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For Brazil’s Lula, It’s Not Over Yet

July 13, 2017

Well, now it’s officially part of the judicial record: Lula is in a category all his own.

The most striking aspect of Wednesday’s ruling against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was the judge’s admission that Lula warrants special treatment. This, more than any other detail, suggests the man who has dominated Brazilian politics for the last 30 years may yet avoid jail – and even return as president in 2018, as he vowed to do in an emotional morning-after press conference.

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