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2006-04-06 15:51:19

By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Eight members of the ethics committee of Brazil's lower house of Congress resigned in protest on Thursday, following the acquittal of several House members who were accused of accepting bribes and illicit campaign contributions.

2006-03-29 16:02:43

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - An investigative committee will call for the indictment of more than 100 people but exempt Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in its final report on a corruption scandal involving the ruling party, its author said on Wednesday.

2005-09-29 11:50:49

By Angus MacSwan BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - A long corruption scandal in Brazil has left President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva battered and bruised -- but he is still standing as his opponents' assault begins to weaken. At the height of the crisis, his rivals were moving in for the kill.

2005-08-19 17:46:00

By Evandro Spinelli RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil (Reuters) - An ex-aide to Brazil's finance minister accused his former boss on Friday of receiving kickbacks when he was a mayor, stoking the political crisis surrounding President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government.

2005-08-18 22:35:35

By Aureo Germano BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The former treasurer of Brazil's ruling political party made the first official link between President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2002 election and illegal campaign funds on Thursday, as the country's bribes-for-votes scandal escalated.

2005-08-17 11:26:12

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Thousands of left-wing militants demanded that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva step down on Wednesday as new allegations of tax evasion by his ruling party added fuel to a graft scandal.

2005-08-16 14:38:21

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Thousands of students and trade unionists demonstrated in support of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday as Brazil's Congress probed for evidence that could link him to a deepening corruption scandal.

2005-08-12 11:01:10

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva apologized in a nationwide address on Friday for a bribery scandal that is threatening his government but said he "did not know about it." "The government and the (ruling) Workers' Party have to ask for forgiveness from

2005-08-02 17:54:58

By Andrew Hay BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The former right-hand man of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, testifying before Congress on Tuesday, denied bribery and corruption charges that have thrown the Brazilian government into crisis.

2005-07-22 21:42:48

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Friday he would not give in to Brazil's wealthy elites in the face of bribery allegations threatening his government.


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