Protesters celebrate after former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted on corruption charges.
Now that a judge has convicted Luiz Inacio da Silva of corruption and sentenced him him to almost a decade in prison, what's next for the country that loves him?
As a former president goes down for nine-and-a-half years, Brazil's judicial structures are weathering the political crisis well.
People power is helping bring an end to impunity in Brazil.
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By exposing, prosecuting and sentencing Brazil's corrupt politicians, prosecutors, judges and citizens are draining the swamp that has overwhelmed the country for so long.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS summit in Goa, India. Brazil’s position is shaky.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
Lula, the ‘leader of the poor,’ celebrates becoming president in 2003.
Luis Inacio 'Lula' da Silva's center-left policies helped lift millions of Brazilians out of poverty, earning him the title 'leader of the poor.' It's a legacy worth preserving.
A matter of time?
Brazilians are disgusted with all their politicians. Can anyone take control?
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s development aid programme has fizzled out.
Lula led an unprecedented shift in the country’s foreign policy towards the global South. He also helped elevate Brazil to the status of a global player. But, six years on, disillusionment reigns.