Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
|Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva|
|39th President of Brazil|
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Fernando Henrique Cardoso|
|Succeeded by||Dilma Rousseff|
October 27, 1945|
Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil
|Spouse(s)||Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva|
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born October 27, 1945) was the 39th President of Brazil. He was the president of Brazil from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010. He succeeded Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and was succeeded by Dilma Rousseff. His wife was Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva until her death in 2017.
Lula said he would run again for President in the 2018 election, but since his arrest he was ineligible to run.
On July 12, 2017, the former president was convicted at first instance of corruption (more specifically, the crime of passive corruption which in Brazilian criminal law is defined by the receipt of a bribe by a civil servant or government official) and money laundering and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison by judge Sérgio Moro.
References[change | change source]
- "Lula é condenado a nove anos de prisão". Veja (in Portuguese). July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
- Brooks, Brad (July 12, 2017). "Brazil's Former President Found Guilty Of Corruption". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Brazil’s Presidential Election: Background on Economic Issues" from the Center for Economic and Policy Research
- Profile of President Lula
- Lula's foreign policy of Third World unity, The Nation
- Brazil's 'Lula' Celebrates Election as President, Voice of America News
- Financial markets hold for Lula, BBC News
- Peace, love and power, Radio Netherlands
- Brazil's Lost Leader from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
- "Interview transcript: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva" July 11, 2006 Financial Times
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