Rousseff Visits Lula as Brazil Supporters Stage Solidarity Vigil

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, left, with former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside his residence in Sao Bernardo do Campo, near Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 5.

Photographer: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and hundreds of supporters flocked to the home of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in a sign of support for the former leader, who was detained for questioning by police on Friday in relation to a corruption scandal that has gripped the country.

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