Barack Hussein Obama welcomes the President of Brazil, Lula Da Silva

Barack Hussein Obama welcomes the President of Brazil, Lula Da Silva, to the Oval Office of the White House on Saturday, March 14, 2009. White House photo by Pete Souza.

Brazil’s Lula found guilty of corruption and money laundering, sentenced to 9.5 years in prison


Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been found guilty of corruption charges stemming from a scheme at the state oil company, Petrobras. He will remain free on appeal. Lula remains a very popular politician with widespread public support.

The Brazilian newspaper Estadao was the first to report the news, in Portuguese.

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Xeni Jardin
Boing Boing

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