Latin America

Two far leftist groups occupied a luxury beachfront triplex property Monday that Brazilian police say leftist ex-president and current presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received as part of a kickback from companies benefitting from corruption during his tenure. The “triplex” became the key piece of evidence that Lula, as he is typically known
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Brazil’s Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) ruled early Thursday morning against a habeas corpus petition that would have kept socialist former president and presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from beginning to serve a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. The decision does not prevent Lula, as he is popularly known, from attempted to register on
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Latin American’s remaining leftist leaders honored late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez at a meeting on Monday, omitting his legacy of authoritarianism, economic mismanagement, and the worst humanitarian crisis in the country’s history. Regional leaders – including Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Cuba’s Raul Castro, Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Dominica’s Roosevelt Skerrit, and Bolivia’s Evo Morales – congregated at a
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