Latin America

Lula's Downfall Won't Fix Brazil's Political Mess

For all its faults, his Workers' Party brought welcome political change.

One of a kind?

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From hungry migrant peasant to rock-star president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has played many roles over the years. Even so, taking the defendant's chair in Latin America's biggest political graft scandal will be a first.

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