Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly 10 years in prison for corruption and money laundering, Reuters reported.
Spanish authorities said Tuesday they had captured the “financial mastermind” behind a massive corruption scandal at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras that sparked mass protests and high-level criminal charges in the Latin American country.
More than one million Brazilians took the streets across the country on Sunday demanding removal of President Dilma Rousseff in light of a major corruption scandal rocking the nation’s headlines, El Pais reported.
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