbled upon a dozen suitcases and boxes stuffed with $16 million in cash - the largest seizure in the history of the country. "we...






ex-hong kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct


hong kong (ap) — a former leader of hong kong was sentenced wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct over a luxury apartment in mainland china intended for his retirement. judge andrew chan said that he was going to sentence donald tsang to 30 months in jail but took off 10 months because of […]






brazil: divided over wanting ex-leader in office or jail


brasilia, brazil (ap) — half of brazilians want former president luiz inacio lula da silva to win next year’s election and return to the office he occupied between 2003 and 2010. the other half wants him in prison for a corruption conviction. those dueling sentiments now underscore an important question as campaigns begin gearing up […]






brazil's lula calls corruption case 'a farce'


ex-president is accused of receiving beach apartment as bribe in a wider corruption scheme upending brazil's politics.






brazil's lula appears in court in corruption case


ex-president is accused of receiving beach apartment as bribe in a wider corruption scheme upending brazil's politics.






days ago, former president lula led the race to be brazil’s new leader. now, he’


it's a stunning fall from grace for a man who rose from nothing to lead latin america's largest nation, but was later swamped by graft allegations






russian opposition leader navalny released from jail


moscow (ap) — russian opposition leader alexei navalny has been released from jail after serving 25 days for organizing a wave of protests. navalny was arrested june 12 as thousands of protesters gathered for an unsanctioned demonstration moscow. protests called for by navalny occurred in more than 100 russian cities and towns that day, one […]






the latest: brazil hearing starts as ex-leader fights jail


the latest on former brazilian president luiz inacio lula da silva's effort to block his arrest (all times local):






lula behind bars: brazil's ex-president faces uncertain future


former brazilian leader lula da silva surrendered to police on saturday to begin serving a 12-year jail sentence for corruption.






embattled brazilian president orders troops to restore order


brasilia, brazil (ap) — brazil’s president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country’s capital wednesday after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader’s ouster. tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to congress to protest economic reforms that president michel temer is pushing through and to […]






brazil's ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest


even imprisonment hasn't knocked former president luiz inacio lula da silva out of the lead in brazil's presidential race.






rio could be 'laboratory' for solving brazil's crime crisis


a brazilian leader says that use of the military to combat rising violence in rio de janeiro could be a test case for other violent areas of brazil.






campaign to reduce killings in world homicide leader brazil


several human rights groups and think tanks on monday launched a campaign to drastically reduce homicides in brazil, the world leader in absolute number of annual killings.






protesters of youth jail block seattle construction site


the protesters said monday’s “lockdown” marks the beginning of what they’re calling a “people’s moratorium” to shut down construction of a new king county youth jail.






ex-hong kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct


a former leader of hong kong was sentenced wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license.






brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital


president michel temer on thursday revoked an order to deploy the military in brazil's capital in the wake of clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation.






on putin's 65th birthday, thousands of protesters gather across russia in suppor


thousands of supporters of russian opposition leader alexei navalny demonstrated in 80 cities across the country saturday in response to calls from the anti-corruption crusader to petition for his release from jail and to allow him to register as a candidate against president vladimir putin in...






troops guard brazil federal buildings amid political unrest


brasilia, brazil (ap) — troops guarded federal buildings in brazil’s capital early thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries. with tens of thousands of demonstrators in the streets and lawmakers in […]






general transportation strike brings much of brazil to halt


public transport largely came to a halt across much of brazil on friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system.






embattled brazilian president orders troops to restore order


brazil's president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country's capital wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster.






millions return to poverty in brazil, eroding ‘boom’ decade


rio de janeiro (ap) — when leticia miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood of rio de janeiro. when she lost her job about six months ago amid brazil’s […]






embattled brazilian president orders troops to restore order


brazil's president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country's capital wednesday after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader's ouster.






brazil's top court spars over jail for ex-president da silva


justices on brazil's top court traded barbs wednesday night as they weighed whether former president luiz inacio silva, leading preference polls to return to the presidency, should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction.






brazil’s ex-leader still leads in polls after arrest


sao paulo (ap) — even imprisonment hasn’t knocked former president luiz inacio lula da silva out of the lead in brazil’s presidential race. a poll released sunday by the datafolha institute shows the center-leftist with a strong advantage. it’s the first survey of brazilians following the ex-leader’s april 7 jailing on corruption charges, which he’s […]






despite graft probe, brazil leader says govt work must go on


embattled president michel temer vowed wednesday that brazil's government would forge ahead with its work despite a bombshell announcement that corruption investigations have been opened into eight of his ministers, both leaders of congress and numerous top allies.






troops guard brazil federal buildings amid political unrest


troops guarded federal buildings in brazil's capital early thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries.