Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Wednesday with spearheading a corruption and kickback scheme tied to Petrobras contracts.
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Brazil's interim president Michele Temer has denied allegations that he received campaign donations tied to the Petrobras corruption scandal.
Brazil descended deeper into political chaos Thursday after a federal judge moved to block the swearing in of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to the current president, Dilma Rousseff.
More than three million protesters poured into the streets across Brazil this weekend, demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff. Meanwhile, her Workers' Party coalition partner said it may join opposition forces in a month to topple her government.
Brazil construction tycoon Marcelo Odebrecht was sentenced to 19 years in prison Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into corruption at state-owned energy giant Petrobras.
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