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For nearly six hours, thousands of people blocked the exits and tried to stop the ex-president from going to Curitiba

Lula is carried by the people who stood...

Two of the main social movements fronts of Brazil release a statement promising to fight Lula's arrest until the end

“In face of injustice, we shall not be silent. Against the power of...

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets last week throughout the country to express their grief and protest the murder of militant and councilwoman Marielle Franco (of the Socialism and Freedom Party, PSOL) and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes.

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People across the world have responded with outrage, sadness, and grief to the assassination of Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro. Marielle Franco was a councilwoman from the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and an activist who opposed the militarization of...

Brazil ex-president’s attorney gives an exclusive interview to BdF on Supreme Court judgement on Habeas Corpus petition

Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) is ruling this Wednesday (4) on a...

Brazil’s top court rules against ex-president’s petition by a 6-to-5 vote; Chief Justice broke the tie

After Chief Justice Carmen Lúcia delivered her opinion in last night’s session (4),...

A judicial order for Lula's arrest was issued by federal police on Thursday (April 5, 2018).

A few hours after former president and 2018 presidential election front-runner Luiz Inácio Lula...

MST leader João Pedro Stédile says Lula’s imprisonment is “yet another chapter in the coup”

João Pedro Stédile, from the National Coordination of Brazil’s Landless Workers' Movement (...

Landless Workers’ Movement blocks major highway roads; protests to be staged across the country this afternoon (April 6, 2018)

Social movements and individuals outraged over the...

Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula, the leading candidate in Brazil’...

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