Lula in prison

Print edition : May 11, 2018

Lula (in blue, centre) being carried by supporters shortly before he surrendered to the police. Photo: Francisco Proner/REUTERS

Lula delivering a speech on April 7 at the headquarters of the Metal Workers Union, Sao Paulo, from where he started his political career. Photo: Andre Penner/AP

A Lula supporter in tears as she listens to his speech at Sao Paulo. Photo: Andre Penner/AP

The sentencing of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, considered Brazil’s most popular leader, marks the end of a virtual coup by the right-wing elite and the concurrent rise of the military.
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