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Brazil's Workers Party (PT) officially named former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva as its presidential candidate on Saturday even though he is in prison on a corruption conviction that will almost certainly bar him from running.
Supporters blocked cars and tore down a gate after he announced he would turn himself him
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody after defying a court order to turn himself to authorities on Friday.
Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva misses a judge's deadline to hand himself in to begin 12-year jail term.
Lula da Silva could go to prison within days on a corruption conviction. Incarceration would prevent him standing in October's presidential election.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso talks about the level of corruption in Brazil and how the legal system is fighting against it
Lula da Silva's lawyers argued that he should have been allowed to stay out of jail until all appeals were heard
The leftist icon is determined to run in October's election despite failing to overturn a corruption conviction
Court ruling a major blow to Lula's hopes of regaining presidency but is to go on fighting
The former Brazilian president says accusations against him are "politically motivated"
The assets of former Brazilian president Lula has had his assets frozen following his corruption conviction
Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, was convicted on corruption
Former Brazilian finance minister, Antonio Palocci and one-time right-hand-man of Presidents Lula and Rousseff is jailed for 12 years in 'Operation Car Wash'
Former Brazilian President Lula appears in court before a top anti-graft judge to face the first of five corruption-related charges
Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, wife of Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva, has died at the age of 66.