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Lula aides convicted of corruption in Brazil
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday found former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s ex-chief of staff guilty of corruption in connection with a vote-buying scheme in Congress. Jose Dirceu, once Lula’s right-hand man, was found guilty by six of the 10 judges in connection with the scheme.
Brazil activists occupy controversial Amazon dam
More than 150 fishermen and indigenous natives occupied Brazil’s on Tuesday, claiming the project will do irreparable damage to the Amazon ecosystem and their way of life. “This singular alliance of Indians and fishermen is aimed at blowing the whistle on the construction company.