Lula Detention Rattles Brazil as Heat on Rousseff Increases

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  • Police operation follows weeks of setbacks for Rousseff
  • March 13 protest could provide gauge for impeachment support

Former Brazilian President Lula Detained in Probe

As soon as police raided the home of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and questioned him early Friday, red-shirted activists of his Workers’ Party took to the streets. Fist fights broke out with police as well as with those applauding the detention -- a preview of the unrest that likely awaits Brazil and its embattled president.

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